Washington throws a pity party for federal censors finally being investigated
- June 7, 2023
“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the pious masthead motto The Washington Post ostentatiously adopted in the Trump era.
But in the Biden era, the paper sees censorship as the salvation of self-government.
Censorship requires secrecy to work its magic, though.
Folks get ornery about wearing a government blindfold, the same way malcontents yelped about wearing face masks.
Republican congressmen and activist groups are shamelessly yanking at the curtain hiding the censorship-industrial complex.
Washington Post readers were invited Tuesday to a 1,700-word pity party for federal censorship contractors.