Monday, February 12, 2007

"The Anti-Obama Narrative"

Matt Stoller (with video):
I don't usually do this, but I watched Fox News tonight for a few hours. Fox News is replaying this clip of Obama again and again.

This new anti-Obama narrative is fairly standard - he hates the troops, he's anti-American, and he's weak on national security (the PM Howard story fits in here). It'll be interesting to see if they can mash this with the 'is he black or white he can't even decide!' theme and find a sticky narrative.

My guess is no, though I'm wrong a lot. They really have nothing new to offer, it's all retread Jesse Helms-style nationalistic racism.

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