Journalism Prof Floats Litmus Test for GOP Guests, Exposes Everything Wrong With Journalism in the Process

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The Conservative Purge of 2021 continues apace and its participants are showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.

As we’ve previously reported, Democrats, the mainstream media, Big Tech, and Never Trumpers in La La Land are all on board with the canceling of former Trump administration officials from the public square as punishment for working under President Trump and for supposedly “enabling” his various alleged wrongdoings.

These same people would like to be able to do the same with current Republican members of the House and Senate who voiced objections to some of the Electoral College votes. But short of those members being expelled, the cancel culturalists on the left don’t have a lot of options on their plates, outside of pushing to “Enemies List” them out of book deals, fundraisers, and off of influential political boards, committees, and the like.

One option being proposed to “unite” the country and move it away from such Republicans is by way of a “political litmus test” designed to shame GOP lawmakers and commentators into saying Joe Biden won the election. If they don’t or won’t or otherwise simply dare to raise questions, they don’t get airtime. This proposal was first floated by the Daily Show’s Matt Negrin in a piece published by the Washington Post the first week of December, and is now being amplified by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen:

So the way to “unite and heal” the country is by … purposefully suppressing differing political viewpoints? Whatever happened to people disagreeing and then hashing it out in a debate/discussion? It’s almost like Rosen is saying the quiet part out loud here.

It’s especially interesting that he finds this to be a smart idea considering Democrats who questioned the 2016 election results have been treated like royalty by the likes of CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, etc:

… and especially considering that failed 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams has yet to concede she lost her election to Republican Brian Kemp over two years after it happened. She’s a Democrat and media darling because of that, but anyone who asks questions about the 2020 election is treated as though they must be banished from polite society for WrongThink:

Once again, Republicans are held to a double standard, while Democrats and the media are held to none. Wash, rinse, repeat. This is everything wrong with journalism in a nutshell.

It’s hardly a wonder why the journalism profession is in the sad, sorry state it’s in when you read tweets like Professor Rosen’s. I mean, people like Rosen are responsible for educating future media figures. Think about it.

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