The Washington Times is one of the few D.C. newspapers that gives voice to conservative opinion, but they are shunted aside. Here is how Dick Durbin answers questions of a Washington Times reporter. You can hear someone saying, “I know who he is. He’s a tea bagger Republican…”
Another example of silencing the press, occurred on Morning Joe, Senator John Kerry said the Tea Party shouldn’t be as prominent in the media as it is. John Kerry said, “And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.”
“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?”
Another good example of prejudicing the press came back in February, Paul Krugman said it was a “moral issue” for the press to censor conservative views about the debt ceiling. He complained further that the media is too “fair and balanced” and his biggest concern is “centrism.”
Then there is the FCC and the long discussed shutting down of conservative talk radio. Let’s not forget the War on Fox that has been declared openly.
In the minds of these Progressives, and I won’t call them Liberals because there is nothing Liberal about them, in the minds of these Progressives, anyone who differs and believes in Conservative anything needs to be silenced because conservative opinions are too inane and worthless to be considered. In reality, they want control and will shut down all opposition.
If you think we have a free press, think again.