Mama Grizzlies across America reared up on their hind legs and took to blogging, the social media and the newly exploding forum of publications, internet sites and video outlets which form today's powerful and influential new media. Liberals were beginning to use a term more and more: right wing media.
Until 2012, the media was predominantly liberal. Sure, we had the Weekly Standard, Newsmax and a few other established conservative publications which evolved out of the Goldwater - Reagan era. But the mass media, the only real source of information for average working Americans who don't spend hours each day on the internet scouring for concepts and truth, controlled the information. They're the ones who convinced America that Barack Obama was the second coming and that an angry old man with a ditzy running mate should not be elected.
They lied to America.
When Governor Sarah Palin was getting lied about by liberal loonies after returning to Alaska, women across America came to her defense. Websites like Team Sarah, Conservatives4Palin, PalinTwibe and others were started by women. Sarah Palin herself resigned her governorship to become part of the new media. She wrote a book titled Going Rogue that chronicled how a small town girl from the middle of nowhere in Alaska could go on to become Governor of her state and run for vice president of the United States.
Palin quickly became a master of the new media, using Facebook and Twitter to deliver a message that the mainstream media so nervously feared would get out there. With two words, "death panel," Palin nearly took down Obamacare. Because of Palin's effort, the Speaker of the House took to using trickery and deception to get the bill passed.
A real woman told us how she wouldn't want to have her Downs Syndrome son's worthiness to live be decided by a panel of government bureaucrats or how old people would be subject to end of life counseling where they would be told they wouldn't be able to get medical care because they're just going to die anyway. A demagogue of a woman, Nancy Pelosi, tried to tell us otherwise. But, the new media would have none of it.
In the new media, Monica Crowley, Andrea Tantaros, Dana Loesch, Jedediah Bila, Tammy Bruce, Dr. Gina Loudon and countless more became the faces of a new feminism - women who would become examples to the rest of us that female conservatism was cooler and hipper than radical left wing feminism.
In the political realm, Michelle Bachmann, a mom, ran rallies and committed herself to the repeal of Obamacare. Women like Nikki Haley, Pam Bondi and Jan Brewer were becoming popular and well known figures in the fight against Obama's radical socialist agenda.
Today, it could be argued that the new media is actually defeating the old media. Andrew Breitbart's dream of taking on the establishment and bringing minions of conservatives into the media to offset and defeat the mainstream media is coming true.
John Nolte at Big Journalism wrote:
New Media should also take a victory lap for without Citizen Journalists engaging in trench warfare with the corrupt media, Obama would've gotten away with spiking the bin Laden football, dividing this country racially over Trayvon Martin, launching his reelection campaign in a stadium full of empty seats, looking like a human rights champion with his calculated decision to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage and, most recently, coordinating with the corrupt Washington Post to portray Romney as an anti-gay bully with a hit-piece that has now fallen apart under New Media scrutiny.
Oh, and don't forget the utter collapse of the Obama-endorsed Occupy Wall Street movement.
Through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, everyday Americans are taking The Truth back and holding Obama's Media Palace Guards accountable for their lies and biases.In 2008, we were outnumbered. Today an army of conservative bloggers that were motivated to stand up for moms like Sarah Palin and take on the Obama agenda rule the internet. Those hateful Alaska bloggers who were often cited as sources in the smear campaign against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are slowly being relegated to the dust heap of history as new media blog sites grow like wild flowers.
Like John Nolte said, we need to recognize our achievements as a whole. As I would like to say today, on Mother's Day, we also need to recognize the achievements of a key part of our online and new media army: moms.
Happy Mother's Day!