No one noticed it when it was happening in 1996. Certainly no one reported on it. But now it’s turned up in documents kept in the Clinton Presidential Library. Rather foolish of them to hold on to these.
With the support of the Bill Clinton presidential administration, the Democrat National Committee embarked on a secret program to train 4,000 operatives to “inundate talk radio” with Democrat talking points (https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/09/11/report-the-dnc-launched-an-initiative-to-infiltrate-talk-radio-are-their-instructions-still-being-followed/). Its purpose was to “neutralize” talk radio going into the 1996 election. They called it “the Talk Radio Initiative.”
Ops received a three-hour training session in which they learned what to say and how to say it, how to deceive the host, how to deceive the audience, etc. But it wasn’t long before talk show hosts noticed “the same language on the same subjects and the same arguments.”
How much did this cost, and who paid for it?
I think I can safely say Republicans never would have thought of this; and even if they did, they’ve be afraid to try it. Afraid of being called “racists.” And if somehow they found the nerve to try it, they surely would have blundered and been caught–like, right away. But Democrats kept their little scheme a secret for almost 25 years.
Why do Democrats work so hard to get political power? There’s almost nothing they won’t do to obtain it, no lie they won’t tell, no career they won’t destroy. Why? Is it just because political power means money–and plenty of it? Or does their lust for power over other people have a deeper, darker source?
They really do have to be put out of business. For good.