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Hannity, Palin next targets: Who is Angelo Carusone?
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What does Media Matters do?
Remember. Angelo Carusone was going after Glenn Beck several years ago as a free-lancing leftist law student. His activities caught the attention of Media Matters, where Commissar Carusone is now officially ensconced as the group’s “Director of Online Strategy.”
Let’s carefully comb through the record of Mr. Carusone in these various stories — plus this Carusone interview here at a site called Raw Story. In which, on June 2, 2010, distinctly unknown in the national media at the time, the then-law student describes in detail what he is up to.
And let’s add something else into this mix. Commissar Carusone, as noted, is now officially a direct employee of Media Matters. Recently the Daily Caller did a highly illuminating series on Media Matters. A series that revealed an out-of-control leftist machine filled with gazillions of leftist Big Money, headed by a man described as exhibiting “volatile and erratic” behavior who “struggles with mental illness” while parading around with the security entourage worthy “of a Third World dictator.”
So let’s add 2 plus 2 and see what 4 equals, shall we?
We will carefully list the tactics admitted to by Commissar Carusone himself. And add what the Daily Caller has reported about Media Matters. Remembering that the Commissar now works for Media Matters.
Here we go.
• Disrupt relationships with sponsors: Not unlike “Chinese Roulette,” the object is to put a bullet of fear in the minds of the target’s advertisers. Or, as a Chinese official was quoted in the Economist only last January in a story with a section titled “Chinese Roulette,” give people (advertisers in the case of Rush) the sense they are “playing pass the parcel with a time bomb.”
This was what Commissar Carusone did with Glenn Beck’s advertisers. Now the target is Rush Limbaugh, with Carusone openly admitting he has talk radio host and Fox star Hannity and Fox commentator Palin in his sights.
So how, according to Commissar Carusone himself, does he go about his self-assigned task of putting that bullet of fear in the minds of advertisers? How precisely did he terrorize Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers into believing they were “playing pass the parcel with a time bomb” — and they, the advertisers in question, were about to lose?
First, the Commissar listens to a “supersized” batch of his target’s broadcasts.
Then he selects something that offends him in broadcast X.
Next the Commissar ”dispatches a letter or e-mail to corporate executives asking them if they are aware that their ads are running in an hour” when Beck or (fill in the blank…Rush, Hannity, Palin) said Y. “Y” standing for “insert newest offensive sound bite”…which is to say, words offensive to left-winger Carusone.
When did this happen in the Rush episode? When exactly did Carusone aim his weapon at the heads of advertisers and pull the trigger? When precisely did the latest leftist out to intimidate shoot his bullet of fear? Remember: Rush never said a word about Sandra Fluke until a Wednesday. Says Commissar Carusone in his Village Voice interview:
“I started talking to advertisers on Thursday, and got a lot of feedback on Friday, and I knew a lot of movement was taking place. This was important to think about from a business perspective.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?