In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, most “conservative” media in this country were quick to proclaim the sanctity of our First Amendment rights and properly blamed the terrorists and their fanaticism. Later, John F’n Kerry was rightfully derided for blabbering about understanding the rationale for the attack; the typical, knee-jerk leftist attitude to these things. But what happened last Friday at a planned Trump rally in Chicago was a deliberate, organized, blatant and ultimately successful (by their measure) denial of the First Amendment rights of those gathered for the rally. Their success came from creating an atmosphere of chaos, fear and intimidation; it’s what terrorists do. What came after this, however, was shocking to this observer; some of the so-called “conservative” media joined their comrades on the left and Mr. Trump’s opponents to seize on the opportunity to try and lay the blame on his “inciting” rhetoric. Put another way, they all immediately assumed the John Kerry and leftist approach in rationalizing the loathsome tactics of the protesters. Why? Because defeating and attacking Donald Trump is politically expedient as opposed to defending our First Amendment rights. Strange, isn’t it?