Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why the Left Has Been Winning (And How to Beat Them) - By Mike Cernovich

The left has been kicking the right’s ass for years. As a mindset expert, my answer is: “And they deserve to win.”
The right cries about George Soros. Crying is pretty consistent with conservatism. Conservatives even cry about me being “too mean.”
What has the left done? They’ve stepped up.
·         Billionaire Mexican monopolist funds the New York Times.
·         Jezz Bezos funds the Washington Post.
·         Barry Diller funds the Daily Beast.
·         Hollywood discriminates against right-wing artists.
·         Publishing houses censor effective writers like me.
Conservatives fund feckless think tanks, the left funds media and entertainment. That’s why the left is winning.
There’s no exhaustive list of conservative think tanks, though research reveals there are hundreds.
What have these think tanks conserved? Think tanks can’t even prevent the financial ruin of impoverished bakers who didn’t want to perform a trivial act like baking a wedding cake for a gay wedding. (I can understand requiring doctors to treat gay people, medicine is an essential service. In what world can’t a gay couple find someone else to make a cake?)
Conservative think tanks are a complete waste of money. The NRA is the most effective conservative group, and that’s due to its political activism. The right doesn’t need yet another stately-looking “think paper.” The right needs news media, films, and cultural icons.
Original reporting is almost exclusively monopolized by the left.
How much original reporting is being done by the right? A blog post about an article someone else wrote is not original reporting. It’s commentary, and commentary is useful. But it’s not reporting.
We do more journalism via my social media than 99% of “conservative media.”
My readers got into the habit of attending Hillary rallies and showing pictures of the small crowds. That’s real journalism. Why wasn’t Ben Shaprio of Daily Wire sending people to rallies? Where was National Review? What about Weekly Standard?
The sophisticated right hates on Alex Jones. You know what? Fuck the haters. I’ve seen Alex Jones’ people everywhere doing original reporting. Joe Biggs was in Haiti right now investigating Clinton Foundation fraud.
Breitbart also sends reporters into the field to cover actual stories.
The right doesn’t need more “commentary,” or “think tanks,” or “media watch dogs.” The right needs more journalists who are in the field breaking news.
Brent Bozell is earning $400,000 running a “non-profit” media “watch dog” site. That fat egg head at Weekly Standard earns $500,000 a year. What good have they done? Show me their actual cultural impact. You can’t. They have no impact.
Rich idiots keep shoveling money into more zero-impact projects.
The left still controls the news cycle because they break stories (hoaxes, yes, but there is power in hoaxing).
Even though the stories are hoaxes, the right is still forced to respond to them. If you control the news cycle, you control the election. The left controls the news and thus picks the winners and losers.
There is no money in journalism. I am one of the few people who can earn a living doing journalism because viral stories translate (poorly, there are far more efficient ways to move books) into book sales.
The average right-wing journalist doesn’t have a chance.
Imagine a college student wants to do real journalism – not this churnalism stuff where you “report” on what other media others covered. I mean real journalism where you fly your ass out somewhere to interview people and cover an actual issue like the fake refugee “crisis”?
How are they going to do that? Last I checked, journalism requires money.
Media will always be run at a loss. The left gets this. They understand that investing in media is an immediate loss leader, but you get to make the world in your image.
The left is re-making America into its image – one of depravity.
Children are now given “hormones” at a young age to convert them into another gender. Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review agreed with Salon and wrote that pedophiles deserve “respect and compassion.”
The left wants to import “refugees” because those same “refugees” bring with them terrorism and rape.
Yes the left is winning. They deserve to win because the right’s response is another cruise where “non-profit” think tankers earning $500,000 a year rant and rave about the biased liberal media!
Meanwhile “conservative media” attacks me.
There are 5 or maybe 10 people on the right who create news cycles rather than respond to the left.
Rather than let me raise hell, “conservatives” undermine me at every turn. After I went on FoxNews, Shapiro threw a fit.
“You’ve got to be kidding me. He’s a nutcase,” said right-wing author and radio host Ben Shapiro. “Granting any legitimacy to a fringe kook like Mike Cernovich, and all of the attendant nastiness and problems, is close to insane by any cable network.”
What news cycle has Shapiro created? When he’s not sending stickers to people who buy his latest failing book, he’s crying about Trump.
What news have any “conservative pundits” broken? Again, 99% of those conservative talking heads respond to news the left has made. They play defense, I play offense.
The left has been winning, and while it may enrage people who don’t understand Gorilla Mindset, I say the left deserves to win.
If the rich people on the right don’t want to fund real journalism, instead choosing to pump billions into impotent think tanks, and if “conservatives” want to react to news others are breaking, how could I conclude otherwise?
I’ll keep breaking news, because he who controls the news cycle controls the election.
If you want to understand how we can start winning again, read MAGA Mindset. There’s an entire section on the media and news cycles.