After 20+ advertisers remove ads following her attacks on a Parkland student, Laura Ingraham calls boycott efforts "Stalinist"
Ingraham: "Expressing views that just five or ten years ago were considered mainstream can now get you fired," "you can get boycotted," and "their efforts are Stalinist"
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From the April 9 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Conservatives probably now see how naive it was to believe that this squelching of free speech would end once they left campus. Instead, the left's propaganda shaped a new generation of young adults, who then parroted all that malarkey about the "patriarchy," and then they came up with their own new phrases like "microaggressions" and "safe spaces," and "white privilege." Today, left-wing activists use these terms as bludgeons to intimidate those who disagree with them from entering the dialogue at all. So for all their talk of inclusion, the left doesn't invite more voices to enter the public discussion. Instead, they drive out any dissenting voice and police the dogma of their own creation.
And by the way, other data indicate that hostility to free expression is starting even earlier than college -- meaning, these kids are picking it up either at home or in high school, junior high, or in both places. This, too, is super disheartening. It is critical that all of us, regardless of where we fall on the ideological spectrum, recognize the perilous road that we are on.
Think about it -- if 40 to 50 percent of the country feels like their right to free expression is less worthy of protection than that of any garden variety leftist? Where does that leave our First Amendment? As a shell of its former self is the answer.
There is a contraction of free speech all around us, and few seem to even notice. Many of you have become accustomed to editing yourselves -- let's face it. Expressing views that just five or 10 years ago were considered mainstream can now get you fired. It can cause to you lose a promotion, or you could be branded a hater, or, yes, you can get boycotted.
INGRAHAM: At the end of tonight's show, I'm going to be announcing my response to this dangerous epidemic, and what this show will do in the coming weeks to expose the perpetrators, their tactics, their major players, and their funders. Their efforts are Stalinist, pure and simple.