Tuesday, February 19, 2013
John David Dyche. C-J Story Goes National
Breitbart is reporting on the Courier-Journal's shabby treatment of John David Dyche, the lone conservative columnist for that paper who recently quit in protest of its censorship.
For those who continue to subscribe to the C-J just for the sports coverage, here's what you've been missing on the other pages:
Since the election in November, the newspaper’s editorial board has called for Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to resign as Senate Minority Leader and accused McConnell of being the target of “national ridicule,” and run comics depicting McConnell consigned to the flames of hell; it has suggested that Senate Republicans “smacked down the disabled of this country and the world.”
It's true that traditional media are struggling to compete with the convenience of digital media. Still, the C-J's dwindling circulation -- and attendant mass lay-offs -- are exacerbated by its lurch to left. It's always been a liberal paper, but depicting our senior Senator, of whom many Kentuckians are very proud, in the flames of hell crosses the line.
Paying that subscription fee to the C-J feels like writing a check to the Democratic Party.
This paper that demands campaign finance laws to inhibit corporations from making political donations is itself a corporation that makes political donations every day -- in the form of favorable coverage for its chosen "progressives" and smear jobs on conservatives. Likewise, this paper that demands transparency for everyone else refuses to make the modest changes John David Dyche called for to increase transparency. The C-J's hypocrisy is boundless.
Conservatives should stop subsidizing it.