A Little Victory Over Progressives
By Michael J. Lewinski 10/21/19
We have, with the Dubois County Herald, an objective, honest, and fair news organization which serves our community in so many beneficial ways. The same cannot be said about some news that comes through cable and the airwaves. CNN poisons our brains with regard to national news.
Parts of a letter sent to CNN by nine Republican congressmen alluded to the constantly displayed left-wing bias. The letter noted they have a first amendment right “… to be loudly wrong,” as was reported in a TruNews article. Fortunately, for the public, CNN messed up royally when they turned down ads for President Trump. Hurrah for us!
The congressmen cited in the landmark Buckley v. Valeo case, the Supreme Court wrote:
‘Discussion of public issues and debate on the qualifications of candidates are integral to the operation of the system of government established by our Constitution. The First Amendment affords the broadest protection to such political expression in order to “assure (the) unfettered interchange of ideas for the bringing about of political and social changes desired by the people.”’
“Your decision to reject political ads by President Trump, while still running ads for Democrat candidates, violates the Buckley principles laid out by the Supreme Court. Particularly concerning is your own rationale that your organization chose not to run the ad in part because it ‘disparage(d) CNN and its journalists.’ Being personally offended is truly a poor reason to deny a candidate for public office the right to be heard, running contrary to both the intent of the Buckley decision and the self-proclaimed First Amendment values of your network.”
Who were these conservative warriors taking down this progressive organ: “…Jeff Duncan (S.C.), Mark Meadows (N.C.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Randy Weber (Texas), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Russ Fulcher (Idaho), Bradley Byrne (Ala.) and Greg Steube (Fla.).”
“They urged CNN to ‘correct this flagrant violation’ immediately. They also want the Trump 2020 campaign ads to run on the network immediately.”
It’s at the ballot-box where we can drain the progress poison and infuse conservative common sense into the national bloodstream again.