Silencing Fox News
In a Hugo Chavez like move, MoveOn.org, that icon of the First Amendment and left-wing darling, is pushing hard to silence the Fox News Channel by calling for an advertiser boycott. Gotta love these folks who believe so much in the First Amendment.
From FoxNews (who else?):
MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.
The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there.
This is a blatant attempt to silence a news organization from exercising their Constitutional right under the First Amendment. They hate open discussion on the issues and seek to squash opposing views. Why?
One primary example sighted in the article, as well as on Gilliam's web site is the issue of Global Warming. The have bought into the mass hysteria that very small fraction of one percent of the atmosphere that is carbon dioxide is causing the current warming trend in the Earth's climate, despite scientific FACTS that prove it is solar activity and other elements, none of which are (or can be) influenced by human activity.
If Gilliam, MoveOn dot org, Daily Kos, and other such mouthpieces of the hard-left were truly interested in an honest and open debate, they should first read up on the hard science that has been published by researchers in recent years.
Admittedly, there is more to their movement than just their hysteria over climate change. They oppose the war in Iraq and want to see that country fall into the hands of terrorists and Islam-fascist extremists. They don't like the fact that the U.S. is pushing for ballistic missile defense and maintains a nuclear arsenal. Yet they are okay with Russia, North Korea, China having whatever nuclear arms it wants, and to let Iran have the same.
Fortunately, it is reported in the article that Home Depot is not in the market of censoring media and has no intention of changing its marketing strategies. Kudos to them!
One final note on global warming: it isn't that there is climate change going on that is disputed, it is the cause of those changes that is disputed.