By: Brent Parrish
The Right Planet
You know, every once in while—while I’m “scouring the bowels of the internet”—I stumble on something that just really knocks my little right-winger socks off.
Just about every day I visit Doug Ross’ blog. He’s does, in my opinion, a great job at quickly coalescing, categorizing and aggregating a lot of conservative-libertarian leaning articles and reports, as well as many other news sources.
Well, today, like any other day, I jumped over to Doug’s blog and I see this headline: GREAT NEWS: I Made the White House Enemies List:
I have no idea how a two-bit blogger like myself could get included in a list like this one.
If you followed the link, you’ll discover it’s a Townhall.com article written by Katie Pavlich concerning a document dump by the DOJ, made public on Friday, that was ordered via a FOIA request by Judicial Watch. It’s being reported the documents reveal collusion between the DOJ and the White House to target so-called “out of control” investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
In addition to going directly to the bosses of reporters for intimidation purposes, during her tenure Schmaler regularly worked with far left smear machines like Media Matters to attack other reporters and DOJ whistleblowers.
If you followed the link in the preceding quote, you discovered it links to an article written by Matthew Boyle at The Daily Caller from September 2012.
Boyle writes (emphasis mine):
Among others, Gertz sent Schmaler attack pieces he wrote about Townhall Magazine’s Katie Pavlich, who also authored a book on Operation Fast and Furious; Breitbart.com writers Joel Pollak and Ken Klukowski; Fox News Channel’s William LaJeunesse, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity; Sipsey Street Irregulars blogger Mike Vanderboegh; DirectorBlue blogger Doug Ross; National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy; and this reporter.
So, Media Matters and the White House were colluding to attack the usual suspects—Fox News, along with Katie Pavlich, and Joel Pollak and Ken Klukowski at Breitbart. Huh. Imagine that. The fun never ends.
Now, this is where it starts to hit very close to home for me, not to mention Mike Vanderboegh and Doug Ross, and others I know. I don’t know Doug personally, but we’ve provided mutual support, I guess you could say. Quite often, articles and posts from some of the members of the Watcher’s Council, including myself, are cross-posted or linked at Doug’s blog, or his BadBlue news service.
My good bud and fellow Council member Terresa at Noisy Room is a good friend of Doug’s. I can’t speak for Terresa. But, like Doug, I just consider myself something akin to a “two-bit blogger.” I’m just bumbling around the “intertubes” and other seedy locales for the truth … or some semblance of it. Needless to say, it’s a little unsettling, I’m sure, to be targeted by the White House—yet a distinct honor as well, thank you very much—’Merica.
So, why did the White House go after “two-bit bloggers” like Doug and Mike? I would assume they were posting and reporting on scandals like Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi which put the Obama Administration and the DOJ in a very unfavorable light. But there are a number of other sites that aggregate conservative-libertarian-leaning news and editorial content who were reporting on the same scandals as well.
So, once again, why Mike and Doug? I can only offer my opinion and speculation, ladies and gentlemen.
I, myself, have been researching the history of communism and socialism for the past seven years. My articles are regularly cross-posted at TrevorLoudon.com, NoisyRoom.net and Gulagbound.com, and numerous other blogs. I have also done a great deal of political research and lengthy study into the core ideology that underpins Marxian socialism.
I mention all this because I find it very, very interesting that Mike, as an ex-communist, is targeted by Media Matters and the White House. What is it about Mike Vandergoegh’s blog that requires attacking by the admin and its minions?
Furthermore, the targeting of Doug Ross’ blog—which often links to articles written by fellow Council members Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at Noisy Room, Sara Noble at IndependenSentinel.com, Rob Miller at Joshuapundit, Snoop at Simply Jews, and even this blog—certainly made me sit up and take notice and wonder why. What was it about the content at Doug’s blog that put it on the White House radar?
Well, I think I can comfortably speak for the aforementioned Council members (since I’m in regular contact with them) that we’re not real big fans of Marxian socialism, i.e. liberalism, progressivism—to say the very, very least. So, if there is a common link between Doug, Mike and the aforementioned members at the Watcher’s Council, we are vehemently against the whole notion of collectivism, but instead strongly support individual liberty and jurisdiction of the U.S. Constitution.
I’m sure they’ll correct me if I’m wrong.
It is truly a sad, sad thing when an American administration views citizens who desire accountability and integrity coming from the highest office in the land as de facto “enemies.”
But, nonetheless, proud to be an official member on the “White House Enemy List.” It’s truly a badge of honor.
The few, the proud, the irregulars.