What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................



Saturday, May 6, 2017

The media, talk shows and the anti-Trump fad.

Weekly Standard: How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary.  "Something ugly is happening to the First Amendment. It is being contorted to enable judges to protest Donald Trump's presidency. The perennial impulse of judges to manipulate the law to achieve morally and politically desirable ends has only been exacerbated by the felt necessity to "resist" Trump. The result: Legal tests concerning the freedoms of speech and religion that in some cases were already highly dubious are being further deformed and twisted.
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"Those who try to police the relentlessly transformational projects of constitutional progressives had much to dread from the Obama administration, an inveterate ally of the legal left that did what it could to graft the aspirations of progressives onto the Constitution. But Trump's presidency may be even worse, because too many judges now feel called to "resist" Trump and all his works—no matter the cost to the law's authority and to the integrity of the judicial role." . . .

Variety: FCC to Investigate Stephen Colbert Over Controversial Donald Trump Joke  To call it all "homophobic" I find ridiculous and just the sort of claim used to shut down any dialogue on the subject as the left does; conservatives should be better. I prefer societal pressure against this silly man and his bullying ways against conservatives as he did against President Bush. Like that's going to happen. TD

William Sullivan: FCC: Hands off Stephen Colbert Quoting the Constitution:
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 of the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. [Emphasis added]
. . . "It is important that we conservatives be consistent.  How can we tell our children about the virtues of unabridged freedom of speech, only to selectively apply it in principle?  How can any conservative argue against a revival of the “Fairness Doctrine,” which the Democrat left has pursued in recent years to define what is “fair” coverage by media outlets, without first recognizing and acknowledging unequivocally that the federal government has no such right?" . . .

Look at Berkeley and realize we must be better than that. TD

Brian C. Joondeph: Jimmy Kimmel Left Out Some Important Bits About Obamacare  . . . "History aside, and politics aside, one can’t help but feel empathy for Kimmel and his family. But unfortunately, politics wasn’t aside in his monologue. As Rahm Emanuel once said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” And Kimmel did not.
"In the second part of his monologue he pivoted from family health crisis to typical late night comedy show shtick, bashing Donald Trump, Republicans, conservatives and all things not liberal. Kimmel made a pitch for preexisting condition coverage under Obamacare and for National Institutes of Health funding which Trump threatened to cut in his proposed budget." . . .

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