Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Pirate’s Cove, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

 Moving right along:  You can tell who your real masters are by finding out who you’re not allowed to criticize.  Newt Gingrich has some observations on that score.  Excerpt:

It seems there is suddenly a movement in media to silence anyone who speaks out against George Soros—and, specifically, his funding of radical prosecutors seeking to change the criminal justice system by simply ignoring certain crimes.

This happened to me personally this week while I was being interviewed on Fox’s Outnumbered. When I brought up Soros’s plan to get pro-criminal, anti-police prosecutors elected across the country, two of the show’s participants interrupted me and forcefully asserted that Soros was not involved.

Host Harris Faulkner, it seemed, was stunned by the interruptions, and did her part to move the show forward after some awkward silence. The next day, she addressed the strange moment during the show and condemned censorship.

Immediately after the show, Twitter and other social media went crazy. People were alleging that any criticism of Soros’s political involvement is automatically false, anti-Semitic, or both.

This is ludicrous. Soros’s plan to elect these prosecutors has been well documented already—and it has nothing to do with his spiritual or ethnic background. The Los Angeles Timesthe New York TimesPoliticoUSA Todaythe Washington Postthe Wall Street Journalthe Associated PressCBSthe South Florida Sun-Sentinel—even Fox News itself, among others, have all thoroughly reported on it.

There are plenty of specific examples of Soros’s work in action.

Now, I think the utterly despicable George Soros has a right to dispense his cash wherever he sees fit, as does everyone else.  But I also think it’s perfectly appropriate for anyone to broadcast far and wide where this leftist fuckstick dispenses funds, as in supporting elections of DAs who rotate looters, rioters and other criminals back out onto the street.

And Fox News has the right, as a privately owned operation, to dispense or not dispense whatever information they see fit.

But I have to admit to being a bit baffled as to why they shut down this conversation.  Soros may not be directly involved in this summer’s unrest – as in, he wasn’t personally out there throwing rocks and starting fires – but his support of progressive DAs has certainly enabled it.  A responsible news channel would be broadcasting his involvement far and wide.  Instead?  Crickets.

There’s an apocryphal quote attributed to Voltaire, which I paraphrased above; the exact quote is generally given as “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”  Voltaire may or may not have actually said this, but that doesn’t make it any less true.  Today’s media just keeps proving that out.