Rule number 13 of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is, “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” That is currently what the mainstream media is doing to the students of Covington High School in Kentucky. The students are being targeted because they are pro-life, Catholic, go to private school, and support President Trump. A full viewing of the video shows that they were simply waiting for a bus while being harassed by a racist group and rudely treated by an elderly native American. I can pretty much guarantee that if Nathan Phillips had done what he did to the Covington High School students to a group of New York City students, the invasion of their personal space might have been handled very differently.
Yesterday Breitbart posted an article illustrating how this works.
The article cites the media’s bringing up a previous story that has already been proven false:
Nevertheless, the media jihad continues, and that includes NBC shamelessly running a debunked and deceptive smear story that had been reported on and debunked all the way back in May.
NBC’s deliberately misleading headline reads: “Gay valedictorian banned from speaking at Covington graduation ‘not surprised’ by D.C. controversy.” The story accuses “Covington” (I’ll explain the quote marks in a bit) of “banning” a speech that was to be given by an openly gay student.
The article then explains the problem with the story about the graduation speech:
- NBC News does not concede the fact that Bales submitted the speech late, instead framing it only as an allegation — an excuse from the diocese.
- Nowhere does NBC News reveal that Bales’ speech was a Parkland-inspired diatribe about gun control.
- Christian Bales was not a student at Covington High School.
- Christian Bales graduated from Holy Cross High School, a completely different high school.
- If his speech had been approved, he would have given it at Holy Cross High School, not at Covington High School.
- Holy Cross High is run by the same Catholic diocese as Covington High, but they are two completely different schools.
- NBC News bombards the story with more than a dozen references to “Covington” but goes out of its way to obscure the fact Bales attended a completely different school…
Since Covington High School is the target of the current media attack, the fact that the incident happened at a different high school is not relevant to the media. This is how fake news works, and this is how Rules for Radicals are implemented.