MSNBC Silences Debate Audience

To a dedicated liberal, if a large group of people disagrees with him/her, it's the group that is wrong, not the liberal. If a group wants to express that disagreement, then the group needs to be silenced, rather than the liberal acknowledging that maybe he/she is possibly wrong.

He/she may not be wrong, but a negative reaction from a large audience should be cause for any normal, open-minded person to at least re-evaluate his/her position.

A few nights ago, Newt Gingrich chastised CNN's John King over media bias. The audience roared its approval with standing ovations. The audience clearly agreed with Newt about media bias.

So, how does MSNBC prepare for another debate?

You'd think they would make an effort to keep the questions fair and impartial. You'd think they'd take extra care to make certain the questions were bipartisan and directly addressed current issues facing the next administration.

But no. Instead, MSNBC decided, rather than to examine their own political bias, they would simply squelch dissent. They instead decided to prevent the audience from expressing any support or disapproval of questions or answers.

At the start of Monday night's debate, [Brian] Williams said, "We've asked our invited guests here this evening to withhold their applause, any verbal reactions to what they hear on stage, so as to ensure this is about the four candidates here tonight and what they have to say."

Silencing dissent is a tactic of cowards, tyrants, and fascists. But now, it looks like a tactic of the liberal media.

Posted by: DMartyr at 11:32 AM

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