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  1. Fogbuster

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    We have seen it come into focus with ever greater clarity with the advent of the internet and "alternative" media, but this is just over the top as an example of "whistling past the graveyard" (of Mary Jo Kopechne and millions of others who suffer under the boot heels of the Left.)


    [size=+4]Media Ignoring Conservatives' Return to Dominance of Political Book Market[/size]

    Conservatives are resuming their historically dominant position atop the New York Times and Amazon.com bestsellers lists after a short hiatus that coincided, not coincidentally, with George W. Bush's tenure in the White House.

    While the mainstream media raved about a new era of leftist intellectual supremacy during the liberal ascendance on the bestsellers lists, the return of conservative books to the tops of those lists seems to be going unnoticed.

    Amazon, which, unlike the New York Times, ranks books according to the number of actual copies sold, shows Glenn Beck's Common Sense rounding out the top, with Michelle Malkin's Culture of Corruption coming in a close second. Ron Paul's End the Fed comes in at number seven, Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny is at number nine, and at number 22 is Dick Morris and Eileen Mcgann's Catastrophe, which carries the blunt sub-heading, "How Obama, Congress, and the special interests are transforming... a slump into a crash, freedom into socialism, and a disaster into a catastrophe... and how to fight back."

    Media Ignoring Conservatives' Return to Dominance of Political Book Market | NewsBusters.org

    Newsbusters, an excellent "alternative" to the pap of the Left. Let the Michael Moores of the world eat cake .... well, in his case he needs a diet or soon he'll explode. .... :rolleyes:... the rest of us can dine on more constructive food.



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    Something's stirring in the waters. I listen to the NYT Book Review podcast, and they are contemptuous of the Malkins and Levins as they have been sitting atop the rankings. The arrogance is palpable.

    I think it's correct that if the roles were reversed, of course they'd be major league MSM coverage of the bestsellers.
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    "Conservatives' ... Dominance of Political Book Market"?

    My, aren't we really grasping at straws now. :rolleyes:
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    They were forced to mention his name (Jones) and it must of killed them to do it.

    Barack Hussein Obama is becoming a Joke but a dangerous one he and his friggin Czars are on the Socialist Road to doing great damage to America, Obama isn't the Sweet Little Boy that his groupies are still in love with.
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    #87 Jersey

    I like balance or pretty close to it as possible. In any case ... Bush ruined conservatism because the conservatives let him due to his popularity in his 1st term.

    However ... how lame is it that the democrats came back to power because the right screwed up and now the right is getting some back because the left is going to left.

    Will it ever happen that the left or right is popular because they are doing good things for the people :confused2:
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    Ponder the same often, it does seem as though there has been a very concerted attack on Obama lately, some deserved and some contrived.. not sure if politics will ever be the same.. it is all pretty silly for the most part, the pendulum will swing once again and we will see where it lands.. right now Obama could give everyone in the Country a 5 pound golden egg and somehow not increase our debt, and there would still be some type of outrage or protest..
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    The phenomenon of groupthink is apparent among the right. They seem to have a common hatred for Obama, an obsession with conspiracies, and some deep seated anger that I think is rooted in a feeling that the white race is losing power. Traditional conservatives, moderates, and liberals I think have a deeper and broader reading list than those who read Malkin or Beck.

    Also, I don't reacall the MSM raving about the ascendency of leftwing authors. Did that really happen?
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    patters learned a new word today.........too bad groupthink fits the libbies better
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    It's actually a pretty old word, and I think it's readily obvious there is more conflict among the left than there is among the right. Liberals are thinking for themselves, disagreeing with Obama to varying degrees on health care, Afghanistan, Don't Ask/Don't Tell, investigating the Bush years, etc.., while many conservatives these days walk in lock stop with Rush, Beck, etc. If you want to prove your point, list some of the big disputes on political issues between righties.
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    Take it easy now ... some of us like the conspiracy stuff ... however foolish it may be.

    It keeps us on our toes ... NWO, Illuminati ... aliens even.

    Seriously, most of our media is controlled by like 5 people ... that is a bit scary. You havge just witnessed Fox news getting Van Jones run from town. The media's power is huge ... way huge.

    Coming this Wednesday the SCOTUS will render some decision on the case of "Hillary, the Movie". A case with huge implications as the media has decided they have almost the same ... if not the same rights to free speech as American citizens. Should they (media) win that case ... the conspiracies will increase to all time levels in the future.
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    Another useless post...
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    The "holy sanctity" of the dialectic, eh Mr. Marx?? Here's a clue: the cosmos is made for cooperation and harmony, NOT conflict and chaos: The Principle of Creation


    We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.....


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