From Woodstock’s Richard Rostron:
Cheney removal prompts another example of media bias
At 8:24 a.m. today, an email from the New York Post hit my inbox announcing that Republicans had ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her position as Republican House Committee chairwoman.
As the Post explains, the vote was “a rare move that highlights the power that former President Donald Trump still holds in the party.”
It was prompted by her vote to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 capital riots and comments made since.
But watching the mainstream media, I heard a different perspective on the question of Cheney’s role in Congress.
According to the mainstream media, which has proven itself virulently anti-Republican in the past, it’s a question of “censorship.”
The Republicans are seeking to “silence Cheney” as punishment for her impeachment vote (never mind that the impeachment was rushed through the House without due consideration and with a president who was about to leave office anyhow).
In fact, the mainstream media has actually invoked use of the term many of them refuse to acknowledge, describing Republicans as committing an act of “Cancel Culture.”
What is the point of a leadership role, whether in Congress or in any other organization? Merriam-Webster offers four points in defining leadership: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leadership.
The first and the last two are mere statements – essentially someone who leads. But the second point cuts to the crux of the issue describing leadership as something that requires a “capacity to lead.”
What is required for the capacity to lead?
Doesn’t a person need the personal traits, perspectives and confidence of others?
Cheney has hit the television circuit of the mainstream media recently, as well as speaking from the floor of the House, calling out those who voted for Trump but who have doubts about the validity of the 2020 election.
She has called any suggestion that the outcome was tainted “a lie.”
In her May 11 speech from the House floor, Cheney said, “Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president, they have heard only his words, but not the truth as he continues to undermine our democratic process …”
These are words straight out of the Left’s playbook, all the sweeter coming from a Republican in a House leadership position.
Of course, there’s no truth to the idea that Trump has lied.
No one has proven that the election was stolen but no one has proven otherwise either.
Nothing was done to conclusively put the concerns of Trump voters over numerous irregularities in the election to rest.
But Cheney goes on to claim that Trump is “sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy really works at all.”
To dissect her assertion, she is suggesting that the way to gain confidence in the system is to quietly accept the system. If you start asking questions, others may start asking questions, too. That’s an attitude that fits all-too well with a media that is selectively curious.
Considering the state of the media today, and of the Left’s control of the Democrat Party, the mere fact that she is so warmly embraced by the Left is enough reason to cause serious concerns about whether she has the confidence necessary for the “capacity to lead.” And it has nothing to do with ‘silencing’ Liz Cheney.