George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley stated that there is a new "Red Scare" that is targeting conservative voices and media.
That, he argued, drew similarities to the "Red Scare" during the Cold War, where individuals who were suspected of being communist sympathizers or spies were targeted.
"There is now an inverse intolerance against conservative voices. The Red Scare was a period where writers and others were put on blacklists and denied employment for holding the 'wrong' views. There are now new calls for blacklists from not just members of Congress but writers and academics," Turley remarked.
And Turley made reference to "cancel culture," whereby individuals are socially ostracized or even terminated from their job over their viewpoints, saying it is most rampant in higher education.
"The effort to silence opposing views is not just confined to speakers. Faculty members across the country have faced investigations, threats, and even termination over espousing unpopular views. Harvard Professor Steven Pinker was the subject of a campaign to fire and remove him from a leading academic society because he questioned, on Twitter, whether police shootings were due to systemic racism, or rather, were part of a long pattern of excessive use of force by police departments," the professor said.