More often than not the daily drum beat of the mainstream media is coming to look like an old fashioned witch-hunt aimed against Conservatives, MAGA folks, and those who are a threat to the Establishment (Democrat & Republican). The most famous witch-hunt in America was the Salem Witch Trials:
“The episode is one of Colonial America’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria. It has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process.” –Wikipedia
I don’t think the Antifa folks on the Left who label anybody they disagree with as “Fascists” (while they act like true Fascists using violence and threats of violence) have too much problem with the idea of suspending any pretense of “due process” for Conservatives. At the same time we see the media, the new Inquisition, hounding anti-establishment Judge Roy Moore for supposedly offending some women over 38 years ago while largely ignoring the serial rapes and assaults of former President Bill Clinton:
“[Juanita] Broaddrick stated that Clinton raped her and that Hillary Clinton knew about it, and tried to threaten Broaddrick into remaining silent.” -Wikipedia
We can see the modern witch-hunt by Leftists most vividly on many modern college campuses. A speech by Milo Yiannopoulous, a gay Conservative activist, was canceled after Leftist violence erupted at UC-Berkely in California. Fox News has documented a number of similar incidents. Free speech by Conservatives is becoming more and more perilous. Many Leftists are now repeating the meme that just having Conservative ideas “creates a hostile space” for them.
According to the Washington Post, “A fifth of undergrads now say it’s acceptable to use physical force to silence a speaker who makes ‘offensive and hurtful statements.'” So I guess today many college students believe they have a right to be the “judge, jury, and executioner” of those who’s statements and beliefs they perceive as “hurtful” to their world view.
The real problem today is that more and more there is no “safe space” for civil disagreement in America and those who are largely responsible appear to be on the Left side of the political spectrum.