By Jeffrey Lord on 5.14.12 @ 6:23PM
CNN has blackballed our founder and editor-in-chief R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Because in his new book The Death of Liberalism, Bob Tyrrell labels President Obama a — gasp! — “Stealth Socialist.”
Specifically, his book publicist reports that CNN actually disinvited Bob from a show because the network felt calling the president a “Stealth Socialist” was — are you ready? — “Rude.”
Oh nooooooooooooooooooo! Imagine actually discussing such a concept on CNN!!!!! OMG! Why… why… the nerve of Tyrrell to espouse a serious conservative thought on a liberal network.
Or, as our friend and colleague Jed Babbin calls it in his column today, “the Gatekeeper Media.” Says Jed — with an unerring accuracy, considering he wrote his piece without knowing of Tyrrell’s dis-invitation:
Yes, they’re at it again. Or I should say, “still.” The Obama media — the Gatekeeper Media who try to control what people know based on what fits their narrative — are proving almost daily that they’re not in the news business. They are in the business of political activism, aimed solely at getting their guy another four years in the White House.
That is exactly what is going on here.
So Bob Tyrrell, founder and editor-in chief of a magazine now 45 years on the American scene, selected in the 1970s by Time magazine as one of the rising stars in American media, recently interviewed on Sean Hannity’s Fox and radio shows, and by Mark Levin, and with his recent talk on the book to the Manhattan Institute carried by C-SPAN — is out at CNN.
Because in the course of the Great American Debate he has a book calling Barack Obama a “Stealth Socialist” — based on an actual record in the White House. A record that manifests all manner of socialist behavior, from buying General Motors with taxpayer money, to dishing even more taxpayer bucks to favored companies like Solyndra — and that’s before one gets to Obamacare and the socialist saga of the imaginary Obama heroine named Julia, who is feted with cradle-to-grave socialism.
You can’t make it up.
This kind of incident with Bob Tyrrell is exactly why CNN is barely afloat in the ratings, losing big time to Fox. And why it will drown if it isn’t careful.
Jeffrey Lord is a former Reagan White House political director and author. He writes from Pennsylvania at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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