Smear Factor Episode 1: Anita Dunn

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Smear Factor Episode 1: Anita Dunn

  1. 1. Smear Episode 1: Code Pink Featuring: Anita Dunn
  2. 2. RED SMEAR AT ‘MORN, DUNN TAKE WARNING ACTUAL QUOTE: And then the third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa -- not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make choices. You're going to challenge. You're going to say, Anita Dunn "Why not?" You're going to figure out how to do White House Communications things that have never been done before. But Director – Speech here's the deal: These are your choices. They are at high school no one else's. graduation http://mediamatters.org/research/200910190052
  3. 3. RED SMEAR AT ‘MORN, DUNN TAKE WARNING FOX QUOTE: And then the third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa -- not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you're going to make choices. http://mediamatters.org/research/200910190052
  4. 4. Quote Continued In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side. And people said, "How can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this against all of the odds against you?" And Mao Zedong said, you know, "You fight your war, and I'll fight mine." And think about that for a second. You know, you don't have to accept the definition of how to do things, and you don't have to follow other people's choices and paths, OK? It is about your choices and your path. You fight your own war. You lay out your own path. You figure out what's right for you. You don't let external definition define how good you are internally. You fight your war. You let them fight theirs. Everybody has their own path. And then Mother Teresa, who, upon receiving a letter from a fairly affluent young person who asked her whether she could come over and help with that orphanage in Calcutta, responded very simply: "Go find your own Calcutta." OK? Go find your own Calcutta. Fight your own path. Go find the thing that is unique to you, the challenge that is actually yours, not somebody else's challenge.
  5. 5. Fox ILLogic 1. If you quote Mao 5. Which means 4. Which makes you a President Communist Obama must be . . . 3. And all that he did 2. You must love Mao
  6. 6. a commie too! "[I]s it a concern to any American that so many people now in and around this administration and this president seem to love a communist revolutionary dictator? Here's our White House communications director, Anita Dunn, standing in front of a group of graduating high school students and praising him.“ - Glenn Beck
  7. 7. Dunn also quoted Mother Theresa but nobody accused her of being a saint
  8. 8. Comrades, if that is true then meet . . .
  9. 9. Comrades Reed & Bush In a recent phone interview with The Phoenix Gazette, Reed said that the war metaphor is apt. "Mao Tse-Tung said politics is war without bloodshed," he said. "Clearly, there are some metaphors that sit nicely with politics." "It's like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. ... It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective. Recommended bio of Mao to Karl Rove. http://mediamatters.org/blog/200910150041
  10. 10. Comrades Coulter, Gingrich, Norquist, McCain and . . . Admits to quoting Mao Has picture of Lenin displayed in home. “in the words of Chairman Mao, it's always darkest "War is politics with blood; before it's totally black" politics is war without blood," said the Speaker, citing the late Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung. [Roll Call, 5/29/95 http://mediamatters.org/research/200910160004, http://mediamatters.org/blog/200910160023
  11. 11. late Comrade Atwater . . . who gave Dunn the quote to begin with.
  12. 12. . . . And Herr Beck Here is who I put on my "book cabinet": I got Alan Dershowitz. He's opinionated, obnoxious and at times- times- when he's not talking about the OJ Simpson case-he makes a good point. case- Let's see, let's put him in a room with... Adolf Hitler. I'd love to see Hitler. those guys go at it. So next: Hitler's Mein Kampf. Kampf. http://mediamatters.org/blog/20091016001 8
  13. 13. By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. - Adolf Hitler If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. - Joseph Goebbels
  14. 14. Republicans wouldn’t engage in propaganda . . . would they?
  15. 15. Newt Gingrich (1990), "Language: A Key Mechanism of Control" (GOPAC) As you know, one of the key points in the GOPAC tapes is that "language matters." . . . . As the tapes have been used in training sessions across the country and mailed to candidates we have heard a plaintive plea: "I wish I could speak like Newt." That takes years of practice. But, we believe that you could have a significant impact on your campaign and the way you communicate if we help a little. That is why we have created this list of words and phrases. This list is prepared so that you might have a directory of words to use in writing literature and mail, in preparing speeches, and in producing electronic media. The words and phrases are powerful. Read them. Memorize as many as possible. And remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used.
  16. 16. Heard any of these lately? •abuse of power •corruption •intolerant •sensationalists •anti- (issue): •criminal rights •liberal •shallow flag, family, •crisis •lie •shame child, jobs •Cynicism •limit(s) •sick •betray •deeper •machine •spend(ing) •bizarre •destroy •mandate(s) •stagnation •bosses •destructive •obsolete •status quo •bureaucracy •devour •pathetic •steal •cheat •disgrace •patronage •taxes •coercion •endanger •permissive attitude •they/them •"compassion" is •excuses •pessimistic •threaten not enough •failure (fail) •punish (poor ...) •traitors •collapse(ing) •greed •radical •unionized •consequences •hypocrisy •red tape •urgent (cy) •corrupt •ideological •self-serving •waste •impose •selfish •welfare •incompetent •insecure •insensitive
  17. 17. Or these? •active(ly) •control •legacy •principle(d) •activist •courage •liberty •pristine •building •crusade •light •pro- (issue): flag, •candid(ly) •debate •listen children, •care(ing) •dream •mobilize environment, •challenge •duty •moral reform •change •eliminate good- •movement •prosperity •children time in prison •opportunity •protect •choice/choose •empower(ment) •passionate •proud/pride •citizen •fair •peace •provide •commitment •family •pioneer •reform •common sense •freedom •precious •rights •compete •hard work •premise •share •confident •help •preserve •strength •conflict •humane •success •incentive •tough •initiative •truth •lead •unique •vision •we/us/our
  18. 18. Just Say “No” to Smear
  19. 19. www.bennetkelley.com

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