POLITICAL: “Private” companies have become the propaganda arm of the party in power over the US Gooferment

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2022/07/27/bokhari-big-techs-blueprint-to-stop-a-red-wave-in-2022/

Bokhari: Big Tech’s Blueprint to Stop a Red Wave in 2022

Allum Bokhari 27 Jul 2022

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Republicans think a “red wave” is inevitable in November. But the Democrats still have one big advantage: the ever-tightening grip of Big Tech censorship, which will be used to prevent undecided voters from encountering even the most mainstream conservative news in the runup to the next election. Republicans will have a strong message — but what if voters are prevented from hearing it?

In the runup to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Google completely suppressed Breitbart News from its search results. Compared to 2016, Breibart News went into the 2020 election with a 99.7 percent reduction in visibility for its links on Google search. The censorship was so severe, no-name blogs with plagiarized headlines and content would appear in search results before the original Breitbart News articles. On searches for the term “Joe Biden,” Google cut visibility on Breitbart News links to zero.

Then, a few weeks before the election, Big Tech teamed up to suppress one of the biggest stories of the cycle: the Hunter Biden laptop story. A post-election poll found that 17 percent of Biden voters would have reconsidered their decision had they been aware of the laptop story alone, not counting the hundreds of Breitbart News stories voters didn’t have access to due to Google censorship.

Biden’s margin of victory in three swing states was less than a percentage point, making tech censorship a pivotal factor in the outcome. There is no law preventing Silicon Valley from not only repeating this plan in 2022, but scaling it up to a massive level – and that’s exactly what they are doing. The groundwork is already being prepared, in a number of ways:

#1 “Independent” Watchdogs Downgrading Conservative Media — NewsGuard Discredits The Right

#2 Facebook Suppressing The News — If The Wrong Side Is Winning, Call Off The Game

#3 Taxpayer-Funded Censorship — NPR Creates Misinformation Bureau

#4 Regulatory Gridlock — No Recourse For Citizens

#5 The Institutionalization of Censorship — Facebook’s $150 Million ‘Oversight Board’

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Like the “misinformation” panic, the point of the Oversight Board is to give a veneer of process and legitimacy to Facebook’s suppression of non-progressive viewpoints.

Going into the 2022 midterm elections, if Silicon Valley gets its way, voters online will see only what the elites want them to see. That January 6 was the worst attack on democracy ever. That Republicans killed people by pointing out masks don’t work. That women in red states are being driven to coathanger abortions.

In short, Silicon Valley will ensure that the misinformation of the establishment gets a megaphone, while any conservative counterpoints are silenced. We already know from 2020 that this works. The question is, what are Republicans going to do about it?

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As a little L libertarian, “private companies” should just make a profit and stay out of politics.

In these examples (i.e., Disney, Google, Facebook, Big Media), they have become propaganda arms of the Big Left wing of the Democratic Party and using their control of Gooferment to silence their opposition. 

“We, The Sheeple” must recognize that the game is rigged and punish all involved.

As painful as it is, consumers must boycott Disney, Google, and Facebook.  Until they change their ways, they are PNG.

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TECHNOLOGY: Podcast will disappear behind paywalls

https://theconversation.com/apple-threatens-to-upend-podcastings-free-open-architecture-160318

The Conversation – Articles (US)

Apple threatens to upend podcasting’s free, open architecture
by John Sullivan, Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College

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A medium that exploded due to the lack of institutional gatekeepers is now seeing big tech companies act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts and shows to exclusive contracts. Of course, other publishers like Slate and Stitcher have offered subscriptions to their shows via their own websites and mobile apps. But the m

uch larger audience share of Apple Podcasts and Spotify has much greater potential to move the podcast ecosystem in the direction of premium paid content.

This presents a potential long-term threat to the free, open architecture of podcasting, though projects like The Podcast Index are aiming to preserve the medium as platform-agnostic.

One thing is for certain: Apple and Spotify have given us a glimpse of a podcasting future where the walled gardens of platform-exclusive, premium content become the norm.

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The Podcast Index are aiming to preserve the medium as platform-agnostic.

Guess that’s all that can save us from paywalls and the Apple Tax?

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RANT: Rewriting history?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/31/elite-eight-basketball-player-snaps-leg-in-game-see-pics-of-the-pain/

Sports
Elite Eight Basketball Player Snaps Leg in Game — See Pictures of the Pain, Teammates’ Emotion
Mar. 31, 2013 6:39pm Liz Klimas

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Sports Nation reporter Roger Sherman described the injury as looking as “horrible as soon as it happened — we’re gonna go ahead and not show it to you; it’s really not the type of injury that’s typical in a basketball game — but I think you can pretty much gauge how bad it was from the reactions of his teammates and coach Rick Pitino.”

Teammates fell on the court, wiping their eyes in emotion seeing Ware’s state. Duke players too were filled with compassion toward their opponent.

Here is footage of the scene (Note: it might be consider graphic to some):

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“No longer viewable due to a copyright claim by CBS”

So history is no longer the province of the People.

Want more proof that the Media manipulates the news?

Anyone want to claim that this is not “news” and in the public interest?

Hope the man recovers as promised, but I still object to the manipulation of history.

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RANT: The Press is BHO44’s bitch

THe President gets away from the Press for a golf weekend.

Other than Tiger, what fat cats were with him?

Enquiring minds what to know. What deals were struck? What promises were exchanged?

Where are the yellow dog journalists that like Woodward and Bernstein drive on the truth no matter what the cost?

Oh year, Nixon was an R and Obama is a D!

Argh!

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/19/obama-is-a-master-at-limiting-shaping-and-manipulating-media-coverage-the-10-most-scathing-remarks-from-politicos-anti-obama-media-column/

More complaints about “transparency”!

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And WMAL radio reported this morning that the “pool reporters had an off-the-record meeting with the President”. The point was who authorized them to agree to “off-the-record”?

My question is WHY was the Press precluded from its normal coverage (as with past Presidents)?

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GOVERNACIDE: “Prostitute-gate” gets a bigger reaction than “Fast and Furious”

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle668-20120429-01.html

Another Letter from A.X. Perez

Anyone who has any doubt about the pro administration bias of the media or the anti gun bias of our media need only look at the current Secret Service scandal. I may be mistaken but it seems to me that over the last two weeks the news have given more time to the fuss created by Secret Service agents trying to cheat prostitutes out of their pay than it has given the Gunwalker Scandal over the last two years.

Anyone who pays attention to things will note that more people have been fired, reprimanded, or allowed to quit over cheapskate gate (doesn’t even rate caps) than have been punished over Operation Fast and Furious. Apparently the Government “error” which caused the deaths of some two hundred or so Mexican citizens, plus American citizens killed because they were visiting kin in Mexico, plus at least two American Law Enfocement agents is less noteworthy than Secret Service agents defrauding whores.

A.X. Perez

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After all “Fast and Furious” only killed a few hundred people that we know about. “Prostitute-gate” allows them to rip the conservative white-male organization as part of the “war on women”. 

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RANT: Leave poor old MM alone

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/21/entertainment/main20081336.shtml?tag=stack

July 21, 2011 4:47 AM

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Marilyn Monroe alleged sex film surfaces

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(AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – A Spanish collector plans to auction what he claims is a newly discovered 8-mm version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still an underage actress known as Norma Jean Baker.

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Monroe died of an overdose of sleeping pills in 1962 at 36.

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Have the decency to let the poor befuddled woman Rest In Peace.

She was probably murdered.

And, not JFK’s, nor RFK’s, finest hours.

Say a prayer that these “collector” folks all get what they deserve, and that all involved have as well.

Shame on CBS for treating this as “news”.

We have girls and boys dying around the world, people are starving in Africa, and baking to death here in the USA. That’s “news”!

Argh!

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