This is your America now
Phony climate scientists suing first amendment defenders for calling them out on their lies, cover-ups, and manipulations of data (with the first amendment itself charged, in effect, with the chilling of speech, in a complete and utter inversion of its intent) — and the Ur “conservative” magazine for which the first amendment defender wrote ditching him, just as it has others who have preached the very conservatism it purports to stand for when that conservatism actually takes a forceful stand and refuses to surrender to the wishes of consultants, etc.
Writes Steyn, in the conclusion to his update of the case against him, and speaking to the broader implications for free speech on trial here:
As readers may have deduced from my absence at National Review Online and my termination of our joint representation, there have been a few differences between me and the rest of the team. The lesson of the last year is that you win a free-speech case not by adopting a don’t-rock-the-boat, keep-mum, narrow procedural posture but by fighting it in the open, in the bracing air and cleansing sunlight of truth and justice.
Ironic, in that that’s also how a lot of us believe you win elections.
At any rate, time for that particular spot on the web to join up with FOX News and call themselves GOP TV. Or perhaps they can just try to “rebrand” conservatism as the very pragmatic, big government “center-rightism” that now stands athwart the very ideological and radical big government leftism running roughshod over our history, yelling “hey, can we slow this down a bit, fellas? People are starting to notice.”
(thanks to dicentra)