How often have we heard the defenders of Big Tech monopolies invoking a ‘First Amendment Right’ for the familiar pantheon of corporate names to bully or silence dissent?
There is a flaw in that argument, and Joe Biden himself just shone a spotlight on it.
Not only were his Silicon Valley buddies shamelessly one-sided in their purging or punishing of ‘harmful’ political opinion, but they played a huge role in helping the Shambling Mound of Mediocrity ride his 2020 basement campaign all the way to the studio set copy of the Oval Office.
And if that weren’t obscene enough, bring up the term ‘Zuckerbucks’ the next time someone brings up concerns about voter suppression. (If they need explanation, some useful details about ‘dark money’ that has been ‘wrongfully privatizing elections’ can be found here, here, and here).
Rather than being punished for their partisanship, these Silicon Valley megacorps were richly rewarded with unprecedented access (read: political influence and de facto lobby powers) in the Oval Office.
Let’s keep that in mind as we consider what Joe Biden has leveraged his bully pulpit to say this time. And keep your eye open for that moment where he sounds like the Kermit the Frog meme saying ‘do it’.
You know the one, don’t you:
Here’s the grumpy-old-dude-in-chief doing his thing…
‘It’s been a long road, but what’s clear is we get through this when everybody does their part. No matter where you live, no matter your political party, we’ve got to fight this together.
Unfortunately, while the military is stepping up, as they always do, there are others sitting on the sidelines and worse, standing in the way. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated, do it. Personal choice impacts us all, our hospitals, our countries. I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets, please, deal with the misinformation and disinformation that’s on your [falteringly] shows. It has to stop.
Covid-19 is one of the formidable enemies America has ever faced. We’ve got to work together, not against each other. We’re America, we can do this. To the military medical teams on the ground, thank you for all and everything you’re doing, and I’ll stop here so we can get to the briefing start.
Joe Biden is making a direct appeal to his buddies, allies, and flunkies in Big Tech and Big Media to step up and shut down anyone critical of his administration’s party line with respect to (among other things) the CCP Chinavirus, the WuFlu, Xi’s Sneeze, Flumanchu or whatever other name it’s been going by lately.
They have done it before, in amplifying or suppressing certain Covid narratives that Dems wanted highlighted or squelched. Remember when it was ‘racist’ to talk about the lab-leak theory? We’ve got emails from February of 2020 in which Fauci and his buddies are fairly certain it was lab-leak and they STILL worked hard to suppress it. Suppressing that story couldn’t have anything to do with those damning DARPA emails in which Fauci was denied permission to proceed with his unsafe Gain-of-Function research with spike proteins in bat coronaviruses, could it?
Then Fauci got busted trying to discredit dissenting voices among scientists, including a Nobel-Prize winner scientist who signed the Barrington Declaration.
ClashDaily is unaware of any other media voices besides ourselves who pointed out that almost immediately after Fauci’s email voicing hostility to the Barrington Declaration that media and social media dutifully worked at discrediting them.
All of this is perfectly in line with Clinton Flunkie David Brock’s detailed strategy published in 2017 to squeeze the political right out of the internet (and use their resources to systematically hamstring then President-Elect Trump) in response to the ‘outrage’ of Hillary having failed to achieve political power.
There’s a problem with this government/media/big tech symbiosis, though.
The governement is not permitted to use other entities as a proxy to suppress Constitutional rights that they themselves have no lawful power to suppress.
When an entity operates as a proxy for enacting the will of the government — as we have seen happen on more than one occasion in the Biden Administration — that entity is bound by the same constitutional constraints as the government itself.
While this particular case would still need to be tested in court, open political cooperation on the part of third parties to suppress ideas of which the government does not approve (including, as often as not, ideas that are later vindicated!) potentially opens big tech and media to the same legal remedies that citizens would be able to apply if the government itself were suppressing that speech.
If plaintiffs need supporting evidence… the Dems have already provided some: Biden Wants Social Media To ‘Snitch’ On Americans
They never miss an opportunity to unleash their inner authoritarian. Is it any surprise that he’s polling at 33%?
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