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American Culture

February 2, 2021

Don’t Silence Fox News ❌

Don’t Silence Fox News ❌

The media is tired of outlets with non-liberal opinions. They’re mounting a campaign to drive Fox News and other outlets off the air because apparently, Americans should only ever hear from the coastal echo chamber.

This crusade can be found everywhere from CNN to the New York Times to MSNBC to the Washington Post to many other places. One headline summed the whole thing up: “It’s time to crush Fox News.” Gone are the days when the left defended other people’s right to say things with which they disagreed. Now their approach to different opinions can be summed up as “repeat after me, or else.”

And then there’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She’s calling for a federal commission to “rein in our media,” in a clear shot at any outlet that isn’t liberal. Few ideas are more dangerous than a government agency overseeing the media. Apparently, AOC never read the First Amendment’s guarantee of press freedom.

→ Read more: The absurd calls to cancel Fox News (National Review)

→ Read more: AOC calls for a commission to ‘rein in our media’ (Washington Times)

Weakness Breeds Evil 👿

What happens when you reward anti-American dictatorships instead of holding them accountable? We are now reminded of that in Asia. Under the Obama-Biden administration, the United States lifted sanctions on Burma in the hope it would become a democracy. The result: a brutal genocide that killed hundreds of thousands and now a military coup

While most people aren’t familiar with Burma, there’s an important lesson: bad guys don’t turn good just because the U.S. plays nice. See also: Communist China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. If the Obama years are any indication, President Biden is likely to roll back sanctions on countries that hate and want to hurt America. If Biden backs down, America’s foes will double down with more aggression and threats. 

You need strength and resolve to keep America safe and protect our interests and allies. If Joe Biden doesn’t get that, the next four years will see a lot more bad news on the world stage.

 → Read more: Biden under pressure for strong U.S. response to Myanmar coup (Yahoo)

 → Read more: Iran pushing Biden to act first, drop sanctions before reviving nuclear deal (Fox News)