|November 24, 2020|
Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:
- Do be evil: Google, Facebook pulled election strings
- Call the cops
- “If It Weren’t For Double Standards…” Dept
- Leaving the Open Skies Treaty behind
- Déjà Vu All Over Again
DO BE EVIL: GOOGLE, FACEBOOK PULLED ELECTION STRINGS
It didn’t require a multinational voting machine conspiracy to swing votes away from Trump and towards Biden and the Democrats, though it might turn out there was one. There are other ways in which we KNOW some strings were pulled. Some of these were legal; some were not.
Monday on Tucker Carlson’s FOX NEWS show, research psychologist and author Dr. Robert Epstein showed that, after gathering voluminous data on the 2020 election, he can conclude “Google’s search results were strongly biased in favor of liberals and Democrats.” (They did not find this to be the case for Yahoo or Bing.) The bias was shown with almost every demographic group; interestingly, conservatives saw more liberal bias in response to their searches than liberals did.
They also found what Dr. Epstein called a “smoking gun”: over a period of days, the vote reminder on Google’s home page was sent ONLY to liberals. “Not one of our conservative field agents received a vote reminder during those days,” he said.
On the fourth day, they went public with these findings, and Google “backed off,” he said. “They literally shut off that manipulation that night, and so for four days before the election they were showing vote reminders to everyone, finally.”
Apparently it pays to notice such things and bring them to light. Otherwise, social media will go right on doing whatever they want --- and getting away with it.
Dr. Epstein said the manipulations they’ve quantified from this election had the potential to shift at least 6 million votes, easily, “in just one direction,” and you know which direction he means. “That’s the bare minimum of at this point,” he said. It’s also greater than the margin between Biden and Trump. Dr. Epstein said that because they have so much data, they haven’t even begun to estimate the possible maximum effect. Thanks, Google!
Oh, and I should mention that Dr. Epstein is NOT a Trump supporter; he deserves points for objectivity. He’s heard from whistleblowers for over a year that this has gone on at Google for some time, and he's seen leaked videos and documents attesting to it as well. “There’s no question that they set about after the 2016 election to make sure that President Trump...is not re-elected." The data they’ve collected, he said, is consistent with what the whistleblowers and leaks have said for a long time.
How is this done? Dr. Epstein alleged that “Google literally buys candidates and politicians, and my colleagues, my fellow academics, are often bought by Google with large grants...The fact is, if you’re a Democrat or you’re a liberal, you LIKE what Google and, to some extent, these other tech companies are doing. It’s to your advantage.”
The problem, he said, is that we don’t know who Google is going to be supporting tomorrow. On this one point, I beg to differ; the fact that they currently support someone like Biden and the leftist machine behind him and Harris is very much the problem NOW. I hope one day soon he sees that.
He also pointed out that Google works with the Chinese government “to help surveil and control the Chinese population.” When Google first came into existence, its motto was “Don’t be evil.” What happened, Google?
Dr. Epstein is currently seeking funding to continue this research as his group moves to Georgia and monitors the senatorial run-offs. There could hardly be anything more important than that.
Guest Sharyl Attkisson also spoke about Big Tech, how it “moved into the internet in a way we haven’t seen before, in a very overt way in those weeks before the election,” to try to control the “information landscape,” as she described it.
As one example, she said Google announced after the coronavirus hit that they would direct searches to the World Health Organization, which in reality was giving out false information. She also related how, as we got closer to the election, they started “overtly censoring and taking down accounts,” de-platforming people and even media organizations, as they did with the NEW YORK POST Hunter Biden story. And they knew there would be no repercussions.
She didn’t see how to stop this before the Georgia runoffs in January, but said we have “a lot of strong, technical minds" looking for ways in which "information can be disseminated without being curated by these self-appointed parties who have their own conflicts of interest.”
So she's optimistic. “I do think something new will be born of all this,” she said. We shall see; I think we’ve got a big fight ahead, one we MUST fight if we want to take back the control being exerted over us.
And now to Facebook. Ken Blackwell for CNS NEWS has a commentary on how the election was hijacked in what he calls “a masterpiece of electoral larceny involving Big Tech oligarchs, activists, and government officials who prioritize partisanship over patriotism.”
Blackwell says they planned this well in advance and executed it ruthlessly, by exploiting the pandemic and also by going state-by-state and getting laws changed (unconstitutionally) to make it easier to weaken the integrity of the vote.
His piece details the activities of former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe, starting in 2017 when he went to work leading the policy and advocacy initiative of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization established by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.
Plouffe published a book called –- I am not kidding –- A CITIZEN’S GUIDE FOR DEFEATING DONALD TRUMP. This offered a “roadmap” for a Biden win, turning out voters “block by block” in key Democrat strongholds in swing states.
Guess where these are. The examples Blackwell gives are Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee.
Investigators and attorneys for the nonpartisan Thomas More Society have been “following the money” for 18 months. “Under the pretext of assisting election officials conduct ‘safe and secure’ elections in the age of COVID-19, Blackwell wrote, “Zuckerberg donated $400 million...to non-profit organizations founded and run by left-wing activists.” The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), whose prior yearly budgets averaged less than $1 million per year, got most of it, $350 million. The CTCL distributed these funds to left-leaning counties in battleground states, in large part to those areas identified by Plouffe. Blackwell estimates this level of spending could have translated into hundreds of thousands of votes in Philadelphia alone.
Take a look at the CTCL website. I can't wait to read "Cybersecurity for Election Officials."
Here’s the kicker: Zuckerberg and the CTCL wrote detailed conditions into their grants, including rules for exactly how elections were to be conducted, “down to the number of ballot drop boxes and polling places.”
The lawyers who tried to stop this before Election Day had their lawsuits dismissed because they’d not yet been able to show harm. Of course they hadn't --- the election hadn’t happened yet!
Blackwell’s piece is a must-read, but one caution: You are going to get very, very angry, particularly with Zuckerberg and the other Big Tech billionaires pulling the strings in this world of 2020. And it’s going to make you doubt the election results even more than you already do.
CALL THE COPS
Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown, who allowed protesters and rioters to jam the streets during a pandemic, is now urging people to call the police (if they can find any, after the budget cuts) to report their neighbors for possible arrest, fines and jail time if they violate her coronavirus orders, like having more than six people at Thanksgiving dinner in their own homes.
If we’re supposed to fink to the cops when we spot a giant turkey, then I’d like to report one in the Governor’s Mansion.
"IF IT WEREN'T FOR DOUBLE STANDARDS" DEPT
A Catholic priest who delivered the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention accused Justice Amy Coney Barrett of betraying her pro-life Catholic beliefs by voting with the majority to proceed with the execution of a Washington man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a teenage girl.
Wait, I thought the crux of the Democrats’ attacks on Justice Barrett was that she would put her Catholic beliefs ahead of the law. Now they’re attacking her for NOT putting her Catholic beliefs ahead of the law?
While they’re trying to figure out exactly what they expect of her, I suggest they spend a little time reminding Joe Biden that Catholics are supposed to have pro-life beliefs and consider them when making policy.
LEAVING THE OPEN SKIES TREATY BEHIND
Sunday, the Trump Administration announced that the US is leaving the 1992 Open Skies Treaty with Russia because Russia is not abiding by it. The treaty allows both nations to fly unarmed reconnaissance flights over the other, but while Russia has been free to fly over and spy on us, they’ve been putting limitations on our flights over Russia.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the treaty was supposed to foster mutual trust, but Russia is fostering distrust by using its flights over the US to develop attack plans against our critical infrastructure while blocking us from flying over areas where we know they’re staging a military build-up.
By the way, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that Joe Biden already criticized Trump for wanting to leave the treaty last May and if he becomes President, will almost surely try to find a way to rejoin it.
Remind me again: Which one of them is supposedly a “Putin puppet?”
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
This is a thought-provoking piece by Bruce Bawer at American Greatness, pointing out the similarities between the 2020 election and the 1964 contest between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater. It was an election in which a ruthless, arrogant, big government liberal was painted as a folky man of the people, and a patriotic conservative who turned out to be right on all the issues was brutally smeared by Democrats and the media as a crazy, warmongering extremist.
The Democrat won dirty (remember the commercial tying Goldwater to blowing up a little girl with an atom bomb?), but it didn’t take long for reality to set in and the public to get buyer’s remorse. LBJ, with his massive expansion of government and an escalting foreign war, was soon so unpopular, he didn’t even run for reelection and was replaced by a Republican.
So far, history seems to be repeating itself. The big question is, if Biden gets in, will it keep on repeating itself?
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