I have not been shy about the fact I didn’t vote for my president; I took the pot smoker. I don’t like the Twitter. I don’t like The Game of Thrones aspect to his White House. I do,Do, DO have a man crush on Gorsuch.
But mostly I have a deep affection for the constitution. And so I was offended when Trump weighed in on the NFL; what ever I might feel about the players and their right to kneel, I am convinced the government has nothing to say on the matter.
Shame on me for not posting.
But his most recent recent position has crossed my line – the President of the United States does not, repeat NOT, get to threaten news organizations.
Yes NBC failed to report on Weinstein.
Yes Brian Williams worked for NBC.
Yes Brian Williams works for MSNBC.
Shit, yes, Rachel Maddow works for MSNBC.
But. The President. Of these United States. Crosses a line when he threatens to take away NBC licenses.
The government of the Beacon of the Free World just Tweeted [for fuck’s sake] that NBC should be ‘challenged for their license’.
The first amendment is a cherished bedrock foundation that supports not only this nation, but as alluded to above, all free nations. The freedom of the press, of the religion and of the association is nearly the whole point of everything else. As we say, the 2nd protects the 1st.
Going after a bunch of highly paid athletes who clearly are missing the mark is bad enough, but going after the press, and yes – can you say IRS – is too far. It’s my line in the sand.