“Pro-Democracy” Media is Threat to Liberty

Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“American democracy is in grave peril because journalists are insufficiently hysterical and biased. That is the conclusion of a trio of Washington Post columnists and a panoply of other media experts. But journalists’ rush to the barricades risks opening the floodgates to new abuses of government power. … Post columnist Brian Klaas admits that ‘the media adopting a pro-democracy bias … effectively means being pro-Democratic’ Party but there is no alternative except to ‘unequivocally and unapologetically condemn’ Republicans. Journalists cannot demonize one political party without tacitly sainting its opponents. Even worse, ‘pro-democracy’ cheerleading can quickly become cravenly pro-government. This danger is stark, with the growing enthusiasm for official crackdowns on alleged misinformation (which sometimes simply means data that expose federal falsehoods and abuses).” (01/13/22)