Thursday, April 13, 2006

Background on the Plan to Regulate Conservative Blogs by Democrats and Liberals

Democrats and Liberals despise talk radio because it is dominated by conservatives. Likewise they hate the political blog world because it is dominated by conservatives. They hate Fox News because it is conservative. It is not enough for them to have all the MSM newspapers and major network news and CNN and most of the major event rags like Time and Newsweek. No, they must curb talk radio and political blogs.

There is an excellent background story on what is being cooked up by Democrats and liberals to try to shut down conservative blogs at Ice Viking (originally published at FrontPage). This article is from January 2006 but is an eye opener on the Democrats' and Liberals' scheme to shut down conservative opinions on the web. Oh, and who among the Republicans is their ally? McCain of course. To me if you are going to have a Democratic platform and agree with Democrats more than Republicans, you should not be a Republican, but a Democrat. McCain, leave the Republican party. You are dragging us down.

Quotes from "The Plot to Shush Rush and O’Reilly" by Brian C. Anderson
FrontPageMagazine January 24, 2006:

"The rise of alternative media—political talk radio in the eighties, cable news in the nineties, and the blogosphere in the new millennium—has broken the liberal monopoly over news and opinion outlets. The Left understands acutely the implications of this revolution, blaming much of the Democratic Party’s current electoral trouble on the influence of the new media’s vigorous conservative voices. Instead of fighting back with ideas, however, today’s liberals quietly, relentlessly, and illiberally are working to smother this flourishing universe of political discourse under a tangle of campaign-finance and media regulations."

"Though Republicans have the most to lose in the short run, all Americans who care about our most fundamental rights and the civic health of our democracy need to understand what’s going on—and resist it."

"The most imminent danger comes from campaign-finance rules, especially those spawned by the 2002 McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act. Republican maverick John McCain’s co-sponsorship aside, the bill passed only because of overwhelming Dem support. It’s easy to see why liberals have spearheaded the nation’s three-decade experiment with campaign-finance regulation. Seeking to rid politics of “big-money corruption,” election-law reforms obstruct the kinds of political speech—political ads and perhaps now the feisty editorializing of the new media—that escape the filter of the mainstream press and the academy, left-wing fiefdoms still regulation-free. Campaign-finance reform, notes columnist George Will, by steadily expanding “government’s control of the political campaigns that decide who controls government,” advances “liberalism’s program of extending government supervision of life.”


friendlysaviour said...

It seems that liberals like Democrats, hate personal freedom to think how you want to. They are frightened by anyone who cannot follow their agenda.
They will even compromise personal freedom in the name of the "greater" freedom, a notion they have concocted in their sense of moral superiority, and would foist on everyone.

It is almost as if they believe that there is only one version of freedom. Theirs.
The one that they want to enforce on us all.
If Truth shall make us Free, is the converse true?
Lies shall make us slaves?

eyesallaround said...

Makes sense... the left spent all those years stuffing the media, and education system with their ilk, they fear loosing their grip. The left has never played fair, and never will.

Cubed © said...

Looks as if the Postmodernists have gained more ground. The whole reason that they supported the concept of a government-controlled educational system was so that they could infest the captive minds of generation after generation of school children with their toxic ideas.

One of those toxic ideas, one that they have in common with all supporters of totalitarianism, was to control information, and this is only the most recent effort to try to plug up the holes in the information dike by puting their fingers in it.

If they succeed here, we'll have to resort to pigeons.

George Mason said...

Well, Bloggers all, what are these people more afraid of than conservative talk radio? Answer, of course: Freedom of thought, ie., ideas. They cannot compete in any arena of ideas. They need physical force. Look at those companies who could not compete with Microsoft a while back--they all ran to Uncle Sam for him to get his gun. Same here.

The trouble is, their efforts have a serious chance of succeeding unless bloggers and citizens take up those torches and pitchforks. Do not count on the Supreme Court: Its Kelo Decision of 23 June 2005 unofficially declared war on the Rights of Man, the basic ones and the derivative ones like the Bill of Rights.

If the Left win this one, they will take out the blogs next, then the publishers, and so on. Do not expect the Right to have either the understanding or fortitude to do what is right, either. We have reached the serious stage of having a one-party country, with different names for the component sub-parties.

We can win, but we will have an uphill climb. Still, it will be good to get to the top.

dag said...

I have a new contributor to my blog as of today. His name is Charles. He's one of those who meets on Thursday evenings to hash out a programme for changing our general social approach to Islam and our current dhimmi view of ourselves as the evil West.

If you will, please stop in and say hello. Charles is a very nice guy, writes well, and is full of enthusiasm. I'm happy to have him contribute. I'm sure he'll make my blog more readable.

Conan said...

Please every one NOT vote for McCain...he is no more Republican than my dog. Are there any conservative Republicans out there you guys want to vote for (OK forget Condi, she is not going to run (but I would vote for her))

dag said...

A quick note to let you know that we survived our fourteenth weekly meeting and are preparing for the next one.

Folks, this is do-able and remarkably worthwhile. I'll return next day to add some details and to ask you again to try to meet your friends, your neighbours, and your community members to organize and resist fascist Islam and Left dhimmi fascism.

We are the media, we are the politic of politics. We have to take control of both and make ourselves and our communities what we and our community members wish them to be. If we rely on others, on the MSM and the party pol.s for those things we should make for ourselves, then we are lost. We have the power. It is a matter of using it. We can make our world into anything we care to work for. Others are now doing that to us.

It's time to stand up and make a difference ourselves.

friendlysaviour said...

I put this link here to give an insight into the world of a uk blogger, big on conspiracy theories.
It makes anum seem like noddy in toytown. You may laugh, you may cry!

Brooke said...

First Ammendment, jerks. You can pry my keyboard from my cold, dead hands!

Cubed © said...

Conan said...

"Please every one NOT vote for McCain..."

Fear not, Conan; ain't gonna happen!

Dag said...

"It's time to stand up and make a difference ourselves."

Agreed, Dag. We have to take on a lot more of the responsibility for ourselves.

Brooke said...

"First Ammendment, jerks. You can pry my keyboard from my cold, dead hands!"

Beautifully said!