MSNBC and CNN pundits have a simple strategy to derail the Tea Party movement: continuous, nonstop slander, fake charges of "racism" and "extremism." Their strategy is transparent and by now we are all well aware of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." To energize your base and put your opposition on the defensive, paint them as thoroughly dark and evil.
A rather incompetent student of Alinksy's tactics is one Dylan Ratigan (pronounced "Rat Again"), a midmorning program host of the far-left MSNBC. Yesterday he invited Tea Party Express organizer Mark Williams to appear on his show. There, Williams was the target of Ratigan's vicious invective, accusing him (and the Tea Party movement) of being anti-black and anti-Jew, and in bed with Nazis.
Ratigan is an extreme caricature of a leftwing crackpot. He continually yelled at Williams, demanding that he answer Rat Again's ridiculous accusations, but without giving him a chance to do so. Williams countered by answering Rat Again's accusations, talking over Rat's nonstop harangue, which really annoyed Rat Again.
The nasty exchange is embedded below.