Preston uses Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals to attack Fox News. Preston's attack is classic rule 5 and 12.
"RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.) "
"RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.) "
Preston's picked his target, Fox News, froze it, personalized it, polarized it and then ridiculed it. No facts are needed. Textbook left wing drivel.
Preston notes this about Fox News:
"The most remarkable broadcasting phenomenon today, or for the last 10 years, is Fox News,..." and "Check the latest ratings and you will find Fox News not just back at number one, but walloping its rivals more conclusively than ever. Its American audience now beats the other two combined."
Preston's conclusion as to why Fox News is so popular? "Here's the secret ingredient. It is known as rage."
That's it. No, seriously, that's it, that's Preston's conclusion. Ten years is a long time to be mad Preston old boy.
The Guardian is the same paper that gave us The Aslam Affair.
Update. Now this is rage Preston. Scroll down for the photos.
Update. The angry left.
This is revealing. Milbank is a reporter with the Washington Post and is supposed to be neutral.
"So the angry left should thank me: I'm taking one for the team."
So Milbank admits he's on the left's "team".