Al Gore is listening to the little voices in his head again. From his speech today:
The Administration works closely with a network of “rapid response” digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for “undermining support for our troops.”Then he goes on to defend Paul Krugman for his Bush bashing etc.
First we had the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" now we have "Digital Brown Shirts." I guess since a fair hunk of the blogosphere does reality checks on the media when they tilt too far to the left, that means us.
I want to be the first in the blogosphere to "out" myself. I'm a digital brown shirt and I'm proud.
In fact I'll do some 'brown shirting' right now...
I was appalled today to hear the founder of Operation A/C on the radio today talking about how she has been treated by the media.
In case you are not familiar with the organization, they have shipped over 3000 Air Conditioning units to our troops in Iraq. The temps can reach 140 degrees and Operation A/C uses private donations so send the guys window units. It is not some right wing task force, she is a G.I.'s mother just doing her part to help our troops.
The only media to interview her have been Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan and Fox News. All the other media outlets have refused to do a story on her efforts. They can tell us if Laci Peterson had the hiccups the morning she went missing, but they won't give any airtime to a nonprofit organization helping our troops.
So why do people like me write that the left wing media undermines the troops?
Because they do.
As the sooner morons like Gore figure it out, the better we'll all be.
UPDATE: Jessica's Well is working on a logo for Digital Brown Shirters everywhere. (below the fold)
See Also: Mind of Mog's informative post.
BTW- digitalbrownshirt.com is gone.