Thursday, February 18, 2010

Conservatives practice political correctness, too ~ By Joseph Farah

Commentary from WorldNetDaily

By Joseph Farah

Posted: February 17, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

It doesn't surprise me when my colleagues in the establishment press practice political correctness – refusing to take seriously stories about the questionable constitutional eligibility of the president of the United States.

I worked in the establishment press for 25 years before launching WND. I understand the worldview at work there. It's no longer about being a watchdog on government and other powerful institutions. It's about conformity. It's about statism. It's about promoting "progressive" ideas. It's about being contemptuous of American ideals.

But, given self-proclaimed "conservatives" have been so vocal in denouncing political correctness, it's a little surprising to see some of them practicing it.

From Glenn Beck to Andrew Breitbart to Conservative Political Action Conference organizers to social climbing bloggers with little actual audience, some of the right have becoming increasingly hostile to continued calls for Barack Obama to release documents that would prove his eligibility and provide the transparency he promised with regard to his travels, health history, schooling, etc.

One of the most frequent questions I hear is why – why do folks like this insist on berating others for pursuing these legitimate concerns?


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