When CNN anchors treated Tea Party protesters with derision, scoffing and sexual innuendo, this was not necessarily something new. It is a trend.
In America these days, it seems, free speech is O.K. for terrorists and those supporting a leftist agenda.
All you other schmucks beware.
Congressman Tom Tancredo was chased from the stage at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill recently because he opposes the legalization of all immigrants without restrictions.
Students smashed a window a few feet from where he stood and blocked his face with a banner that said, “No One Is Illegal.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently called law enforcement officers doing their duty “un-American” and got through her remarks just fine.
It now seems as if Pelosi was giving her approval of all who stand with her to violently assault those that do not.
The UConn students had to be pepper sprayed during the tancredo event.
Americans have hosted the likes of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad for university talks without incident. But invite a conservate to talk and watch what happens.
News organizations like CNN fuel this restriction on the freedom of speech by making fun of people and events like the Tea Parties — or just stashing the story where nobody can find it.
Our national discourse is degrading and the media has a lot to do with that. Thank goodness for blogs and alternative means of communications….
I am reminded that Ann Coulter got run out of UConn in December 2005. The student body couldn’t stomach her conservative views so they ran her out
“We encourage diverse opinion at UConn, but this is blatant hate speech,” said Eric Knudsen, a 19-year-old sophomore journalism and social welfare major who at that time headed the campus group Students Against Hate.
Ironic that just recently and down the road at the University of Maryland a porno movie was shown on campus — in the name of free speech…..
This kind of “our version of free speech is O.K. and yours isn’t” is the norm in Communist China and Vietnam…..