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Liberal Fox News Contributor: ‘The Illiberal Left’ Is Killing Free Speech [VIDEO]

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 24, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ....n this exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller, she says she has been accused of “betrayal” by fellow Democrats when she has criticized President Obama or condemned personal attacks on conservative figures like Sarah Palin.

    Powers started noticing more people getting silenced by a maddening mob of sorts. Whether the topic was abortion, same sex marriage or climate change, for example, she noticed the Saul Alinsky tactics in vogue are spreading beyond attacks on just conservatives and Christians. Her new book highlights Democrats, feminists and liberals who are now being targeted for having “stepped out of line and offended the wrong people.”

    Although she supports same sex marriage, Powers says one is not automatically a bigot or homophobe for opposing the unions. She knows too may sincere, orthodox Christians who have opened her mind. She asks, “Do we really think Pope Francis is a homophobe?”

    She cites the Indiana pizza shop that was embroiled in the state’s religious freedom fight last month as an example. “These people just answered a hypothetical. And next thing you know they are under assault. They actually didn’t even deny service.” This pizza business was “getting death threats and people were “trying to drive [them] out of business.” (RELATED: The Real Story Behind The ‘Hateful’ Indiana Pizzeria)

    To Powers, Media Matters, funded by Democratic donors, is one of the most damaging forces to free speech. They run hostile campaigns to “try to delegitimize reporters who report on things they don’t like.” Powers cites the award-winning investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, formerly with CBS, who experienced such a campaign against her.

    As for attacks on Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, Powers says the goal is to “scare other reporters off” from sounding conservative in their coverage.

    There is “zero tolerance for ideological diversity” for those on the illiberal left, she says.