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  •  I've seen the phrase (2+ / 0-)
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    neroden, Pris from LA

    "New World Order" also used by those on the left to criticize those on the right. I.e. "George Bush's New World Order" or "Reagan's New World Order". It would not be entirely surprising to see the phrase used on any mainstream news outlet, whether it is CBS, CNN, Fox, etc. Generally speaking, I don't think loyal Fox viewers need any further information to justify their own hatred of President Obama; and those who are most moved by the invocation of the dreaded "New World Order" were already quite convinced Obama was part of it even before he became president.

    Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order, Mark Crispin Miller, August 2004:

    While numerous books have been written criticizing the policies and practices of the George W. Bush administration, few have been as foreboding about the meaning of those policies and practices as Mark Crispin Miller's Cruel and Unusual. In Bush and company, Miller sees a regime comparable to the most ruthless authoritarian dictatorships of the modern era and warns that Americans, skillfully duped by a corrupt government and a complicit mass media, are blithely accepting the curtailing of their liberties and the eradication of their democracy.

    "Braving Bush's New World Order", Daniel Singer, The Nation, March 1991:

    As the willful destruction in the Persian Gulf draws to an end; as our ministers and mediamen, having double-thought and double-talked beyond Orwell's imagination, cynically proclaim that might is right; and as the population laps it all up with patriotic fervor, there is a great temptation to blame the bloodthirsty gods or the folly of humankind. It is more useful, however, to examine the causes of Russia's weakness and of Europe's abject abdication, and to seek behind these failures the political and social forces that may be capable of challenging President Bush's "new world order," which is as old as capitalism and as modern as a laser-guided missile.

    •  Just Googling the phrase (1+ / 0-)
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      Pris from LA

      I found pretty much exclusively links to rightwing sites, or to articles talking about rightwing sites.

      People keep pointing out that Woodrow Wilson or Churchill or some liberal once used the phrase, but seriously, so what? Is Fox News aimed at readers of The Nation?

      Harry Reid: Float like Barney Fife, sting like Aunt Bea.

      by MeMeMeMeMe on Sat May 22, 2010 at 04:00:40 PM PDT

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      •  It would not surprise me (2+ / 0-)
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        neroden, Pris from LA

        at all if a liberal writer at The Nation penned a column critical of Obama's escalation in Afghanistan and called the column "Obama's New World Order". I just posted links showing how liberal writers in the past have used the phrase in such a way.

        As to the right-wing dog whistle effect of the phrase being used on Fox, I guess I will just have to repeat myself:

        Those who are most moved by the invocation of the dreaded "New World Order" were already quite convinced Obama was part of it even before he became president.

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