OverviewA left gatekeeper is anyone in a position of respect or authority within the political left who feels it necessary to maintain that position by carefully avoiding or even repudiating any viewpoints which the political right has deemed "too radical".
- The Left Gatekeepers Phenomenon: "The denial that 9/11/01 was an inside job is nowhere deeper than in the traditional Left and the established Left media. Respected commentators for the Left, such as David Corn of the Nation, pooh-poohed challenges to the official story of the attack, or at most suggested complicity of the Bush administration by pointing to Saudi connections to the Bush family, all while staying within the confines of the official myth of the hijackers, crumbling skyscrapers, etc."
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