January 13, 2021
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Perhaps the best source I can point to on what Big Broth—I mean, Big Tech, is doing to conservatives is, ironically, the non-conservative Glenn Greenwald, who has had to “go independent” because of his straightforwardness and is now on Substack,com.

Tuesday, he posted a commentary called “How Silicon Valley, In a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler,” which details the principles of privacy and free speech behind the social media platform and its growth after being set up in August 2018. That growth spiked dramatically after other social media censored the NEW YORK POST’s story about Hunter Biden and started deleting posts even by the President of the United States, labeling them “misinformation.” When Twitter finally terminated Trump’s access, that was enough for millions, and they started leaving in droves for Parler.

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As Greenwald notes, the people behind Parler had done exactly what the social media giants had always said to do: If you don’t like the rules we impose, go start your own platform and make your own rules. But when Parler succeeded, they fought dirty to force it out of business. Just when it became the most downloaded app in the country, tech giants Apple, Amazon and Google worked seamlessly as one to abruptly remove it from the internet.

If Parler’s attorney’s are reading, Greenwald offers the perfect opening statement for when their HUGE LAWSUIT reaches court: “If one were looking for evidence to demonstrate that these tech behemoths are, in fact, monopolies that engage in anti-competitive behavior in violation of anti-trust laws, and will obliterate any attempt to compete with them in the marketplace, it would be difficult to imagine anything more compelling than how they just used their unconstrained power to utterly destroy a rising competitor.”

Greenwald tells how this unfolded, starting with a letter from Apple that said they’d received “numerous complaints” and “accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, that led...to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property.” It warned that they must submit the requested "moderation improvement plan” within 24 hours or their app would be removed from the Apple app store.

Not surprisingly, the letter was immediately leaked to BUZZFEED, which, not surprisingly, published it in full. Parler tried to communicate with Apple without success. The next day, Apple told Parler that it wouldn’t distribute apps that represent “dangerous and harmful content” and removed them. An app that's not downloaded from the Apple store cannot be used with an iPhone. As Greenwald explains, even if the Parler app has already been downloaded, it won’t be updated, which will soon render the platform “both unmanageable and unsafe.”

Google struck Blow #2, “suspending” Parler from its Play Store, thus severely limiting users’ ability to download it onto Android phones.

The next day, Amazon delivered Blow #3, informing Parler that its web hosting service was terminating them. Parler was then, effectively, offline. Amazon said: “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th...”

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In a matter of just a few days, Parler went from being the most popular and fastest-growing app in the country to being banished from the internet.

Leftists, who used to be pro-free speech, are cheering the demise of Parler. Ding, dong, the First Amendment is dead!

But Parler wasn’t designed to be an echo chamber of MAGA-hatted Trump supporters. As Greenwald describes it, “The platform was created based in libertarian values of privacy, anti-surveillance, anti-data collection, and free speech.” It was for people who wanted privacy and didn’t like the idea of being “data-mined.” It was also for those who increasingly objected to the rules about what could or could not be said --- and no, that doesn't apply to calls for violence, which are against Parler’s terms of service anyway and are already illegal on any platform.

Explicit calls for violence are rampant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (owned by Google). The Capitol breach was planned largely on Facebook and Twitter, including by members of QAnon. No participants have been found to be active on Parler.

Yet it’s the threat of more Capitol Hill-style violence that is purportedly causing Big Tech’s crackdown on Parler. Obviously, that’s just pretense for censoring conservative opinion.

Greenwald’s article is very detailed and examines Big Tech’s close relationship with politicians and the intelligence bureaucracy. It’s a must-read.

On Tuesday, Greenwald, appearing with Tucker Carlson, said Big Tech companies are “acting like nation-states,” with Facebook even setting up “committees” to decide what speech is true, false, dangerous, not dangerous. Sounds as though Winston Smith of 1984 would be right home there.

Greenwald pointed out that even world leaders who are not fans of President Trump, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, are now speaking out about how dangerous Silicon Valley has become by “anointing itself the world media that controls and is more powerful than their democracies, because they know that’s coming for their democracies as well.”

He elaborated on what he’d said in his commentary, noting that out of the first 13 arrested for Capitol Hill violence, “a total of zero” were active on Parler. Most of the advocacy and planning had been done on Facebook, YouTube (Google) and Twitter. Yet AOC and others with power in the Democrat Party were demanding that Google and Apple “kick Parler off.” If their concern really is to stop violence, why weren’t they calling for Facebook and YouTube to be de-platformed?

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Here’s one clue: Biden reportedly got ten times more money from Big Tech than Trump did. The real menace is that they’re working hand in hand now to control all expression. This is blatantly illegal and unconstitutional, but unless you want to talk about how “woke” you are and how much you still hate Trump, the plan is to leave you with cute fuzzy puppies and pictures of food. Any political or societal point of view that doesn’t get the leftist gold star will have to go.

Tucker also hosted Glenn Beck, who said he'd built his own media company in anticipation of this coming. With the current political upheaval and the technological upheaval, he said, these two powers “need each other.”

As a caution, Beck compared what’s happening to what FDR did to Japanese-Americans during World War II, confiscating their wealth, shutting their businesses and, eventually, even isolating them in camps. “You can’t have freedom of speech,” Beck explained, “if you can’t express yourself in a meaningful place.”

“This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall,” he said. “...This is the digital ghetto.”

Beck is taking heat, of course, for making that comparison. But as he explained, he wasn’t literally comparing the current situation to Nazi Germany, just using it as an example to show the direction things can move without constitutional protection. He issued a warning: “If you don’t stand up for free speech, you will be the one that loses it as well.”

 

UPDATE 

Here's an excellent blogpost, featuring the commentary of legal expert Jonathan Turley, that agrees completely.

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  • Anna Goforth

    01/13/2021 02:08 PM

    I am extremely disappointed in your recent criticisms of President Trump’s verbiage over the past month. For heaven’s sake, the election was a coup and stolen from the Country and him. Then you have the temerity to criticize the man’s choice of words??? I’m so sick of wish washy politicos that I could scream in frustration. Your criticism makes you one of those. Polite allowances, not deigning to be truthful, is why the internal enemies of the Constitution and will of the American people, has gotten us into this mess. Be polite, but don’t call out those who want to bring us down. And so,...here we are.
    I’m breaking all ties from the receipt of anything from you. You don’t have the moral courage you claim.
    Goodbye.

  • Phil McAnulty SR

    01/13/2021 02:06 PM

    Honorable Governor Huckabee: I would like to know the outcome of the election investigation authorized by the Georgia Senate Committee to Mr. Pulitzer? YOur comments please

  • Pam Nigg

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    "Remember, it didn't start with gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing the people with "us vs. them." It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye."..................We need you, Lord !!!!

  • Frank Heinisch

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    Since all these countries condemn what has been done, why doesn't Parler find a host in one of these countries?

  • Marvin Blakey

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    Would like to share A thought dropped in my mind today; How to cure the election issues that we are facing right now!! Here it is; Beginning Now including the Nov 4th election
    Any state Discovered to have submitted fraudent electoral votes to Congress; as was purported and caused the chaos on Jan 6th; should be Immediately removed from the Union (rather severe punishment)....Until the time that the elected officials of that state have been re-elected by the voters of that state; If it reoccurs the punishment could be longer period; CAUSING the officials of EVERY state to insure a valid election and the residents/voters of EVERY state to share the responsibility as well;
    AND the effects of any fraudulent votes should be reversed !!!!
    God Bless America; Land that I love; Stand beside her and guide her through the night with the Light from Above!!!

  • Richard Clayton Trotter

    01/13/2021 02:00 PM

    Amen Mike.

    You speak Truth. The unholy and now unconstitutional combination of Big Bro.Tech cutting off speech, Big Banks cutting off finances, and Big Media stiffing conservatives it is Big! a big Junta. Reminds me of the politics of Central America rule of power not law.
    We are entering a time of great danger for Freedom and Constitutional Government. Given the support for Comrade Biden from China we are seeing the effort to establish the People’s Republic of America. Brought to us by Google, Facebook and Twitter, Oh and the Octogenarian leadership of the House! Another Junta!

  • Fredda Bishop

    01/13/2021 01:57 PM

    Parler is not gone for good. They or someone else will build a hosting site for themselves and others. Big tech has not just shot them selves in the foot they have cut their own throats.

  • Carol Wanders

    01/13/2021 01:51 PM

    I am so distressed about the impeachment going on as I write this text. Mike you seem to be a voice of calm and reason and I as well as the rest of the conservatives in this country need calm, healing, and hope for the the future. Please let me hear your voice.

  • Kenny Gardner

    01/13/2021 01:50 PM

    Good Morning Governor! I always read your columns! I voted for you in 2008 as you are insightful, plain spoken and purveyor of truth! Every now and then I wouldn’t say disagree I have a different take so I opine with my humble opinion. The FBI stated they are viewing 40k tips etc and when they reveal stuff to the public we will be “shocked”! Here is my problem; did the FBI hold conferences and site arrest numbers for all the Antifa, BLM and politicians urging violence this past summer? No. Put Hillary in Jail for violating the Espionage Act? No. Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein in jail? No. Updates on the murder of Seth Rich? No. Go and investigate the potential for voter fraud amidst the law changes, illegal, in swing States? No. But NOW the FBI will inform on the bad actors last week! Hmm. Chances are it will ALL be Trump supporters, White Supremest etc. Then they will down play, if they even ADMIT to ANY Antifa or BLM. I think Americans DO NOT TRUST these institutions any longer. It is often said by Conservatives, I am one, that the 99% of FBI ARE HONORABLE! My son is a Chicago cop. He says BULL! Try 60%. Why? Absolute power corrupts absolutely! Government bureaucrats going back to J Edgar have proven the propensity for corruption. Truman said he REGRETTED the CIA for the same reason. There are TENS of THOUSANDS of bureaucrats in our, OUR Government that HATE Trump and HATE US! The Bible clinging, gun toting average American that works, loves Family and wants to be left alone! To buy what we want, drive what we want and not have guilt, faked by the Left, radical ideology and agendas shoved down our throat by Educated Fools! Now I am not giving a pass to ANYONE who caused violence! Either side! What I am saying is Government CAN, and HAS ( yes ours ) LIED to promote an agenda. America knows that. This Election WAS stolen. Trump 74 million votes to Biden’s 80 million yet 133 million or so legally registered voters? 20 million too many votes! Not very complicated. Pray peace prevails! Question is HOW MUCH MORE OF STOMPING, LYING, BETRAYING and FACE SPITTING will Americans take before enough is enough? Don’t know! Pray God intervenes before we find out!

  • Julie Cramer

    01/13/2021 01:49 PM

    Thank you so much for your informative reporting. We love you and your show and hold you in our prayers!

  • Henry Cincere

    01/13/2021 01:44 PM

    Where is the GOP standing up against this censorship? The real thugs and threat to democracy is on the left. The cancel culture, black lists, ignoring Antifa and BLM violence all 2020, our elections no longer have credibility, and economic lockdowns where will it end with democrats? Yet I don't see but a few Republican's standing up for us. Its time for term limits and maybe a real party for the people.

  • Ted Humphrey

    01/13/2021 01:34 PM

    I'm not a big fan of Glenn Beck it was just a few years ago that he was pro liberal condeming the conservatives .I think his finances started drying and he lost most of his audience and he switched back to conservatism,I always considered him to be like Lyndsy Graham

  • John Peterka

    01/13/2021 01:34 PM

    From Charlie Kirk's newsletter - "Report: Biden Hires Big Tech Execs From Same Companies Censoring Conservatives"

  • Lu Sm

    01/13/2021 01:28 PM

    Did Mike Huckabee really say President Trump sullied himself?

  • Mari Cartel

    01/13/2021 01:27 PM

    Here is the problem I have with these truthful articles. There is never a solution to help stop what is clear censorship. I sign up for these newsletters and get pleas from the GOP and more for financial support. I would gladly sign any petition, work for change, and stand up for our rights. I so appreciate all that you do, Governor. I'm just frustrated that there really is no recourse for citizens who disagree with the people working overtime to destroy our Nation.

  • Dave McCommons

    01/13/2021 01:26 PM

    This has gotten so out of hand. Be very worried as look out next they will have Cable and Satellite company's remove OAN, Newsmax and maybe even Fox News but they have turned left already from their channel lineup. That would affect a great deal of people who don't stream and am not even sure if these stream anyway. Next could be radio. With that complete no conservative voice could be heard. VERY VERY SCARY

  • Katherine Overby

    01/13/2021 01:15 PM

    If you are old enough, you might remember AT&T being thought of as "too bit" and it was broken up into what we have today. Why can't the same be done to these Tech Giants, as they are called. Just asking.

  • Barbara Hendricks

    01/13/2021 01:10 PM

    Just want to say how much we appreciate getting your honest emails.
    God bless you, sarah & your families.

    Scott & Barb Hendricks

  • Nancy Prillaman

    01/13/2021 01:09 PM

    I joined Parler last summer b/c FB kept scolding me for my opinions. Never once did I see any plots on Parler to do harm to the Satanistic Democrats.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/13/2021 01:06 PM

    There was every indication when I worked for GTE that GTE and At&t were pro USA and pro liberty. I got the feeling that both companies would go out of their way to support local law enforcement and the FBI. Unfortunately a person in our church who fought in Vietnam's daught who is in Law Enforcement was near the terrorist event in Riverside. Afterwards APPLE was not helpful to the FBI in capturing the terrorist and these are the people that are judging who is the enemy of the United States. They KOWTOW to the CCP

  • Veronica Vollmer

    01/13/2021 01:04 PM

    Wish that I had signed up for your newsletter months ago!! Very refreshing, entertaining, and newsworthy journalism. Thank you so very much for your persistence in reporting the facts and your conservative spin on politics.

  • Frank Webster Jr

    01/13/2021 01:03 PM

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    This comment thread is moderated, your comment is currently awaiting approval.
    Talk about suppression

  • Frank Webster Jr

    01/13/2021 01:02 PM

    I've already left all of these platforms including Amazon and will be leaving FB shortly. I know they won't care but if millions of us would drop them, that evens the playing field for MeWe,Parler,etc

  • Robert Mascari

    01/13/2021 12:57 PM

    Gov,
    Re your comment yesterday that "Trump sullied his good reputation", .........we STRONGLY object to this.
    Just how has he sullied it? By stating the proven, truthful fact that the election was stolen? Explain, please! Defending oneself against a constant barrage of liberal abuse and untruths, since before he took office, is not allowed? Not defending oneself against very well planned and executed election fraud is not allowed?
    We are totally shocked and thoroughly disappointed in your seemingly disloyal comments, yesterday, after what this man has endured and sacrificed for this country and the American people. Apparently, you have forgotten.
    We don't support Trump in everything he says, some things he says are cringe-worthy, but this is a small price to pay for what he has done for this country. Some things he says I chalk up to Trump being a non-political figure, which in the scheme of things, is a blessing.
    Both my wife and I use to be staunch supporters of you and your TBN show and twice-daily newsletter........not any more, Governor. I think you have moved to the dark side and I think you owe every supporter that has questioned you about this particular issue an explanation as to how you got here.
    We will be unsubscribing from your newsletters and will not be watching your TBN 'Huckabee' show any longer.
    Best of luck in your new journey.

  • Sharon Caron

    01/13/2021 12:54 PM

    I know this will be a stupid question for those of you in the know, but I am not one that knows.
    Could this happen to you and others who give us the truth. Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Lavine; etc.

January 13, 2021
|

Perhaps the best source I can point to on what Big Broth—I mean, Big Tech, is doing to conservatives is, ironically, the non-conservative Glenn Greenwald, who has had to “go independent” because of his straightforwardness and is now on Substack,com.

Tuesday, he posted a commentary called “How Silicon Valley, In a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler,” which details the principles of privacy and free speech behind the social media platform and its growth after being set up in August 2018. That growth spiked dramatically after other social media censored the NEW YORK POST’s story about Hunter Biden and started deleting posts even by the President of the United States, labeling them “misinformation.” When Twitter finally terminated Trump’s access, that was enough for millions, and they started leaving in droves for Parler.

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As Greenwald notes, the people behind Parler had done exactly what the social media giants had always said to do: If you don’t like the rules we impose, go start your own platform and make your own rules. But when Parler succeeded, they fought dirty to force it out of business. Just when it became the most downloaded app in the country, tech giants Apple, Amazon and Google worked seamlessly as one to abruptly remove it from the internet.

If Parler’s attorney’s are reading, Greenwald offers the perfect opening statement for when their HUGE LAWSUIT reaches court: “If one were looking for evidence to demonstrate that these tech behemoths are, in fact, monopolies that engage in anti-competitive behavior in violation of anti-trust laws, and will obliterate any attempt to compete with them in the marketplace, it would be difficult to imagine anything more compelling than how they just used their unconstrained power to utterly destroy a rising competitor.”

Greenwald tells how this unfolded, starting with a letter from Apple that said they’d received “numerous complaints” and “accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, that led...to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property.” It warned that they must submit the requested "moderation improvement plan” within 24 hours or their app would be removed from the Apple app store.

Not surprisingly, the letter was immediately leaked to BUZZFEED, which, not surprisingly, published it in full. Parler tried to communicate with Apple without success. The next day, Apple told Parler that it wouldn’t distribute apps that represent “dangerous and harmful content” and removed them. An app that's not downloaded from the Apple store cannot be used with an iPhone. As Greenwald explains, even if the Parler app has already been downloaded, it won’t be updated, which will soon render the platform “both unmanageable and unsafe.”

Google struck Blow #2, “suspending” Parler from its Play Store, thus severely limiting users’ ability to download it onto Android phones.

The next day, Amazon delivered Blow #3, informing Parler that its web hosting service was terminating them. Parler was then, effectively, offline. Amazon said: “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th...”

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In a matter of just a few days, Parler went from being the most popular and fastest-growing app in the country to being banished from the internet.

Leftists, who used to be pro-free speech, are cheering the demise of Parler. Ding, dong, the First Amendment is dead!

But Parler wasn’t designed to be an echo chamber of MAGA-hatted Trump supporters. As Greenwald describes it, “The platform was created based in libertarian values of privacy, anti-surveillance, anti-data collection, and free speech.” It was for people who wanted privacy and didn’t like the idea of being “data-mined.” It was also for those who increasingly objected to the rules about what could or could not be said --- and no, that doesn't apply to calls for violence, which are against Parler’s terms of service anyway and are already illegal on any platform.

Explicit calls for violence are rampant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (owned by Google). The Capitol breach was planned largely on Facebook and Twitter, including by members of QAnon. No participants have been found to be active on Parler.

Yet it’s the threat of more Capitol Hill-style violence that is purportedly causing Big Tech’s crackdown on Parler. Obviously, that’s just pretense for censoring conservative opinion.

Greenwald’s article is very detailed and examines Big Tech’s close relationship with politicians and the intelligence bureaucracy. It’s a must-read.

On Tuesday, Greenwald, appearing with Tucker Carlson, said Big Tech companies are “acting like nation-states,” with Facebook even setting up “committees” to decide what speech is true, false, dangerous, not dangerous. Sounds as though Winston Smith of 1984 would be right home there.

Greenwald pointed out that even world leaders who are not fans of President Trump, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, are now speaking out about how dangerous Silicon Valley has become by “anointing itself the world media that controls and is more powerful than their democracies, because they know that’s coming for their democracies as well.”

He elaborated on what he’d said in his commentary, noting that out of the first 13 arrested for Capitol Hill violence, “a total of zero” were active on Parler. Most of the advocacy and planning had been done on Facebook, YouTube (Google) and Twitter. Yet AOC and others with power in the Democrat Party were demanding that Google and Apple “kick Parler off.” If their concern really is to stop violence, why weren’t they calling for Facebook and YouTube to be de-platformed?

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Here’s one clue: Biden reportedly got ten times more money from Big Tech than Trump did. The real menace is that they’re working hand in hand now to control all expression. This is blatantly illegal and unconstitutional, but unless you want to talk about how “woke” you are and how much you still hate Trump, the plan is to leave you with cute fuzzy puppies and pictures of food. Any political or societal point of view that doesn’t get the leftist gold star will have to go.

Tucker also hosted Glenn Beck, who said he'd built his own media company in anticipation of this coming. With the current political upheaval and the technological upheaval, he said, these two powers “need each other.”

As a caution, Beck compared what’s happening to what FDR did to Japanese-Americans during World War II, confiscating their wealth, shutting their businesses and, eventually, even isolating them in camps. “You can’t have freedom of speech,” Beck explained, “if you can’t express yourself in a meaningful place.”

“This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall,” he said. “...This is the digital ghetto.”

Beck is taking heat, of course, for making that comparison. But as he explained, he wasn’t literally comparing the current situation to Nazi Germany, just using it as an example to show the direction things can move without constitutional protection. He issued a warning: “If you don’t stand up for free speech, you will be the one that loses it as well.”

 

UPDATE 

Here's an excellent blogpost, featuring the commentary of legal expert Jonathan Turley, that agrees completely.

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  • Anna Goforth

    01/13/2021 02:08 PM

    I am extremely disappointed in your recent criticisms of President Trump’s verbiage over the past month. For heaven’s sake, the election was a coup and stolen from the Country and him. Then you have the temerity to criticize the man’s choice of words??? I’m so sick of wish washy politicos that I could scream in frustration. Your criticism makes you one of those. Polite allowances, not deigning to be truthful, is why the internal enemies of the Constitution and will of the American people, has gotten us into this mess. Be polite, but don’t call out those who want to bring us down. And so,...here we are.
    I’m breaking all ties from the receipt of anything from you. You don’t have the moral courage you claim.
    Goodbye.

  • Phil McAnulty SR

    01/13/2021 02:06 PM

    Honorable Governor Huckabee: I would like to know the outcome of the election investigation authorized by the Georgia Senate Committee to Mr. Pulitzer? YOur comments please

  • Pam Nigg

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    "Remember, it didn't start with gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing the people with "us vs. them." It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitized and turned a blind eye."..................We need you, Lord !!!!

  • Frank Heinisch

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    Since all these countries condemn what has been done, why doesn't Parler find a host in one of these countries?

  • Marvin Blakey

    01/13/2021 02:02 PM

    Would like to share A thought dropped in my mind today; How to cure the election issues that we are facing right now!! Here it is; Beginning Now including the Nov 4th election
    Any state Discovered to have submitted fraudent electoral votes to Congress; as was purported and caused the chaos on Jan 6th; should be Immediately removed from the Union (rather severe punishment)....Until the time that the elected officials of that state have been re-elected by the voters of that state; If it reoccurs the punishment could be longer period; CAUSING the officials of EVERY state to insure a valid election and the residents/voters of EVERY state to share the responsibility as well;
    AND the effects of any fraudulent votes should be reversed !!!!
    God Bless America; Land that I love; Stand beside her and guide her through the night with the Light from Above!!!

  • Richard Clayton Trotter

    01/13/2021 02:00 PM

    Amen Mike.

    You speak Truth. The unholy and now unconstitutional combination of Big Bro.Tech cutting off speech, Big Banks cutting off finances, and Big Media stiffing conservatives it is Big! a big Junta. Reminds me of the politics of Central America rule of power not law.
    We are entering a time of great danger for Freedom and Constitutional Government. Given the support for Comrade Biden from China we are seeing the effort to establish the People’s Republic of America. Brought to us by Google, Facebook and Twitter, Oh and the Octogenarian leadership of the House! Another Junta!

  • Fredda Bishop

    01/13/2021 01:57 PM

    Parler is not gone for good. They or someone else will build a hosting site for themselves and others. Big tech has not just shot them selves in the foot they have cut their own throats.

  • Carol Wanders

    01/13/2021 01:51 PM

    I am so distressed about the impeachment going on as I write this text. Mike you seem to be a voice of calm and reason and I as well as the rest of the conservatives in this country need calm, healing, and hope for the the future. Please let me hear your voice.

  • Kenny Gardner

    01/13/2021 01:50 PM

    Good Morning Governor! I always read your columns! I voted for you in 2008 as you are insightful, plain spoken and purveyor of truth! Every now and then I wouldn’t say disagree I have a different take so I opine with my humble opinion. The FBI stated they are viewing 40k tips etc and when they reveal stuff to the public we will be “shocked”! Here is my problem; did the FBI hold conferences and site arrest numbers for all the Antifa, BLM and politicians urging violence this past summer? No. Put Hillary in Jail for violating the Espionage Act? No. Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein in jail? No. Updates on the murder of Seth Rich? No. Go and investigate the potential for voter fraud amidst the law changes, illegal, in swing States? No. But NOW the FBI will inform on the bad actors last week! Hmm. Chances are it will ALL be Trump supporters, White Supremest etc. Then they will down play, if they even ADMIT to ANY Antifa or BLM. I think Americans DO NOT TRUST these institutions any longer. It is often said by Conservatives, I am one, that the 99% of FBI ARE HONORABLE! My son is a Chicago cop. He says BULL! Try 60%. Why? Absolute power corrupts absolutely! Government bureaucrats going back to J Edgar have proven the propensity for corruption. Truman said he REGRETTED the CIA for the same reason. There are TENS of THOUSANDS of bureaucrats in our, OUR Government that HATE Trump and HATE US! The Bible clinging, gun toting average American that works, loves Family and wants to be left alone! To buy what we want, drive what we want and not have guilt, faked by the Left, radical ideology and agendas shoved down our throat by Educated Fools! Now I am not giving a pass to ANYONE who caused violence! Either side! What I am saying is Government CAN, and HAS ( yes ours ) LIED to promote an agenda. America knows that. This Election WAS stolen. Trump 74 million votes to Biden’s 80 million yet 133 million or so legally registered voters? 20 million too many votes! Not very complicated. Pray peace prevails! Question is HOW MUCH MORE OF STOMPING, LYING, BETRAYING and FACE SPITTING will Americans take before enough is enough? Don’t know! Pray God intervenes before we find out!

  • Julie Cramer

    01/13/2021 01:49 PM

    Thank you so much for your informative reporting. We love you and your show and hold you in our prayers!

  • Henry Cincere

    01/13/2021 01:44 PM

    Where is the GOP standing up against this censorship? The real thugs and threat to democracy is on the left. The cancel culture, black lists, ignoring Antifa and BLM violence all 2020, our elections no longer have credibility, and economic lockdowns where will it end with democrats? Yet I don't see but a few Republican's standing up for us. Its time for term limits and maybe a real party for the people.

  • Ted Humphrey

    01/13/2021 01:34 PM

    I'm not a big fan of Glenn Beck it was just a few years ago that he was pro liberal condeming the conservatives .I think his finances started drying and he lost most of his audience and he switched back to conservatism,I always considered him to be like Lyndsy Graham

  • John Peterka

    01/13/2021 01:34 PM

    From Charlie Kirk's newsletter - "Report: Biden Hires Big Tech Execs From Same Companies Censoring Conservatives"

  • Lu Sm

    01/13/2021 01:28 PM

    Did Mike Huckabee really say President Trump sullied himself?

  • Mari Cartel

    01/13/2021 01:27 PM

    Here is the problem I have with these truthful articles. There is never a solution to help stop what is clear censorship. I sign up for these newsletters and get pleas from the GOP and more for financial support. I would gladly sign any petition, work for change, and stand up for our rights. I so appreciate all that you do, Governor. I'm just frustrated that there really is no recourse for citizens who disagree with the people working overtime to destroy our Nation.

  • Dave McCommons

    01/13/2021 01:26 PM

    This has gotten so out of hand. Be very worried as look out next they will have Cable and Satellite company's remove OAN, Newsmax and maybe even Fox News but they have turned left already from their channel lineup. That would affect a great deal of people who don't stream and am not even sure if these stream anyway. Next could be radio. With that complete no conservative voice could be heard. VERY VERY SCARY

  • Katherine Overby

    01/13/2021 01:15 PM

    If you are old enough, you might remember AT&T being thought of as "too bit" and it was broken up into what we have today. Why can't the same be done to these Tech Giants, as they are called. Just asking.

  • Barbara Hendricks

    01/13/2021 01:10 PM

    Just want to say how much we appreciate getting your honest emails.
    God bless you, sarah & your families.

    Scott & Barb Hendricks

  • Nancy Prillaman

    01/13/2021 01:09 PM

    I joined Parler last summer b/c FB kept scolding me for my opinions. Never once did I see any plots on Parler to do harm to the Satanistic Democrats.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/13/2021 01:06 PM

    There was every indication when I worked for GTE that GTE and At&t were pro USA and pro liberty. I got the feeling that both companies would go out of their way to support local law enforcement and the FBI. Unfortunately a person in our church who fought in Vietnam's daught who is in Law Enforcement was near the terrorist event in Riverside. Afterwards APPLE was not helpful to the FBI in capturing the terrorist and these are the people that are judging who is the enemy of the United States. They KOWTOW to the CCP

  • Veronica Vollmer

    01/13/2021 01:04 PM

    Wish that I had signed up for your newsletter months ago!! Very refreshing, entertaining, and newsworthy journalism. Thank you so very much for your persistence in reporting the facts and your conservative spin on politics.

  • Frank Webster Jr

    01/13/2021 01:03 PM

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    Talk about suppression

  • Frank Webster Jr

    01/13/2021 01:02 PM

    I've already left all of these platforms including Amazon and will be leaving FB shortly. I know they won't care but if millions of us would drop them, that evens the playing field for MeWe,Parler,etc

  • Robert Mascari

    01/13/2021 12:57 PM

    Gov,
    Re your comment yesterday that "Trump sullied his good reputation", .........we STRONGLY object to this.
    Just how has he sullied it? By stating the proven, truthful fact that the election was stolen? Explain, please! Defending oneself against a constant barrage of liberal abuse and untruths, since before he took office, is not allowed? Not defending oneself against very well planned and executed election fraud is not allowed?
    We are totally shocked and thoroughly disappointed in your seemingly disloyal comments, yesterday, after what this man has endured and sacrificed for this country and the American people. Apparently, you have forgotten.
    We don't support Trump in everything he says, some things he says are cringe-worthy, but this is a small price to pay for what he has done for this country. Some things he says I chalk up to Trump being a non-political figure, which in the scheme of things, is a blessing.
    Both my wife and I use to be staunch supporters of you and your TBN show and twice-daily newsletter........not any more, Governor. I think you have moved to the dark side and I think you owe every supporter that has questioned you about this particular issue an explanation as to how you got here.
    We will be unsubscribing from your newsletters and will not be watching your TBN 'Huckabee' show any longer.
    Best of luck in your new journey.

  • Sharon Caron

    01/13/2021 12:54 PM

    I know this will be a stupid question for those of you in the know, but I am not one that knows.
    Could this happen to you and others who give us the truth. Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Lavine; etc.