June 12, 2008

Media Reform Activists Cheer Obama

With the recent news about the Obama campaign forming groups to seek out, and squelch any perceived rumors circulated by bloggers about Senator Obama and his wife, Michelle, the following article has to cause some alarm, if one has any sense of perception, at all. Will it soon come to the point where one has to be ever alert to the possibility of uttering a word that could be considered derogatory, racist, or treasonous, or any other thing, that "they" consider objectionable when it pertains to this powerful couple--a couple gaining more power, more quickly, than any that we've ever known before? And what will be the consequences of that, should it be so?

Are our rights, and freedoms of speech being slowly eroded? Not on your life...it seems that they are being snatched, right out from under our very noses.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

Minneapolis: Dropping any pretense of objectivity and non-partisanship, the “National Conference for Media Reform” on Saturday night turned into a Barack Obama-for-President rally, as left-wing media figure Arianna Huffington denounced Senator and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a “Trojan horse for the right” who had “sold his soul” to become president.

Several speakers, including Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps, used the Obama campaign slogan, “Yes, we can,” as they urged the thousands of “progressives” in the audience to bring “change” to Washington, D.C.

One speaker, Sylvia Rivera, who runs a Mexican art museum, had the audience saying “Yes, we can” in Spanish. “Forty years from now,” she said, “we will marvel at how we elected our first black president.”


Huffington, who runs the far-left Huffington Post website, said that Obama would win the White House in November as long as “the fear-mongering of the right” on national security affairs was kept in check and “zero tolerance” was practiced for attacks on Obama’s patriotism and loyalty to the U.S. Another problem, she stated, was that “the media are still in love with John McCain” and it is imperative to make sure the media “fall out of love” with him.

Change? You bet, and I'm afraid that none of us are going to like it.

Read the whole article here.