Ed Driscoll

Nobody Tell Them What IngSoc Stands For...

Who better than the far left court stenographers for George Soros (as Mark Steyn once dubbed them) to bring you “the Two Minute Hate”, Kathy Shaidle writes:

Media Matters also forayed into world of the web and talk radio, while somehow managing to miss the point with their show’s very title.

Media Matters evidently thought it awfully clever to dub their new show — “a daily video product that will round up the most noteworthy examples of hateful rhetoric, offensive commentary, and conservative paranoia on talk radio” — “Two Minutes Hate.”

While acknowledging that they lifted the show’s name from a feature in George Orwell’s novel 1984, the too-clever-for-their-own-good folks at Media Matters clearly didn’t “get” that in the book, the nation’s dictators broadcast images of trumped up “enemies of the state”, which images “citizens” are then obliged to boo (in the style of British music hall pantomime audiences) to prove their loyalty to their unelected rulers. Failure to take part in the “Two Minutes Hate” leads to arrest and torture.

Somehow it escaped the attention of Media Matters’ extravagantly funded brain trust that by compiling clips of “evil” conservative radio talk show hosts into out of context sound bites and naming this new feature “Two Minutes Hate”, it is Media Matters — and not the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks they so despise — who is playing the role of brainwashing bullying overlord.


You know, I vaguely remember a time when Big Left was smarter than this, or at least not so irony-challenged, don’t you?

I’m not sure — maybe the History Channel could look into that.