Monday, September 22, 2008

JFK and the leftist media’s greatest fear

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people--President John F. Kennedy

This has been one of my favorite quotes from JFK, and I believe it speaks loudly, now more than ever, of the dirty little secret about the mainstream media (MSM) and its allies among leftist blog outlets such as the Daily Kurs …I mean Kos.

The left wing is afraid of the people, the very people it claims to care so much about.

I could go on and on about this, why Joe Biden’s daily verbal missteps are covered over by a blanket of ignorance by the MSM, while similar gaffes would have been worldwide headlines had they been uttered by President Bush or Dan Quayle … why Don Imus was hounded out of the broadcasting business for an insensitive and ugly racist comment about the Rutgers women’s basketball team (for which he profusely apologized), while a far more alarming verbal assault against Sarah Palin by alleged comedian Sandra Bernhard--a sickening comment offensive to women and African Americans (that I won’t repeat here; go to the Drudge Report or Google to search for it, if you have the stomach for it)--goes all but unnoticed by the MSM (since it was against a Republican woman) …I almost feel like a broken record on this.

Here’s a little experiment: Since you may be heading to the Drudge Report ( anyway, check out all the links Matt Drudge puts on the page--to all the major news outlets, and a variety of news outlets across the spectrum, left, middle and right. Now go to the leftist ripoff of Drudge’s website called the “Drudge Retort” ( and check out its links--every one of them is MSM or leftist; with no conservative sites ANYWHERE on the site.

You see, they CAN’T put any opposing viewpoints on this leftist website, because they’re AFRAID of them, and even more fearful that their readers might see them. No such fear is evident on Drudge’s web site.

Do those on the left really believe people are stupid, and have to be told the truth like little children? Are they so uncertain about their own beliefs, that they have to attack first and get the facts later (if they bother to get them right at all)? Are they of the belief that American citizens are incapable of thinking for themselves, if given various viewpoints? Given the duplicitous coverage by the media of the election, and hysterical ranting of leftists supporters (especially those openly calling for the destruction of Palin), I can only conclude that the left is permeated with fear of the very people they claim to champion. Ironic, isn’t it, that it was one of the greatest Democratic presidents that denounced this debilitating fear, which has gripped the very party he led.

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