It’s encouraging to see and hear people from news anchors to neighbors speaking up about corruption. The more people learn about the length, depth, breadth, and SOP of government and its repulsive ‘allies’, the better chance civilization will have an easier transition through the rough economic and social times dead ahead.
In the wake of the July 4th Highland Park, IL mass shooting, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson spent his 7/5 opening monologue shredding ineffective and unenforced drug and firearm laws, law enforcement’s red-taped bureaucracy, and the smarmy relationship between the Mainstream Media and Big Pharma. His comments were personally interesting inasmuch they tracked an article – The Other Newtown Victims – I had written 10 years ago. Maybe that “great minds think alike” cliché has something going for it!
But Carlson’s screed went a bit further than mine. While we both named names: Ritalin, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, and others, at the time I was not in a position to spotlight Pfizer (or others) as Carlson did – in spades! (If you missed it, the link above has both the show segment and transcription.)
After his broadcast, I and others “in the biz”, wondered: how Pfizer would respond? Will they pull their ads off FOX? Apparently, that wasn’t an option; Pfizer doesn’t appear to spend much (if any) of its multi-billion dollar ad budget on FOX News programs. Still, the deafening silence from Pfizer’s powerful PR Dept. was building the suspense – until the WaPo’s Philip Bump’s 7/6 hit piece “Tucker Carlson’s sloppy effort to leverage the Highland park shooting”.
This is where transparency lessons are valuable because this is how Big Parma and others too big and too guilty to get their hands (or PR Dept.) dirty denying the undeniable response. How about a quick call to friends in the MSM to ‘handle it?’ Enter ‘how to read charts’ columnist, P. Bump with the Pee Wee Herman Defense, ‘I Know You Are But What Am I?’
Liberals, Democrats, and their hatchet folk have a basic operational strategy, copy and pasted from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, a dog-eared instruction manual for the DNC. Mr. Bump seems particularly fond of #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”
Bump, like all Liberal attack mutts, cannot see their shallow selfies as they type with fists, trying vainly to conjure up the next great Put Down. They are strategically blind to the lessons most of us learned in Debating Class: the first to employ ad homonyms has just announced his defeat. Failure to bring factual rebuttal, instead opting for name-calling in place of sustainable fact is intellectually flaccid, emotionally immature, and, more importantly, a losing strategy.
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Add to that, the liberal’s tiring-as-it-is-transparent stunt of blaming others for precisely what they do with predictable regularity. This is the heart of the “Pee Wee Herman Defense: I Know You Are But What Am I”? Bump couldn’t get past the first graph without employing it – or the second, fourth, fifth – ad nauseam. Then come the Glittering Generalities, lots of oblique charts and graphs, and those ubiquitous but unspecific ‘polls’ that, remarkably, support every liberal contention. [N.B. Anyone can buy a ‘poll’ to say anything about anything by the majority of anyone anywhere. And they take Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, PayPal, and Wal-Mart]
This continues throughout Bump’s screed. If you can control your gag reflex or the soporific ooze till the end, you can rest assured you’ve gotten a quick lesson in the cronyism between the MSM and Big Pharma and how one carries water – or the BS – for the other.
Considering how Pfizer’s astounding Covid “vaccine” deals enhanced their balance sheets these last few years – charts with which Mr. Bump must be intimately familiar through his weekly column – after his Carlson hit, possibly his own have taken on a certain glow. At the very least, we can be certain he’s locked in an invitation to the Christmas Party.
By Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is a nationally ignored talk show host and occasional un-indicted co-contributor. He recently released his fourth book, “50 Stories; 50 Years in Radio”, now busily scribbling an unlikely screenplay for Book #3. With his spare hour, he is focused on splitting the atom and pursuing the ever-elusive Whirled Peas, all from his technically challenged studios on the formerly pristine shores of the Great Unnamed Lake, allegedly in the Southeast. Brian is also a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.
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