Friday, October 22, 2010

Josh Silver, president of the ill-named FreePress, proves--without a shadow of a scintilla of a doubt--that he is a flat-out totalitarian nut

So much for free speech. The Left, it would appear, really doesn't support the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, or the Constitution, for that matter.

Josh Silver, president of the ill-named FreePress, proves -- without a shadow of a scintilla of a doubt -- that he is a flat-out totalitarian nut. Writing at the Muffington Host, which I'm guessing is also funded by George Soros, Silver decries the Constitution.

The reactionaries of the far-right are clawing and scratching at their latest red meat: National Public Radio's decision to fire Juan Williams for comments he made about Muslims on Fox News Channel...

...Regardless of what you think about Juan Williams' dismissal -- and NPR's own ombudsman has questioned how it was handled -- using it to take away public radio's funding is like asking for the death penalty in small claims court. It's crazy and it must be stopped...

Public media like NPR play a crucial role in the American information ecosystem that is otherwise drowning in a sensationalism and soundbytes [sic]...

...If the United States spent the same per capita on public media and journalism subsidies as Sweden and Norway, which rank 1 and 2, we would be spending as much as $30 billion a year on public media instead of $440 million.

Sweden? Really?

Malmø, Sweden--The police now publicly admit what many Scandinavians have known for a long time: They no longer control the situation in the nations's third largest city. It is effectively ruled by violent gangs of Muslim immigrants. Some of the Muslims have lived in the area of Rosengård, Malmø, for twenty years, and still don't know how to read or write Swedish. Ambulance personnel are attacked by stones or weapons, and refuse to help anybody in the area without police escort.

Sounds... eh... politically correct.

The Left whines endlessly about the separation of Church and State; but they do so, whether they know it or not, in support of KKK lawyer Hugo Black's controversial 1947 decision that magically became an immutable legal doctrine. At least for the Left, which despises free speech when it conflicts with the advancement of totalitarianism.

Fine. They want to claim separation of church and state is in the Constitution? Then defund NPR: after all, it's all about separation of the free press -- and the state.

As for Josh Silver? He'd be perfectly happy as a lackey of Hugo Chavez, Pol Pot, Nikita Khrushchev or Josef Goebbels.


Anonymous said...

If there is anything totalitarian about US media, it's that deregulation of the communication industries in the last three decades has allowed the market to become anything but free. When the majority of radio stations for example are owned by a handful of corporations with absentee management, we have a homogenous, monolithic media system that stifles diversity, expression and localism. All of this on the "public" airwaves, no less.

Picky said...

I think I missed something in the past few weeks. Doug, who is the guy with the umbrella?

Capn Zig said...

Just a thought here. No one would fault a young woman walking on a dark street at night from becoming nervous when she realized that a man was (not following her), but was sharing the same transportation method in her temporal space.

Capn Zig said...

Consider this. The young woman is not being racist or intolerant by recognizing that most rapists have penises and hang out in places where rapes occur.

Capn Zig said...

Similarly, Juan Williams is not showing bad judgement by assessing the situation when he finds himself in a position where people associated with penises (I mean people associated with Islam) are encountered in places where rapes occur (I mean airplanes). In the Darwinian world that is called survival.

People associated with Islam crash planes into buildings at about the same correlation that people associated with penises commit rape. Not as often, but with similar correlation.

directorblue said...


Paul Krugman!

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