The First Amendment forbids our Washington Oppressors from making laws that limit the freedom of the press. In other words, it's ok for journalists to call out the government when they're up to no good. (Which is 36 hours a day, 9 days a week, and 422 days a year. The regime has grown so massively bloated that a special calender had to be designed for it.)
For those of you who had a civics teacher more interested in fighting for his collective bargaining "rights" and carrying a sign with a swastika on it than teaching, this is what the First Amendment looks like:
"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."
Congress may not be able to shut the press up, but that doesn't stop the fourth branch of our government, the Nazi collaborating socialist sugar daddy George $oros, from doing so. Here's how it works, illustrated by what I like to call a $oros Chain of Oppression.
You, the taxpayer ===> our massive, bloated government ===> Furious George's Open Society Institute (OSI) ===> Furious George's front groups like the Jewish Funds for Justice, Media Matters, Moveon.Dork ===> FOX News is harrassed, picketed, threatened.
No, I'm not off my meds today. I do appreciate your concern, however.
As David Horowitz's Discover The Networks site points out:
"Between 1998 and 2003, OSI received more than $30 million from U.S. government agencies."
Now let's not forget that OSI funds Jewish Funds for Justice and Moveon. $oros makes "donations" to Media Matters directly and thru the Tides Foundation (Which also receives grants from the Big Mommy Regime in Washington http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184 ).
- The jihad of Simon Greer's Pseudo-Jews of the Jewish Funds for Justice against Glenn Beck was partly funded by the federal "government".
- The fingersniffers at Media Matters who watch FOX News all day and cry about anything they don't like and try to get advertisers to drop FOX News are partly funded by the federal "government."
- Moveon.Dork, who also attacks FOX News on a regular basis, is partly funded by the federal "government".
This also means:
- The federal "government" can and will shut up anyone it doesn't like, First Amendment or no First Amendment. It's like the Dead Kennedys sang in "I Am The Owl": "We ain't the Russians, political trials are taboo, we got secret ways of gettin' rid of you" (This song was written before DK became a bunch of leftist sissies.)
I say this all the time, but what the hell ? Maybe I'll hear something other than crickets this time. Yoo-hoo... Arrogant and lazy mainstream media...do ya think you can pull yourself away from Sarah Palin's emails for a sec and look into this ? This affects you, too. If you fall out of favor with the Regime, you'll get the FOX News treatment and quite possibly one of your pampered star "journalists" will get "Becked". (Unwarranted protests leading to secret termination. I'm still sticking to that theory GBTV or no.) Darrell Issa...Peter King....you guys like to investigate and hold hearings, right ? Well, belly up to the bar, boys! $oros has already burrowing himself like an unclean rodent into the mainstream media.( http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/18/soros-spending-48-million-funding-media-organizations/ ) Get moving!
Here's the bottom line folks: We are in massive, Michael Moore-sized trouble as a country. The Republic can not and will not survive without a free press. (We also won't survive without an honest and competent press, either. Another rant for another time.)
God help us all.