Well, that didn't take long. BillO and his merry band of conservative echoes are letting all their paranoia hang out for the world to see, and tonight he took Alan Colmes along for the ride. About halfway through it gets pretty funny, as Bill declares war on the "liberal cabal" who read the same websites and then infiltrate the LA Times and other mainstream publications.
You know, that sounds a lot like the Fox effect to me, doesn't it?
It's pretty laughable to hear BillO declare that only liberals do this, there are no silos on the other side, no echo chamber, nothing like that to see here, nope, never, no way.
O'REILLY: (to Colmes) Even you know what this is all about. It's a cabal. They use the same words, they read the same websites, but when it gets into places like the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the same thing. When it gets into Variety, which is where John Leguizamo picked it up, then it comes back and I'm David Duke.
No, no, no. Address this. Does that concern you?
I don't know about Alan Colmes, but it concerns the hell out of me, especially when Fox News is actually structured as a cabal to support the Karl Roves and Mitt Romneys of the world.
But wait, there's more. Please try not to laugh when BillO claims it's only liberals, never conservatives that do this. Because cabal, people. CABAL.
O'REILLY: Colmes just said what I presented happens on the right, too. Does it?
CROWLEY: It does not happen the way you describe it. I wrote a whole book about this called What Just Happened? What you are describing are the far left kooks and there's a real distinction to be made between your father's Democratic party -- the party of Harry Truman dropping the A bomb on Japan to stop World War II, the party of JFK which lowered tax rates to get job creation and economic growth.
The far left nuts who are now running the country not only at the highest levels of government but in the media, the unions, George Soros and now they are extremists to the nth degree.
ZOMG, Soros, unions and the scary black guy. All in one breath. Monica, Monica, you just keep gilding that turd of a bubble you're in, K?
Also, projection much?
In this campaign cycle, something unique happened. Usually candidates define the message and then push it out to media and bloggers. But Mitt Romney did things exactly backwards, adopting memes, "exact words", and other talking points from right wing blogs. Here are a few examples: