Nothing anyone here has said recently, but the WSJ’s Daniel Henninger, taking up the issue that Peter Lawler raised in a previous post. A snippet from Henninger, discussing the recent flap over the CBC-Fox News debate:
The censorship claim is often made by political Web players who want to be "free" to use whatever means will achieve the end of driving their opponents over the cliff. Consider the Congressional Black Caucus. Its affiliation with Fox News to conduct presidential debates was fire-bombed recently on "progressive" Web sites. Example: "Guess it takes a whole lot of grease to fry CBC’s chicken." Scared, the three major Democratic presidential candidates pulled out. Censorship? Try doublespeak. The strategy of deploying charged and hyper-aggressive language is now evident: First intimidate one’s targets, then coerce them--into conformity or silence. And do it always under the banner of free speech and democracy.