Monday, December 07, 2009

Right-wing talkers go for the gold - - POLITICO.com

Interesting. If you change a word here or there, substituting the hated conservative labels and substituting them with liberal buzzwords, it's amazing what you get:

Right-wing talkers go for the gold - - POLITICO.com

As it appears on Politico:
For years a certain strain of conservative thought has held that there was one sure hedge against economic depression, civil disorder and liberal rule – gold. Now that belief has led to a kind of harmonic convergence between ideology and commerce.

Anyone tuning in to conservative talk radio or Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck shows is bombarded by commercials for gold, mainly in the form of collectible coins, with announcers intoning that inflation and deficits caused by big government spending are devaluing the dollar and making gold the best investment money can buy.

The dire tone sounded in the ads often echo the occasionally apocalyptic economic forecasts of the shows’ hosts, many of whom have endorsement contracts with the gold retailers, appear in their ads, or have had their executives as guests to trash the economic course set by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, and to preach the attractions of gold.

Re-write with Selected Word Substitution
For years a certain strain of progressive thought has held that there was one sure hedge against free market economies, domestic energy independence and conservative rule – global warming. Now that belief has led to a kind of harmonic convergence between ideology and commerce.

Anyone tuning in to mainstream media or NBC News’ Today Show and CNN’s Anderson Cooper shows is bombarded by “news reports” for manmade global warming, mainly in the form of data from UN-affiliated research at the Univ. of East Anglia, with reporters and anchors intoning that melting icecaps and marooned polar bears caused by fossil fuels, big business and western lifestyles are devastating the planet and making Kyoto and Copenhagen the “last best hopes” for the earth.

The dire tone sounded in the news often echo the occasionally apocalyptic climatologist’s forecasts of the shows’ guests, many of whom have investments or grant funding riding with the governments or UN agencies, appear in their Oscar-winning movies, or have had their researchers as experts to trash the global warming doubters course set by former President George Bush and congressional Republicans, and to preach the attractions of cap and trade.