Arrogance Of The Media

As if it wasn’t already apparent, the elites in the media continue to provide examples of their extreme arrogance and their belief that their profession entitles them to do anything they want.

The most recent example comes from Los Angeles, where days ago video shows two police officers sitting in their car outside a train station when a person walked up to the car and shot both officers.

One of the officers was able to call for help and both were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where a mob had gathered and was blocking the entrance while chanting “Let them die. Let them die.”

Police arrested one protester who refused to move from the entrance after ordered to do so.

It’s at this point that NPR station KPCC reporter Josie Huang decided she would insert herself to get a story (NPR—a taxpayer funded station, for reference). Continue reading “Arrogance Of The Media”

A New Low In US ‘Protests’

Last night, two police officers were ambushed in Los Angeles. Video shows two police officers sitting in their car outside a train station in Compton when someone walked up and shot them in the head, then ran off.

The officers miraculously were able to call for help and an ambulance rushed to the scene.

Somehow, some BLM-aligned protesters were at the hospital and knew the ambulance was carrying police officers. As the ambulance approached, ‘protesters’ blocked the entrance to the emergency room and began chanting “Let them die. Let them die.” Continue reading “A New Low In US ‘Protests’”

New York Times Against Free Speech (Again)

Last month, a New York Times editorial page editor was forced to resign because (gasp) he actually ran an editorial from a conservative US Senator, Tom Cotton.

In the latest incident,  staff editor and writer Bari Weiss announced her resignation earlier this week, decrying the newspaper’s workplace culture as “hostile” toward staffers who hold anything other than far left ideologies. Continue reading “New York Times Against Free Speech (Again)”

Civility Isn’t A Bad Word

John F. Kennedy once said “So let us begin anew-remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness.”

We need to be reminded of that again.

Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson Monday night was talking about a controversial statement made by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) about taking down some public monuments. Carlson summarized his comments by saying that Duckworth “hates America”.

Sen. Duckworth responded the next day to the comments, and then on his show last night Carlson went further and called her “a coward” because she wouldn’t go on his show.

There are no doubt some people in public life who hate America (you can’t help but wonder why they don’t move, but that’s another story). But for the most part, people who have differing views don’t hate the country they just have other ideas about how to make it better. Sometimes, no doubt, the ideas are a bit crazy but most of the time it’s not because they hate the country.

For those that may not be familiar with Sen. Duckworth’s career and background, Sen. Duckworth is a veteran that saw combat in Iraq, and lost both legs when the helicopter she was flying was hit by an enemy rocket propelled grenade.

I find it pretty hard to believe that someone like that is a coward, and hates the country that she gave both legs to fight for.

Mr. Carlson, until you have flown into combat serving your country, and come close to making the ultimate sacrifice to do that, you probably should be a lot more careful in your choice of words.

On Censorship and Intolerance

It’s hard to talk about issues in the context of very emotional times. And the death of George Floyd, caught on video, has certainly highlighted a long-standing issue and raised strong feelings in the country.

However, one underlying theme has become concerning. It is a difficult to talk about and deal with issues of tolerance of dissent, more so when it may involve topics and opinions that many may find repulsive.  But an intelligent society can’t survive if it allows itself to be driven solely by passions of the moment, even if the roots of those passions are justified. Continue reading “On Censorship and Intolerance”

Killing Two Birds With One Stone-Censorship And Eliminating Competition

In the news today comes a story about NBC trying to silence its competition.

NBC was proud of itself yesterday, and reported that it had gotten Google to ban ads from the conservative media outlet The Federalist, and one other media outlet for what NBC claimed was ‘hate speech’. Continue reading “Killing Two Birds With One Stone-Censorship And Eliminating Competition”