Is on the rise in this country…and it’s coming from not liberals but libs/democrats.
The Left’s control of almost all the major outlets for opinion in this country — major newspapers and magazines, television, Hollywood, social media, and university faculties among others — is a familiar phenomenon. But in the past, popular support for the constitutional guarantee of free expression under the First Amendment—even among Liberals-- was always a protection for the dissemination of conservative and other alternative ideas.
Now, however, a new group of progressives is moving into positions of power in all these news and cultural outlets, and they do not appear to acknowledge the rights of conservatives — or even Liberals – to hold and express views that dissent from the progressive catechism. Instead, they are turning the media and other cultural institutions they control away from approval of free expression and focusing them in an unprecedented and dangerous new direction.
Talk about being wahy ahead of the curve. I’m glad that others are starting to catch on…but again this is something I knew was coming for last 2 maybe 3 decades when I’ve seen the early signs f this shift.
The impulse of authoritarians is a direct threat to freedoms and yes our civil liberties, from freedom of expression to our own personal lifestyle choices. It is that reason why they want total control over our healthcare. Once that’s in hands of left-wing authoritarians then they can control what we can or cannot eat.
I’m glad that media world and talking heads catching up but still lagging behind the times.
Yes this is opinion piece.