Once upon a time in America, freedom of the press was sacrosanct.
People on the right agreed.
People on the left agreed so much that they took over the major media outlets, but in the modern age we have figured out why: It isn’t because they really believe in a free press, it’s because the left believes in creating narratives and controlling the flow of information.
Leftists began to lose their chokehold on information flows when ‘upstart’ conservative talker Rush Limbaugh managed to build a massive nationwide radio audience in beginning in the late 1980s. And the left’s grip on what information Americans were ‘allowed’ to see really diminished with the rise of the Internet.
But it’s the rise of the latter that has essentially allowed the left to regain its near-monopoly on information, as we’ve seen over the past few years via censorship, platform bans, and outright denial of service (see what Amazon and Google did to Parler just last week).
And now, according to one of Congress’ biggest Marxists, ‘economist’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), her party is exploring ways to literally cut the First Amendment’s freedom of the press guarantee out of the Constitution.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is “looking into” media literacy initiatives to help “rein in” the press to combat misinformation in the wake of last week’s deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol.
During a lengthy live stream on Instagram on Tuesday night, the leader of the so-called “Squad” discussed the aftermath of the Capitol riot, how she feared for her life during the chaos and what needs to be done going forward.
At one point, Ocasio-Cortez read a question from a viewer who asked if there is discussion in Congress on “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives” to help with healing.
“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore, and I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false,” she continued. “So that’s something that we’re looking into.”
‘Truth and reconciliation panels’….where have we heard about these before?
Oh, right…in Soviet Russia, during the time of Stalin, or in Communist China, where ‘wrongthink’ will get your rear end sent for ‘reeducation.’
And these people claim that President Donald Trump and his supporters are Nazis and authoritarians?