Let the silencing of free speech commence

freedom-of-speechBecause, after all, you didn’t think it would stop at the internet, did you?

Silly person.

From the WashingtonExaminer.com:

FEC Dems lay groundwork to ban Fox, WSJ political coverage

by Paul Bedard

In their biggest threat yet to conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are laying the groundwork to bar companies with even the tiniest foreign ownership from American politics, a move that could ban Fox, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times from covering political races or giving endorsements.

In a last-minute submission Wednesday, a top Democrat on the evenly split FEC proposed that the Thursday meeting of the commission begin the process to prohibit companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent “from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications.”

Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

Stop right there. Note: “Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.”

said in her submission, “Given everything we have learned this year, it blinks reality to suggest that that there is no risk of foreign nationals taking advantage of current loopholes to intercede invisibly in American elections. This is a risk no member of the Federal Election Commission should be willing to tolerate.”

Under Weintraub’s proposal, entities that reach her foreign ownership target would conceivably be banned from advocating for a candidate’s election or defeat.

Right. It’s okay if we sell most anything to foreign nationals but the precious press — it must be protected so that it may continue to be the pure, unvarnished and unbiased agent for the Left that it was and is. The Leftist bent of the American Media Maggots cannot be diverted for any reason. So, we’ll simply make up as much specious shite as possible since we already recognize the internet has been compromised.

Several media giants have at least 5 percent foreign ownership, some with as much as 25 percent. Included is News Corp, which owns Fox, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times also has foreign ownership, as do many politically active firms like Ben & Jerry’s.

Oh no. American ice cream has been tainted by foreign ownership.

That prohibition could include Fox commentator Sean Hannity or Wall Street Journal editorials. And, according to one analysis, because foreign nationals also are prohibited from making electioneering communications, those media would not even be able to mention Donald Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton, even if just covering them.

Democrats on the commission have been on a three-year campaign to limit the voice of conservative media, stopped by Republican commissioners who have warned that the First Amendment is under attack in the FEC.

Let us not forget that roughly two months ago the DNC was hacked and America learned the DNC was helping CBS to create the poll questions in a bias of clear and obvious proportions.

No. I’m not making this up.

Leftists, Demorats and Progressives really do wish to silence you — unless your speech, writings, opinions and thoughts are completely congruent with theirs. They will brook no opposition, no pushback, not even discussion.

The First Amendment is being attacked, openly, nakedly, right in front of our eyes, hiding in plain sight, because — guess who? — isn’t covering much of it at all.

This is orchestrated, this is purposeful, this is organized, this is an assault on your freedoms and my freedoms. Just wait a few minutes; the FCC will be piling on any moment now in the same manner.

America, are you listening? Are you seeing? Are you comprehending?

I fear you are asleep.

BZ

 

8 thoughts on “Let the silencing of free speech commence

    • That is precisely my point. There are already “free” Western nations where “hate speech” refers to one’s opinion about religion and other topics. Only the truly daft can’t see this as a possible outcome of the handover.

      Oh wait. Planned and programmed.

      BZ

  1. Just try and carry on an intelligent, unemotional conversation with (almost) anyone under 65 today and you’ll get a sense of where we are as a society. We are in for a rough ride to (hopefully) some semblance of recovery even if Trump gets the vote. He will not save us from the downward spiral. It must be our nation as a whole that turns away from the brink. Do we have now a people committed to the general welfare of war nation? I see mostly self-interest or apathy, and a media that spoon-feeds poison to babes.

    • Excellent point, Sam. Trump isn’t the panacea; he’s simply the least damaging of the two in my estimation. Yes, Leftists are complicit, the media is complicit, education is complicit and stacked courts are complicit.

      BZ

  2. Most Americans don’t give a damn as long as their SmartPhones and Facebook page work — and they can post photos of their cats.

    We are the Banana Republic of the United States.

    I’m glad that I’m as old as I am — and childless.

    • You know, as a person who is not a father, for a number of years I wondered if that was the right path. But raising children now? How incredibly difficult it would be when you see your neighbors — and your children see your neighbors — as Leftist dupes, unthinking, uncreative, misunderstanding and sadder still, not wanting to understand anything about our history, current events or politics that doesn’t stem from Bill Maher or SNL or gansta rap.

      BZ

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