In a country such as the United States, where the freedom of speech allegedly reigns supreme, the liberals are getting a bit antsy.
Now that Donald Trump has been elected to the highest office in the land, those on the left of the political spectrum are growing concerned that their already meek and meager voices will be drowned out by the now-emboldened conservatives as their candidate takes office. All of that paranoia has culminated in the absurd act of one newspaper calling for the boycott of an online news agency.
“In two op-ed articles for the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, the Gray Lady attacks Breitbart News and its founder, Andrew Breitbart, and encourages an effort to ‘destroy’ the company by appealing directly to advertisers not to support the website.
“One article, ‘How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News,’ written by someone actually called ‘Pagan Kennedy’ (was ‘Antichrist Roosevelt’ not available?) celebrates the flagging effort of anonymous Twitter trolls who have tried to target and intimidate companies whose ads appear alongside Breitbart News articles, via third party platforms.“These would-be censors of the totalitarian left have decided that since they cannot defeat conservative views and arguments on the merits, they would prefer to eliminate them.
“The Times, which prides itself as a guardian of free speech and press freedom, gives its backing to this (unsuccessful) campaign with nearly 2,000 words of space. The article includes instructions on how to join the anti-Breitbart effort, copied verbatim — ‘Step 1… Step 2…’ — from the anonymous activists’ Twitter page.”
This is a new low for the New York Times, which has been struggling mightily in recent years due to a wildly decreasing readership and their overall inability to adapt to the times.
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