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Truth Revolt Launches: Sharpton Advertisers Targeted
Posted By Frontpagemag.com On October 7, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 47 Comments
At last! A multi-media campaign that will take the battle to the demagogues who spin the nation’s news. This is TruthRevolt, a brainchild of Ben Shapiro, that is designed to expose the hypocrisies and mendacities of the leftwing media, and confront them with a counter-attack they won’t be able to handle.
Exhibit Number One–Al Sharpton.
Sharpton is one of the most pernicious racial demagogues of the last half-century. He is a liar who falsely accused a district attorney and five other innocent whites of raping 15-year-old Tawana Brawley in 1987 and then hounded the men, although Brawley made up the story herself. Sharpton is the man who raged against the “white interloper” who owned a store in Harlem, after which one of his followers torched the store, causing a fire that killed eight people, all of them Hispanic and black. Sharpton is the lynch mob leader who challenged Jews in Crown Heights to “pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”; soon after, riots broke out in Crown Heights, and an Orthodox Jew was stabbed to death by a jeering mob. Sharpton is the demagogue who helped gin up racial hatred against three innocent Duke lacrosse players, and who helped turn Trayvon Martin into a martyr and George Zimmerman into the target of race-baiting vigilantes.
In other words, Sharpton is a racial extortionist who has instigated racial animosities, violence, and division in America for the last forty years. In better times, Sharpton would be stigmatized and condemned for the damage he has done. But today he is a primetime host on MSNBC – the charter cable news network for NBC News, and a favored outlet for the Obama administration’s spin doctors.
Sharpton shapes the public narrative every day—a narrative in which whites are always guilty, and in which racist America always requires correction by the federal government. And he inspires others in the liberal media to do likewise to spread similar venom. That is why TruthRevolt was created – to expose their hypocrisy and malice, and stimulate a popular revolt against them.
To help us expose Sharpton and embarrass his sponsors, click here: www.truthrevolt.org.
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robert J. Shillman, the David Horowitz Freedom Center has launched TruthRevolt to unmask leftists in the media for who they are, use the facts of their distortions and radical political agendas to make the American public aware that they are poltical propagandists in broadcasters’ clothing, and cause their sponsors in America’s opportunity society to think twice before contributing to their destructive causes.
In addition to race-baiters like Sharpton, TruthRevolt will focus on high-profile network figures like George Stephanopoulos (ABC News) and David Gregory (NBC News) who never disclose their leftist commitments; cable hosts who have been granted credibility despite their commitment to partisan agendas, including John King (CNN), Candy Crowley (CNN), Piers Morgan (CNN), Anderson Cooper (CNN), Chris Matthews (MSNBC), Rachel Maddow (MSNBC), Joe Scarborough (MSNBC) and Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC); institutional leftist outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post; and the most effective messengers of the left in the media, the powerful media figures at Comedy Central, including Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
But TruthRevolt will not stop there. TruthRevolt understands that all politics is local, and therefore will also confront hypocrisy and news doctoring in the local press, television and radio. Looking to stop the insidious indoctrination of the next generation, TruthRevolt will set up affiliates at colleges around the country to confront the one-party press on university campuses.
TruthRevolt differs from other organizations in its action orientation. It is determined not only to confront the leftwing media, but also to impact their profits. The far-left site Media Matters, run by self-confessed liar David Brock, has achieved enormous success by using the power of astroturfed boycotts and campaigns against conservative media figures, targeting their funders and advertisers. TruthRevolt will fight fire with fire, working to make advertisers and funders aware of the malicious propaganda they sponsor and creating pressure on them to think twice before helping to kill the goose that lays their golden eggs.
Advertising executives often acknowledge that their corporate clients change their advertising plans in response to the calls of a few dozen outraged citizens. TruthRevolt will take them at their word. Its goal is not only to engage in investigative journalism about the leftwing media figures who produce radical ideology masquerading as “news,” but to enlist thousands of conservatives to aggressively call on sponsors of racists like Sharpton and ask them to consider whether mainstreaming such destructive views is in the interest of the public or themselves.
Media Matters started with 27 writers and editors and an $8.5 million budget raised by George Soros and the Clintons. They’ve used this huge bankroll to pound conservatives. TruthRevolt does not have Soros’ millions; but it will speak in behalf of the truth. It will be lean and mean, and because it will be defending a system that produces more wealth for more people than any other, it will beat the left at its own game.
The TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief is Shillman Senior Fellow Ben Shapiro. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America (2012), Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV (2011), and Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth (2004), among other works. Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist, a graduate of Harvard Law School, and the host of The Morning Answer on KRLA 870 in Los Angeles. He is the editor-at-large of Breitbart News.
Glenn Beck calls Shapiro a “warrior for conservatism, against those who use fear and intimidation to stifle honest debate. I’ve never known him to back down from a fight.” Sarah Palin says that Americans should “consider Ben’s advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying.” Sean Hannity says to join Ben Shapiro and “fight back!” against liberal bullying. And Michelle Malkin says Shapiro is “infused with the indomitable spirit of his friend and mentor Andrew Breitbart.” Even the liberal Washington Post, in the aftermath of Shapiro’s devastation of Piers Morgan on national television, conceded that Shapiro is a “foe of extraordinary polemical agility.”
Buckle up. It’s about to get personal.
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