October 29, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
A WELL-DESERVED GRILLING
Wednesday, the Senate grilled the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google about their deplatforming, banning and blocking of conservative voices and any news that might harm Joe Biden’s political fortunes (at least the Senate Republicans grilled them. The Democrats seemed fine with it, having adopted the belief that the fascistic crushing of free speech by big tech is just dandy as long the monster eats them last.)
We’ve seen this show before: the denials, the weasel words, and the feeble excuses, parsing of language and faux protestations of wide-eyed innocence (Mark Zuckerberg claimed to be unaware that Facebook’s “election integrity” official is a former Biden policy adviser), all to make us believe that these Silicon Valley billionaires are stunned at the very suggestion that their companies might harbor bias that affects their content.
Naturally, the leftist media tried to spin the hearings against the pro-free speech Republicans, with Axios.com claiming that they were just trying to “influence them against cracking down on misinformation from Trump and other conservatives.” First of all, if they are a neutral platform, as required by law if they don’t want to lose their protection from lawsuits, then they have no business deciding that any particular viewpoint represents “misinformation.” If they were honest and even-handed and only banned real misinformation, CNN would be missing from Google searches instead of many conservative media sites.
Second, how many undercover videos have we now seen, and how many whistleblowers have come forth, that all reveal how far left these companies’ corporate cultures are, and how among themselves, they proudly boast of silencing conservatives while turning a blind eye to far worse infractions by the left? How many conservative posts have they banned for “inciting violence” that plainly weren’t, while allowing open threats by liberals against the President or his supporters to stand untouched? In short, who are you gonna believe, these microchip Mussolinis or your lying eyes?
In one case, it became patently obvious how phony their excuses were. When pressed about Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed they were no longer being censored, and that “anyone can tweet these articles.” Sen. Ted Cruz responded, “What he told the Senate, under oath, is false. I just tried to tweet the [New York Post] story alleging Biden’s CCP corruption. Still blocked. 18 USC 1621 makes it a felony to lie under oath to the Senate.”
In addition to the outright lies and phony excuses, we also got an encore of their previous Congressional appearances that featured disingenuous pleas for us all to work together and find solutions for the problems they’re personally causing. Dorsey later tweeted, “Some of you don’t trust we’re acting in good faith. That’s the problem I want to focus on solving. How do services like Twitter earn your trust? How do we ensure more choice in the market if we don’t?”
GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy replied, “Here's a first step that Twitter can take to change that: STOP TARGETING CONSERVATIVES.” Others noted that if you claim to be baffled why people don’t think you’re acting in good faith when you ban the President’s tweets as hate speech and propaganda but allow Iran to tweet “Death to America,” then your claims of acting in good faith are not being spoken in good faith.
Stephen Kruiser has more about this at PJ Media, along with a prediction that nothing will change because they’re hoping to run out the clock, help Biden get elected and the Democrats take over the Senate, and then the “the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.” So if you needed a 10,312th reason to get up and go vote Republican, there you go.
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QUOTE OF THE DAYQuote Of The Day! Sen. Ted Cruz to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: “Who in the h**l elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear?”
A DEFUNDING THE POLICE PREVIEW FOR AMERICA
Rioting and looting continued for a second night in Philadelphia following the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. Wallace was approaching two cops and refused to drop his knife.
The more we learn about this, the more incompetence and outright bad decisions by Democratic city leaders are revealed. For instance, it’s been reported that neither officer had been issued a taser, which might have stopped Wallace without using deadly force. Meanwhile, frustrated officers told reporters that they were ordered not to arrest looters, just “disperse” them. The result was that at least 1,000 looters turned retail stores in the Port Richmond neighborhood and other areas into a “total loss.” They also attacked officers, sending a number of them to the hospital, with the police’s hands tied in dealing with them.
Law-abiding citizens were, as usual, caught in the middle. The police said they were ordered to respond to “priority” calls only, which meant “no calls for disturbance, missing person, stolen vehicle, burglary or theft will be answered.”
So Philadelphians are getting a sneak preview of what “defunding the police” will look like. As some pundits are pointing out, this is BLM making a surprise contribution to the effort to reelect Trump.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf described the lawlessness as “peaceful protests.” I have to assume that he’s expecting to get voted out of office and is angling for a job at CNN.
I keep hearing that women are more inclined to support the Democrats, but why would they support people whose agenda is literally erasing the very concept of women? Here are the latest bulletins from the loony bin of the “party of science”:
A transgender, self-proclaimed “lesbian warrior princess” has filed a human rights lawsuit against a women-only beauty pageant for not letting “her” compete, just because she still has male genitals. The pageant already changed its rules to allow fully surgically altered trans contestants, but that’s not good enough.
And pardon me for bringing this up, but it’s more about insanity than biology: Tampax is under fire from its actual female customers for a new “woke” twitter ad that reads, “Fact: Not all women have periods. Also a fact: Not all people with periods are women. Let's celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed!”
Fact: Only one of the two things above is a fact. If you’re baffled as to which one, you’re probably a member of the “party of science.”
AGENTS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT
The FBI announced the indictments of eight people who were allegedly operating as agents of the Chinese government inside the US. Surprisingly, none of them were Hunter Biden. Details at the link.
Remember when the New York Times used to have such a reputation for solid stodginess that it was nicknamed “The Gray Lady”? Well, someone must’ve been putting gin in the Gray Lady’s Geritol because the paper’s unhinged editorial reaction to Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is the journalistic equivalent of swinging from the rafters like a chimpanzee.
Yesterday, I reported on the latest undercover expose by Project Veritas of a political operative in San Antonio who boasted of harvesting thousands of ballots from seniors and recently-released criminals, often in exchange for gifts or free beer. She’s now claiming that she knew the undercover reporter was with Project Veritas and only said all those false and self-incriminating things as part of her own undercover counter-investigation. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
We’ll see if the Texas Attorney General, who’s already launched an investigation, finds that excuse believable. In the meantime, to clear up a question from the original report: yes, she is usually a Republican political operative, but this alleged operation was to harvest votes for Biden and other Democrats, reportedly sponsored by both Democrats and local never-Trump Republicans.
In other never-Trumper news, the bitter pills at the Lincoln Project aren’t too good at thinking things through (obviously), so it’s no surprise that their latest ad that tries to paint Trump as a dangerous dictator who will seize power in the future for a third term inadvertently implies that they expect he’ll win a second term.
The despoilers of Lincoln’s name are reportedly trying to parlay their TDS into a media company that will make them even more money than they’ve already bilked out of rich liberals. But with some liberal outlets are now branding them as “grifters” and with that ad representing the quality of their media content, it doesn’t sound like a venture I’d want to invest in.
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