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Here’s me in City Journal on Breitbart and Journolist – an article that was sparked by a comment I made here on Ricochet but which puts that comment in context. When these media stories broke, I had just gotten word that my French publisher was canceling publication of my novel Empire of Lies for “political and religious” reasons:
The book’s French cancellation is, I realize, a rather small cultural event. Yet it gives specific color to the recent revelations on the Daily Caller website that left-wing journalists conspired to suppress scandals that might harm Barack Obama and to the brouhaha over Breitbart’s online release of a video that resulted in a government worker’s momentarily losing her job. In both stories, one thing leaps out at me: everywhere, the Left favors fewer voices and less information, and conservatives favor more. Everywhere, the Left seeks to disappear its opposition, whereas the Right is willing to meet them head-on.