Before you go further, you may want to brush up on the Sinclair drama. Courtney has you covered. We can wait until you’re ready. If clicking links is too much for you today, here’s the gist: Sinclair had their networks repeat the same talking points about not trusting social media. As it’s biasAF. That’s it. The left lost their noodle soup over it.
It’s the leftist cause of the day. Yes, yes, still guns. Always guns. But this too. All of the progressives intellectual betters on late night comedy think Sinclair is the worst thing to happen to America this week. It’s all Twitter is angry about. Again, this week. So here comes Dick Durbin to the pandering rescue. If there’s leftist pandering to be made, Durbin is always there to earn his first name.
He’s demanding answers about Sinclair’s editorial decisions. Yes, a US Senator wants a media company to explain itself. We’ll get to the problem in a second.
Why is a senator demanding a media company explain editorial decisions? Would this be acceptable if a senator sent the same letter to CNN? Slippery slope. pic.twitter.com/o6MHd8r72C
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) April 4, 2018
I rarely jump right into the whataboutism, but I’m feeling saucy today. CNN and MSNBC have basically turned themselves into a gun grabbing super PAC lately (see Ben Shapiro Blasts CNN’s Anti-Gun Agenda ON CNN and MSNBC Panel Pulls Race Card on Pro-Gun People, Looks Forward to Them Dying). Imagine one morning, Donald Trump is in bed eating his Cheerios. Twitter in one hand. The remote in the other. Fox & Friends says “CNN and MSNBC have basically turned themselves into a gun grabbing super PAC lately.”
This causes Trump to tweet: “CNN and MSNBC have basically turned themselves into a gun grabbing super PAC lately. Why won’t anyone do anything! Sad! Remember when I won an election?”
Only, with words misspelled. But he basically demands an investigation. Liberals would be soiling themselves. It’s a flagrant afront on the First Amendment! This president is Hitler! I can hear it as clearly as you can.
That’s basically Dick Durbin demanding answers because he saw something on the John Oliver show.
Remember this when the left say they support the First Amendment. Much like saying they support the Second Amendment, there’s always a “but.”
The First Amendment protects the press, including Sinclair, CNN, and MSBNC, from tools like Dick Durbin in the government. Just so we’re clear.