Red Press: Make Fox News Shut Up!
Ahhh – smell that! The smell of freedom….alas, only if you’re a liberal, progressive nut-job. These nut-jobs are now jumping up and down demanding that the USA government get rid of Fox and any other media channel/radio show/blog that is against them and who isn’t clever enough to agree with them. The poor babies. You gotta feel sorry for them. They’re in the kitchen but they can’t stand the heat. How about doing your jobs you idiots! Journalism is supposed to be objective and true – not your bleached version. No wonder most sane people are voting with their feet and fingers. These low-life rags are closing down left, right and centre. TV news channel ratings are dropping like the atom bomb – except Fox, who is getting stronger and stronger and out-rating all the other news channels. Guess why you idiots? Because they are mostly fair and balanced. I watch them daily and I don’t always like their loony left-wing guests. It’s my comedy relief and my right to watch it….
That those courageous free press advocates on the Left are desperate to get the government to stomp out Fox News is hardly newsworthy itself. Our self- deputized guardians of civil liberties have been trying for years to liberate us from talk radio, Fox News and under the new regime—the Internet.
The Daily Caller has outed a cabal of apparatchiks obsessed with Fox News:
The very existence of Fox News, meanwhile, sends Journolisters into paroxysms of rage. When Howell Raines charged that the network had a conservative bias, the members of Journolist discussed whether the federal government should shut the channel down.
A UCLA law professor, Jonathan Zasloff, actually thinks the federal government can and should simply “yank” Fox News off the air.
We never hear similar arguments from the other side. No prominent conservative has demanded that MSNBC be taken off the air. Actually, we’d miss the hilarity.
I never heard any Tea Partier or conservative commentator call for the de-licensing of Air America. Sure, we actually get how business works and knew it was only a matter of time, but nobody was trying to stop crazy people from occupying the air waves.
The difference comes from the very core of our beings. Liberal Moscow-on-the-Potomac operatives have no use for free speech unless it serves their cause. Our side never considers the possibility of forcing the opposition to shut up. It’s not in our DNA. Point and laugh—sure. Just like when we see a Smart Car. But force them to be silent? That’s never on the table.