In his 1765 Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, John Adams, the first Vice President and second President of the United States of America, wrote:
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right…to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers.”
For his part, Thomas Jefferson— author of the Declaration of Independence, the second Vice President and third President and of the United States of America — in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, warned that the attention of the people must be kept alive, for:
“If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.“
It was in order that the people are informed and have the appropriate knowledge to make informed choices in elections and about their government that our Founding Fathers institutionalized a free press in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Alas, freedom is no guarantee that the press properly exercise that precious liberty.
An interesting phenomenon in the 2016 election is that the liberal Mainstream Media have abandoned all pretences at conducting objective journalism. They’ve voluntarily stripped away their masks to reveal the wolves that they are.
On August 16, 2016, Dr. Drew Pinsky — board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality who has a TV talk show called Dr. Drew On Call on HLN –broke ranks with the MSM’s lockstep denial of the many disturbing signs of Hillary Clinton’s health problems.
In an interview on KABC 790AM’s McIntyre In The Morning, Drew pointed out that the thick Prism eyeglasses that Hillary wore after she fell and sustained a brain concussion in December 2012, are indicative of brain damage. He called “bizarre” the behavioral symptoms displayed by Hillary, such as her on-camera brain seizure, and said he’s concerned about the antiquated level of health care she’s receiving, especially the antiquated anti-coagulant Coumadin she’s prescribed.
Later that day, KABC deleted Dr. Drew’s interview from its website.
Now, Richard Johnson, a columnist for the New York Post‘s Page Six, reveals that before his TV show was cancelled, CNN — the parent company of HLN — had demanded that Dr. Drew retract his comments about Hillary’s health, followed by a campaign of harassment and intimidation. Moreover, Dr. Drew is now in fear of repercussions from Hillary and her goons. Johnson writes on Sept. 4, 2016:
Dr. Drew Pinsky is so afraid of Hillary Clinton and her supporters, he won’t blame them for the cancellation of his show on HLN, the sister channel of CNN.
“No, no, no. I just want them to go away!” he told one friend.
“Dr. Drew” was canceled eight days after Pinsky discussed Clinton’s health on a radio show, saying he was “gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.”
“CNN is so supportive of Clinton, network honchos acted like the Mafia when confronting Drew,” a source told me. “First, they demanded he retract his comments, but he wouldn’t.”
What followed was a series of nasty phone calls and emails. “It was downright scary and creepy,” a source close to Pinsky said.
But a spokeswoman for Pinsky said the show’s cancellation had been decided weeks before Pinsky’s comments, as part of an HLN revamp that includes the end of Nancy Grace’s show.
“I know the timing is suspicious, and I know it’s hard to believe, but the two things had nothing to do with each other,” Pinsky’s rep Valerie Allen told me.
For other instances of blatant media bias, see:
- HLN blurs out retired officer’s Trump 2016 shirt
- Media’s Orwellian censorship on Hillary Clinton’s health: HuffPo deletes article; bans author
- NYT calls on Google to hide Hillary Clinton’s failing health
- NYT openly advocates abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump
- NY Times columnist ‘jokes’ about assassinating Trump
- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo admits media are Hillary Clinton’s bitch
- Blatant media bias: MSNBC’s Joy Reid is a whore for Hillary
- L. A. Times columnist: There’ll be a military coup against President Trump
- Never investigating Obama, Washington Post unleashes army of 20 to probe ‘every facet’ of Trump’s life
- Objective journalists announce Trump wins SC primaries
The media are not alone. University professors are also openly biased. See “Professor says Trump is so bad, university class doesn’t have to be balanced“.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.