Sen. Johnson (R-WI) pulls out an old Republican chestnut to complain that his racist conspiracy theories are not getting enough attention.
Johnson wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
I am amazed but not surprised. Those seeking political advantage from the division of the nation make the worst of charges to silence anyone who questions their leftist agenda.
Unfortunately, many media have lost all sense of fairness and objectivity. They pretend to be impartial once President Trump wins the 2016 election. As a result, roughly half of America just doesn’t trust the mainstream media or rely on what it reports. An unbiased free press is essential in a democracy, but the censorship of conservative perspectives in today’s culture of annulment is at odds with freedom.
Senator Ron Johnson is not silenced. The problem for Johnson is that he gets a lot of media attention. Unfortunately, attention is properly focused on his theories of racism and conspiracy.
Johnson seeks to change the subject from what he said to an imaginary assault on his right to spread racist conspiracy theories that have no basis in reality. Senator Johnson wants a free pass to his racism. He wants the media to act like Fox News and reinforce his divisive message instead of challenging and questioning it.
When a Republican starts crying fairness and bias in the media, it means he is losing. Johnson may add to his shares in Fox News, but he ends his political career with the rest of the country.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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