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For generations, radical Leftists fought
for press freedom. Why have
they abandoned it now?

Telegraph [UK], by Brendan O´Neill

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/9/2013 6:37:30 AM

If you get into an argument about press regulation this week, as the Privy Council unilaterally decides on the fate of the British press, I guarantee you this: it will be the Lefties among your acquaintances who will most vociferously champion state intrusion into the press, while the voices criticising such intrusion are far more likely to come from your Right-leaning mates. It’s been like this since the Leveson Inquiry was first set up in 2011. The Left not only cheered this modern-day Star Chamber stuffed with the great and the good dictating to the press what its “culture and ethics”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/9/2013 7:19:05 AM     (No. 9557100)

suppression of dissent

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/9/2013 7:45:16 AM     (No. 9557119)

When the press was overwhelmingly pro-left, the left fought hard to keep it that way. Now that there are significant and credible press sources that are not so slanted, the left want to legislate that these non-left sources be outlawed or controlled.

Nice people these lefties.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/9/2013 8:02:33 AM     (No. 9557139)

Democracy assumes and requires a free market-place of ideas. Both the universities and the press have been over-run with those who´s greatest crime is not the promotion of their foolish Marxism but rather the stifling of dissent.

The defenders of Liberty and limited government are left to feel like a stray calf in a pack of wolves.

Rugged individualists do not do well at forming coalitions and interest groups.

That´s why we keep losing to the "Pack".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/9/2013 9:04:13 AM     (No. 9557228)

Shazam #3, that is extraordinarily well put. The champions of individual rights will fight one another with as much vigor as we do with authoritarians. We´ll be so much veal if we can´t figure out how to set aside our differences. Note I didn´t say petty differences, we can disagree on important substantive issues but this is triage time. Like setting aside inter-colonial squabbles during the revolution. If we abandon Paul, Lee and Cruz the first time they tick us off we are gone for good.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/9/2013 1:59:30 PM     (No. 9557788)

Simple...before they were trying to get in charge...now that they are they do NOT want to change it.

These shills are so obvious it´s pathetic.

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