For about 18-months, Jen Psaki was the mouthpiece for President Joe Biden and his administration.
Psaki fled the sinking ship of the Biden administration back last May – and now can be seen on MSNBC.
And she recently stuck her head up to defend an unhinged rant from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and warn her audience on the dangers of Americans’ First Amendment rights.
The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees Americans five freedoms; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, a free press, the right to assembly and the right to petition the government.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
For years, Democrats have really only cared about one of those freedoms – the right to protest – while just paying lip service to the others.
However, the Left is no longer pretending to favor Free Speech.
Now, they are actually campaigning against it.
From the White House, to the House and Senate floor, to Big Media and Big Tech, radical Leftists are using “hate speech,” and “disinformation” as excuses to limit speech.
President Joe Biden’s former White House Press Secretary is now using her soapbox on MSNBC to convince her viewers of the dangers of free speech.
“If you were running a local political campaign and you’re running ads on television, and you say something inaccurate about your opponent, guess what happens? The ad is pulled down,” Psaki said. “These platforms live by a different set of rules, and people consume more information from them than any other source of media. Think of the danger of that.”
First of all, her initial contention that local stations will pull ads that are inaccurate is pure fantasy land fiction.
The list of political commercials consisting of blatant lies is too long to list – but every American has seen more lies in campaign ads than they can count.
But it’s the second half of her statement that is most alarming.
People need to be allowed to be wrong.
However, what Democrats are really scared of isn’t inaccurate information – it’s voices that contradict the woke narrative.
“What these Republicans are doing, essentially, just to break down past all of this crazy word salad of yesterday, they are defending the pushing of inaccurate, dangerous information on the platforms that most people receive information from,” Psaki said. “That is racist, dangerous, prompted January 6th, is prompting people not to get vaccinated. That’s what they’re defending. That’s the hill they have decided they want to die on.”
Psaki alluded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) remarks in the hearing, which included ranting about the “Libs of Tik Tok” Twitter account, accusing Libs of Tik Tok of instigating a bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Psaki got all the buzz words in there – and at the same time revealed her hand.
“Misinformation,” and “disinformation” and “hate speech” are just dog whistles meant to scare conservatives into silence.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.