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Another Blogger Censored by Facebook

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The puppy is here to protect me from being censored.

Our friend Caralyn, at beautybeyondbones.com , is the latest to be censored by Facebook–simply for taking a pro-life stance against New York’s new law permitting late-term abortion right up until the moment of birth.

Caralyn posted what she describes as “a passionately pro-life” message on her blog, “Nightmare in New York” (https://beautybeyondbones.com/2019/01/28/andrew-cuomo-nightmare-in-new-york/), on Jan. 28. It was passionate, all right; but it contained no incitement to violence, no profanity, no personal abuse of anyone involved. She merely voiced an opinion shared by tens of millions of Americans. In short, there was nothing there that invited censorship; but Facebook banned her anyway. Four times she tried to advertise her post; four times Facebook shut her down.

“Evil is on the prowl in New York,” she wrote. She was appalled by the enthusiasm with which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed abortion expansion into law. Cuomo, as she pointed out, is “a professing Catholic”; and she strongly criticized New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan who “has done nothing publicly” to, er, remind Cuomo that what he has advocated is a sin–murder–and dramatically opposed to all Catholic teachings.

What? She’s not allowed to say that? You can think it, but you can’t say it? What kind of public discussion of a controversial issue bans a whole side of the argument?

Doctrinaire “conservatives,” who never seem all that interested in conserving anything, will disagree with me: but I’m now convinced that the social media giants, including Facebook, need to be subjected to some kind of antitrust action. They are functioning as a monopoly, trying to ensure that only Far Left opinions can be published. Given the importance of the social media in what ought to be a public dialogue, it must not be allowed to be a monopoly. Trump administration, we need you to put a stop to this.

If all the news outlets in America were owned by the same few people, and presented only one side of any issue, and stifled all dissent, we would think our country was being very poorly served. That is not what our founders intended when they wrote freedom of the press into the First Amendment.

I can only believe that the left-wing social media resort to censorship because they’re afraid our side will win the argument.


My Newswithviews Column,Jan. 17 (‘Demolishing America’)

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If you voted for any Democrat in the last election, here’s another close-up look at what you voted for. It’s distressing that any of these monsters got elected at all.

https://newswithviews.com/demolishing-america/

They’re certainly not bothering to conceal their true intentions anymore, unless you want to count Elizabeth Warren slurping beer as she imitates a human being.


Did Google Manipulate YouTube Search Results?

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Most of us around here believe the social media actively censor conservative posts and videos in favor of Far Left Crazy videos. Some of us have experienced it for ourselves. Nevertheless, last month the Google CEO told Congress that the folks at Google never “manually intervene” on any particular search result.

Now Breitbart.com claims to have received, via a leak from a Google engineer, information that Google routinely tries to skew search results in favor of left-wing causes (https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/01/16/google-youtube-search-blacklist-smoking-gun/).

Breitbart says Google has “manipulated YouTube search results for abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg,” and others.

After a Far Left “journalist” complained about too many pro-life videos on YouTube, Google went to work and pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for abortion and replaced them with pro-abortion videos.

If this is true–and I find it hard to believe that it isn’t–then really the time has come for some kind of anti-trust action to be taken against the social media giants. It certainly looks like they’re using their technology to try to suppress conservative opinion and promote the agenda of Democrats and their Far Left Crazy clients.

If there were meaningful competition in the social media market, then Google’s Far Left prejudices would be their own business. But such competition does not as yet exist, and you can be sure there are people working to make sure it never will. We don’t have time to wait for competitive social media platforms to grow and become just as strong as Google–not with a national election coming up next year.

Because if Google’s Democrat friends ever get back into power, they’ll see to it that there’s no way to get rid of them.

Welcome to Venezuela North.


The Mask Comes Off

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This week a Democrat Congressman, Ted Lieu of California (where else?), said, publicly, “I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech, but the First Amendment stops me” (https://freebeacon.com/politics/lieu-i-would-love-to-be-able-to-regulate-the-content-of-speech-but-the-first-amendment-stops-me/). This was said in the context of a Congressional hearing on the social media giants, Google and Facebook, and their censorship of conservatives.

Lieu added that “over the long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech.”

Oh, please. The government doesn’t have to do it, if Google and Facebook do it for them! Let the social media monopolies do the dirty work. They’ve been doing a a fine job of it, so far.

And before we heave a sigh of relief over the First Amendment, just imagine how this would play out with a Supreme Court packed by, say, Hillary Clinton–or any other Democrat. What do you want to bet that those judges, citing “the living Constitution” that has replaced that crummy old original, would quickly discover all sorts of “nuances” that would restrict free speech to the Far Left Crazy, to the exclusion of the rest of us? Free speech for liberals, censorship for everybody else.

Sort of like the way they do it on college campuses, these days.

If we entrust the Democrat Party with any role in governance, we’ll suffer for it. But good.


They Asked for Censorship…

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I’ve decided to ban a certain party from this blog, since he only comes in here to pick fights and sneer at everybody.

Ordinarily I hate to do that, and have done it only two or three times in eight years. I don’t want to be like a liberal, trying to silence every opinion but my own.

But surveying today’s political landscape, and the wave of censorship hurled against conservatives by socialist social media, schools and colleges, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party, I can’t help noting how much they seem to dote on censorship: and I had to ask myself, “who am I to withhold from them the experience of being censored for their views?”

Oh! But you’re declaring war on a point of view!

Yeah, well, the people who hold to the liberal persuasion have been waging war on my side for years, without any pushback. It’s time we gave them some.

The time to show compassion to the Left is after it has been totally defeated and put out of business forever.


My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 9 (‘The Real Climate Change’)

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Does it seem to you that leftids, suddenly, are doubling down on their efforts to exert total control over the means of communication? Like they intend to silence all conservative voices–that is, everybody who’s not them–in time for the midterms?

https://newswithviews.com/the-real-climate-change/

They own the social media–literally–and now they’re trying to shut non-liberals out of it. Ordinarily I don’t hold with telling people what to do with their property. But the social media have spilled so far over into the public sector by now that it seems some intervention would be justified.


When 20% of the People Get 90% of the Coverage

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I have never in my life seen a poll in which more than 20% of the respondents self-identify as liberals–let alone rug-chewing radicals. That leaves at least 80% of us who are not libs.

A few of us here have been speculating about social media censorship, all of which is aimed at conservatives, and none at liberals. Congress has held hearings on it, but never got around to taking action.

We think the social media giants–Google and Facebook are the names most commonly heard–employ robots to censor copy that includes key words or phrases. And there’s “shadow banning”–a conservative commenter is cut off from his audience, but is never told so. Some of you say you have experienced that. I believe you.

Just based on what anyone can actually see, you can with impunity curse God, deny Christ, malign your country, and mock your parents: and these are not only all permitted, but applauded and “celebrated” as being profoundly enlightened. No one would dream of ever censoring stuff like that.

But watch what happens if you curse transgenderism. That’s “Hate.” It’s not allowed. You must be a Nazi.

Leftids now feel entitled to surround public officials’ homes at night and threaten them, as punishment for working for a government whose immigration policies the leftids do not like. They feel entitled to chase their political opponents out of a restaurant, out of a movie theater. It’s only a matter of time before these crazed fanatics, egged on by the nooze media, on purpose, start killing persons because they don’t like the cut of their jib, politically. In fact, that has already started.

This is how they’re gonna win us over so they can get that Great Blue Wave in November and put their Democrat masters back in charge of Congress.

I think they’re playing with fire. Let the consequences be on their own heads.


Hello? Anybody There?

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Maybe all this talk about the social media giants censoring and gagging conservatives is finally getting to me. But it’s unusual–even unprecedented, I think–for there to be zero Likes and zero Comments here as late as 11 o’clock in the morning, and it makes me wonder if some libs out there have found a way to cut me off from my readers. After all, I’m listed, personally, as a Big Hater and a Big Biggit by the Southern Poverty Lie Center–did you know they have a third of a billion dollars stashed in Caribbean banks? So where does the “poverty” come in?–and, although I’m hardly worth their while as a target, they’d probably like to shut me down.

If no one comments all day, I’ll know that a new crime has been invented–kidnapping without the victim knowing he’s been kidnapped.


Another Censorship ‘Mistake’

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I’ve often said these are hard times for satirists. No sooner do you create something way too exaggerated to be true, than some leftid ninny actually says it or does it.

A Christian satire site, The Babylon Bee, made satirical fun of CNN, reporting that the nooze giant “purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to help its journalists and news anchors spin the news before publication” (https://hotair.com/archives/2018/03/02/facebook-snopes-come-hard-satire-site/).

Because leftids have no sense of humor, some of them complained to Facebook, which went to its go-to fact-checker… Snopes, another nest of leftids. Snopes flagged the satire as “fake news,” genuinely intended to deceive, and Facebook  issued the Bee a stern warning–

Which had to be withdrawn as soon as someone realized the “fake news” was, in fact, a satire. And Facebook apologized for the “mistake” and rescinded the warning.

Why are there suddenly so many censorship “mistakes” being made by the social media?

And why are all of them made exclusively at the expense of conservatives? Why do these guys never make a “mistake” that censors leftids?

And why can’t these muttonheads recognize satire when they see it?


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