Remember when the left lead the charge in the fight for free speech?
We’re approaching a critical time in Western culture. One side of the political spectrum is openly calling for media censorship as a way to control the tight-lipped, highly-guarded COVID vaccine narrative.
Like many Communist countries, the Biden administration now seeks to monitor the speech of private citizens using terms like “misinformation” and “disinformation” as justifications. One dissenting or questioning word about the state of COVID, effectiveness of vaccines, or any general skepticism is enough to get Biden’s federal government on your back.
This should concern each and every freedom-loving American. Problem is, we’re a shrinking minority as many have been poisoned with the Fauci brain disease.
Biden-appointed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Big Tech companies have an “important role to play” in preventing the spread of alleged coronavirus “misinformation.” His comments came during an MSNBC interview that specifically mentioned Joe Rogan.
“What do you think are the best ways to push back on misinformation about COVID that continues to be aggressively pushed, whether it be Joe Rogan’s podcast or all over Facebook?” asked Brzezinski.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 25, 2022
The Biden-appointed health official went on to urge private companies to use their power to limit the spread of alleged misinformation.
“This is about companies and individuals recognizing that the only way we get past misinformation is if we are careful about what we say and use the power that we have to limit the spread of misinformation,” said Murthy.
With an average of 11 million listeners per episode, Joe Rogan is arguably the most popular pundit in the western world. His audience is more than twice that of the most popular cable host on TV, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson — who the left has also tried to censor.
According to Adweek, CNN averaged just over a million viewers in its primetime slots in 2021, a fraction of Rogan’s audience. MSNBC averaged 1.53 million, also far behind the popular podcaster.
The 1960s-era musician and leftist Neil Young recently demanded that Spotify blacklist Joe Rogan’s podcast or lose access to Young’s music. Spotify chose to back the most popular podcaster in the world, removing Young’s music from their platform instead.
Spotify stressed, however, that the platform has “detailed content policies in place and we’ve removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to COVID since the start of the pandemic.”
The very minute government officials begin debating free speech rights is the very moment we’re doomed as a nation.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney