The Greens had “Shock & Awe”…
The Greens have launched another strike against the media, calling for volunteers for a rapid-response team to target “shock jock” and “hate campaigns” through talkback and letters to editors.
The call to action echoes Bob Brown’s attack on the “hate press” last week and Twitter jibes at individual journalists from his director of media, Marion Rae.
“The Australian Greens are looking to build a national network of individuals who want to take up the challenge of responding to the misinformation and hate campaigns being waged by radio shock jocks and other sections of the community and media,” says the party in an email.
The party calls the task “critical work”.
Labor has the “Wall of Noise” …
LABOR faithful are being urged to flood airwaves, news websites and letters to the editor sections with a “wall of noise” as part of a propaganda campaign against the Liberal-National Government.
The Sunday Times has obtained emails from Labor state secretary Simon Mead urging party members and supporters to become a “noisemaker” and join the “wall of noise team”.
“We need to be making phone calls to radio stations, posting items on news websites and writing letters to all our newspapers,” Mr Mead told Labor supporters and members in the email sent last month.
He said in another email: “By getting your voice heard you help change the media story from one supporting the government to one that says they are out of touch with the public.”
And yet despite all their smears, their sneers, their jamming and spamming, their outright deceit… their poll numbers say what?
Labor’s primary support is down to 27 per cent, the lowest result for either major party since the Nielsen poll first ran 39 years ago.
A clear majority of Australian electors oppose the Gillard Government’s plan to introduce a carbon tax, 37% (down 1%) support the proposed carbon tax and 10% (up 2%) can’t say.
So. Let’s repeat in unison: Keep up the good work, People Who Are Smarter Than Us™!
The FAILriffic results of almost all of Labor’s and the Greens’ various policies and campaigns to win us Stupid People over to their side can be illustrated with the same Simpsons clip which Jim Treacher pulled out earlier to illustrate the results of the American media’s non-stop attempts to smear Sarah Palin:
UPDATE 2: Another visual representation, via JM Heinrichs in comments
UPDATE 3: Heartening news from the American Right – “Conservatives are decisively winning online and the left, afraid of having a real debate, is desperately trying to take their ball and go home.” (via @SissyWillis)