November 1, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
MEDIA SHAMELESS IN "LOCKDOWN" ON BIDEN STORY
In breaking news Friday, the twits at Twitter graciously restored the NEW YORK POST’s account, and wasn't that nice of them? As Shannon Bream reported on FOX NEWS, Twitter says they weren’t making political judgments --- of course not --- but that there were "mistakes." They say they’ve changed their policy.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee –- who thankfully seems healthy after being sick with COVID-19 –- said Friday that he still “disagrees strongly” with their claim that they don't have their thumb on the scales of this election. The problem isn’t even close to being solved. Last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lee grilled each of the CEOs --- Facebook, Twitter and Google --- and they all made statements denying they'd been making political judgment calls.
But when he asked them to name EVEN ONE instance of a left-leaning person or organization being censored or disfavored in some way, they couldn’t. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook said he was sure there were a lot, but he couldn’t name one. Jack Dorsey of Twitter was similarly memory-challenged. It's ridiculously easy to list numerous conservatives who have been blocked, banned or de-monetized in one way or another.
Facebook, Twitter CEOs struggle to name a single liberal who has been censored on their platforms
As I said, they were "caught with their hands in the cookie jar."
Here’s a great piece Sen. Lee wrote for FOX NEWS on Thursday. He points out that during this election cycle, 92.83 percent of the money Facebook employees gave to candidates for federal office went to Democrats. Just 7.17 percent went to Republicana. Twitter is worse: during the same time frame, 99.3 percent went to Democrats and less than 1 percent went to Republicans.
If these people inside their “bubble” think they're being fair, they're fooling themselves. But I think they know exactly what they're doing, while rationalizing it and falsely claiming to be politically neutral. As Sen. Lee said, this tells us they're deliberately engaging in a deceptive trade practice, which violates Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
And if they are fools, so are we if we think China isn’t getting what they want in return for all the money they’ve given to the Bidens. They must love the Biden op-ed that appeared in the WORLD JOURNAL, which used to be pro-Taiwan before it moved more in the direction of Beijing. The piece, which talks about our will to “collaborate with the Chinese,” is, helpfully, translated into Chinese.
Note that the story about this appears in a conservative publication, the WASHINGTON FREE BEACON. How many mainstream news outlets are going to call attention to this, especially at a time when the Biden family’s ties to the CCP and Chinese billionaires are under scrutiny?
The censorship of the Biden story on Facebook wasn’t just done by some faceless “algorithm” --- it happened through a combination of automated and HUMAN “fact-checking.” FOX NEWS reports that, according to an article in THE GUARDIAN, “Facebook fact-checkers manually added the NEW YORK POST article to its queue [to be fact-checked], and reduced distribution of the article for a short time while reviewing its contents.” As this report makes clear, Facebook has been working overtime as a “gatekeeper” of the information they want you to see –- and not see –- before the election.
A Facebook spokesperson reportedly said that they have “been on heightened alert because of FBI intelligence about the potential for hack-and-leak operations meant to spread misinformation.”
Okay, since the Director of National Intelligence has said there's no evidence of a Russian hack and/or leak, and since we now know the FBI is investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop for money laundering and who-knows-what-other allegations, is Facebook now on “heightened alert” about the REAL information behind the Biden stories?
Tucker Carlson continues his nightly reporting on this issue; here’s his latest must-read commentary.
Tucker makes it clear: these people in media are our enemies. They want to misinform us. Millions of people who vote for Biden are doing so based on absolute lies they were told about Trump by the mainstream media and in popular culture, and also on ignorance of Biden’s actual background.
Here’s a shameful example of a member of the media siding with Big Tech and censorship. CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has failed spectacularly to report the Hunter Biden story on-air, said of Twitter’s shutdown of the NEW YORK POST, “The NY Post COULD end this standoff by deleting the tweets that broke the rules (thus unlocking its account), then tweet them out again.” But the POST story never "broke the rules," as it was not based on “hacked” material, so the question becomes, why should they have to delete their tweets when that would make it seem as if they'd done something wrong? Besides, who's to say that Twitter wouldn't just shut them down again?
This account from FOX NEWS makes fun reading simply for the great put-downs of Jake Tapper, who called the allegations against Hunter Biden “too disgusting” to report on the air.
"The rightwing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations against Hunter Biden and his family,” Tapper said, adding that some of these were “wildly unhinged.” I can just imagine the gleam in his eye if he had something similar to report about Trump’s family. REDSTATE has more on this.
"Let’s try to imagine here that the tables were turned, and Twitter was run by Trump supporters and had shut down CNN’s ability to tweet,” the piece by “Sister Toldjah” says. “Do you think Tapper would take the same position he did with the NEW YORK POST’s situation?”
Sure he would.
Finally, when Adam Schiff came out with the lie that the POST story was “Russian disinformation,” which numerous outlets have used as an excuse not to cover it, one Democrat member of the House, California Rep. Ro Khanna, actually came to Tony Bobulinski’s defense. Bobulinski, a Democrat, had supported Khanna (who, incidentally, is a leftist who has just introduced legislation to "expand" --- pack --- the Supreme Court).
Tony Bobulinski Gets Surprising Support That Folks on the Left Are Not Going to Like
Rep. Khanna said he'd told media outlets that Bobulinski had always “acted honorably,” that he respected Bobulinski’s military service, and that he'd made it clear he did not think the man was a Russian agent.
Goody! Now I can eagerly look forward to social media’s “fact-checkers” giving their okay to "Biden Inc." stories, and THE NEW YORK TIMES and the WASHINGTON POST covering Bobulinski’s allegations and mounting evidence against the Bidens.
If you’re tired of hearing people badmouth America and claim our history is nothing but violence, exploitation and racism…if you’re fed up with having super-privileged elitists lecture you about how America is not a land of opportunity or an exceptional nation, and claiming that other nations’ cultures are not merely equal but superior to ours…or you’ve ever listened to people like AOC preach the wonders of socialism and wished you could send them to live in Venezuela for even one month...then you must read this. Then, if you know anyone like the people I’ve just described, you’ll want to send it to them to read.
TWO NEW ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE PRESIDENT
Two legends from the days when sports were something that brought Americans together instead of dividing us – hockey great Bobby Orr and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre – have endorsed President Trump’s reelection. To see what they said in their own words, click on this link…
Did someone drop a sandwich onto the keyboard of Joe Biden’s Teleprompter or is this gibberish just what happens when he ad-libs?
This must be why the pollsters say Biden is ahead by 105 points or so. Can you believe that after nearly four years, Trump has yet to come up with “an effective strategy to mobilize trunalimunumaprzure”?!
2ND TERM ECONOMICS
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow outlined some of the economic plans for a Trump second term, including further tax cuts, deregulation and other measures to recharge the economy and get back to the record-setting job creation and rising wages we were enjoying before the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus hit. He also talks about what would happen if Biden got in and instituted his economic plan. It's a real Halloween scary story.
RIP, SEAN CONNERY AND BILLY JOE SHAVER
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.facebook.com.hollywoodhifibook)
It has been reported by the BBC that movie legend Sir Sean Connery died in his sleep in the Bahamas at 90. He was an Oscar winner for “The Untouchables” and the recipient of many other awards. He starred in numerous classic movies, including “Marnie,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” and many more.
But of course, he will always be known as the first and best James Bond (although technically, Barry Nelson was the first to play 007 on screen in a 1957 TV version of “Casino Royale.”) He was also named by People magazine in 1999 as “The Sexiest Man of the Century.”
It’s also been a sad week for us Texans. First, we lost our music icon, Jerry Jeff Walker, and now comes word that Billy Joe Shaver has died at 81 in Texas following a stroke.
Shaver was a singer and recording artist (I saw him on more than one memorable occasion) and a genuine Texas character, but he was best known as one of the best and most influential songwriters of the outlaw country movement, responsible for such classics as “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “When I Get My Wings,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” and “I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train.”
Shaver helped overthrow the slick pop-country “Nashville Sound” with the kind of gritty songs you might expect from a poetic but hard-living Texan who learned to play guitar with the stubs of two fingers after he lost them working in a sawmill. A typical Billy Joe Shaver story: In 2007, he was arrested in Lorena, Texas, for allegedly shooting a man in the face (non-fatally) at Papa Joe's Texas Saloon. He was acquitted on a self-defense plea. That incident inspired the Dale Watson hit “Where Do You Want It?” which is what Shaver reportedly asked his assailant before pulling the trigger.
In 1972, Waylon Jennings heard Shaver at a Texas music festival and invited him to Nashville to write songs for his next album. After six months of trying to get Jennings to meet with him, Shaver turned up at RCA’s Studio A where Jennings was recording and threatened to “whip your *** right here in front of everybody” if he didn’t listen to his songs. Jennings told his two hulking biker bodyguards to stand down and told Shaver, “Hoss, you don't know how close you come to gettin' killed.” Shaver said he replied, “Well, I've had enough. You done told me you was gonna do this. Now I'm full of songs, and I want you to listen to 'em."
Jennings did listen and ended up cutting an album composed almost entirely of Shaver’s songs. The record company tried to convince him not to release it, sure it would be a flop. The album, “Honky Tonk Heroes,” is now considered a seminal moment in the outlaw movement and one of the greatest country albums of all time.
RIP, Billy Joe. Your songs will be played forever, and the stories about you will be told for at least that long.
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