With a stranglehold on America’s cultural institutions, the political left is going in for the kill – trying to squelch the few websites, TV shows and radio programs that offer a different point of view.
What the left could not accomplish through legislative bullying – the misnamed “Fairness Doctrine” – it is accomplishing through its organizational and media muscle, a near-complete monopoly on the national political dialogue.
The left is already in control of almost all newsrooms. But that’s not enough for the socialists. So, with help from the deep pockets of the George Soros crowd, they have set up fraudulently tax-exempt organizations like Media Matters and, with the help of corporations like AOL, for-profit powerhouses like the Huffington Post that act as agents provocateur to keep pushing news organizations further left through intimidation tactics. That pressure is having an impact even on so-called alternative New Media information sources, making them more cautious about what they cover and what they spike.
That’s what made it easy for Pat Buchanan, an iconic conservative voice in America for 40 years, to be dumped by MSNBC – and not to be picked up by any other TV network.
That’s what made it easy for Rush Limbaugh, with the largest audience in radio, to be dumped by sponsors over fallout for a true characterization of the ridiculous Sandra Fluke.
That’s what made it easy for Glenn Beck, with a huge TV audience, to be dumped by Fox News Channel, because boycott-weary sponsors weren’t willing to have targets placed on their backs to reach his viewers.
I could go on and on, but you get the point.
Even talk radio, the long-time haven for conservatives, is finding it difficult to attract advertisers because of the left’s intimidation tactics.
The result? Fewer voices. Less debate. A more politically correct public square.
Meanwhile, boycotts of leftist extremism have been less effective – perhaps because those concerned about it long ago left those programs and networks. Or maybe conservatives and pro-family groups aren’t as effective because they don’t have the left’s media echo chamber.
Every day, I get emails from people asking for answers to the shrinking number of media voices of dissent, the skeptics of government power and the programming from a Judeo-Christian worldview.
It’s the same as it has always been – for the last 35 years that I have been in this business attempting to offer a clear alternative.
Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.
Don’t fight defensively, get on offense.
Don’t try to tear down the bad, support the good.
If you like Michael Savage, support him by buying his books and patronizing his loyal sponsors.
If you prefer Keith Olbermann, support him the same way. (I don’t recommend it, obviously.)
That’s how you can make a difference.
It’s OK to complain about what you don’t like, but also pro-actively support what you like – before it disappears.
People who believe in liberty don’t want to censor the views of those with whom we disagree. My opinions are well-known, but look at WND’s commentary lineup and see how many voices we carry from the opposite end of the spectrum!
You don’t see that at the Huffington Post, MSNBC or Current.
That’s because the left fundamentally is totalitarian in nature. It will never be satisfied as long as there’s someone out there who disagrees.
Support what you like with enthusiasm. Support it until it’s a sacrifice. Support it with money and your time. Use social media to promote what you like. Spread the word to your friends and family members the old-fashioned way – by word of mouth.
You are not alone. In fact, you are more “mainstream” than those who claim that descriptive. Be confident. Be bold. Be assertive. And be active. Don’t cower in the shadows. and never allow the enemy to make you feel helpless and demoralized.
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