Saturday, July 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton v. Free Speech

Force is more effective than persuasion for achieving goals. The people writing our constitution understood this basic fact. The First Amendment right to free speech is first in line, specifically to make it clear that consensual government is based on persuasion. The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is there to guarantee the primacy of free speech, against the inevitable temptation for power to subordinate dialog in the pursuit of results.

In a detailed article at Front Page Magazine, John Perazzo reconstructs some recent links. When you match the money trail to the participant’s words, it is pretty clear Mrs. Bill Clinton is operating a well funded organization to suppress free speech.

Media Matters: Hillary’s Lap Dogs: The real guiding hand over Imus’ downfall, however, belonged neither to Sharpton nor Jackson, but to Hillary Rodham Clinton. This is not widely understood, because Mrs. Clinton’s pristine fingerprints were kept off her victim by the intercession of a velvet glove called Media Matters for America, the organization responsible for setting in motion the chain of events that eventually brought down Imus.

Established in May 2004, Media Matters identifies itself as “a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media”—particularly information “that forwards the conservative agenda.”

To truly understand Media Matters’ motives, we must look at the organization’s special relationship with Hillary Clinton, who has deeply despised Don Imus for more than a decade. … But how do we know there is a connection between Hillary’s antipathy for Imus and the deadly blow that Media Matters dealt to his radio program? We know because Media Matters’ links to Hillary are at once intimate and multitudinous, and the organization’s devotion to her is nothing short of profound.

Media Matters and Hillary Clinton are further linked by their respective relationships with three of the most influential leftist operatives in the world—George Soros, Morton Halperin, and John Podesta. All three of these men are intimately involved with a vital think tank called the Center for American Progress (CAP)—which, according to Cybercast News Service’s research, “was instrumental in getting Brock’s media group off the ground”; which helped launch Media Matters on May 3, 2004; and which maintains a tight bond with Brock’s organization to this day.

Media Matters’ desire to eliminate voices critical of Hillary dovetails perfectly with its support of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a policy (repealed by Congress in 1987) whose re-establishment Hillary Clinton likewise advocates, just as she did during her years as First Lady.

The desire for power over people burns within Hillary. Everything thing I know leads me to believe it stems from some internal psychological need to justify herself - to herself. She is almost Nixon-like in the need to silence enemies and her dirty tricks team is two generations more sophisticated than anything Haldeman and Ehrlichman assembled. CREEP-y ain’t it?