By: Mark Glennon*
Kamala Harris on Sunday released the short video below about her views on equality. It concludes with this: “Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place.”
Nationally, right-of-center news sources and politicians are all over that because that line represents what is arguably the most central principle of communism. As the New York Post put it, “Harris has taken some heat in the hours since sharing the video, specifically from those arguing that while equal opportunity was inherently American, equal outcomes would be an example of communism by ensuring that each person gets the same result.”
This being the eve of perhaps the most consequential election in American history, and with Biden seen by over half of American voters as unlikely to serve out a first term, Harris’s words should indeed be on the front page of every page in the nation.
Instead, most of the national media and all of Illinois media as far as we have seen have not a word on Harris’s view.
The betrayal by the American media of its essential role in democracy will perhaps be remembered as more consequential than this election, and the Illinois media aren’t helping.
*Mark Glennon is founder of Wirepoints.