Monday, July 30, 2007

Freedom of Speech is Great... Unless Your'e Conservative, of Course

More proof that the far left is dangerous and a threat to the republic. This recent news article tells us how hard-left group now wants to intimidate advertisers who run ads on the Fox News Network.

I thought liberals were supposed to be open minded, and totally in favor of freedom of speech. For too many liberals though, freedom of speech is ok, as long as it's speech they agree with. They give lip service to the idea of free speech, but want to intimidate and remove all those whose speech they disagree with.

Its strange how these people are quick to point out the right wing slant on Fox, but love to deny or ignore the liberal/left wing slant found in the mainstream media as a whole, including the New York Times, National Public Radio, PBS, and to a lesser extent CBS, CNN and so many others. I guess its only bias if its a conservative bias; if its a left wing bias, its simply "the truth".
Its ironic that so many on the far left like to use the shrill Bush=Hitler rhetoric, but they dont see that their very tactic of trying to shut down conservative voices they disagree with is itself Nazi-like.

One day, we're going to have a White house, Congress, and Senate all controlled by the liberals, and when that day comes, God help America.

From the article:

Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network., the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim
Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.

The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there.
At least 5,000 people nationwide have signed up to compile logs on who is running commercials on Fox, Gilliam said. The groups want to first concentrate on businesses running local ads, as opposed to national commercials.

"It's a lot more effective for Sam's Diner to get calls from 10 people in his town than going to the consumer complaint department of some pharmaceutical company," Gilliam said.

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