In other news, Pravda will no longer print any letters that say Putin sucks. The Warmist myth is collapsing. The latest data have thoroughly undermined it. But that just means the Party has to circle its wagons even tighter.
Regular readers of The Times’ Opinion pages will know that, among the few letters published over the last week that have blamed the Democrats for the government shutdown (a preponderance faulted House Republicans), none made the argument about Congress exempting itself from Obamacare.
Why? Simply put, this objection to the president’s healthcare law is based on a falsehood, and letters that have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change) do not get printed.
The Letters to the Editor section in modern newspapers never amounted to much. A little tip of the hat to the little guy getting his say before the editorial writers stomp all over him. The letters were carefully selected. There might be dissenting opinions, but they would be outweighed by the “Correct” view.
Now the LA Times (and it’s probably not the only paper) is dispensing with even that much of the illusion. It’s simply not going to run letters that blasphemously disagree with its theology that human beings are a carbon polluting plague on the planet.
As a private business that is its right. So long as the Los Angeles Times doesn’t then go on and claim nonsense about being a community newspaper or part of a dialogue. It just announced that there’s no room for dissent.
What bothers me though is the number of conservatives who continue to subscribe to liberal papers. If you still have a subscription to the New York Times or the LA Times or the Washington Post or any other liberal paper… drop it.
You’re only funding the people who mean you harm, who despise you and who refuse to even run your letters to the editor.
If you browse their sites online, don’t click on any ads. Use cookie-free browsing to block their ad trackers and flash blockers to kill their ads. Deny them as much income as possible.
Don’t under any circumstances give them any money.