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“Battlespace Preparation”

We noted here and here the phony attacks on Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly by “Media Matters,” a Soros-financed cog in the Clinton machine. These attacks were completely without merit, yet they garnered a remarkable amount of play in the mainstream media. Glenn Reynolds connects the dots between these scurrilous attacks and the 2008 election:

IT’S NOT A “SMEAR” — it’s better understood as “battlespace preparation.” And the target is the traditional media; the intent is to limit the ability of people like Limbaugh or O’Reilly to drive stories in the mainstream news as we get closer to the election. Expect more of this, with more targets.

I think that’s right. Media Matters knows that anyone who looks into its charges will know that they are bogus. But that’s almost beside the point. Their objective (i.e., the Clintons’ objective) is to arm fellow-liberal mainstream media outlets with excuses to ignore Limbaugh (“He insulted the troops!”) and O’Reilly (“He’s a racist!”) as the election approaches. It’s all about putting Bill Clinton back in the White House.
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