Here's To The New Form Of Liberalism. Not!
I recall a time not so long ago, when we could discuss issues and topics of the day and have a genuine difference of opinion with most people still shaking hands and being comfortable with one another. You were not viewed as an enemy combatant if you said red and I said blue.
How times have changed. Witness the thrashing of former Godfather of Investigative Journalism, Bob Woodward. He of Watergate fame and a style of journalism long since passed. Also an investigative style not seen for quite some time, which has fomented into what one can call "advocacy journalism". Another way of looking at it is the editorial page has gone to the front page. We are void of true journalism today if I am to be asked. I believe if you asked most people, they would reply that journalist are to report the news. Not inject an opinion or form of spin to achieve a goal of fulfilling a personal agenda.
In fact, speech was viewed so importantly by our Founder's, that it is the preeminent amendment we have. There was a time when a so called "liberal", was thought to be one of tolerance and acceptance of thoughts and ideas both believed and not. Tolerance? Good luck with that one. The media, academia and pop culture are now so skewed to one side, that the ship is about to tip over.
Back to Mr. Woodward. He is being punished and the vile commentary headed in his direction is indeed appalling. And why? Admittedly, he skewered a sacred cow. That being the current administration. His commentary about poor policy choices by the President, have literally had him banished for life. "Liar, damn liar and we hope he dies". These are just a few of the no doubt nasty remarks you may have heard to date. And these are from journalists in the same club as Mr. Woodward. Warning to journalism majors, don't step out of line or have an original thought. Your career will go down in flames quickly.
Free speech? Attacked by fellow journalist's? How banal. But here it is folks and this is where we are. Fascism is in! At least in the aforementioned pop culture and especially academe. Does it surprise anyone that our highest institution of thought, Harvard University has an editorial warning any of the conservative mindset to avoid matriculating to it's hallowed grounds. How disgusting. Or the now well known professor who has banned any news in class, if it was retrieved via Fox News. What the hell is this? Sounds fascistic to me.Continued on the next page