More New Tone: John Kerry Wants the Media to Censor Tea Party Opinions
Sen. John Kerry (D-Hanoi) must be really worried about how badly the Democrats are losing the argument on government spending. He took to MSNBC to goad the media into censoring the opinions and statements of people with whom he disagrees (and who happen to have the facts on their side). The irony of his having made such an argument on an openly ideological network seems to have been lost on Sen. Kerry.
SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual."
You mean, like smearing American soldiers by saying that they're acting like Jenjhis Khan? Kerry isn't talking about the absurdities and lies upon which he has built his political career?
"It doesn't deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what's real, of who's accountable, of who is not accountable, of who's real, who isn't, who's serious, who isn't?"
Video at the link. Kerry doesn't want any real reporting on the actual accountability for our economic problems. Those problems largely begin with the Community Reinvestment Act, run through the Democrats' control of Fannie and Freddie, and push right on headlong into Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare and the current crop of Democrats' uncontrollable addiction to spending other people's money. The media has studiously ignored all of that, and treated the Tea Party mostly with contempt.
And to think, Kerry and John Edwards (!) were almost the president and vice president of this country.