Progressive activists are busybodies.
They are people who live in terror of not being able to control and silence other people who have different opinions and values. These people hate the fact that other people in America are allowed to talk on the internet and make their case without their permission. The great hushing has already been forced on the internet and now the same people want to eradicate non-conformity on cable news.
“Over 40 progressive organizations, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and GLAAD, on Tuesday released an open letter urging media buyers not to buy advertisements on Fox News or risk damaging the reputation of their brands.
“Fox News has already made clear what you can expect from the network next year: more Tucker, more lies, more extremism, and more racism,” the groups say, according to an advance copy of the letter obtained by TheWrap. “Use this inflection point to quietly part ways with Fox News.” …”
“The Republican Party, Fox News, and the broader right-wing disinformation apparatus that revolves around them have responded to Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat by institutionalizing his lie that the election was stolen and laying the groundwork to rig the next presidential election in favor of the GOP.
Fox is a primary source of information for the party’s voters and a key Republican power base. That would make the network crucial to the future success of an antidemocratic GOP plot, just as it was when Trump tried to overturn the election in 2020. And Fox’s propagandists appear eager to try again in 2024, relentlessly casting doubt on the 2020 results while helping to push out Republicans who refuse to support the party’s authoritarian turn.
They are positioning the country on the brink of the abyss. Next time, political conditions may prove favorable enough to end the American experiment in electoral democracy. …”
The PMC Question is the inability of this social class to separate their role in society which is largely bossing other people around and telling them what to do and believe from their politics.
“In a new open letter to media buyers during the television industry’s upfront period, a broad and diverse coalition of more than 40 organizations is urging media buyers not to buy advertisements on Fox News, warning that any ad spend on the network will fund the promotion of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, bigotry, and lies.
Citing Fox News’ unprecedented year of pushing deadly lies about the coronavirus pandemic, routinely broadcasting racist rhetoric, questioning the outcome of the election, helping lay the groundwork for the January 6 insurrection, and leaning further into its extremist programming, the letter explains: …
The letter ends with a simple request: “Our ask to you as media buyers and advertisers is simple: Stop funding lies and hate; don’t buy ads on Fox News.”
The open letter was signed by a wide array of organizations including civil rights groups, LGBTQ+ advocates, feminist organizations, and environmental activists — with the variety of supporters illustrating the many issues that Fox News coverage villainizes and misinforms its audience about on a daily basis. …”
This puts me in an odd position. I disagree with liberalism on intellectual grounds (my view of it is that our rights and liberties evolved out of our own English tradition rather than from nature), but I also have a liberal temperament. I enjoy reading and watching a wide variety of sources. I enjoy watching people with wildly different perspectives debate because it is much more interesting. I generally don’t care what people say in the comment section on this website because I spend so much time articulating my own point of view. I object to being called “bigoted” because I am really fine with a diversity of thought.
Woke progressives are extremely intolerant. They like to spend their time surveilling and reporting on others, giving them a hard time and trying to punish them for their thoughts. They need to control thoughts and beliefs. They feel compelled to come after people and to get people in trouble for saying the wrong words. Why do they care so much about something as unimportant as words? Beats me.
In my view, we should allow people to speak freely and say whatever they want without living in fear of being destroyed by a progressive mob. There will inevitably be people who have bad takes. I disagree with this campaign to control thoughts and words and consciousness because it is totalitarian.
Why stop at banning FOX News?
In order to save “democracy,” why wouldn’t you just disenfranchise these people and criminalize expressing the wrong opinions?