Why Are Democrats Defending The FBI, Censorship, And McCarthyism?
Liberals used to champion free speech, oppose McCarthyism, and seek to restrain the FBI. What changed?
This is a guest post by Jonathan Turley*
“The Democratic Party [is] the bedfellow of international communism.”
Those words from Sen. Joe McCarthy captured the gist of the Red Scare and the use of blacklists and personal attacks to silence critics. The Democrats this week appear to have taken up the same cudgel in labeling opponents and critics Russian sympathizers and fellow travelers in opposing government involvement in a massive censorship system.
The Red Scare is back and it is going blue.
I testified this week in Congress on the Twitter Files and how they suggest what I have called “censorship by surrogate” or proxy.