WASHINGTON. Conspiracy king Alex Jones of InfoWars was the recipient of liberal censorship from a plethora of social media platforms. Why? For engaging in, what else, free speech. The guardians of America’s dominant leftist culture do not like what Jones has to say. Therefore Jone’s message is, you guessed it, “hate speech.”
America’s descending Iron Curtain lined with Hate Speech
An iron curtain of censorship is descending across America, from Northwest Aroostook, Maine, to Imperial Beach, California. Jones is only the most recent, high-profile victim.
“Twitter is limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results – a technique known as ‘shadow banning’ – in what it says is a side effect of its attempts to improve the quality of discourse on the platform,” left-of-center Vice News reported.
And what could be more conducive to improving the “quality of discourse” than limiting debate to one particular view?
So, what’s really going on?
MSM and Social Media Nattering Nabobs
Old media – newspapers, network news, and weekend magazine shows – are deep in the doldrums. The same media outlets who, in 2016, were telling Americans that Donald Trump was not a serious candidate for president.
The ones who said Hillary Clinton was the Oval Office shoe-in for 2016.
The ones who gave the CIA’s former acting director, Michael Morell – who helped craft the fictitious “Benghazi talking points,” which blamed an American-made anti-Islamic video for the 2012 attack on our Libyan consulate and not an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group – op-ed space in the New York Times to state in writing that he would “do everything I can to ensure that she [Hillary Clinton] is elected as our 45th president.”
The Swamps Real Political Collusion
The collusion by the CIA, Britain’s MI6, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Putin’s Kremlin, the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the mainstream media in the 2016 presidential election against candidate Trump proved an epic fail.
As the stunned faces and watery eyes of network news anchors proclaimed on that magical election eve of November 2016, biased mainstream media reporting and manufactured polls no longer influence the voting patterns of Americans. In fact, American distrust of the media runs so deep, many Americans see them more as foes than friends.
That’s why CNN’s attention hungry and very whiny White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, urged fellow reporters to assemble on Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation’s capital to chant, “We’re not the enemy of the people.”
Sorry, Jimmy, it’s a little too late for that.
That’s because the truth is a commodity the mainstream media no longer sells.
Like Alex Jones, Jimmy and his journalist pals are in the business of selling conspiracy theories. In particular, the discredited theory that President Trump and Vladimir Putin stole the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. That particular conspiracy theory was, we now know, bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and her party of, well, conspirators.
Jones has been banned from social media platforms because his particular conspiracy narratives are more plausible to many more Americans than those of Jimmy Acosta, the Democratic Party, British spy and paid FBI informant Christopher Steele and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The authoritarian censorship behind the smiling mask
And that is what’s so “hateful” to the lefty social media platforms. The same platforms that sell your private information to advertisers. That is when they aren’t handing it over to Deep State entities that spy on you in violation of your Fourth Amendment right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.
You see, the guardians of crumbling leftist culture are losing control of the narrative. And that’s what’s behind the tightening noose of censorship.
But at least we now see the frowning face of authoritarianism that lies behind the smiling mask of those who say they seek to “improve the quality of discourse.”
Top Image: Alex Jones holds a press conference concerning his banning by social media platforms. Fox News screen grab.