NewsBusters Podcast: Using This MLK Day to Tout Leftist Gripes on Race

August 28th, 2023 10:14 PM

Leftists gathered to mark the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington. As usual, the "objective" media picked up the hot talk about the conservatives "gutting" abortion rights, "affirmative action," and "student debt relief." The organizers were leftists, but reporters touted a diverse "spectrum" of activists.

On ABC, reporter Faith Abubey never said anyone was "leftist," or "progressive," or even "liberal." There were no labels. "Organizers say today this fight is in part about voter suppression, housing discrimination, police and racial violence, racial disparities when it comes to employment, education, and other basic civil rights. The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington is, of course, happening in the wake of some controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings in which affirmative action, student debt relief, and abortion rights were all gutted in recent terms."

On Debate Night, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki was mocked on Twitter for suggesting no Democrats favor abortions until birth. She doubled down on her Sunday show on MSNBC: "No one is rooting for late-term abortions. No one is running on the platform of aborting viable babies. No one is selling late-term abortions as Ron DeSantis claims. No one." This is a lie, since the 2020 Democrat platform plainly advocates the removal of all barriers to abortion, including a ban on taxpayer funding for abortions. Democrats and their media allies insist these abortions are incredibly rare, so somehow Democrats don't favor allowing them....when they obviously do.

Over on PBS, NPR's political director Domenico Montanaro claimed that thanks to Trump, Republican voters are getting more blatant in saying racist things. One voter, he claimed, "started talking about something that really wound up being pretty racist and was totally fine and out there and talking about it. And I was just like, this is a total change. This is not something that is, has been traditionally the way things go. This shame factor in being able to feel like we’ve part of polite society, and I shouldn’t really feel that way, and I get it, it’s just, Trump has given license to a lot of people to feel a lot of ways and be able to say what they want to say. And when you hear people talk about free speech online, this is part of what they're talking about."

When journalists talk about "free speech online," it becomes apparent that they associate free speech with racism and other forms of hate speech. "Polite society" translates into censoring people you don't like.d

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