Bill opens this week’s show by explaining how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech. In reality, Bill says, it’s about carpet bombing elections “with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy.”

Bill Moyers Essay

July 6, 2012

Category: Video

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6 Responses to “The Cowardly Lions of ‘Free Speech’”

  1. Francois says:

    How can one respect a political and judicial system that is so corrupted?

    When does it become insane and maladaptive to keep being the good guy, the law abiding good citizen when the laws are written to protect the wealthy and powerful while its exercise is ever more unfair toward the masses?

    And…what does History teaches us about masses that lose faith and trust in their institutions and decide its elites are mere bandits that must be harshly punished?

  2. idyll says:

    We need to amp up disclosure laws. It’s our only hope now.

  3. george123 says:

    I want to assure you that I do not think we have reached the point where drastic action is required. Our political process has worked in the past and I hope it works this time.

    If a government does not represent the people and all political and legal means have been tried without success and remediation, then the people are morally justified in overthrowing that government, by military force if required.

  4. Centurion 9.41 says:

    Seriously, this guy is just another liberal who blames the fact his ideas are being rejected on the scapegoat of “money”.

    The fact is I could spend a trillion dollars running on a Nazi platform and I will rightly not win an election.

    It’s the liberal, progressive Democratic part ideas and idols that are the reason for the election results, not the money spent.

    As for the part where the proof of the money being the cause is shown by the CPAC out takes; what the out takes are saying is that they are being successful in getting the word out, in spreading the ideas and principles CPAC believes in. Those who read in something else are eithe willfully perverting the meaning of what is being said or too ignorant to understand what is being said and injecting their own theories and understandings into the words.

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  6. polzin says:

    I agree with what he says but Bill Moyers calling someone else cowardly ? He might want to look in a mirror. Where was this comment when Obama was out spending McCain 3 to 1 ?

    Moyers pretends to be unbiased but this is another example of his liberalism.

    Would he be complaining if Obama had any change of raising One billion dollars as he wanted to ?