The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

26 May 2008

Political Correctness Dominates 2008 Campaigning

THE NO-NO LIST

For Campaign 2008, PC Politics In Full Control







Remember when political correctness was merely a nuisance one had to endure while on a college campus? Beyond the ivory tower, this vile form of censorship and behavior modification was widely denounced.

It's enough to make a person nostalgic for the early 1990s. Today, however, the virus has spread nationwide, most notably to the 2008 election cycle.

As the year progresses, we've seen the No-No List grow, while the ranks of free speech defenders shrink with each new controversy.

For talk radio, bloggers, pundits and partisan campaigners, each addition to the off-limits list requires a mini- "re-education" about what is "appropriate" and what isn't.


Here's a (probably rather incomplete) scorecard:


Because of his ethnic background, it isn't okay to criticize Barack Obama, under penalty of being labeled a "racist". But Obama himself is free to wrongly blame talk hosts for inciting ethnic "hate crimes" without fear of a backlash.


It isn't okay to use Obama's full name (Barack Hussein Obama) because it implies he's a Muslim. Violating this rule will lead to quick denunciations from petrified Republican candidates.


Challenging or questioning the Obama family's patriotism is also unacceptable, even though they've given us plenty of reason to do so.


Confusing "Obama" with "Osama" is a cardinal sin, unless your name is Ted Kennedy.


Now that Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with cancer, it isn't okay to mention his past transgressions, which include killing a young woman with his car. In fact, that never happened.


Unless you're a power- hungry Massachusetts Democrat, it isn't okay to speculate on who might replace Ted K in the US Senate. And if he designates his own successor, which might be a family member, that is also beyond reproach. Otherwise, you're disrespecting a man with a terminal illness. This rule applies only to Republicans.


Radio talk show hosts in particular aren't to call any attention to Kennedy's past record. If they do, the Fairness Doctrine should be re-imposed in order to shut them down. In fact, all criticism is off- limits, even though the left openly celebrated the death of Ronald Reagan in 2004.


While critics must remain silent during the duration of Kennedy's illness, it's perfectly okay for Obama to shamelessly exploit the family "legacy" for the sake of November's election. Here's a sample:


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Filling in for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and tying himself to the family's legacy, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama urged college graduates Sunday to "make us believe again" by dedicating themselves to public service.

"We may disagree as Americans on certain issues and positions, but I believe we can be unified in service to a greater good. I intend to make it a cause of my presidency, and I believe with all my heart that this generation is ready and eager and up to the challenge," Obama told Wesleyan University's Class of 2008.

The Illinois senator peppered his speech with references to the Kennedy legacy: John F. Kennedy urging Americans to ask what they can do for their country, the Peace Corps and Robert Kennedy talking about people creating "ripples of hope."

He devoted special attention and praise to Edward M. Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts senator who had planned to deliver the graduation address but backed out last week after he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.


There's little doubt we'll be adding many items to this list in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, have you got all of this straight?

Failure to comply could result in a one-way trip to a Chinese re-education camp. Who knew campus- style PC politics would eventually take over the entire country?


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6 Comments:

  • Of Course, this is a ll a bunch of lies. Everything you have mentioned has been done by the media thousands of times. They have questioned his background for the last year and a half, they have used his Middle Name for the last year and a half, they have repeatedly questioned his patriotism... unlike NO other candidate has ever been questioned.

    What are you talking about? The media has assaulted Obama since the day his name popped up as a possible candidate, since November 0f 2006.

    Do you watch the T.V Brian? Are the radio fools telling you this? They are lying to you once more. Obama has been attacked like NO OTHER CANDIDATE in the history of elections... I say this, and I'm not even a strong supporter of Obama...

    Really you wing-nuts, are vile. WE understand what you are doing..... You are using once more the techniques of Josef Goebbels's... Repeating the lie to make it true. Anyone with 2 eyes can see the Obama attacks by the media are record shattering.

    The desperate tactics of a political party about to be destroyed in November are getting pathetic at this point. With all the constant media attacks on Obama, they have not seriously effected his chances. Rev. Wright, Obama's "America hating wife", "Obama is a Muslim terrorist, appeaser" etc. etc. None of them have WORKED, so now the Republican party in the taters and ruins that it is in, are trying to say... NO ATTACKS ON OBAMA ever took place!!!


    Astonishing!! After 2 years of Obama attacks, the right claims Obama is "unfairly getting a pass by the media" !!!!!! AMAZING. The Republicans really are the Goebbels's party. Anyone with 2 eyes and ears have seen the non-stop Obama attacks.... yet all of a sudden "the media is not allowed to attack Obama"....

    Republicans... your own party and their mouthpieces (Maloney is a little man on the totem pole)show complete and total contempt for you. Look at what they are trying to do.

    Maloney is test running a new Republican talking point "the media gave Obama the pass"!!!!! THe main reason why these evil son's a bitch's are doing this.... their 2 years of attacks HAVE NOT WORKED YET....


    This is why people are leaving the party in droves. This is why as of today less than 30% of the country are registered Republicans. People are tired of being treated like German's in 1930's Germany. That is exactly how the GOP treats their base. you can not keep urinating in your voter's face and expect them to come back forever. This is what the GOP does... They play you FORE THE FOOL , EVERY TIME.

    nobody is buying this "obama gets the pass" bullcrap. I'm not even an Obama defender, I attack his stance on the issues, every time I hit the airwaves..... but to attempt to spin like this is so disgusting....

    Maloney, you show contempt for your readers, the same way the GOP shows complete contempt for their voters. This whole little talk radio-cable news RNC media spin machine is on it's last legs..... It is becoming more irrelevant and ignored as every day passes. This is a clear example of why.

    you fling feces in your reader's faces the same way the RNC radio hosts fling feces in their listeners ears....


    you would think Repukes would be humbled after a humiliating defeat in 2006.... you would think they would try being honest.... Nope..

    more Goebbels..,..


    Their argument this time is astonishing. Obama is getting a media pass!!! This statement, after almost 17 months of NON-stop Obama attacks!!!

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 27 May, 2008 10:27  

  • Brian,
    Gonna mention Franken has pulled within two points of Norm Coleman?
    http://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2008/05/27/2000/rasmussen_coleman-franken_race_tightens

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 27 May, 2008 16:06  

  • Piss on political correctness, it's for cowards who are afrade to handle their own business physically, and yet, they can run their mouths. Hate crimes and political correctness are two things we don't need in this country, either you learn how to fight (physically) or face up to what people call your stupid self. Those worthless Democratic candidates are taking everybody's rights away from them, just for those minority who choose to be different from the rest of us. If a person wants to hate another, then that's their right to hate, and no stinking law can change that. God bless those whe choose to walk their own path, and not fall in line with the rest of the syncophants, who want to fit in with a bunch of homo loving freaks. We need diverity, and people who hate gives the rest of us diversity. If we all got along, then what's the reason for living because fighting and killing is in our blood and as long as there are two men left standing on this planet, one will (in time) kill the other. That's political correctness, keeping our numbers in check. If there should be a crime, how about a love-crime, and a marriage-crime because sometimes both lead into killing some body because of jealousy. Mind our own business, take care of our own and, piss on the rest of the world.

    By Anonymous ardchumhacht, at 27 May, 2008 23:19  

  • I get it ardchumhacht, you are a self-hating homosexual.

    Nobody has to love gays, but it is not acceptable to lynch them, because you are so pent up with gay feelings you have to kill your own kind


    you ardchumhacht are indeed gay. You dream about other men, you probably peek at other men at the urianl... you are in major denial.. You are exactly like Michael Savage.....

    BTW it is not illegal to hate... I hate you with a passion, I hate mentally sick conservatives with a passion.... however if I went on a kiling spree and attacked conservatives because of my hatred of them the concept of a hate crime is legit since my hate drove me to kill.... the motive would be for me my hatred of conservatives.. This will not happen, since I'm a patriot I believe in the right for everybody to persue life, liberty and happiness (even conservatives)

    you ardchumhacht on the other hand, do not believe gays have that right to persue life, liberty and the persuit of happiness....

    Typical conservative, hates America, hates our freedoms, and finds it acceptable to attack people based on your personal hatred.

    you are sick puppy. Why are so many conservatives mentally sick?

    you imply it is ok to kill gays ,becaue you do not like them.

    Your post reeks of self-hatred. Come out of the closet man, we all know you love the site of another man's genitals and buttocks

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 28 May, 2008 10:42  

  • don't care about Ard's comments or MoP's response to him.

    and usually a cringe when MoP comments with long rants.

    But on this one, Brian, he is completely spot-on.

    All you're doing, Brian, it toe'ing the partisan party line, and MoP completely exposed you for doing it with facts.

    I'm surprised at how effective he was.

    Good job, MoP - keep it real, instead of really nuts.

    Brian's paychecks from whomever is funding him will only get bigger if he gets stupid rants from people.

    Call him to the carpet on fact, and I'm thinking his progenitors will shy away.

    By Anonymous TJ, at 28 May, 2008 15:28  

  • If the O-man wins the presidency, I bet he is going to come down hard on Fox and their amazing string of victories.

    Latest FOX results for May: FNC also had 11 out of the top 13 programs in cable during the month in Total Viewers. The O'Reilly Factor was the #1 program in cable news for the 90th consecutive month, and saw gains in Total Viewers year-to-year (26%).

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 29 May, 2008 15:47  

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