Rigging the Primaries is so ‘2016’. She’s shifted her tactics for the midterm elections to something far more Machiavellian.
(We’ll come back to what to do about it further down, but first, let’s talk about what we’re facing.)
Remember how Hillary was pushing to make it hard for her political opponents to gather together and criticize her?
That was then…
…whether the federal government can censor films of which it disapproves. The film in question was called Hillary: The Movie, and it was very critical of Mrs. Clinton while she was seeking the Democratic nomination in 2008. The government attempted to forbid the distribution of the film on the grounds that it was critical of a political figure, which was at the time impermissible, under what is cynically known as “campaign finance” law, unless done in strict compliance with narrow and restrictive federal regulations, and then only at certain times. The Supreme Court rightly threw the law behind that out as rankly unconstitutional censorship of political speech.
What those beef-witted partisans who abuse the word “liberal” fail to appreciate is that the principle behind the so-called campaign-finance laws they support is an open-ended power of federal censorship of all political speech, journalism, literature, films, television, radio, and other communication. Some of the more sinister forces on the left understand that perfectly well, and the glee with which Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders present the proposal of silencing their political critics is both astounding and horrifying.
Source: National Review
So, the government hasn’t played ball with her censorship plans. They never managed to pass the ‘Fairness Doctrine‘ either which they would have loved to have as a tool to censor Right Wing radio stations.
But that’s ok.
Hillary has friends in high places.
She thinks she’s got a work-around. And if they were to pull it off, the results can be, politically catastrophic for the right when the midterm elections come around.
This is now…
Some have said the text in the screen capture was hard to read, so we’ve written it out for you to make it easier.
Hillary’s Tweet: We should all care about how social media platforms play a part in our democratic process. Because unless it’s addressed, it will happen again. The midterms are in 8 months. We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast.
[Editor’s note: Forget the fact that every indication we’ve had so far shows that the Russians put even less effort and money into influencing the election than Hillary did, and every report we’ve seen so far said there has been no measurable impact on the outcome of any polls. She’s using it as a ‘call to action’ anyway. Or if you prefer the phrase their side likes to use… a ‘dog whistle’.]
This is the text that was attached to Hillary’s tweet, from a Republican commenter. Bold is in the original. For formatting reasons, we’ve broken it into two block quotes, but it is one piece in the original.
Republicans. In November you are going to lose the House, and you are going to lose the Senate, unless you do something NOW to address social media censorship. Don’t wait until you lose. DO IT NOW. You’ve shown you are horrible at creating effective grassroots organizations. It is no secret that WE helped Trump into office, NOT YOU.
Recently, tens of thousands of conservative social media accounts were shut down, the excuse being “They are Russian Robots.” The shutdowns continue. Thousands more are being shut down for “spreading conspiracy theories” when people complain about leftist mainstream media exploiting Florida school shooting victims to push anti-gun politics. This is an excuse to silence more non-leftists. More excuses, no doubt, will come in the following months. I’m sure the will be creative. “Hate speech” failed, so they switched to “robots” and “harassing shooting victims” to get the job done.
The only reason most of you hold a seat in the House or Senate is we voted to keep a Leftist out of your chair. Ordinary people don’t know who you are. If you think the Left won’t launch a smear campaign against you, you’re very wrong. If you won’t fight social media censorship, there will be nobody to defend you. You will lose your seat, you will be labelled a sex offender/Nazi/racist/bigot by the media, and you will never hold office again.
If you do not address the censorship of non-leftist viewponts on social media NOW, Pelosi will gain majority in November and move to impeach Trump. Riding Trump’s coattails to maintain your seat is not going to work, because people know you did not support Trump in 2016. Free media saved ALL of your fat bottoms in 2016. You need us. Yet, here you sit, while voices are silenced on YouTube, Facebook Twitter and all other social-networking outlets. Do something. If you won’t … you will miss us in November.
Have anything to say about that?
Do you trust the motives of the woman who thought so little of voters in her own party that she rigged her own party’s primary process?
Hillary and the Democrats are surely interested in political ‘fairness’ rather than political ‘power’ … right?
So — if the very social media that is the lifeblood of information-sharing is being held in the hands of the party who believes that censorship is not just ‘ok’ but it is ‘moral’ and ‘good’… to the point that they didn’t think twice of hammering a Babylon Bee (think ‘The Onion’ with a Christian flavor) over a satire story.
“The custom-made device allows CNN reporters to load just the facts of a given issue, turn a dial to ‘spin cycle,’ and within five minutes, receive a nearly unrecognizable version of the story that’s been spun to fit with the news station’s agenda.” –Babylon Bee whose slogan is ‘The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.’
Great job Snopes! What WOULD the world do without your contribution to public discourse?
So while we — as usual — wait for legislators on our team to ‘pull their heads out’, there is a simple step we can do on our settings to take to ‘take back our news feed’.
Take control, while you still can.
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