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"A Threat To American Democracy" - Federal Judge Alleges Democrats Control Almost All Major News Outlets

 

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman outlined his opposition to the Supreme Court’s key decision in 1964 in New York Times v. Sullivan, which has since protected many media outlets from lawsuits.

Silberman, a Reagan appointee, wrote that the ruling is “a threat to American Democracy” and must be overturned.

“The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions. Our court was once concerned about the institutional consolidation of the press leading to a ‘bland and homogenous’ marketplace of ideas. It turns out that ideological consolidation of the press (helped along by economic consolidation) is the far greater threat,” he continued.

“Although the bias against the Republican Party—not just controversial individuals—is rather shocking today, this is not new; it is a long-term, secular trend going back at least to the ’70s. (I do not mean to defend or criticize the behavior of any particular politician).

Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets. And the news section of The Wall Street Journal leans in the same direction. The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe).

Nearly all television—network and cable—is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along,” he added.

The news outlets mentioned didn’t return requests for comment.

The judge also expressed concern about the influence that Big Tech wields over how news is distributed, referencing how Twitter limited the spread of a New York Post article about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later told lawmakers that what happened was a mistake.

Silberman added that there are few notable exceptions to the outlets he mentioned: Fox News, the New York Post, and the Journal’s editorial page.

“It should be sobering for those concerned about news bias that these institutions are controlled by a single man and his son. Will a lone holdout remain in what is otherwise a frighteningly orthodox media culture? After all, there are serious efforts to muzzle Fox News. And although upstart (mainly online) conservative networks have emerged in recent years, their visibility has been decidedly curtailed by Social Media, either by direct bans or content-based censorship,” he wrote.

 

 

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So, do they control the bullshit sources you cite, too?? 

Or are the ones controlled by the right legit but by the left not legit?? 

Yeah, makes sense...

...........Dipshit

 

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24 minutes ago, HipKat said:

So, do they control the bullshit sources you cite, too?? 

Or are the ones controlled by the right legit but by the left not legit?? 

Yeah, makes sense...

...........Dipshit

Ahhhh poor Greggy, only now do you realize that you've been lied to for years but even still can't let go of the mass delusion. I await your legit article refuting anything said from the one cited. In fact, here's the same story from Politico.

Federal judge pens dissent slamming decades-old press protections

 

A federal appeals court judge issued an extraordinary opinion Friday attacking partisan bias in the news media, lamenting the treatment of conservatives in American society and calling for the Supreme Court to overturn a landmark legal precedent that protects news outlets from lawsuits over reports about public figures.

D.C. Circuit Senior Judge Laurence Silberman’s diatribe, contained in his dissent in a libel case, amounted to a withering, frontal assault on the 1964 Supreme Court decision that set the framework for modern defamation law — New York Times v. Sullivan.

Silberman said the decision, requiring public figures to show “actual malice” to recover against a news organization for libel, was a “policy-driven” result that the justices simply invented out of whole cloth.

“The holding has no relation to the text, history, or structure of the Constitution, and it baldly constitutionalized an area of law refined over centuries of common law adjudication,” the Ronald Reagan appointee wrote.

Silberman echoed and approvingly cited an opinion Justice Clarence Thomas issued two years ago, questioning the rationale of New York Times v. Sullivan and calling for the high court to revisit the decision. “Justice Thomas has already persuasively demonstrated that New York Times was a policy-driven decision masquerading as constitutional law,” the judge wrote.

But the exceptional aspect of Silberman’s opinion was not its legal arguments, but the protracted airing of the judge’s evidently deep-seated, pent-up grievances that conservatives are being oppressed by overwhelmingly liberal news media, academia and technology companies. That has created “a frighteningly orthodox media culture,” he wrote.

“The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions,” the judge declared. “Although the bias against the Republican Party—not just controversial individuals—is rather shocking today, this is not new; it is a long-term, secular trend going back at least to the ’70s….One-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.”

Silberman slammed the New York Times and the Washington Post as “virtually Democratic Party broadsheets.” He added: “Nearly all television—network and cable—is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along.”

Silberman acknowledged the existence of conservative outlets such as Fox News, but warned of “serious efforts to muzzle” the network. He did not explain further.

Silberman also specifically decried Twitter’s decision prior to last fall’s election to ban links to a New York Post story relaying allegations about the contents of a computer that once belonged to Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. The judge cited that as an example of how Silicon Valley “filters news delivery in ways favorable to the Democratic Party.”

The judge also took sides in the ongoing public debate about the duties of social media companies, arguing that they are morally obligated to allow free expression and a diversity of views. Arguments that the platforms are private businesses and not legally obliged to follow First Amendment standards may be right, the judge said, but don’t absolve social media outlets from engaging in what he termed “censorship.”

“Repression of political speech by large institutions with market power…is—I say this advisedly—fundamentally un-American,” Silberman wrote. “As one who lived through the McCarthy era, it is hard to fathom how honorable men and women can support such actions.”

Silberman did not delve into the reasons for liberal bias in the media, but declared in a footnote that “they surely relate to bias at academic institutions.”

Whether Silberman’s views about the media are widely held by conservative judges is unclear, but there has been no groundswell of support in the courts for the notion of overruling the protections for the press that the Supreme Court established a half-century ago. While judges of various ideological stripes seem less deferential to the media now than judges of a few decades ago, the basic underpinnings of the “actual malice” standard do not appear likely to be displaced anytime soon.

The vehicle for Silberman’s blistering judicial rant was a libel suit two former Liberian government officials filed against a human rights group, Global Witness, over a report the officials said implied they had taken bribes in connection with an oil contract.

The majority on the D.C. Circuit panel found the case fairly straightforward under existing precedents, concluding that Global Witness was protected by the “actual malice” standard because it had no persuasive indication that its report was false at the time it was published. The officials’ denials of wrongdoing were insufficient to suggest that the report was probably false, Judge David Tatel wrote in an opinion joined by Judge Sri Srinivasan.

 
Tatel recoiled at some of Silberman’s rhetoric, including his description of the majority’s legal conclusions as “obviously fallacious.”

Tatel also warned that arguments the Liberian officials put forward in the case had “breathtaking” implications and “would find support for an inference of actual malice in a wide swath of investigative journalism that turns out to be critical of its subject.”

Both judges in the majority are Democratic appointees. Tatel is an appointee of President Bill Clinton, while Srinivasan was appointed by President Barack Obama.

Silberman’s views about partisan bias in the media are clearly deep-seated and long-held. His opinion cites a speech he gave nearly 30 years ago decrying what he viewed as a tendency by judges to refrain from making tough decisions that might be poorly received by the liberal press. Speaking to the conservative Federalist Society in 1992, the judge branded such fears as the “Greenhouse effect,” taking the name from the New York Times court reporter of that era, Linda Greenhouse. The judge also specifically faulted attorneys-turned-reporters who cover the courts.

"The truth is that the lawyer-reporters are among the most unbalanced, the least abashed, at asserting the value of judicial activism," Silberman said, according to an account in the Times. (Neither of the Times’ Supreme Court reporters at that time was an attorney.)

The judge’s opinion also contains some passages that could be viewed as insubordinate, or at least disrespectful, to the Supreme Court. Silberman, 85, made clear that he relished the opportunity and did not shy away from it.

“To the charge of disdain, I plead guilty. I readily admit that I have little regard for holdings of the Court that dress up policymaking in constitutional garb,” the judge wrote. “That is the real attack on the Constitution, in which—it should go without saying—the Framers chose to allocate political power to the political branches. The notion that the Court should somehow act in a policy role as a Council of Revision is illegitimate.”

 


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@SackMan518 Stupid, your story doesn't dispute anything, moron, but agrees that most Media sources are biased. The f act that he's a staunch Republican, appointed by Reagan might have something to do with him picking on the Liberal Media the most, but he's still saying most media outlets are biased. You just continue to cite the MOST Right-biased sites that lie the most. 

 

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i agree, most media is biased toward the democrats, some heavily. and theyve learned to bald faced lie just like the republicans who started this practice

our media is garbage

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26 minutes ago, Meathead said:

i agree, most media is biased toward the democrats, some heavily. and theyve learned to bald faced lie just like the republicans who started this practice

our media is garbage

Could you elaborate on why you think this?

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31 minutes ago, jc856 said:

Could you elaborate on why you think this?

He can't...too busy sniffing his own ass....

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fox news clearly started the routine practice of presenting opinion/commentary as if it were news. they used the same sets, the same cues, the same slogans and run-ups, everything to make it look like a news program when in actuality it was opinion with clearly stated inaccuracies/lies embedded in it

it took a while for the other stations to catch up, but they finally did, and msnbc turned into the liberal version of fox news. that went on for a while until fox saw that their approach wasnt working anymore and the other stations were catching up, so they attempted to put more real news back into their programming. thats why their ratings went down bc their viewers wanted and liked the red meat lies, so fox sort of retreated some from real news and went back to their lying ways to try to get their viewers back. that hasnt worked very well bc they didnt go all in and attempted to keep a portion of their programming real news, which the brain dead zombies didnt like

all politicians lie, but republicans in general have been lying more often and about more serious matters than democrats for a long time. the dems are far more crazy, but the republicans definitely lie far more that then dems. republicans just go ahead and do their evil deeds, like tax cut for the very rich, shit health care plans, separating immigrant children from their parents forever, voting on a SC nominee closer to the election that the one they refused to when it was a dem - and then they just lie, lie, lie, lie right out in the open until weak minded people just believe the lie. that started before fox news, but fox only intensified the lying by making it openly acceptable, and showed the right that you can become even more popular by openly lying as much as you can

the combination of crazy and bald faced open lying when you KNOW its not the truth has got us into the fucking up as hell position we are in now

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Fox News started in 1996. CNN (Ted Turner, SUUUUUPER LEFTIST) started CNN in 1980. 

do you think CNN was unbiased (no agenda) in those 16 years? I don’t.

btw, HipKat’s avatar offends me to my core (right down to the quarks in my bodies protons and neutrons). I would like to see him dealt with harshly. Maybe even contact his job and ruin his life if possible. Thanks in advance.🤣👍

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1 hour ago, jc856 said:

Fox News started in 1996. CNN (Ted Turner, SUUUUUPER LEFTIST) started CNN in 1980. 

do you think CNN was unbiased (no agenda) in those 16 years? I don’t.

btw, HipKat’s avatar offends me to my core (right down to the quarks in my bodies protons and neutrons). I would like to see him dealt with harshly. Maybe even contact his job and ruin his life if possible. Thanks in advance.🤣👍

CNN was almost all news for many years. It was what Fox's "News Entertainment" format started gaining a massive audience that other channels followed

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Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

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HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

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9 hours ago, SackMan518 said:

"A Threat To American Democracy" - Federal Judge Alleges Democrats Control Almost All Major News Outlets

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman outlined his opposition to the Supreme Court’s key decision in 1964 in New York Times v. Sullivan, which has since protected many media outlets from lawsuits.

Silberman, a Reagan appointee, wrote that the ruling is “a threat to American Democracy” and must be overturned.

“The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions. Our court was once concerned about the institutional consolidation of the press leading to a ‘bland and homogenous’ marketplace of ideas. It turns out that ideological consolidation of the press (helped along by economic consolidation) is the far greater threat,” he continued.

“Although the bias against the Republican Party—not just controversial individuals—is rather shocking today, this is not new; it is a long-term, secular trend going back at least to the ’70s. (I do not mean to defend or criticize the behavior of any particular politician).

Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets. And the news section of The Wall Street Journal leans in the same direction. The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe).

Nearly all television—network and cable—is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along,” he added.

The news outlets mentioned didn’t return requests for comment.

The judge also expressed concern about the influence that Big Tech wields over how news is distributed, referencing how Twitter limited the spread of a New York Post article about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later told lawmakers that what happened was a mistake.

Silberman added that there are few notable exceptions to the outlets he mentioned: Fox News, the New York Post, and the Journal’s editorial page.

“It should be sobering for those concerned about news bias that these institutions are controlled by a single man and his son. Will a lone holdout remain in what is otherwise a frighteningly orthodox media culture? After all, there are serious efforts to muzzle Fox News. And although upstart (mainly online) conservative networks have emerged in recent years, their visibility has been decidedly curtailed by Social Media, either by direct bans or content-based censorship,” he wrote.

The guy is spot on correct.

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3 hours ago, Meathead said:

i agree, most media is biased toward the democrats, some heavily. and theyve learned to bald faced lie just like the republicans who started this practice

our media is garbage

The Republicans who started this practice?  The fuck?

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2 hours ago, Meathead said:

fox news clearly started the routine practice of presenting opinion/commentary as if it were news. they used the same sets, the same cues, the same slogans and run-ups, everything to make it look like a news program when in actuality it was opinion with clearly stated inaccuracies/lies embedded in it

it took a while for the other stations to catch up, but they finally did, and msnbc turned into the liberal version of fox news. that went on for a while until fox saw that their approach wasnt working anymore and the other stations were catching up, so they attempted to put more real news back into their programming. thats why their ratings went down bc their viewers wanted and liked the red meat lies, so fox sort of retreated some from real news and went back to their lying ways to try to get their viewers back. that hasnt worked very well bc they didnt go all in and attempted to keep a portion of their programming real news, which the brain dead zombies didnt like

all politicians lie, but republicans in general have been lying more often and about more serious matters than democrats for a long time. the dems are far more crazy, but the republicans definitely lie far more that then dems. republicans just go ahead and do their evil deeds, like tax cut for the very rich, shit health care plans, separating immigrant children from their parents forever, voting on a SC nominee closer to the election that the one they refused to when it was a dem - and then they just lie, lie, lie, lie right out in the open until weak minded people just believe the lie. that started before fox news, but fox only intensified the lying by making it openly acceptable, and showed the right that you can become even more popular by openly lying as much as you can

the combination of crazy and bald faced open lying when you KNOW its not the truth has got us into the fucking up as hell position we are in now

You're out of your mind, Meat.  

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54 minutes ago, HipKat said:

CNN was almost all news for many years. It was what Fox's "News Entertainment" format started gaining a massive audience that other channels followed

Tell Larry King about this.

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4 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Tell Larry King about this.

WTF does Larry King have to do with anything?

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HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

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i didnt say cnn was unbiased, but they were not even in the same universe as fox news when it came to shameless lying and presenting it as journalism. like by a factor of a thousand. massive difference


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1 hour ago, Meathead said:

i didnt say cnn was unbiased, but they were not even in the same universe as fox news when it came to shameless lying and presenting it as journalism. like by a factor of a thousand. massive difference

Oh bullshit.

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1 hour ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Oh bullshit.

Willful ignorance...


“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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The GLOBALISTS (wink wink) control all MSM. Fox has been a liberal psyop for at least a decade. They are trying to divide conservatives. Not going to happen to me. I'm to smrt for that.


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This has all been debunked!!  It says right here!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Woody said:

This has all been debunked!!  It says right here!

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They called those sources out the same way they do the right wing news sources that are completely biased. Go on there and look what they say about CNN and MSNBC.

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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3 hours ago, Woody said:

This has all been debunked!!  It says right here!

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PRECISELY.  Who fact checks the fact checkers.  Seriously.

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