Tune in to The Death of Free Speech.
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From Pat Dollard, I learned late last night that John Ziegler, my guest on last Monday’s “The Dame Truth” was arrested for…are you ready for this…?
…HIS crime? Daring to interview USC journalism students about Katie Couric’s journalistic practices. Dare I note that I am shocked? Or shall I simply accept the fact that we have lost our First Amendment rights of freedom of expression, that is, of course, unless one is a member of the Corporate or Government Elite, such as Messrs. [no pun intended there] Immelt, Zucker, or Obama, a member of Congress, a DHS official or a main stream media newsreader, who are all allowed to libel and slander our troops, characterizing them as what amounts to crazed, violent homicidal maniacs waiting to blow up their own country. THEY have freedom of expression; WE do not. John Ziegler interviews students about the mindless Katie’s [yellow] journalism, for which she won an award; Anderson Cooper makes a foul, odious joke likening patriotic Americans’ rallying for their country to practitioners of perverted sex. Both are rewarded for base, small minded conduct, and John Ziegler gets arrested for politely but firmly speaking his truth. For John, twas ever thus: He has been paying the price for truth most of his life. Just read his 2005 treatise on “The Death of Free Speech” to see how sublimely ridiculous it has all become.
I don’t often ask for direction, especially since I have learned over the last year that our millions of petitions for redress, emails of concern, faxes to follow up and phone calls to flood switchboard now fall on deaf, dumb and often hostile ears, but in this case, I feel it no less than incumbent upon each and every one of us to contact the Annenberg School [Annenberg? Really?! Now, WHERE have we heard THAT name before…it is a Challenge indeed…Oh yes! Messers. AYERS and OBAMA have very close ties to that name, via the Woods Foundation…and a few other things… 😉 ] ceaselessly and continuously with a solid barrage of H & I protesting the death of free speech, especially at the hands of a “School of Journalism & Communication.”
GO TO IT!!!! Sic ’em Lulu! Please contact the Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications–ceaselessly. Especially if you are not in California, where you can be arrested for such things.
Office of the Dean
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
tel. (213) 740-6180
fax (213) 740-3772
The school of Journalism Department (A division of the ASC) here:
School of Journalism
USC Annenberg, Suite 303
tel. (213) 740-3914
fax (213) 740-8624