Edwards: “They want to shut me up”
This stuff’s not an accident. Nobody in this room should think this is an accident. You know, I’m out there speaking up for universal healthcare, ending this war in Iraq, speaking up for the poor. They want to shut me up. That’s what this is about. “Let’s distract from people who don’t have health care coverage. Let’s distract from people who can’t feed their children…. Let’s talk about this silly frivolous nothing stuff so that America won’t pay attention.”
They will never silence me. Never.
If we don’t stand up to these people, if we don’t fight em, if we don’t beat them, they’re going to continue to control this country. Thye’re going to control the media. They’re going to control what’s being said. They do not want to hear us talking about health care for everybody.
Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers
Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network. MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.
MoveOn.org is campaigning against Fox because it says the network characterizes itself as a fair news network when it consistently favors a conservative point of view, said Adam Green, the organization’s spokesman.
“We’re not trying to silence anybody,” Green said.
Gosh Adam, what happens when advertisers pull out all of their money? What usually happens when income is completely lost? I’ll give you a moment to think….. Your answer? Well, if it is ‘They go out of business’, then you win! But then, wouldn’t they be ‘silent’ too? But since you’re not trying to silence them…. then what exactly are you doing? It’s like sterilizing a dog and telling the dog that you aren’t trying to stop it from having pups. If the end result is the same… then you are!!!
So Fox’s biggest offense is saying they are ‘fair’ and you disagree. Well, lets assume they stop saying they are ‘fair’. Would you then be ok with them? Would you start watching them? Would you believe O’Reilly then? I’ll take a stab at this and guess your answer would be a ‘Not no, but Hell no!’ If that’s the case, then Fox saying ‘fair’ is not the real issue. It looks more like you can’t stand someone expressing a conservative point of view. Especially when you consider that folks on the (far?) left were trying to enforce the ‘fairness doctrine’ on talk radio. Notice it was aimed at conservatives again. Yup, nothing mentioned about applying it to liberal programs on TV either. Biased? You bet!!!
And we want folks like this in power? Might as well move to Venezuela and ‘enjoy’ living under Chavez’s rule. Notice Edward only states ‘they’? Who are ‘they’? Talk about spreading fear! This guy is getting quite desperate! S’pose those poll numbers are starting to bother him? Pretty bad when someone not running is getting higher numbers than you! LOL!!!
So the question is, who is really restricting your right to free speech? Looks like the left is guilty on this one*
* The left does not hold a monopoly on anything. You will find BOTH parties are or have been engaged in similar activities at one point in time or another. The biggest differences may be in quantity or severity of the actions. Currently, I see the left trying hard to silence the right. From folks in government and civilians alike. Bushco may have done things but I haven’t seen the quantity of people like I see on the left. Bushco’s severity may be more though. I state, you debate.