You can’t stop running water
You can’t kill the fire that burns inside
Don’t deny our flesh and blood
Don’t forsake our sons and daughters
It’s freedom of speech – as long as you don’t say too much
I think we’re all runnin’ thinkin’ that we can hide
I think we’re runnin’ tryin’ to get away
But sooner or later we gonna realize
We gonna meet up with the truth face to face
Regular readers of this blog will no doubt remember how mad I was when Steve Bannon was named to be an official White House adviser. Bannon, you may recall, came from Breitbart, the online home to far right wing conspiracy theories, white nationalists, and their ilk. It didn’t take long at all for my fears to be founded. One week in and this piece of trash says the following:
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” Stephen Bannon said in the interview with the Times published on Thursday.
Bannon said the media still fails to understand how Trump rose to victory.
“I want you to quote this,” Bannon told the newspaper, “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
The media is the opposition party? If by opposing lies, sorry, “alternative facts”, then yes, I suppose the media is the opposition party. A free press is essential to our democracy. Didn’t everyone learn that in their grade school history class? This is already shaping up to be a horrific four years and we’re only a week in!
I absolutely loved Jake Tapper’s response to Bannon.