Left-wing media outlets, which are most all of them these days, have been led around by the Democrats for years.
They don’t even try to hide their bias anymore.
But, the New York Times just got handed a ruling that could change how they operate entirely.
Recently, Federal Judge Laurence Silberman issued a fiery dissent in a defamation case that condemned media outlets.
Silberman accused the New York Times, The Washington Post, and even The Wall Street Journal of a “rather shocking” bias against the Republican Party.
In Judge Silberman’s piece, he stated that the rest of the media took their cue from these three papers and, in turn, acted like a “Democrat Party Trumpet.”
“The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe),” Silberman wrote. “Nearly all television – network and cable – is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”
Silberman sounded the alarm and issued a warning that the media aligning with one political party is a ticket to authoritarianism.
“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” Silberman added, noting that “it is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy. It may even give rise to countervailing extremism.”
Silberman went on to issue a challenge to the Supreme Court, saying they should repeal the 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan case that makes it nearly impossible for public figures to sue the press.
“The First Amendment guarantees a free press to foster a vibrant trade in ideas. But a biased press can distort the marketplace,” Silberman wrote that. “And when the media has proven its willingness – if not eagerness – to so distort, it is a profound mistake to stand by unjustified legal rules that serve only to enhance the press’ power.”
Judge Silberman called the protection of the press “a threat to American Democracy.”
In addition to news outlets, Silberman went after Big Tech and social media saying they contributed to censorship.
While no one Judge can overturn the threats to free press and the Bill of Rights, Judge Silberman is certainly echoing concerns that the silent majority share.
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