by Joel B. Pollak:
We YOU need your help. This is a frontal assault on our YOUR free speech.
Internet provocateur and InfoWars proprietor Alex Jones is being systematically excluded from social media platforms. This is, plainly, an attack on free speech.
Over the weekend, Facebook removed several Alex Jones-related pages, and Apple deleted many of his podcasts. On Monday, YouTube followed suit by deleting his video channel. Pinterest closed its InfoWars page. Twitter may soon do the same.
The timing is no coincidence: all of these outlets are responding to a campaign by left-wing activists who are determined to shut down conservative voices — including Breitbart.
It is a shameful effort — which is why some of those responsible for the boycotts have tried to maintain their anonymity.
Today, they are circulating “copy/paste” talking points that argue they are not abusing freedom of speech or the press by pushing companies to ban Jones, because “free speech protects you from your government.” Jones is being censored by private companies, not the government. He has no right, after all, to force anyone to carry his content.
It is true that the First Amendment is not implicated by private censorship, but free speech certainly is damaged by it.
From the point of view of the person being silenced, it makes absolutely no difference whether the censor is a policeman or a mob. And freedom of speech is a social value, a characteristic of an open and democratic society that has exists quite independently of the government. It is — or ought to be — sustained by civil society, even and especially when the views expressed are objectionable. Read the rest of this article HERE.
Related article: ‘We the People Should Decide Whether’ Google, Facebook Can Censor.
Internet censorship, tearing down statues and memorials including President Trump’s Walk of Fame star… is Kristallnacht Two next?
Irony at its best/worst: West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who honored porn star Stormy Daniels last week for her role in leading the “resistance” to President Donald Trump, faced sexual harassment claims that led to the city paying out $500,000 on his behalf in 2016.by Joshua Caplan, Breitbart News:
The West Hollywood City Council on Monday evening voted unanimously to remove President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star.
The resolution calls on both the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and City of Los Angeles to remove President Trump’s the star due to his “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.”
West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. #horcruxdestroyed #bellicose #belligerent #unAmericanvalues #MakeAmericaintoAmericaAgain
— JohnDuran (@JohnDuran) August 7, 2018
“The West Hollywood City Council did not pass the resolution because Donald Trump is a conservative or a Republican,” said West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem John D’Amico in a statement to The Wrap. “Earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honor. When one belittles and attacks minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities or women — the honor no longer exists.”
The resolution comes after twenty-four-year-old Austin Clay of Glendale was charged in Los Angeles Monday with one felony count of vandalism for allegedly smashing President Trump’s star. Prosecutors say Clay took a pickaxe to the star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25. The star recognized President Trump for his work on the TV reality show “The Apprentice.” Clay could face up to three years in jail if convicted.
The star was previously vandalized by James Otis with a sledgehammer and pickax days before the November 2016 election. Otis pleaded no contest to the felony and was sentenced to community labor and ordered to pay $4,400 for the damage. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.
Raheem Kassam is the editor in chief of Breitbart London and author of the new book ‘No Go Zones: How Shariah Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You’.
— Raheem (@RaheemKassam) July 17, 2018
Police in Sadiq Khan’s London have used the Public Order Act to prevent a rally in support of U.S. President Donald Trump outside the American embassy, despite permitting a large, ill-tempered anti-Trump rally on Friday.
Protestors attending the ‘Welcome Trump’ event had planned to gather outside the embassy and march from there to Whitehall, where they would have joined in with a separate ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ event in support of the activist and independent journalist who was recently imprisoned for contempt of court after reporting on a grooming gang trial.
But the Metropolitan Police Force, which answers to a large extent to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, used the Public Order Act to impose a raft of restrictions on both groups of protesters which made this impossible — despite allowing far larger anti-Trump protests at which at least six people were arrested to go ahead on Saturday, with demonstrators carrying signs emblazoned with harsh profanity and messages such as “Die Trump Die”.
The Police have slapped Section 12 of the Public Order Act on the pro-Trump rally at the US Embassy.
— UKIP (@UKIP) July 14, 2018
“I was planning to go to the American embassy to meet with a group of demonstrators who are planning to welcome Trump into the country… it’s really good to see him in this country, and speaking truth to the people in power in this country,” explained David Kurten, an elected member of the London Assembly for the Brexit-supporting UK Independence Party. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Earlier this week the conservative LA street artist, Sabo, had his Twitter account banned permanently.
He was offered no reason for the shutdown, but by now the reason has become all too obvious. Social media is controlled by the globalist left and they want to control what people see and think. Shutting down conservatives is part of their agenda. Milo Yiannopoulos was one of the first to be banned. His offense? He made fun of a black actress for her performance in a ‘Ghostbusters’ remake. Someone’s feelings were hurt? Anything interpreted by the left as ‘offensive’ is enough reason for the left to silence conservatives.
A few years ago Charles “Chuck” Johnson, who operates ‘WeSearchr’ with Pax Dickinson, told me it would be a matter of time before my Twitter account was shut down just like his was. I don’t consider myself to be part of the ‘alt right,’ but that doesn’t matter. The left has lumped me in with them anyway. The Deep State left calls the shots. They don’t give two shakes about the First Amendment.
We once reached 500,000 people with a single new cartoon posted on FaceBook. Now we’re lucky to reach a few thousand. On Twitter, I have been shadow banned. We have over 126,000 Twitter followers. We all know what has been happening on YouTube. Conservative voices such as Mike Adams have been shut down for no reason. The globalists are losing the argument and so they’re unceremoniously pulling the rights’ plug. Continue reading at grrrgraphics.com.
Julian Assange called a criminal, harassed and is boycotted
While Zuckerberg is called “man of the year”?
In any normal, moral society, it would be the other way around!
What do YOU think? #MAGA #TuesdayThoughts #IAMTOMMY pic.twitter.com/HkRn1DF8dH
— Tammy Coldwell (@tammy_coldwell) April 10, 2018
The Christian satire site Babylon Bee has been fact-checked by Snopes and threatened by Facebook after it published an Onion-style article about CNN about purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news.”
The Babylon Bee openly advertises itself as a satire site. Recent headlines include, “Local Pastor Hoping Curling Metaphors Go Over Big This Sunday,” “Nation That Calls Trump ‘Hitler’ Demands He Take All Guns Away,” “Calvinist Dog Corrects Owner: ‘No One Is A Good Boy’,” and “New Exercise Bike Forces You To Watch Christian Movies Until You Hit Your Calories Goal.”
Not only is this fairly anodyne stuff, but as you can see, the Babylon Bee is more than willing to satirize their own among the Faithful.
Naturally, none of this matters to our left-wing tech overlords, who are becoming increasingly desperate to censor free speech coming from conservatives, Christians, and the like.
This time, in order to protect the far-left CNN from ridicule, Snopes and Facebook worked in tandem to teach the Babylon Bee (and all of us) a lesson about mocking your betters.
It all started with a Babylon Bee headline that read, “CNN Purchases Industrial-Sized Washing Machine to Spin News Before Publication,” and a few paragraphs of satire that are more goofy than biting…
ATLANTA, GA—In order to aid the news station in preparing stories for consumption, popular news media organization CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication.
The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to “spin cycle,” and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.
One reporter was seen inserting the facts of a recent news story early Thursday morning.
Nevertheless, in a one-two punch, starting with an overbearing Snopes’ fact check that declared an obvious piece of satire “false,” according to the site’s founder Adam Ford, Facebook used that fact check as a means to lay the groundwork required to forever snuff out the Babylon Bee:
Really, Facebook?? pic.twitter.com/HEtBc7C0Gz
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) March 2, 2018
Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.
By Ben Garrison
Earlier this week I was on the Jesse Lee Peterson show out of LA.
It was a short segment early in the morning and we briefly discussed the NFL kneelers. I spoke about how they offended the fans, the veterans, and US history in general. I pointed out that black Americans have just as much stake and heritage in this country as anyone else. The first person to die in the Revolutionary War was Crispus Attucks, a black man. There were black Minute Men. I mentioned Andrew Jackson and the black battalion that was vital in defeating the the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
Peterson had one call for me—a woman who angrily denounced Andrew Jackson and how those slaves were forced to fight. I was taken aback by this, because those men were heroes and veterans to be honored regardless of slavery. Shamefully, some of those men did not get their freedom, but it does not take away from the fact that they put their lives on the line for their country. I might have added that nearly 600,000 ‘privileged’ white men died in the Civil War to end slavery.
The kneelers seem to have forgotten that.
Increasingly our country is divided. Civility is being replaced by name calling–and even violence. People want others with whom they disagree to lose their jobs. Accusations of sexual impropriety are widespread. Censorship is being implemented by the tech left. Rational debate is replaced by name calling and fear. Racial hatred is very real and always has been, but it seems worse nowadays—and our first ‘black’ president, Obama, actually set back race relations. Too many people now hate our country, our history and our culture. Continue reading at grrrgraphics.com.
By John Nolte
Yes, the MSM has admitted they got 2016 exactly wrong and that they are out-of-touch with the average American. What truly terrifies the media about 2016, though, is something that has remained largely unspoken.
It is what Trump’s victory said so clearly about the MSM’s inability to influence public opinion and, by extension, the outcome of elections. What has also remained unspoken is the media’s desperate and dangerous reaction to this waning influence.
As a 25 year media-watcher, I have never seen anything close to the propaganda campaign the national media launched to defeat Donald Trump last year. It was 24/7, it was coordinated across every news outlet, it was all-hands-on-deck. And Trump still won. Which can only mean that the media’s influence has eroded to a point where, despite hurling every kitchen sink available, they suffered a humiliating loss last November.
Before I get into the grit of the nit, it is important to keep in mind that our media is nothing more than the communication branch of the Democrat Party. When you look at everything the media does — the lying, the campaigns of personal destruction, the fake news, the focus on stuff like Melania’s shoes — this explanation is the only one that makes sense. The media is a full-blown leftwing political operation run, for the most part, by former Democrat operatives like Jake Tapper, George Stephanopolous, and Chuck Todd, as well as those related to Democrat operatives.
Rush Limbaugh is absolutely correct, the Democrat party is dead. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the party’s two supposed leaders, are non-entities. From top-to-bottom, the party is a feckless pile of incompetence. Knowing this, the media has told Schumer and Pelosi to hold their beer as they seize the levers of power in the leftwing cause. As a result, the media has used billions of corporate dollars to launch a propaganda campaign to unseat Trump and to keep the divisive issue of identity politics thriving. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Threats of violence and fears of the label “racist” spur conservatives to self-censor. Local law enforcement officers and conservative organizers continue to shut down or cancel peaceful free speech events after the left labels them “white supremacist” rallies.
The targeting of free speech and America’s past began long before the violence in Charlottesville and long before Donald Trump won the presidency. This has nothing to do with the Confederacy or a resurgence of white supremacists. This is basic iconoclasm, with cultural revolutionaries directing their hatred at a politically-anointed totem.
We’ve seen this trend throughout history: aggressive rejection of the status quo. It’s a common component of major – usually radical – political and cultural change, just like international movements, from China’s cultural revolution in the ’60s and ’70s – which left 1.5 million people dead – to the Taliban’s destruction of centuries-old Buddhist statues and the Islamic State’s ongoing devastation of ancient sites. This iconoclastic sentiment – a groupthink fever spreading relatively unchecked – now infects America. First, the herd goes for the statues. Then comes the book burning. Eventually, we see the targeting of individuals and their freedoms. The tactics are totalitarian, the monuments, simply weapons to attack the First Amendment. Continue reading at breitbart.com.