White House Continues Assault on Freedom of the Press
Has Barack Obama lost control of the White House itself? Troubling days. Iran is enriching uranium and the White House is focused on the War against Fox News.
For some time now, astute observers have suspected that David Axelrod and Wilmette's own Rahm Emanuel are the country's real decision makers. Certainly their similarity to those strongmen of history who have populated the palaces of weak and inept leaders is remarkable. One of the most troubling facets of this administration--and Axelrod and Emanuel in particular-- is the pervasive belief that the press needs to be controlled. Yesterday, Rahm Emanuel took to TV to educate George Stephanopolis about the evils of a free press. Even more troubling is that every day it becomes clearer that the real ideology driving the White House is not a liberal ideology, but a fascist ideology that includes control of the media.
White House communications director Anita Dunn admits a fondnesss for the authoritarian Mao Tse-tung, believed to be responsible for the deaths of millions of his countrymen, and the fact she has been appointed to that position should give pause to every American who values the First Amendment. The administration is making further assaults against free speech at the UN, aligning itself with Egyptin approving vast exceptions to free speech that exist in repressionistic Muslim nations.
Wilmette has no doubt that Democrat leaders count many civil libertarians among its members. Let us hope that in the coming days that they will join with Republicans in a bipartisan manner and gather the courage to put country before party to speak out against this assault against America's cherished freedoms.