Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate

Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate

Juan Williams


“You can’t say that. You’re fired.”
 
Prize-winning Washington journalist Juan Williams used to be unceremoniously brushed off through NPR for conversing his brain and announcing what many american citizens feel—that he will get frightened while boarding airplanes with passengers wearing Muslim clothing. NPR banished the veteran journalist in an act of political correctness that eventually sparked national outrage and resulted in demands Congress to finish its public investment of the media organization.
 
In Muzzled, Williams makes use of his very public firing as a launching pad to debate the numerous ways that sincere debate in America—from the halls of Congress and the future health care city halls to the debate indicates and print media—is stifled. In today’s partisan international, the place media provocateurs rule the airwaves and political correctness dictates what can and can't be stated with impunity, Williams indicates how the sincere trade of rules and the hunt for strategies and average compromise is intentionally muzzled. basically these toeing the party’s line—the screaming voices of the extremist—get airtime and dominate the dialogue in politics and the media. either side, liberal and conservative, preaches to a choir that revels in expressions of anger, ideology, conspiracies, and demonized rivals. the result's a scarcity of truth-telling and sincere debate concerning the evidence. one of the concerns denied a full-throated dialogue are racial profiling; the elevated reliance on non secular ideals in debating American values and laws; the nuances of an immigration policym long past awry; why abortion is promoted as a scorching button wedge factor to incite the pary trustworthy and force donations; the uneasy stability among person freedom and our hope for defense of opposed to terrorism; and lots more and plenty more.
 
A fierce, clean examine the severe significance of an open airing of arguable matters, Muzzled is a troublesome hitting critique of the subjects and matters we can’t discuss with out soreness retaliation by the hands of the politically right police. simply by way of bringing such scorching button concerns into the sunshine of day do we desire to grapple with them, and workout our adored, hard-won correct of loose speech.

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