Censorship has always been a dirty word in America. No citizen believes that anyone should have the right to tell another what to say….to censor speech. In fact, the right to Freedom of Speech, our First Amendment, is so intrinsic to our nature as Americans that even school children will cite it. The only occasions that Americans understand a need for “some” censorship would be for National Security such as happens during wars. Nowadays, we also understand that “some” censorship is acceptable to protect the inner workings of our intelligence systems or our negotiations with foreign nations from those who would harm us.
However, censorship can take many forms and much of that censorship is not only uncalled for, but is promoted for ulterior notices such as influencing an election.
In the past five years, the Left has succeeded in suppressing information about many situations by claiming that releasing information would damage National Security. Unfortunately, much of the details on those situations is NOT concealed for our own security, but for the benefit of a politician, or political party. In effect, the Left and President Obama claim the right to hide almost anything that would damage them politically. That is why they have misdirected, LIED, and obfuscated the free flow of information about: Benghazi; the CIA spying scandal; the IRS subverting their powers by intimidating Conservative non-profits; the ATF gun walking scandal; the truth about Obama-scare…………………………..and, the list goes on and on.
The Left is comfortable with censorship or Lies because they are so accustomed to their political cronies lying! This cynical, criminal habit of hiding the truth from the public probably began before Bill Clinton was President and before Hillary Clinton began her snow job on the Left. However, though there are corrupt politicians in every party, the Left is unusually good at these activities. Remember Hillary benefiting from the White Water scandal where she was the beneficiary of a huge windfall….one in which no broker could honestly say was possible? Remember Bill hiding his perversions in the Oval Office from the public even under oath, until he was forced to admit it? And, even then, he made excuses? Remember Hillary savaging and persecuting the women (Wiley, Lewinsky, and others) to save their own political ambitions? Remember the Clintons stealing the silverware when they left the White House………..and, maybe more?
Censorship is not a new activity in Washington, D.C. Nor is the major news media playing lap dog to the Left, especially President Obama, a new or surprising development.
What is surprising, though, is the extent to which the media will go to promote the politicians and legislation of the Left. The latest cry of the “Pack” of the Left is to elect Hillary Clinton. All of the major newspapers, except for the WSJ, and all of the “major” networks (CBS, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CNN), are in full battle cry. According to them, Hillary is the modern equivalent of the Virgin Mary because Hillary has done NO WRONG……….NOT EVER….NO WAY….NO HOW!
These pseudo news outlets run ONLY stories that promote Saint Hillary. They ignore her failures when she was Bill’s wife, First lady, Senator, and even Secretary of State because those failures do nothing to advance Hillary as a viable President.
Even though it seems impossible for those media to do anything more for Hillary, they have now added censorship to their repertoire. Censorship? Yes, Censorship. Censorship of a surreptitious nature because the Left is desperate to prevent bringing up Hillary’s history because they KNOW that Hillary’s history will kill her, and their, political ambitions. Who wants a President who intimidated women? Who wants a President who couldn’t understand the importance of securing an American embassy where Americans, including our Ambassador Stevens, were murdered? Who wants a President who has a history of thuggery, outright lying, and incompetence? Because, that is the kind of President that Hillary would be.
So, CBS pretends that these issues from Hillary’s past are not of importance when considering her as a candidate for President of the United States!
Of course CBS wants to suppress the story. Of course CBS wants Hillary to be the next President. And, of course, CBS, like Candy Crowley of CNN fame — or infamy, will use any method to help the Democrats and, most especially Hillary, the face of the Democrats for 2016.
Censorship has always been a double-edged sword for our Democracy. That is why the First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Speech. And, that Freedom of Speech should never be abrogated by any individual, any institution, or any media outlet. So, while we need some discretion on true National Security issues, we DO NOT NEED the media to be hiding and obscuring FACTS about people running for political office, especially the Presidency of our great country. The Fourth Estate, the media, have NOT been providing news for a long time. They are content to regurgitate whatever the Democrats, President Obama or any on the Left, tell them. That suppression of Truth is one of the most detrimental types of censorship experienced in the United States.
Censorship by the media is a direct contradiction to what we expect from the media. And, the Democrats will never acknowledge that they censor what we hear from them. But, when President Obama and the Democrats misdirect, hide, Lie, and withhold the truth from us because they hold the reins of the media, censorship will continue.
Censorship……………..the Left’s Dirty Secret.