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Jerry Bowyer: Anti-Conservative Bias in Big-Tech

Social media censorship has reached a new low, with Twitter’s suppression of a New York Post story that looks bad for Biden. Last week, the Post published a report containing emails from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, that suggest corruption on both their parts.

Almost as soon as the article was published, Twitter and Facebook got to work trying to scrub it from existence. Both tech giants prevented users from posting the article—and even banned some who did.

It’s another example in a long line of anti-conservative bias in big-tech.

Their underlying motivation for suppressing this story is simple: they want Biden to win and Trump to lose, so any story bad for Biden must be thrown into the memory-hole.

We can debate whether there’s a necessity for government action—but we should absolutely see action from shareholders—investors who have the power to demand an explanation for big tech’s appalling censorship of inconvenient journalism.

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Deterioration Of The Standards In Journalism: Hugh Hewitt with Secretary Mike Pompeo

Hugh Hewitt talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the deterioration of standards in journalism, the human rights violations in China, the United Arab Emirates Peace Agreement with Israel, “trust but verify” the vaccine efforts in China, U.S. role in the international criminal court, and Russian and Chinese interference in United States election.

 

 

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Hugh Hewitt: The Collapse of Trust in Television News

We are watching today a collapse of trust in television news, especially cable news.

Certainly, a percent or two of the 330 million Americans “trust” a handful of broadcasters with whom they agree. Rush Limbaugh probably has the highest raw number of devoted listeners who really trust him—but he has no one even remotely his equal on television.

The vast majority of Americans believe, with good reason, that all those TV talking heads on television are somewhere on the political spectrum and that all the journalists, producers and executives standing behind them bend the news to fit their politics.

Journalists of all shapes, sizes, platforms and personalities are presumed to be advancing an agenda because almost everyone on television is actually doing just that.

We need a new birth of news—new faces and production teams, new mission statements and, yes, new executives.

The Rome of television is in ruins, but it can be rebuilt.

For the good of the nation, it must be rebuilt.

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Albert Mohler: Elite Media’s Tipping Point

How is it that what we used to call the “liberal leaning media” have turned so decisively even further to the left?

The Wall Street Journal recently published an important piece from Van Gordon Sauter, a former President of CBS News. The headline captures his point perfectly: “The ‘Liberal Leaning’ Media Has Passed Its Tipping Point.”

He begins with an anecdote of his lunch with Jeanne Kirkpatrick, the foreign policy advisor to President Reagan, who was lamenting what she called the “liberal leaning media.”

Van Gordon Sauter then said, “it was only a liberal tilt and could be corrected.”

“You don’t understand,” said Jeanne Kirkpatrick, “It’s too late.”

Today, Sauter—one of the most prestigious of names in journalism—says, “Kirkpatrick was prophetic.”

His concern is that—at some point—the American people either will or have figured out that the elites of mainstream media don’t much like them and don’t much like their understanding of their country.

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