While downplaying Silicon Valley’s documented censorship of conservatives, Thursday’s CBS Evening News accused President Trump of picking a fight with Twitter because it was a distraction from the coronavirus death toll, which surpassed 100,000 earlier in the week. Yet, White House correspondent Ben Tracy couldn’t even bring himself to say that it was conservatives who were accusing Twitter of censoring them.
A little trip through the media elite's Instagram accounts can remind you which side of the culture wars they take. The other day, NBC business reporter/MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle posted a picture with her son Reese and the Hustler magazine owner Larry Flynt. Flynt is an atheist best known for beating a lawsuit from the Rev. Jerry Falwell after a parody in which he joked Falwell lost his virginity to his mother in an outhouse. Katie Couric celebrated radical gay crank Larry Kramer, who compared Reagan to Hitler.
An executive order AND proposed legislation? Social media may be in for a reckoning. “Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Wednesday separately announced they were both working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal protections that ensure the company is not held liable for what is posted on its platform,” The Hill reported on May 27. Lawmakers are fiercely debating over the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Section 230 is the part of the CDA that allows internet platforms to avoid legal liability.
Telemundo was unmasked --- pun intended --- while unmasking the reason behind its all-out advocacy for the use of masks, and it has little to do with health. Check out the full post as reporter Javier Vega confirmed this new obfuscation with what has become a symbol ---and a political one at that --- of “what all Americans should be doing every day”, in a May 28 report on Un Nuevo Dia.
As Caleb Hull astutely observed on Twitter, “reporters have to hate their lives when they’re asking their questions and” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany “starts opening her notes.” On Thursday, McEnany repeatedly turned to that thick binder to school the liberal media. Moments after calling out the tech industry’s censorship of conservatives (and citing MRC TechWatch’s Corinne Weaver), CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta fell flat on his face in trying to trap McEnany. Between coronavirus deaths and liberal media screw-ups, he made a fool of himself.
LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman, who notoriously backed a group that “spread disinformation during the 2017 Alabama special election for U.S. Senate,” is now being joined by other Big Tech billionaires in a plot to boost presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden in 2020.
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Thursday about Donald Trump calling out social media platforms for censoring conservatives. Bozell stated, “President Trump is right. Twitter, Facebook and other Big Tech firms are guilty of censoring conservatives and their protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should be reviewed.”
Democrats and the media are determined to use the coronavirus as a political cudgel against President Trump in the 2020 election. They are not even pretending that they aren’t politcizing the virus anymore. Take for example, CNN legal and national security analyst Asha Rangappa, who tweeted out this crass suggestion, after the coronavirus death toll increased to 100,000 Americans:
President Donald Trump is right that social media companies have been targeting conservatives. Twitter, in particular, has been engaging in a relentless attack on the American political process by censoring conservatives.
When an important conservative dies, journalists make sure to note that he angered liberals. In 2016, The Washington Post marked the death of Antonin Scalia with this angry front-page headline: “Supreme Court Conservative Dismayed Liberals.” Yet the networks on Thursday offered little in the way to indicate that far-left gay activist Larry Kramer was controversial. Instead, ABC, CBS and NBC “celebrated” the man who compared Ronald Reagan to Hitler as a “monumental” hero who will “echo for generations.”
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Twitter’s choice to fact-check the president’s genuine concern over the hazards of mail-in voting appear to have been the last straw. “President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order today that seeks to punish social media companies for making editorial judgments about the content on their platforms,” NBC News & MSNBC senior media reporter Dylan Byers wrote in his May 28 Byers Market newsletter.
Nike hardly resembles the company co-founded by the late Bill Bowerman, so narrow and limited in his vision that he actually produced shoes, books and manuals to promote fitness. In comparison to the company's legacy, the politically correct goofballs running his misguided organization today are producing products that speak a spectrum of voices to non-binary runners.
According to MSNBC Deadline host Nicolle Wallace and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, President Trump's refusal to wear a mask is just more proof that he has "disregard for human life" and that the only thing that matters to him is his own ego.
While the coronavirus pandemic has upended television programming and viewing in a litany of ways, one thing has remained the same, which has been the Fox News Channel's domance as the most-watched network in the cable TV industry. FNC also continued its beatdown of liberal rivals MSNBC and CNN in total day numbers, primetime ratings, and the coveted advertising viewership of people between 25 years of age and 54 years old.