In an interview with MSNBC's Keith Olberman last night, Nancy Pelosi announced that she would move to bring a vote to the floor of The House of Representatives as early as next week to ban Fox from covering Congress. "That Fox regularly grants access to Republican Congressman to spread their lies and propaganda on their airwaves is a violation of the public trust, and their continued desire to challenge such well documented facts as Global Warming, and the efficacy of single payer health insurance, proves that they are simply doing the work of the special interests. They should thus be stripped of their journalistic access in the halls of Congress," argued Pelosi.This is an unbelievably shocking abuse of power! In the Orwellian world of the Democrats, apparently Freedom of the Press only applies to news organizations that promote the Democrats' Leftist, socialist agendas.
The Democrats are beginning to sound more like Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro than Americans!
UPDATE: Democrats spend astronomical amounts of money—without even reading the bills—under the guise of helping the economy. They have sought to regulate talk radio and call it the “fairness doctrine.” They passed CPSIA legislation that could have made it illegal for librarians to allow children into existing children’s book collections. They recently passed a bill that actually makes crimes against a particular group of people subject to more severe punishment than the exact same crimes against other people. Then they began a deliberate, orchestrated campaign to isolate, ostracize and demonize a particular news organization. So when I read on the Hugh Hewitt website that Pelosi was planning to introduce legislation stripping Fox News of their “journalistic access in the halls of Congress”—well, not much the Democrats do surprises me anymore and I posted it.
As readers have graciously—and some hatefully—pointed out, it was satire. I would have expected satire from someone like Glenn Beck who, like John Stewart, regularly engages in satire. I did not expect it from Hugh Hewitt, though if I had read farther down it was pretty clear. Bottom line: I screwed up! My sincere apologies to Nancy Pelosi and my readers for passing this satire on as fact.