Rep. Jim Jordan writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
You don’t have free speech when only one side is allowed to talk. You don’t have freedom when one side can be “canceled” for disagreeing with the other. In today’s world, opposing views aren’t challenged or debated, they’re censored by the left – the left that controls Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and virtually all of the Democrats in Congress. And every day, this same “cancel-culture” left is looking for someone new to target.
Certain media are also threatened by “cancel culture.” It seems every day a new advertiser is forced by the left to explain their relationship with Fox News, a network trusted by millions of Americans. And of course, it doesn’t matter to the left that Fox is the most-watched news organization in the history of cable television. If the mob doesn’t like what a Fox host says on their show, they, too, could be canceled.
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
“One of their political weapons is cancel culture,” Trump said on July 3. “Driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters & demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism.”https://t.co/paHAfYKIyY
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 19, 2020
Before he started railing against “cancel culture,” Trump tried for years to get numerous people and entities fired, boycotted or canceled for doing things he didn’t like. My partial list here: https://t.co/wLe1qsajnQ pic.twitter.com/P0zZAQQdIW
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 19, 2020
.@Jim_Jordan‘s Trump re-election pitch leads predictably with a paean to Bari Weiss’s self-cancellation spectacle, then segues to “cancel culture” in sports—weird pivot from a coach who escaped cancellation after abetting an epidemic of sexual assault.https://t.co/9QmfCFraTB pic.twitter.com/tzo5OAQqKf
— Eli Valley (@elivalley) August 19, 2020