A coordinated attack on freedom of speech is in progress. If successful, we will no longer have the First Amendment "as we know it."
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited Jacksonville on Wednesday, holding a hastily organized presser.
The former Massachusetts governor expressed condolences to the families of the victims and made a statement about messaging from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
As the GOP nominee who is running neck and neck with the president in this race, Romney had every right to do what the president did in 2008—comment on a national security crisis or whatever topic he chose.
Judging by the reaction among media, it’s obvious that many who work in that sector are terrified.
The Embassy had condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims…”
Romney rightly gauged the Embassy statement as sympathizing with “those who waged the attacks.”
Romney took questions at the presser; President Barack Obama did not take any questions when he made his own statement later.
Anyone who has worked in media (or been a frequent target) knows an ambush and that’s exactly what happened in Jacksonville. You can hear the news groupies chatting up each other so they’re on the same page with their questions.
By Wednesday evening, Obama fans in media were engaged in a major attack on Romney.
Fact checking sites that lean left were even calling in “apology experts”—I guess you get certified as that if you’re a guy who likes to hang out with buddies, have one too many and have to come up with creative ways to stay out of the doghouse once you wobble through the door in the wee hours.
How does a sane person cut through the propaganda?
What is happening in the Middle East is not surprising. The Obama administration, with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton at the front line, unglued that part of the world. There’s no other way to describe it.
Furthermore, it is obvious security at many of these embassies has been lacking. Maybe we could park a drone or two on rooftops at embassies—the Obama team has had lots of luck with drones. So much more efficient than waterboarding, you know.
A rather silly moment occurred when on Wednesday evening a Fox News host had a staffer from ABC News and another from Time on—these two content creators actually gave Romney some advice you could sum up as: It wasn’t so much Romney’s message—he just should’ve waited a bit.
Thing is, Main St. doesn’t give a fig what Time thinks. Or what The New York Times thinks. Or for that matter, select skewed “fact checkers.”
Did any of the bozos in the media warn you about the housing meltdown? Did they warn you about Osama bin Laden? Where the latter is concerned, media actually hampered President Bill Clinton’s repeated efforts to get bin Laden. Media downplayed bin Laden ahead of September 11, 2001. Remember the film Wag the Dog?
Romney stood there in Jacksonville, politely answering the same question over and over, a bemused look on his face suggesting he knew he was being ambushed.
Journalism died another death that day—similar to the 2008 campaign season when media colluded via Journolist to elect a junior senator whose primary asset was that he wasn’t Hillary Clinton. Manipulating media is a long Democrat tradition, by the way.
In contrast, when Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally he’d had a “rough day,” media ignored the self-serving remark.
Fact is, media are terrified Romney will win this election. Watching Romney in Jacksonville, those of us in the real world saw the only leader who at that point was willing to stand for American values, to stand up for the freedom of speech that is broader here than in any other country in the world.
Obama appears to believe that Muslims have a right to destroy property and kill when their prophet is insulted. That is backwards thinking—it’s positively primitive. But media buy it because Obama is their guy.
Media are currently complicit in an unprecedented attack on free speech. If we lose the First Amendment as we know it, to borrow your terminology, Mr. President, we have lost it all and you know it.
Every day we are reminded of the catastrophe Obama and his Democrats have made of this country, from government enabling of the housing meltdown via Leftist policy to lack of security at embassies on a key date like September 11.
Media are terrified because on Wednesday in Jacksonville, they saw a candidate who stood up for American values rather than apologize. For Main St., that’s a wonderful thing.
I hope the Romney campaign drives home the collusion we heard on the audio tape when the content creators were coordinating their attack. You could do a whole lot with that in a comedy skit, by the way.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 13, 2012)
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