Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 

Obama Cranks Up His Attack On Free Speech

The Good Michelle has been watching the Obama machine mount its war on free speech by organizing a church-based campaign against conservative opinion and redefining it as "hate speech". The war room of Obama's attack on the First Amendment is none other than the race-baiting, Jew-bashing Reverend Jeremiah Wright's notorious United Church of Christ. In her Creators' Syndicate column today Michelle Malkin writes:
The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood pews. Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on “hate speech” over cable TV and right-leaning talk radio airwaves. President Obama’s speech-stifling bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige.

Over the past week, an outfit called “So We Might See” has conducted a nationwide fast to protest “media violence” – specifically, “anti-immigrant hate speech, which employs flawed arguments to appeal to fears rather than facts.” Their ire is currently aimed at Fox News and conservative talk show giants. But how long before they target ordinary citizens who call in to complain about the government’s systemic refusal to enforce federal sanctions on illegal alien employers or the bloody consequences of lax deportation policies?

The “interfaith coalition for media justice” is led by the United Church of Christ. Yes, that’s the same church of Obama’s race-baiting, Jew-bashing ex-pastor Jeremiah Wright. Other members include the Presbyterian News Service, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the National Council of Churches. (The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has denied being a part of the campaign, despite being listed as a coalition member. So has the Methodist church.) These religious liberals have partnered with the National Hispanic Media Coalition, which filed a petition in January demanding that the FCC collect data, seek public comment, and “explore options” for combating “hate speech” from staunch critics of illegal immigration.
Other players are familiar to those of us who have been watching the left press its totalitarian agenda against free speech, most notably George Soros, the euphamistically-named Center For American Progress, Obama's "diversity czar" Mark Lloyd and Obama FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, who just last week exhorted the congregation at New York's United Church of Christ Riverside to take action on "media reform", the Orwellian label now masking Obama's attack on free speech in America.

As Malkin points out, however, there are a few holes in the campaign:
No word on when they’ll be launching an inquiry into the fear-based, fact-free “hate speech” from the mouth of Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson, who accused Republicans of wanting sick patients to “die quickly,” likened health care problems to the “Holocaust,” and attacked an adviser to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a “K Street whore.”

Or when they’ll be going after MSNBC and Air America radio hate-mongers who have openly wished on their airwaves for the deaths of George W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck.

But I digress. In the age of Obama, the targets of left-wing hate speech don’t have a prayer.
In other news, the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan are still safe.

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