This is a direct link to the NoisyRoom.net article. It is very long but very worth reading.
Very disturbing especially when combined with the continuing attempt for "net neutrality". No it's not dead, even after Comcast's victory, the "behind the scenes administration" is still trying to find a way around this.
They want to shut us up. Even if you don't agree with everything Glenn Beck says, he has been accused of sedition! This is too much. Dissent is American. Unless it is against this administration.
I'm not a fan of Bush, but even during the most vocal of criticism, days and weeks of Cindy Sheehan sitting outside his ranch, this former president only said "they have the right". That at least, was classy.
Our current administration however, seeks to prevent regular Americans from hearing other opinions, point out their hypocrisy, advise them of outright unethical if not illegal activities by members of his staff. On his behalf. We certainly can't count on the media to advise us of these activities, for the most part they are still in love with Obama and refuse to DO THEIR JOB!
After all, what was the original intent of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
"In my opinion, the First Amendment is the single most important part of the Constitution. It protects some of the most basic human rights and reflects a view of the dangerous places government might tread.
The ability to speak your mind is a right that Americans take for granted. Imagine being too frightened by the possible consequences of speaking out to actually do so. Your opinion would not matter — even your vote would be corrupted. Even as important is the right to petition your government — not only can you have an opinion about your government, the government must listen to you (though it need not heed you — but that's what elections are for).
(deleted note pertaining to religion as that is not part of this particular discussion)
As for the press, the authors regarded a free press as almost a fourth branch of government, constantly keeping tabs on the government's activities and actions. Though today's tabloid papers and television might give one pause, this kind of trash is a small price to pay to ensure that any news organization can rest assured that it can report freely on the activities of the government. Many other organizations in other nations have to worry about toeing the state's line or be shut down. How objective do you think a reporter can be when his life could be ended because of a critical story?"
Authors, the Founding Fathers, regarded a free press as almost a fourth branch of government. That is how I grew up, how I almost became a journalist myself. It seemed to me, to be one of the most honorable and important careers, or calling, that an American could aspire to. "Report freely on the activities of the government." This is not reporting what they named the damn dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have become ashamed of our media. They no longer investigate the background of candidates or members of their cabinet.
This list is of past winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Some very interesting stories yes and worthy of investigation. But where is the next "Deep Throat"? Any story higher than an FBI level? Surely, there are stories to be had; is there a direct connection between ACORN and Obama? Did Ayers write Obama's memoirs? Just how much influence did he have on our President? Is there an agenda to take America into the World Order? Why did Soros' organization pay back the million dollars embezzled by a co-founder of ACORN?
Where there is smoke, there is fire.
If we as citizens and the media as investigators do not avail ourselves of our rights under the First Amendment, we stand to lose those rights.
WE WILL BE SILENT NO LONGER!
Until they drag us away. ADL be damned.