There is no greater threat to freedom of the press in America than the Democratic party. Denying information to the American people and silencing dissent seems to be the Democrat party mission.
Last year, according to the Associated Press, the Obama Administration once again set a record for censoring and blocking access to government files.
“The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy," the AP wrote. "It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.”
This from a president who once promised to run the “most transparent” administration in history and whose “Open Government Initiative” website still proudly headlines Obama’s claim that he is “committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” As if.
According to CNN reporter Madalena Araujo, this administration “has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than all previous presidents combined.” And Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter James Risen — who had to fight the administration to keep from going to jail for protecting his sources — told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that the Obama gang is “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.”
But I wish it were just the Administration — with its jailing of video makers, its tapping of reporters’ phones, and its ceaseless bullying of news organizations as detailed in reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s aptly named book Stonewalled.
But Obama and his White House cronies are only the most powerful perpetrators of what is, in fact, a general Democrat party policy.
In 2014 every Democrat Senator in a Democrat-run Senate voted for a Constitutional Amendment that would have given Congress the unbridled right to “regulate the raising and spending of money,” on federal political campaigns. That Amendment — scuppered by free speech Republicans — would’ve meant the crooks in Washington got to decide who said what about them when. It was an attempt to reverse the Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United that struck down the censorship of an anti-Hillary film. So when the Court wouldn’t let them violate the First Amendment, the Democrats sought to rewrite it.
Which is just how they roll, brother. Did Hillary Clinton use a private email server as Secretary of State because she was eager to be — as she once claimed — “the most transparent person in public life?” Did Bill Clinton’s Security Advisor Sandy Berger stuff documents down his pants and steal them from the National Archives because he wanted the full story of that presidency to be known?
Even entertainment isn’t off limits. Clinton cronies have virtually insured the popular docudrama Path to 911 won’t be released on DVD because they don’t like the truth it tells about Bill. The Kennedy clan hounded a mini-series about them off the History channel and Dianne Feinstein threatened to investigate the makers of the War on Terror movie Zero Dark Thirty for similar reasons.
And consider Democrat Senators Edward Markey, Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse and their despicable attempt to bully those who believe the government power grab known as “climate change” is a government power grab. The three Senatorial thugs sent a hundred letters to businesses, universities and think tanks demanding to know whether they had funded any scientific research that seeks to disprove climate alarmist claims. The purpose was to intimidate anyone who tries to get at the inconvenient truths about the climate scam.
Intimidation in the cause of silence and ignorance: it’s the Democrat Party way. Why? Maybe because their bid to crush individual freedom under the heel of big government depends on creating hysteria and obscuring corruption through an endless series of lies. After all, “The only people that don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”
As Barack Obama once said.