Urbin Report

Thursday, May 03, 2007

An attack against the First Amendment

No surprise that it comes from a "liberal" left-wing democrat.
Insight Magazine reports that liberal democrat Rep. Maurice Hinchey of New York has introduced House bill HR 3302, which is a direct attack at the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment.

At a recent National Conference for Media Reform, sponsored by Free Press, a Massachusetts-based group heavily subsidized by [George] Soros, Hinchey laid bare his plan to silence conservative voices on television and radio. The anti-war McGovernite attacked Savage, Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts, saying they were "responsible" for leading the U.S. into the Iraq war, as well as for preparing the ground for future military invasions of Iran and Syria. According to Hinchey, these men pose a “threat” to American national security. Hence, under his bill, they would be fired.

"All of that stuff will end," Hinchey said... In the Senate, the legislation is being supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. A self-styled “social democrat,” Sanders is forming a media caucus with the explicit goal of ending conservative hegemony on talk radio.

"Now is the time to begin asking that if networks provide their listeners with 99 percent of talk shows being with right-wing extremists, whether that really is what public trust is about," Sanders said in an address in January.

It is very clear that so called "liberals" only support speech that they like, and want to make any dissenting view illegal.

HT to Doug Ross.