Rachel Maddow did a segment last week on her show that criticized Worldnutdaily founder Joseph Farah and it seems to have set his mustache on edge. So naturally, he’s accusing her of trying to censor him and calls her a “21st century blacklister.”
Try as I might never to watch Rachel Maddow or MSNBC, several times a year I’m almost forced to do so when friends email me links to online excerpts of shows – usually when I’m the topic.
Such was the case last week when Maddow did her best to persuade all reasonable people (not that any reasonable people watch MSNBC) that I should never be permitted to speak publicly at events such as FreedomFest, an annual gathering of liberty-minded Americans in Las Vegas.
Maddow was incensed that organizers would invite the likes of me and Wayne Allyn Root to be heard by thousands of people who agree with some of our ideas.
Ah yes, the usual conflation of criticism and censorship. No Joe, what she’s doing is criticizing you, and by extension the people who invited you to speak. That’s because you’re a dishonest propagandist. Not only did she make no attempt to “blacklist” you or make sure you would “never be permitted to speak publicly,” she doesn’t have the power to do that even if she wanted to. I know you just love to strike the martyr pose, but you’re not being persecuted you’re just being exposed as a fraud.
This is especially ironic given that Farah himself is a master of the very thing he takes exception to. A large portion of the articles on his “news” site take the form of what I refer to as the Six Degrees of George Soros (or Saul Alinsky, or Van Jones, or William Ayres, or insert the boogeyman du jour) game.