From Twitter to CNN, the left is coming for your speech
The crackdown on civil liberties is here, it is unprecedented, and it will have consequences
Days after Donald Trump called for breaking up the Big Tech monopolies in order to preserve democracy, they have silenced him. Friday evening, Twitter announced that the sitting president had been banned from the platform that is his primary means of public communication. Of course, they waited until the Democratic Party took power to shut it down. Silicon Valley oligarchs are more powerful than the president of the United States, and they want you to known it.
Like most actions taken to suppress extremism, this will cause more of it.
The assault on speech accelerates, and we at “Tucker Carlson Tonight” are not immune. Friday morning, CNN announced that it is working to force the Fox News Channel off the air and run this company out of business. A number of prominent Democrats, including officeholders, support that effort. CNN staffers have already contacted the six major cable carriers in this country, the companies that carry our signal into your home, and pressured them to drop Fox News.
On what pretext, you may ask? On the pretext that this show and others on the channel are directly responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol this week. “[I]t is time,” CNN announced, “that TV carriers face questions for lending their platforms to dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories.”
Here’s what happened next:
KEILAR: It was an insurrection. Take Merriam-Webster’s word for it … ‘an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government’ … Knocking down barriers, knocking down gates, pushing police out of the way. Police would be the civil authority as described in the definition of insurrection. They broke windows and doors. They vandalized offices.
This show, Keilar explained, refused to call that obviously highly insurrectionary event an insurrection. We literally didn’t use the word. I mean, seriously, who would do that? Well, if you really want to know, a White person would do that. A privileged White person, someone who — presumably unlike her coworkers at CNN (and, in fact, the dwarf king himself) — is both White and privileged, and therefore afflicted with something called White privilege. So much White privilege, in fact, that it blinded this person. That’s the thing about white privilege. If you keep doing it, you go blind. That’s what the boss said, anyway.
KEILAR: Tucker Carlson rolls his eyes at the idea of systemic racism, at White privilege, but perhaps he should roll those eyes on over to a mirror. It is entirely fantastical to think that crowds of Black or brown Americans would have been treated as the mostly White insurrectionists of the Capitol were on Wednesday.
Oh, the moral lecture from the morning zoo lady. It went on like this for an entire segment. You can look it up on the Internet. And in a way, that’s the good news. With enemies like this, Fox News will be around for a long, long time.