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Free Beacon's Continetti: 'Liberalism Is a Hoax' Feeding Left's Agenda

By    |   Friday, 05 December 2014 01:43 PM

"Liberalism is a hoax" that is being furthered by dramatic events such as the outcry over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and fed by left-wingers trying to advance their own agendas, Washington Free Beacon Editor-in-Chief Matthew Continetti say in an editorial Friday.

"Liberal myths propagated to generate outrage and activism, to organize and coordinate and mobilize disparate grievances and conflicting agendas, so often have the same relation to truth, accuracy, and legitimacy as a Bud Light commercial," Continetti said.

"Inside the office buildings of Washington, D.C., are thousands upon thousands of professionals whose livelihoods depend on the fact that there is no better way than a well-run public relations campaign to get you to do what they want."

And the Michael Brown case plays right into their plans, Continetti said.

For example, last Sunday, the St. Louis Rams took the field and raised their hands to make a statement with Brown, who some witnesses claimed raised his hands and said "don't shoot" before white police Officer Darren Wilson killed him.

"There is just one problem: It is not clear that Brown put his hands up," said Continetti. "Nor is it certain that he said, 'don’t shoot.'"

The Brown story has been eroding for some time, writes Continetti, noting that The New York Times, which called for Wilson to be indicted, has admitted that there are questions that will never be answered.

"What I do know is that the Times would be much more definitive and much more emphatic if the empirical data conformed even in the slightest to its preferred narrative, to its politicized storyline of pacific young black men gunned down needlessly by racist cops," said Continetti.

But the "sensational and electric assertions" that liberals make, mainly on cases where race and sex come into play, are often untrue, Continetti writes.

He pointed out that the case of New Yorker Eric Garner, who died after being held in a chokehold by a white police officer, is different, as there is video proof of the incident.

There are several other incidents played up by liberals, said Continetti, including the Tawana Brawley rape hoax case in 1987, championed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the leaders in the Brown protests.

Another article, by Rolling Stone magazine, describes a violent gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house that led to the university's decision to suspend Greek life on the campus this year, even though critics like columnist Jonah Goldberg have cast doubt on the story.

But even if the story turns out to be false, Continetti said, it may not matter.

"Some liberals are upfront that the factuality of these cases is secondary to their political import," said Continetti, which has the goal of commanding institutions that are resistant to the left, like police departments and fraternal societies, and to "alter them according to fashionable theories of equality and justice."

Instead, liberals, who say they are advocates of minority rights and the poor, entrench their "power" and further their "self-interest," such as in the case of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber and his speech on the "stupidity" of American people in connection with the approval of Obamacare, writes Continetti.

Global warming and climate change are another topic that has the political appeal to attract liberals and to provide business opportunities in hopes of giving entrepreneurs like coal billionaire Tom Steyer the opportunity to make even more money, Continetti said.

But there is liberalism in both parties, he claims, as Republicans seem as devoted as Democrats to preach on diversity and immigration while seeking the votes of white families.

"Liberalism is the prevailing disposition of our institutions of higher education, of our media, of our nonprofit and public sectors," concluded Continetti.

But when "the truth punctures the bubble" liberalism goes on trial, and the jury has a verdict: "We find the defendant guilty. Liberalism is a hoax."

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