Talk radio star and TheBlaze TV host, Dana Loesch recently confessed that calling people “pricks,” POS’s, “crap bags” and sending out vile tweets, was not very effective in “winning over hearts and minds.”
At the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit a few weeks ago, the media personality gave advice to attendees at a panel discussion that her old ways are “not working anymore.”
“What does it get me?” she asked.
Moreover, Loesch told listeners not to waste their time being “lured” into a fight with Twitter posters that have “less than 15 followers and a cat avatar.” She said, “Don’t fight down,” in other words, forget about those who might call you out, especially if they’re nameless and don’t have clout.
Strangely though, the Scripture-quoting Loesch, who said she “enjoys shaming and humiliating” her adversaries, didn’t chalk up her Damascus moment to a guilty conscience or to a searching moral inventory of past behavior.
No, she had a much more pragmatic rationale to start “demonstrating grace” instead of ripping into people. It simply wasn’t working.
Is this all for real or just another way to get sincere conservatives to fork over $9.95 a month to watch her on The Blaze?
Something I wrote for American Thinker in the summer about Loesch’s trip with Glenn Beck to the border outraged her. However, instead of calling me, the author of the article, to appear on her radio show, she demanded Thomas Lifson, the founding editor of American Thinker, join her and take the beating.
Was that because I was not famous enough to warrant an invitation?
In the opening remarks to her three-hour show, Loesch proceeded to call Lifson a “crap bag”. The man is a former Harvard professor who has earned three Harvard post-graduate degrees [see his bio here] and has innumerable distinguished writers contributing to his long-running blog.
The Conservative Tree House posted an audio of the show with the Lifson exchange at their website here.
Her reaction to my American Thinker piece spiraled out-of-control with thousands of commenters taking this citizen journalist’s side.
It just seems hypocritical that Loesch is willing to take everyday people’s money, but when it comes to taking their opinions seriously, she first checks out how many followers they have.
To sum it up, Loesch states she will “demonstrate grace” and give up the hateful, trashy barbs to win others over to her side, but then she shows this new found love by insulting citizen bloggers who are voluntarily fighting to save the country, without fanfare or pay.
Until recently, conservatives have gotten a kick out of the Missouri native’s in-your-face vitriol. Now, six Obama-years later, ordinary Americans are waking up to right-wing marketers that are cashing in on the country’s demise.
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