Only a liar is afraid of the TRUTH: Memo betrays liberal fear of conservative internet use
By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/21/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
According to a story on Breitbart, President Bill Clinton and his White House was worried that conservatives would use the internet to rally, short circuiting liberal control of media outlets. Three years later, Matt Drudge broke the story on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. Today, the worst nightmares of liberals have come to fruition.
Catholic Online is neither right, nor left. It's simply Catholic.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Referred to by some as the "1995 Conspiracy Commerce Memo" Breitbart ran an article discussing the Clinton's administration's fears and alarm regarding the growth of the internet and its use by conservatives to rally.
Breitbart explained, "The memo notes that the 'Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication' and 'can link people, groups and organizations together instantly.
"Moreover, it allows an extraordinary amount of unregulated data and information to be located in one area and available to all,' the memo states. 'The right wing has seized upon the Internet as a means of communicating its ideas to people. Moreover, evidence exists that Republican staffers surf the Internet, interacting with extremists in order to exchange ideas and information.
"The memo also states that conservative think tanks serve as a training ground for future leaders and says conservative institutions 'are to today's media age of political organizations what the Democratic big city party machines were to the New Deal era of political organization'"
Of course, conservatives are not extremists, nor are they all Republican, but they can be a thorn in the side of liberal idealists.
Interestingly, Catholic Online has commonly been accused of being part of the conservative establishment media, although Catholic Online is neither right, nor left, in the traditional American sense, but rather it is distinctly Catholic. It just happens that Catholics tend to identify more strongly with conservative issues and agendas than liberal ones.
Catholic Online is first and foremost magisterial, meaning it does not publish content that is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church. That makes Catholic Online the essential read for the engaged Catholic who is seeking the Church's viewpoint on issues as opposed to viewpoints that are right or left on a political spectrum.
Every Catholic in the world should read Catholic Online which already receives more internet traffic than the Vatican.
Catholic Online would like to invite every Catholic to ask their family, friends and neighbors to start reading Catholic Online and to visit our site for prayers, information on the saints, as well as news headlines and editorial, written from the Catholic perspective.
Come see the best our Faith has to offer. Bookmark Catholic.org and start your day Catholic.
Make Catholic.org your homepage. (Be sure to set this in your browser.)
Sign up for Catholic daily prayers, readings and newsletters.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
Billy Graham, America's pastor, has passed away, age 99. His life was remarkable for many reasons, but above them all was his adherence to ... continue reading
An active shooter situation is underway at a Florida high school with multiple casualties reported. As many as 50 people may have been ... continue reading
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday; it comes directly before Ash Wednesday. "Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a ... continue reading
The Church needs to be clothed with the same power of the Holy Spirit which transformed the early disciples from a frightened fraternity to ... continue reading
On 29 January 2018, 46 senators--two Republicans, two Independents, and forty-two Democrats--voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Six great meatless soup recipes for Lent
- Lenten fish recipes: Economical and delicious!
- St. Margaret of Cortona: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2018
- Daily Reading for Friday, February 23rd, 2018 HD Video
- America's pastor, Billy Graham passes away, age 99 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Thursday, February 22, 2018
- 10 emotional prayers for healing and hope in a world of tragedy
- Daily Reading for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 HD
- Cleaning products could be damaging to your health HD
- St. Patrick HD
- Deadly Flu Season: Vaccine only 36 percent effective during worst season in years HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education