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Sen. Jay Rockefeller makes clear what he thinks of free speech. Jim Hubbell makes clear what he thinks of Commissar Rockefeller.
Written By mista sense on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 4:58 PM
Why is The Cable Gamer not surprised that Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) hates free speech? And that he especially hates cable news? Politico's Keach Hagey cites Rockefeller denouncing all the cablers.
As Rockefeller said today, on Capitol Hill, if it were up to him, he would shut down both Fox and MSNBC, so that Americans, untroubled by dissenting voices, could have "faith" in their government.
I must say, that's about the most totalitarian statement I have ever heard from an American politican.
Excuse me, Sen. Rocky, but the government should earn the trust of the American people--not by shutting down voices, but by doing a good job. But evidently, that's not an option, at least as far as Big Brother Jay is concerned. Here he is, in his own Sovietsky words:
“We need new catalysts for quality news and entertainment programming. I hunger for quality news. I’m tired of the right and the left. There’s a little bug inside of me which wants the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Good-bye.’ It’d be a big favor to political discourse, our ability to do our work here in Congress and to the American people to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly in their future.”
First the Rockefellers were rich and arrogant. Today they are still rich, still arrogant, and have bought their way into poltical office. Yeesh! Get them away. Get them to Moscow.
Thanks, as always, to Jim Hubbell for a great illustration.