In an incredibly un-American way a group of New York Times journalist who’s very profession is made possible and secured by the First Amendment have begun a campaign against free speech following an op-ed their paper published by Senator Tom Cotton.
Senator Cotton’s op-ed titled “Send in the Troops” advocates for President Trump to activate regular military units to quell the disturbances destroying our nation utilizing the Insurrection Act. Something polling shows American’s are largely supportive of him doing.
These are the same journalist praising the op-ed by General Mattis condemning the President’s suggestion that such action should be taken.
The idea that any opinion should be censored or prohibited is about as un-American as it gets and for journalist to suggest, must less advocate doing so, is reprehensible!
Here are some of the Tweets of journalist condemning the paper for publishing the op-ed asserting that publishing his op-ed some how puts the African-American staff and journalist at the New York Times at risk of being harmed.
— Owen Grey (@owenxgrey) June 3, 2020
Bennett is making his supplication right now about why they ran it. https://t.co/mNihpyHjSQ
— Stay Home. Wash Your Goddamned Hands. (@ominousrabbit) June 4, 2020
Everybody who writes for @nytimes, staff or columnist, stop taking their $$ stop writing for them! We need more of the journalism that died with the demise of alt-weeklies and all of you could be catalysts if you left gilded cage of #nytimes & joined rest of #HungerGames journos
— Eric Gudas (@ERICGUDAS) June 4, 2020
You can read the entire thread on Twitter, but my favorite is the last one where the poster encourages them all to quit working for the New York Times… I have a better idea for any journalist that opposes the First Amendment… FIND ANOTHER PROFESSION!
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