If you haven’t realized the left is against free speech, free press, and every other American freedom, this story will set you right.
One of our most important freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is freedom of the press. It is essential for delivering the facts without government interference or manipulation.
But it seems there are some Democrats who’d rather control the media.
Democrats who sit on the Federal Election Commission recently tried to punish Fox News over their sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate. It seems like the well-known conservative-leaning news channel was ruffling too many liberal feathers, and they had to be stopped.
From Washington Examiner:
Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.
It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet’s debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.
The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action.
The left’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. They are willing to violate our most sacred rights, if it means they have an advantage. In a media sphere that is overwhelmingly liberal, they go after the biggest conservative news channel, hoping to intimidate them or anyone else who dares question the left.
Make no mistake, this was an attempt to punish a group of press, a direct attack on the First Amendment. It doesn’t matter that they were trying to use an obscure law to justify it, the Bill of Rights trumps every other law.
This is a clear example of why we have the Bill of Rights. In every age, there are people in power who want to control us. Our Found Fathers wrote added the first ten amendments to protect us from that.
And if you’re still wondering if this was fueled by liberal bias, here’s the proof:
One of the candidates left out filed a complaint to the FEC, charging that Fox was essentially making a contribution to the 17 candidates by letting them have a voice in the debate.
CNN did the same thing, but there is no indication that they faced a complaint.
CNN, widely regarded as a liberal outlet (the Communist News Network as some like to call it) was not punished by these Democrats. Nobody tried to infringe on their Constitutional rights.
It’s high time we take back our government from anyone who wishes to deprive us of our right, liberal or conservative.
Source: Washington Examiner