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  • You Might Remember Him From Such Events As The 2004 Presidential Campaign

       March 13, 2005

    P.J. O'Rourke has just a stellar John Kerry quote in his latest Weekly Standard column. Kerry was picking up the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library "Distinguished American Award" when he decided to take a jab at the 1st Amendment:

    We learned that the mainstream media, over the course of the last year, did a pretty good job of discerning. But there's a subculture and a sub-media that talks and keeps things going for entertainment purposes rather than for the flow of information. And that has a profound impact and undermines what we call the mainstream media of the country. And so the decision-making ability of the American electorate has been profoundly impacted as a consequence of that. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

    Wow. Does Kerry really think that the government should do something about bloggers and talk radio and the like because they're threatening the mainstream media's information monopoly? It's one thing to have some sour grapes, it's quite another to subtly suggest that the alternative media needs to be kept in check simply because they all didn't tow the mainstream media's pro-Kerry party line.

    It's been over four months since the election and the Dems still think they lost because of Fox News, because the Republicans cheated and because Middle America is stupid.

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    #  March 13th, 2005 7:51 AM      johnny7
    I saw this O'Rourke column yesterday ...I couldn't believe what I was reading.

    Not only is Kerry an anti-military socialist, he also has a little anti-freedom-of-speech in him! But honestly, why should we be surprised?

    His busom-buddy, 'The McCainiac', likes to tamper with that 'third-rail' of the Republic too. That censorship-legislation called ...McCain/Feingold.

    What Kerry calls “a sub-culture and a sub-media that talks” is actually Blogger's, FOXNews and Rush Limbaugh. And let's not forget a little 527 group called ...the Swift Boat Vets for Truth!

    Keep a clear-eye on Monsieur Kerry... he just might be in the first stages of an Algore-style melt-down.  
    #  March 13th, 2005 12:09 PM      marcus
    I remember during campaign season seeing HowDea talk about the need to crack down on Fox News.

    Of course leftists wanting to crack down speech they don't agree with is old hat so it was kinda unremarkable.  



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