The Cancel Culture: Shawn Hannity and Tucker Carlson are under attack

A view from an objective Canadian journalist

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Brad Bird wrote an opinion piece in the Epoch Times regarding “Fox News Channel’s political commentators Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are under attack, with many calling for their removal from the airwaves.”

Bird said he doesn’t know either of the commentators personally and is an objective Canadian writer. He has worked for the Winnipeg Free Press and reported from war zones. By all standards, he is a neutral observer of the mainstream liberal press’s workings in the U.S.

He opines that the aggression from the left media is “perhaps a predictable extension of cancel culture’s ongoing persecution of those who uphold traditional values, the attack on these men is a particularly offensive attempt at censorship—a line in the sand., he says.

He then parallels the present cancel culture to the “post-war period of McCarthyism in the late 1940s and early 1950s when people suspected of harboring communist sympathies were removed from their jobs.” Source: Epoch Times.

We have no protestation with press organizations taking sides in political competitions. Our country’s history is flush with newspapers siding up with their favorite candidate; a century ago,  each paper often had its political biases and did not conceal its allegiances; more importantly, the public understood this. Robust and emotional exchanges adorned the sheets of these clashing papers.

Significantly, although some articles yielded more weight than others and had more notable circulation numbers, viewership was not controlled by a few massive platforms like it is today.   

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