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Tuesday
Jan082013

From the White House, hypocrisy on First Amendment and Piers Morgan

Alex Jones (Infowars) took on CNN's Piers Morgan on the subject of gun control. (Screen snip, video at InfoWars)Perpetual big government critic Alex Jones started a petition to have CNN talking head Piers Morgan deported. Morgan had made anti-gun statements after media manipulated the Connecticut shootings tragedy for political purposes. Morgan is from England.

The petition drew more than 100,000 signatures, according to media. That earned a response from the White House.

Here’s what President Barack Obama’s mouthpiece Jay Carney said:

“... In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy."

If you wanted a textbook example of perfect hypocrisy, look no further.

This is the same White House who declared to murderers in Islamist sectors that America was sorry for insulting a prophet. The same president whose policies led to questionable charges towards an amateur filmmaker who had nothing to do with the deaths of Americans in Benghazi although the president blamed the filmmaker for the same. The same president who repeatedly and dishonestly blamed a filmmaker for protests and violence at the Benghazi consulate.

Turned out the Benghazi tragedy resulted from epic failure on the parts of Obama and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Don’t expect Democrats’ fan club, legacy media, to hold this administration accountable for lapses in judgment about terrorists in Benghazi.

There is nothing more dangerous than elected officials neutering the First Amendment.

There is nothing more reprehensible than blatant hypocrisy from a significant leader in the free world who values the First Amendment only when he sees political advantage.

Jones is routinely vilified by critics on both Left and Right because he tends to be very outspoken and shills for no particular political party. That approach frightens big government looters and statists. Jones does hold some controversial views, especially on lack of transparency about the attacks on 9-11-2001, but his skepticism is understandable when one considers lies told by presidents in the past, such as the Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson’s tall tales about the Gulf of Tonkin.

It took media half a century to divulge the truth about LBJ’s deception, although media have basically downplayed the lies about the Tonkin incidents.

After all, Democrats own a standing pass from legacy media when it comes to truth telling.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Jan. 8, 2013)

 

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