by Kevin Burke
Author and First Things Editor R.R. Reno stepped away from his office and did some old fashioned reporting. He visited several Midwestern states that were key in the 2016 election. He wanted to get a better feel of the country’s mood away from the East Coast and mainstream media.
One of the men he interviewed shared: “Right now journalists seem ignorant of what most people are thinking, perhaps willfully so … In all fairness, most people won’t say what they’re thinking. It’s too dangerous.”
A new Cato Institute Survey confirms this fear. “Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive,” the study found. “Majorities of Democrats (52%), independents (59%) and Republicans (77%) all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.” Read the rest HERE.