USA Today Removes Senators Op-ED

It seems like even writing a rational and logical opinion is now against the rules at USA Today. If a conservative senator cannot express his views without being censored for using simple scientific terms, then what chance does the average American have?

The USA Today Network is more concerned with being politically correct than presenting diverse perspectives and engaging in meaningful dialogue. By censoring Senator Kennedy’s column, they are doing a disservice to their readers and stifling freedom of speech.

“USA TODAY Network apparently does not like the way I express myself,” Kennedy told Fox.

“They think they are the speech police. Drunk on certainty and virtue, they think they are our moral teacher. This attitude is why so many Americans have lost confidence in the media. The media is not going to win that trust back until they return to neutrality instead of advocacy,” Kennedy stated.

But this is not surprising. The media has been on a crusade to silence conservative voices and push their own agenda for far too long. Instead of reporting the news, they have become the news, trying to dictate what is acceptable speech and what is not.

Senator Kennedy is absolutely right in his assessment of the situation. Men and women are biologically different, and it is unfair to allow biological males to compete in women’s sports. But in today’s society, stating scientific facts is considered inflammatory and controversial.

“Men and women don’t compete for the same reasons,” the Republican senator said in his column. “Yet transgender activists want athletic institutions to ignore these obvious physical differences so transgender athletes can feel included, even if it hurts biological girls in the process.”

Gannett Opinion Editor and Vice President of Standards and Ethics Michael McCarter said, “We recognize the importance of sharing varying perspectives and the vital role we play convening conversations,” McCarter said. “Sen. John Kennedy’s submitted opinion column did not meet our ethical guidelines, which state we will treat people with respect. After further review, our editorial team removed the column from our website. Sen. Kennedy has been given the opportunity to revise his language – not his viewpoint – to adhere with our standards.”