Texas Democrat Congressman using power of Congress to control speech in books, movies & more

Pratt on Texas - copyright Pratt on Texas all rights reservedDemocrats are using control of the U.S. House to intimidate publishers into carrying Democrat-approved opinion and views, with Texas Leftist-radical Joaquin Castro leading the show.

San Antonio Express-News liberal columnist Elaine Ayala reports, that since Castro “took the reins of the caucus in late 2018… [it] has turned its attention to the negative images and damaging stereotypes of Latinos in movies and books.”

“He [Castro] has become a media watchdog and has tilted the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to address how to affect change. Other media industries are on his back burner, including magazines,” Ayala reports.

…those who are honorable Americans… understand that it is not the role of the Congress or its caucuses to use power, direct or implied, to push speech politicians favor over speech they do not.

Ayala explains that Castro and the Dems went after Hollywood and then in March “turned to the world of book publishing” for their pressure campaign…  “In mid-June, Castro convened eight members of the caucus and a dozen book publishers via Zoom. Several said it was a first.”

Of course it was not a first in general but Ayala, who makes her living under the concept of a free press protected from government intervention into its messaging, doesn’t seem to understand why they might have thought “it was a first.”

image: Joaquín Castro

Rep. Joaquín Castro

It might be seen as a first because those who are honorable Americans, as opposed to Marxists of one degree or another, understand that it is not the role of the Congress or its caucuses to use power, direct or implied, to push speech politicians favor over speech they do not. It isn’t really a first, politicians always try to interfere with speech freedom and that’s why freedom of the press is in the First Amendment of the Constitution.

One thing is sure, the supportive tone of Ayala’s story would be opposite if it were a conservative Republican representative leaning on the publishing world to carry more flattering portrayals of Christian conservative Americans, as but one example.

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