Monday, June 29, 2015

THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage comments

The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage.

“As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared.
After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time.

Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not foreclose discussion of the high court’s decision, but arguments that gay marriage is wrong/unnatural are out.”



Anonymous said...

People will not be allowed to express their strong beliefs. No doubt Liberal lies and hate will still be printed however.

Anonymous said...

A privately-run media outlet is free to express opinions (and those of the public) as it pleases (within the law). That doesn't reflect on the merits or otherwise of those opinions that it is allowing (or not) to be publicized.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a privately owned newspaper is free to publish or not publish whatever viewpoint it chooses - but it reflects very poorly on any news organisation when they will only print one side of any debate.

Bird of Paradise said...

Another liberal rag that needs to go the way of the dinosour and pony express