Blacklisting of conservatives?


Dame_Enda

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Are American conservatives being blacklisted just as leftists were in the McCarthy era? Should liberals return to supporting free speech?

Kat Timpf of Fox News is the latest conservative to be hounded by the Left. She has tweeted she was hounded out of an establishment because she works for them (and is a National Journal columnist). A bottle of water was also emptied on her head at an event where she was due to contribute to a discussion on criminal justice reform.

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Comes after an Antifa mob hounded Tucker Carlson's family and damaged the door of his house with his wife and children inside.

[video=youtube;wVWu94JVHtk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVWu94JVHtk[/video]

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Then there were the protests that attempted to shut down (and in some cases did shut down) visits to universities by conservative commentators such as Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and even Condoleeza Rice.


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Theres already a thread on this subject somewhere here on p.ie this is not the first time this has been suggested here!
 

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Trump has coarsened public discourse.

[video=youtube;iLc52U9GQ2g]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLc52U9GQ2g[/video]
 

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Trump has coarsened public discourse.

[video=youtube;iLc52U9GQ2g]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLc52U9GQ2g[/video]
Left is cruising for a bruising. Fascist tactics beget Fascist tactics. Left are truly vile for starting this
 

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Left is cruising for a bruising. Fascist tactics beget Fascist tactics. Left are truly vile for starting this
Hang on a sec- your previous post was a complaint about 'rightwing' commentators being blacklisted and targeted... and then your next post is a random threat to anyone on the left?

Perhaps might work better if you could figure out whether wish to be portrayed as a victim or wish to be seen as a promoter of the kind of behaviour you have been complaining about?
 

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Are American conservatives being blacklisted just as leftists were in the McCarthy era? Should liberals return to supporting free speech?

Kat Timpf of Fox News is the latest conservative to be hounded by the Left. She has tweeted she was hounded out of an establishment because she works for them (and is a National Journal columnist). A bottle of water was also emptied on her head at an event where she was due to contribute to a discussion on criminal justice reform.

[TWEET]1062006373326700544[/TWEET]

Comes after an Antifa mob hounded Tucker Carlson's family and damaged the door of his house with his wife and children inside.

[video=youtube;wVWu94JVHtk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVWu94JVHtk[/video]

[video=youtube;QSmvUjkl08U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSmvUjkl08U[/video]

Then there were the protests that attempted to shut down (and in some cases did shut down) visits to universities by conservative commentators such as Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and even Condoleeza Rice.


[video=youtube;kuW0mAlbUMI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuW0mAlbUMI[/video]
You don't seem to understand what the word "blacklist" means.

Hint, it doesn't mean protest the presence of.
 

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There is also the firing of conservatives from Google and Facebook, including the one who sold Occulus to Facebook.
 

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Are American conservatives being blacklisted just as leftists were in the McCarthy era? Should liberals return to supporting free speech?

Kat Timpf of Fox News is the latest conservative to be hounded by the Left. She has tweeted she was hounded out of an establishment because she works for them (and is a National Journal columnist). A bottle of water was also emptied on her head at an event where she was due to contribute to a discussion on criminal justice reform.
Hounded out, eh?
When the left start sending her mail bombs then you should really worry.
And you have the absolute bloody cheek to complain about the treatment that the odious witch Ann Coalter calls down upon her head considering the lies she spreads.
High-profile conservatives claim mail bombs are an attack by the left | US news | The Guardian
Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have suggested Democrats sent packages to elicit sympathy ahead of midterms
You really are lacking any sense of proportionality here.
 

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Ann Coulter's books repeatedly go to the top of the Amazon and NY Times best-sellers.
 

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The Democrats need to start arming themselves the say was as Republicans have. The only thing the right wing understands is violence
 

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Ann Coulter's books repeatedly go to the top of the Amazon and NY Times best-sellers.
Yeah, and Mein Kampf was a bestseller once also. But how the hell are either of those two random facts relevant, other to prove that extremist nutters have been attracting large followings of idiots since the beginning of mankind?
 

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She's not Hitler. She is sometimes a bit extreme even for me. But Ben Shapiro is not. And Ayaan Hirsi Ali is certainly not. Yet student protesters stopped her getting the award from Brandeis university she had been offered. The Southern Poverty Law Centre recently had to apologise to Ali and Maajid Nawaz (of a de-radicalisation centre the SPLC accused of being anti-Muslim) for smearing them.

From a social stability point of view, its dangerous for Left and Right not to talk to each other. We saw where it led in the 30s and in Russia in 1918 and during the Terror in the French Revolution.
 

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My point is that she is obvious not a fringe commentator if thats happening. The modern trend on the Left for "no-platforming" is only going to lead to more violence as people see that peaceful expression of political views is not tolerated by institutions controlled by the Left. We saw that in NI with the Troubles. So Left and Right should talk, and not punish each other for their political views. It was wrong during McCarthyism and is wrong now.
 

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My point is that she is obvious not a fringe commentator if thats happening. The modern trend on the Left for "no-platforming" is only going to lead to more violence as people see that peaceful expression of political views is not tolerated by institutions controlled by the Left. We saw that in NI with the Troubles. So Left and Right should talk, and not punish each other for their political views. It was wrong during McCarthyism and is wrong now.
Or.

Right wing media people are not being blacklisted. Literally the opposite in fact.

One of them.
 

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Or.

Right wing media people are not being blacklisted. Literally the opposite in fact.

One of them.
There are lots of conservatives in these situations. Theres also the harrassment in restaurants of McConnell and Carlson and now of Kat Timpf of Fox News, and the the firing of the Facebook executive for supporting Trump. Thats blacklisting of the kind survivors of McCarthyism talk about in the documentaries.
 
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