Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Mouth of Sauron

Recent attacks by the White House against Fox News help demonstrate the mindset of our nation’s enemies. Newsmax.com quotes David Axelrod as saying that Fox News should not be treated as a news organization. He reportedly cited the network’s conservative slant and its interest in profits as invalidating factors. His statements reveal, yet again, the current administration’s loathing of the First Amendment and capitalism.

Axelrod’s charlatanism and double standards are typical of his political party. He sees nothing wrong with the leftist sycophants at CNN and MSNBC who treat Obama like a deity. Yet, he scoffs at the single conservative cable news station that dares to analyze and expose the extravagant spending and corruption of the administration and their nefarious underlings, such as ACORN. This is because, in the eyes of these leftists, the only valid viewpoint is their own. The First Amendment to the Constitution is meaningless to these people unless it is an instrument used to advance their cause and intimidate and stifle their opponents.

The attack against Fox News openly displays the administration’s Marxist totalitarian mindset. Leftists consider private enterprise to be evil. They despise successful entrepreneurs like Murdoch. They believe that all business should serve the State—more concretely, the interests of the leftist elite. Only those who back their ideology, such as Ted Turner, are encouraged to prosper, for now—as long as their prominence is politically expedient. That is why some leftists are currently discussing a media bailout. It would support the increasingly unprofitable and discredited state-aligned media—what we once thought of mistakenly as “mainstream media”—with our tax revenues.

Axelrod may be unaware of how much he resembles Tolkien’s Mouth of Sauron character, the mindless messenger of a malignant force. Axelrod truly may not be able to distinguish between genuine organs of the press, such as Fox News, and propaganda machines like NBC. Fox, AM radio, and the industrial sector are all in the Left’s crosshairs. But, perhaps, Axelrod has done us all one important, if unintended, service. His statements have sounded a clear alarum. This administration is the unabashed enemy of free speech and of all our other cherished liberties.


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