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Oct 29 2022

Publishing Industry Tries to Censor Amy Coney Barrett

For those who succumb to leftism, all else must be subordinated to it. You would think that however wrong they might be about everything else, the liberals who control publishing would believe in free speech. But true believers believe only in moonbattery:

More than 350 literary workers—agents, editors, publicists, and writers—have signed an open letter demanding Penguin Random House drop publication of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s upcoming book.

In an attempt to justify their unjustifiable position, they resort to the preposterous doubletalk that progressives exhibit a remarkable capacity to spew with straight faces.

The letter argues that Random House has a duty to stop the publication of ACB’s book to save free speech. “This is not just a book that we disagree with, and we are not calling for censorship,” says the letter, titled “We Dissent.” “We cannot stand idly by while our industry misuses free speech to destroy our rights.”

Establishmentarians believe they have a “right” to suppress opinions and information that do not support the liberal narrative. If this narrative did not contradict reality, the censorship they call for would not be necessary. They would not fear open discussion.

[The letter] quotes British leftist David Puttnam, who contends that the media has a duty to “balance freedom of expression with wider moral and social responsibilities.”

This means you can have free speech, but only so long as you do not deviate from liberal dogma, which would be socially irresponsible.

Letting Amy Coney Barrett explain why the absurd Roe v. Wade ruling was finally overturned contradicts the liberal doctrine that killing unborn children is a fundamental right and therefore we must pretend it says so in the US Constitution. That makes it socially responsible to silence her.

Note that woke authoritarians preposterously pretend that this is not censorship. They know what they are doing is wrong or they would not announce they are not doing it as they do it.

On a tip from Blackjack.


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