C-Span has done an exemplary job controlling the political narrative.

It demonstrated its faithful service to the state and the ruling political class the other day when Politico was doing an interview with the former Prince of Darkness, aka the vice president of the United States, and his wife Lynne and daughter Liz.

During the interview a woman in the audience stood up and called Cheney a war criminal (number of dead in Iraq: over a million). She waved a pair of handcuffs to make her point.

C-Span quickly cut the feed and the screen went black.

“And we are having some problems with the feed coming to us from the Politico Playbook lunch,” a C-SPAN announcer explained after a pregnant pause.

For the Mockingbird media and its government partner, the point is to control the message, even if it requires outright censorship:

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