CBS Sunday Morning Host Jane Pauley, in a lilting voice, told her audience that it literally needs to know that Democrat President Joe Biden met his wife, Jill, on a blind date and proposed five times before she said yes.
In a later segment, former GOP President Donald J. Trump was relentlessly vilified by the “journalist” who covered him at the White House, CBS News senior national correspondent Ben Tracy. Trump was called the “Disrupter in Chief.” Tracy couldn’t find anything to like about Trump, who received 75 million votes in the past election.
Jill Biden’s first husband was Bill Stevenson and he claims he and his wife met Joe Biden in 1972, when they worked on then-New Castle County Councilman Biden’s first campaign for the Senate Stevenson said the story about Joe and Jill’s meeting on a “blind date” is pure fiction. He says they had an affair and the betrayal led to the painful (for him) end to their marriage.
We might all agree that it’s nobody’s business how the Bidens’ met but it is our business when we are continually told bold faced lies about the circumstances of their meeting by the mainstream media.
Why don’t CBS and other national media outlets just stay silent about how the Bidens met? Why do they even bring it up? How can they justify lying to the American public this way?
Think of the City of Groton, CT, as the canary in the coal mine.
The New London Day newspaper reported today that all of the Republicans slated to run for local office in May in the City of Groton have withdrawn due to concern about a “hostile and threatening” environment for Republicans created by “increased, nationally publicized threats, intimidation and bullying of Republicans by many liberal Democrats… “
Miners put canaries in coal mines to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they hurt humans. The oxygen required for a healthy democracy is the willingness of people to run for political office so that voters have a choice over competing ideas. What happens when one political party can’t get candidates to run for office?
If the City of Groton is any indication, America’s Democracy is suffocating.
The City of Groton’s Republican Committee states in a press release that the candidates who withdrew expressed concern for the “safety and welfare of themselves and their family” and fear of being “subjected to unjustified public ridicule and embarrassment by Democrats supporting the liberal left…”
The Capitol Building break-in on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., exacerbated an existing atmosphere of negativity toward Republicans “whether they supported Donald Trump or not during the 2020 elections,” states the press release.
Simon & Schuster (S&S) may have had the right to drop a book written by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-MO, on essentially political grounds.
But the act of doing so conjures up unpleasant images of suppression of unpopular and political speech.
The move is even more alarming as social media giants this week exercised their awesome power to silence the voices of American conservatives, from GOP President Donald Trump to Gen. Michael Flynn, ostensibly because they pose a threat of violence. (It may be purely coincidental that Trump recently sought to remove the platforms’ legal protection from lawsuits.)
But it feels different when a publisher silences an author. Perhaps because publishers historically championed unpopular books and authors.
Ironically, Hawley’s book is entitled, The Tyranny of Big Tech.
Not The First Time
This isn’t the first time S&S has cancelled a book by a conservative author.