DAVID LIMBAUGH: Rush Limbaugh Was a Loving Brother and Friend

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-limbaugh/2021/02/19/rush-limbaugh-a-loving-brother-and-a-friend-to-countless-americans-2-n1426712;

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Editor’s note: David Limbaugh wrote the following column in February 2020, just after his brother’s diagnosis. He will have more to say about his brother’s passing next week.

I am uniquely blessed to be Rush Limbaugh’s brother in ways too numerous to count, and I am blessed to be in the special position of witnessing firsthand the outpouring of love and prayers from his family, friends, and fans. His wife, Kathryn, has been amazing and a rock throughout.

I could fill a book with the well-wishes I’ve received. I sent Rush a link to my “mentions” column on Twitter so he could scroll through it and see for himself what he means to so many people.

These tender expressions of goodwill are uplifting and spiritually affirming. God is at work, and however this plays out, God is good, something Rush has been saying repeatedly in the last few weeks, despite his difficult circumstances.

Many of the messages he has received have brought him to tears, which is not typical for him. These are sobering times.

When Rush began his nationally syndicated radio show, the liberal media monopolized television news, and his show became an oasis and a lifeline for millions who felt their voices had been ignored. He gave them a sense of community, as they came to realize that the principles they believed in, their love for America and its founding ideas, were still commonly held.

He has been depicted as a bombastic shock jock who barely believes his own words and simply exploits his talents to enrich himself. In fact, he has been a calming voice of good cheer, humor, and optimism — a respite from the message of negativity and moral chaos emanating from liberal America every day.

Many have praised Rush for saving AM talk radio and creating a professional genre in which he would have no peers — and that’s true. But what moves me more, as his brother, is something I fear people don’t sufficiently appreciate.

He has been the tip of the spear for political conservatism. No one has done more to bring conservatism into the mainstream of American life, and he’s paid a heavy price for it — but he never complains. He has been the left’s favorite target for hate and abuse for decades, opening myriad pathways for thousands of other conservatives to bring their talents and share their message with like-minded Americans. Had Rush not absorbed that mistreatment and kept charging forward with contagious optimism, there is no telling where we would be right now. No matter how fiercely the haters try, they can’t bring him down — they can’t even slow his charge — and more importantly, they cannot wipe the cheer from his face.

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They have particularly seized on President Donald Trump’s awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush. Yes, Rush has been a stalwart Trump supporter, but this is not just political. I have given this a lot of thought, and as preposterous as this sounds to his detractors, Rush richly deserves this award — if it is truly intended to honor those who have served the cause of American freedom. For the cause of American freedom, after all, is what Rush is about. It is the essence of what he articulates and promotes. People, especially our soldiers, serve the cause in various ways. But Rush advances it in a different way, and one that should not be undervalued. He helps keep the spirit of liberty alive. He helps sustain the ideas that have made America the freest, strongest and most prosperous nation in history, and a glorious blessing to the world. And sustaining these ideas is indispensable to sustaining our liberties.

Rush’s detractors don’t hate Rush because of the type of person he is. They have no idea. They hate him for what he stands for, and because he has been so effective at promoting ideas they find repugnant. I see it every day. Their hatred is actually transferred hostility for all those who reject their rejection of the American dream. They would not comprehend the showering of love that I’ve personally witnessed since Rush announced his diagnosis. Here’s a heartwarming sampling.

A text from a Democratic friend: “So my buddy called me. He and 50 others are going on a fast to pray for your brother and another person in their group. They did it before for a person in their group and he is cancer-free. You guys sure have a lot of people that love you and your family. Awesome.”

Someone tweeted me: “Prayers for you and your family. We are surrounding Rush with prayers of healing and comfort. Everyone was crying when he received his medal. He has done so much to open Americans’ eyes to the truth. God bless.”

Another tweet: “First time I heard Rush in the ’80s I thought: I am not alone in my thinking.”

Another: “I was so thrilled to see him receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has worked so hard to educate millions of us that it was well earned. Rush is so important to me. I was crushed to hear the news. I love him very much, as do so many.”

The Legend of Limbaugh

Radio host Chris Stigall wrote: “The thing he does better than any other broadcaster I know is connect. That has always been the thing his haters understood, even if they couldn’t articulate it. He formed a bond and a trust that cannot be broken. … Rush Limbaugh connects with good cheer, warmth, sincerity, a sense of humor and a sense of the everyman no one else fully possesses or can stylistically equal. Despite his fame and wealth over a thirty-plus year career, Rush Limbaugh never became cynical, or hateful, or condescending, or mean-spirited. He loves his country and the people who make it work so very much. It leaps from the speakers every day.”

Bob Lonsberry, another radio broadcaster, wrote: “I love Rush Limbaugh. That’s what I realized yesterday when I heard. … In that moment I was sickened and saddened and blindsided. It wasn’t news, it was personal, and it wasn’t about the legend who created and sustains the industry in which I work, it was about the joyous voice that’s been part of my life for more than 30 years. … It is impossible to calculate the good he has done for America as the leading voice in defense of our nation’s principles of liberty and in opposition to the doctrines of chaos and oppression. … And he is always optimistic. … With Rush, there is always a path forward and a sense that it’s going to work out. … no matter how the media characterizes him, he is a happy man. He doesn’t bring people down, he lifts them up. … But is he first and foremost a friend to countless Americans? That’s how it looks to me. And that’s how it feels to me. The news yesterday wasn’t about a prominent person, it was about a personal friend. And I’m not the only one. There are tens of millions just like me. Who have found comfort, friendship and validation in a man on the radio. And yesterday hit us hard.”

Rush Limbaugh Was My ‘Radio Dad’

Exactly. When I read or hear the haters talking about Rush, his show, his message, his soul, I realize I inhabit a different universe than them. They distort who he is, what he says, what he stands for, the kind of person he is. Their antipathy is disturbing. They actually wish him physical, emotional and spiritual harm. “I’m rooting for the cancer.” “I wont be happy until he’s until he’s screaming in agony 24/7.” Lovely. As passionate as I am about my own political beliefs, I never wish harm on those who disagree. If anyone needs prayers, it is them — and I mean that sincerely.

Rush has inspired so many people like this one: “But the main thing I wanted to tell you is that you really did make me who I am now. … You MADE me. Because of you, I was able to completely change careers. … I love what I’m doing now — and, I hope I’m making a difference. I owe all of this — every bit of it — to you. So thank you — for that, and for all you taught me over 36 years and counting.”

I have to say that while I’ve always known Rush is strong, I’ve never seen anything like how he has handled his diagnosis. He has honestly shown no concern for himself. His overriding concern is for his audience, his family and his friends. He is determined not to let any of us down. He seems more concerned about how this news will impact me than how it is affecting him. I am not exaggerating. He has shown more grace and class in this time than I would have thought possible. I couldn’t be prouder of him — and I’m even prouder that he is my brother.

No one knows what the outcome of this will be, but through it all, we must remain positive and optimistic. That matters. And we must draw closer to God.

You Rush fans and well-wishers can’t begin to understand how much you mean to Rush and to us. Your prayers are more comforting and more important than we can describe. God bless Rush, and God bless every one of you.

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “Guilty by Reason of Insanity: Why the Democrats Must Not Win.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com.

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Rush: The Fearless Warrior of the Conservative Counterculture Goes to His Rest

Rush Limbaugh was the original target of cancel culture, but they could never cancel him.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/02/rush-fearless-warrior-conservative-counterculture-daniel-greenfield/;

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

When Rush Limbaugh began working in radio, over 50 years ago, the counterculture of the radicals had swept over the country. In the same year that hippies trekked to lie in the mud of Woodstock, a teenager in a small Missouri city began his own little radio counterculture.

Two generations later, Rush’s counterculture had become a bastion against the leftist culture.

Long before Andrew Breitbart, Rush innately understood that the war was cultural. Talk radio was his battlefield and he was its general. In his studio, he masterminded a war that took a medium that some thought was dying and turned it into a weapon to take back America.

The rise of Rush and talk radio badly panicked the same leftist elites who are now busy de-platforming conservatives on social media. And for the same reasons. As Rush Limbaugh went national, the Left struggled to bring back the Fairness Doctrine to muzzle him.

"When the predecessor of television, radio, first debuted in the United States, there was immediate apprehension about its potential impact on democracy," Al Gore later ranted. "Safeguards were enacted… including... the Fairness Doctrine —though a half-century later...they were effectively repealed. And then immediately afterward, Rush Limbaugh and other hate-mongers began to fill the airwaves."

Gore, as usual, was lying. Rush Limbaugh cut to the chase with acerbic wit. He called things what they were. But he was too busy enjoying life to hate anyone. Even as leftists celebrate his death on social media, in life he got on well with people from all political backgrounds. The real hate came from the radicals who were obsessed with personally destroying him by any means.

Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer came after Rush Limbaugh, digging into his medical records while trying to lynch him by exploiting his medical condition. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Epstein was raping little girls. Krischer gave him a pass, but then Epstein was a Democrat.

Rush Limbaugh was the original target of cancel culture, but they could never cancel him. Leftists spent a generation trying to destroy Rush with nothing to show for all their hate.

All the boycotts failed. Every time Rush spoke truth to leftist power, a new advertising boycott would be organized by leftist pressure groups. The media would tout the handful of advertisers who had dropped their ads, but the show and its audience would remain as strong as ever.

Barack Obama was so worried about Rush that he inaugurated ‘Operation Rushbo’. Like every other effort to take on Rush Limbaugh and silence him, it failed. By the time President Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush at the State of the Union, the conservative counterculture’s happy warrior had become the heroic face of the resistance to the radicals.

Decade after decade, Rush Limbaugh remained resilient and relevant. Despite the attacks on his finances, on his medical history, and on his personal life, he never wavered in his convictions, never watered down his views to make them more palatable, or to try to fit in.

The secret of Rush’s resilience lay in the passionate mixture of conviction and entertainment. Like President Reagan, a former radio announcer, and President Trump, who was, among many other things, a television personality, Rush understood that what people were moved by and what they really cared about was not the abstractions. At the core of every broadcast was his understanding of the lives of his listeners which powered his ability to speak to them.

Leftist foes envisioned Rush as an outsized ego, but nothing could be further from the truth. In person, he was often surprisingly self-effacing and humble. Even as the internet took off and it became routine for sites and talkers on both sides to take whatever they found and rewrite it or repeat it back without providing credit, Rush and his show were different.

I remember being surprised when Rush Limbaugh quoted me and linked to my blog for the first time when I was just starting out. But that wasn’t an unusual event. Not only did it happen again and again over the years, with Rush reading entire excerpts on the air, but many other young writers, activists, and researchers benefited in the same way from Rush Limbaugh’s generosity.

I’ve joked about being ripped off by some of the best, but never by ‘the best’. And that’s one of the things that made Rush Limbaugh the best. He never treated his show as the peak of a mountain but as a ladder. He remembered the hard work of just starting out in radio and used his show to bring the research and the activism of the grassroots to his army of listeners.

Day after day, his show gave a voice to the silent majority. People from across the country called in and Rush listened to them. He went on listening even as his hearing began to go (the media used the hearing loss to smear and mock him), and even as his health went into decline.

No matter what the media threw at him, Rush remained America’s megaphone. Only death could still it.

But his impact is echoing all around us.

Rush paved the way for generations of hosts. When I speak to a host and an audience halfway around the country about the crimes and abuses of the Biden administration, it’s on a platform that Rush helped build. His megaphone is our megaphone. He helped air our voices, he made our fight into his fight, and even after his passing, we are still fighting his fight for America.

"Rush Limbaugh was as generous a human being as he was a stalwart fighter for the cause all of us who loved him and this country share. It was our pleasure and great honor to know him and call him a friend. He was a speaker at several Restoration Weekends hosted by the Center and on his radio show helped us to spread our message. I am forever grateful for the attention he drew to my own books, beginning with Radical Son, which were all written in the service of our common cause," David Horowitz wrote of Rush.

Rush Limbaugh was a pioneer of the conservative counterculture. He was also the original ‘Happy Warrior’ who outlasted cancel culture by refusing to ever let it get him down. He loved living life too much to let any of the hate, the threats, and the intimidation rattle him for a minute.

Generations of leftists were infuriated by him. But some listened and learned. And some became conservatives.

There are a handful of individuals who fundamentally changed the course of the conservative movement. Rush was one of them. He was an indefatigable pioneer with an intuitive grasp of human nature and the medium. At a time when conservative voices were being shut out, he forced the door open for all of us, and defeated the original cancel culture of the Left.

In a time when people are more fearful than ever, he was never afraid to speak his mind.

Rush’s lesson to us was to be fearless and bold in telling the truth. To spit in the eye of the censors, to mock the pearl clutchers and the professional victims until even they have to laugh at themselves. And then cancel culture will fail and the truth will prevail.

HEARTBREAKING: Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70

BY TYLER O'NEIL

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Conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh passed away on Wednesday. Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, Limbaugh’s wife of eleven years, announced his death on his iconic radio show.

“It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer,” his wife said. “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life.”

“Rush will forever be the greatest of all time,” his wife added. “Rush was an extraordinary man, a gentle giant, brilliant, quick-witted, genuinely kind, extremely generous, passionate, courageous, and the hardest working person I know.”

“Despite being one of the most recognized powerful people in the world, Rush never let the success change his core or beliefs. He was polite and respectful to everyone he met,” she added.

President Donald Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom last February, recognizing the conservative giant’s achievements over decades on his iconic show.

PJ Media will have a long list of tributes to the Legend of Limbaugh, as Bryan Preston called him. Look for forthcoming stories from Victoria Taft and Megan Fox.

Limbaugh had always been an inspiration for me, as my father listened to him on the radio as I grew up in rural Colorado. Rush often was the key voice of sanity in a politics gone mad. While I have not always agreed with the man behind the EIB microphone, I have always admired his passionate commitment to conservatism and the truth.

All hail Rush Limbaugh, truly the greatest of all time.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

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The Passing of Rush Limbaugh

BY STEVE BYAS

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Radio legend and conservative commentator Rush Hudson Limbaugh III has died today at age 70, ending an era of broadcasting in which he revolutionized the talk-radio industry. He had suffered from lung cancer, first announcing his condition last February. His wife, Kathryn, announced his passing on today’s Limbaugh show — he had been off the program for the past two weeks.

I first recall hearing Rush in 1989 while driving on the freeway in Oklahoma City. At first, I thought he was a local radio talk-show host and was impressed that KTOK Radio had been able to obtain such an entertaining personality. His show was marked by humor, usually missing from most hosts. Accompanied by martial music, Limbaugh was ridiculing the adoration being afforded Soviet Communist ruler Mikhail Gorbachev. It was refreshing to me, as I was sickened by how much of American media praised Gorbachev like he was a cross between Thomas Jefferson and Billy Graham, or even Mother Teresa.

Humor was an integral part of Rush’s show. While often ridiculous, he remarked he used humor to illustrate the absurdity of the Left by being absurd. Years ago, when the transgender movement was still in its infancy, he did a bit about being a “male lesbian,” who needed women to come forward and help him with his unique situation.

His humorous efforts were in stark contrast to liberals, who are usually humorless. His mock bravado irritated the Left and amused his fans, such as his oft-repeated message that he would have “half my brain tied behind my back just to make it fair” in his verbal jousts with liberals.

One of the most memorable aspects of his programs were his “parody” songs, performed by Paul Shanklin, such as his remarks on Bill Clinton via the song, “All your money, I will tax from you,” sung to the tune of the Beatles’ song, “All My Lovin’.” One of my favorites was his criticism of Senator John McCain and his neoconservative interventionist foreign policy with a song set to the music of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann,” in which Shanklin sang, “Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran!”

It all had a point. Rather than present conservatism in dry, and often pessimistic, tones, Limbaugh used various types of humor to make a point. For example, I remember well the time that he spent several minutes discussing the “radical environmentalist wackos,” as he called them, and their concern about the Spotted Owl losing its “habitat.” Finally, he concluded the discussion with, “At the end of the day, if the Spotted Owl can’t make it, screw it!”

Following the 1992 election, in which Bill Clinton had won the presidency, former President Ronald Reagan wrote Rush. “I know the liberals call you the most dangerous man in America but don’t worry about it, they used to say the same things about me. Keep up the good work. America needs to hear ‘the way things ought to be,’” a play on Limbaugh’s book by the same title.

It was Reagan’s push, through the Federal Communications Commission, to repeal the Fairness Doctrine (which required equal and free time be given on a radio program if the host or a guest on the program criticized someone) that made Rush Limbaugh possible. Because few or no radio stations could afford to be giving away free time to everyone who did not like what a radio host had to say about them, they just avoided politics and public affairs. Instead, AM Radio was reduced to gardening and home-improvement shows (music was going to FM). But after the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, Rush Limbaugh’s show went national and he became not only successful but an integral part of the culture.

In addition to writing popular books for adults, in recent years Limbaugh had turned to children’s books about American history — the Rush Revere series — in which he attempted to give a more patriotic (and accurate) version of American history than kids are likely to receive in school.

The success of his show predictably spawned several imitators, such as Sean Hannity, none of which were as successful as Rush Limbaugh’s show.

Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2009, Rush demonstrated that he could be quite serious, as well. Explaining “who we conservatives are,” Rush said, “We love people. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims.”

He added, “We believe that a person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations, and too much government. We want this to be the greatest country it can be, but we do understand, as people created and endowed by our Creator, we’re all individuals.”

One complaint that some conservatives have made about Limbaugh is that he avoided certain topics, such as the globalist push for world government. But in recent years — especially during the Trump years and in the last year of his life — he turned increasingly to warn Americans about the push for one-world government from the globalists.

No man is perfect, but Limbaugh certainly made his mark on the world during his 70 years on the Earth. In 2020, President Donald Trump awarded Rush the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address. “Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans,” President Trump said. “He is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet.”

May he rest in peace.

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‘That’s Not Enough for You?!’ Trump Attorney Goes Apoplectic on ‘Slanted Media’ With Clueless CBS Interviewer

BY VICTORIA TAFT

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God bless him. Trump impeachment Part Deux attorney Michael T. van der Veen is just the latest civilian to walk into Trump World and walk out shaking his head, mouth agape, with fire coming out of his ears at his and his client’s treatment by the Democrats in the media.

What used to be in – it’s OK that Attorney General Eric Holder’s law firm defended GITMO terrorists, somebody’s got to do that. Don’t hate the player, hate the game, brah – has been replaced with ‘Trump doesn’t deserve representation because he’s so vile. Period. So there.’

Trump went through at least five attorneys in the run-up to the impeachment trial. Some flat chickened out. Others couldn’t do it. Others were threatened with bad media coverage. All left the president in the lurch. If you ever need representation, you might steer clear of law firms that leave a historic case right before trial due to a screaming case of Trump Derangement Syndrome and a case of the willies.

After a whopping two weeks to prepare for the historic second impeachment trial and getting the Democrats’ evidence after he started arguing the case, the tough-guy lawyer from “Philly-delphia” wrapped up the case with his co-counsel and, as expected, got an acquittal.

Van der Veen said that during the time he worked on the case, his house was trashed by Leftist rabble, his law firm was being swarmed by antifa-like nutballs, his life had been threatened no fewer than 100 times. He put up with a last-minute, hail-Mary Democrat attempt to put on surprise witnesses.

And then came the sanctimonious news reporter who asked questions, mischaracterized the evidence, and then talked over him while he tried to answer.

By the time CBS News reporter Lana Zak’s interview with the Trump lawyer ended (see the tweet below), van der Veen had reached his limit of hypocrisy. He was done. Zak’s cavalier attitude about “doctored evidence” by the Democrat House impeachment managers and the media’s “slanted” coverage of it was more than he could take.

“To be clear for our viewers,” she interrupted him, “what you’re talking about is a checkmark, a verification, on Twitter that did not exist on that particular tweet, a 2020 that should have actually read 2021, and the selective editing, you say, of the tapes.”

Van der Veen had heard enough. He flooded the torpedos and began acquiring targets.

“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,’ van der Veen cut in. ‘That’s not enough for you?’

She protested that she’d never said that, but her questioning and attitude were all you needed to see to become convinced otherwise.

She then continually interrupted his answers by saying she was only doing so “to be clear for our viewers.” RealClear Politics provides the transcript:

‘It’s not OK to doctor a ‘little bit’ of evidence,” he said. “Respectfully, ma’am your question is turned. The media has to start telling the right story in this country,’ he said. ‘The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings, and as such you are asking questions now that are already set up with a fact pattern. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that is is alright to doctor just a little bit of evidence… We won this case.”

Maybe it’s just me, but crosstalk and attempting to drown out a guest with a pedantic chant of trying “to be clear for our viewers” doesn’t clarify anything, either.

Finally, someone on her computer screen or IFB told her to shut up and let the man speak. Did he ever.

Your coverage is so slanted it’s got to stop. You guys have to stop and start reporting more like PBS does rather than a TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. I’m tired of the biased media on both sides – left and right. What this country wants, what this country needs is this country to come together. To take the left and the right and find a middle ground.

I was struck by a tweet I saw in my timeline that was right next to the video of this exchange.

It reads, “Never waste your breath explaining to a fool; he won’t accept your wisdom & will just make fun of you. Prov 23:9”

As so many in Trump World have learned—Ivanka and Jared come to mind—it doesn’t matter what you say or do. You could move a mountain to Mohammed and magic-up four Middle Eastern peace treaties and still be tortured by the Democrat media.

Trump lawyer Michael T. van der Veen just got his turn inside Trump World’s treatment by the Democrats and media.

And he was disgusted. At the end of the interview, he ripped off his microphone and threw it down.

Victoria Taft is the host of “The Adult in the Room Podcast With Victoria Taft” where you can hear her series on “Antifa Versus Mike Strickland.” Find it here. Follow her on Facebook,  TwitterParlerMeWeMinds @VictoriaTaft 

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Parler is back online. New logo, new design

Social media platform Parler will be resuming operations under new leadership after a month of being kicked off of its Amazon-based web servers in January.

BY: Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

SEE: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-parler-back-online;

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Social media platform Parler announced that it will be resuming operations under new leadership after a month of being kicked off of its Amazon-based web servers in January following the January 6 events on Capitol Hill.

Jack Posobiec tweeted that the social media platform will be back online today.

The site has reportedly moved to a new server farm that will allow it to operate without big tech interference. The site also dropped CEO John Matze and will be moving forward with Mark Meckler, at least for the time being.

Meckler confirmed to Just The News that Parler's 20 million users will have full access to the site within the next day, with new users being able to sign up within a week or so.

Meckler's role will include guidance through the app's relaunch while they search for a new and permanent CEO.

 

YouTube Bans Pro-Life Website, LifeSite News, Deletes All Pro-Life Content

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It is no secret that the secular world is against Christ. Right now, the world stands with homosexuals, transgenders, and abortionists. But God opposes them. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

As Big Tech continues its crackdown on conservatives, one of the leading pro-life websites in the nation just had its entire YouTube channel, along with all its content, completely erased from the online memory hole. LifeSite News reports that they have been informed that this “isn’t a temporary ban” and “every single one of our videos is completely gone.”

In 2019, Reformation Charlotte reported that the video giant, Vimeo, deleted a church’s account because the church did not support homosexuality.

There is no doubt that the agenda to silence conservatives — particularly Christians — is being carried about before our eyes. With the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, which has been blown way out of proportion, churches and their congregations have become dependent upon Big Tech to transmit their messages. Yet, these congregations are at the mercy of these tech giants which, at a whim, can decide a church’s content is incompatible with their own agenda, and silence them.

We now live in a Fascist society controlled by corporate and government elites and dictators who own the airwaves, the internet, and even the businesses we work for. The Constitution of the United States no longer serves as a defense against attacks on our freedoms and livelihoods.

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SEE ALSO:

Now Big Tech is Attacking Pro-Life News Services

https://www.newsmax.com/us/big-tech-pro-life-censorship/2021/02/14/id/1010013

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Gab CEO Andrew Torba Bans Secular ‘Paganist’ Media From Interviewing Him~Christian Media Welcome

BY MEGAN FOX

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/megan-fox/2021/02/10/gab-ceo-andrew-torba-bans-secular-paganist-media-from-interviewing-him-christian-media-welcome-n1424479;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Gab CEO Andrew Torba is my new favorite Twitter troll since Donald Trump was banned. Torba who runs the fastest-growing free-speech social media in America—where you can get verified and they won’t ban you for liking your president—has the answer to our problem with institutionalized bigotry against Republicans. The left owns every major media company and has infiltrated every institution in American government and culture (including the board gaming industry).

Torba’s response is brilliant and also funny. “New PR policy at Gab until further notice,” he wrote. “If you’re not a Christian reporter or from a Christian media company you will be ignored. All other press statements will be published on our blog for pagan propagandists to pick from.”

In case you think he’s kidding, he’s been posting his emails with journalists.

The media types have, of course, gone insane with this messaging and are accusing Torba of violating the First Amendment. Civics education in America is a criminal operation. Is anyone civically literate? What the imbeciles are calling “free speech” is really a different right—the right to free association. “You are not entitled to my time, pagans! Doesn’t mean you can’t speak freely on Gab though,” wrote Torba. “Free association, private company, deal with it.”

After fighting like hell to separate all of his infrastructure from the Big Tech censorship machine of Silicon Valley and finally emerging with a free-speech platform that tech giants can’t delete, Torba is showing conservatives that they need to think radically differently about surviving this new reality. You can’t conduct business as usual with people who hate you and want you eradicated. “We don’t just need our own social network, we need to build our own economy. The Silent Secession,” wrote Torba.

The left wants you to not be able to feed your family. They will do it to a disabled veteran. They will do it to an interracial family. They will do it to you. Torba is suggesting a vaccine against cancel culture is building a culture that isn’t cancellable. While Torba’s announcement was absolutely intended to rile and trigger Christophobes on the left, it raises a great point. The cancel culture warriors are a roving band of wrecking balls who are determined to drive Christians and conservatives out of business. Why would we work with them in any way?

Author of SJW’s Always Lie, Vox Day, has rules for surviving an SJW attack. At this point, it’s only fair to lump the fake news media into the social justice warrior category. They are activists out to destroy everything you hold dear. Rule number seven, “make the rubble bounce,” is what Torba is employing right now. Only in Torba’s case, he’s already survived their purge attempt but he is continuing to take the fight right to the pagan media instead of waiting around for an attack to happen again. Day wrote,

Whether you survive the attempted purge or whether you don’t, it’s very important to observe who has defined himself as an ally, an enemy, or a neutral party during the process. The choices people make will pleasantly surprise you about as often as they disappoint you. Once everyone’s choices have been made clear, your task is simple. Target the enemy at every opportunity. Hit them wherever they show themselves vulnerable. Play as dirty as your conscience will permit. Undermine them, sabotage them, and discredit them. Be ruthless and show them absolutely no mercy. This is not the time for Christian forgiveness because these are people who have not repented, these are people who are trying to destroy you and are quite willing to harm your family and your children in the process. Take them down and take them out without hesitation.

If you have any SJWs working under you, fire them. If you have an SJW relying upon you for something, play dumb and assure him that he’ll get it on time, then fail to deliver, all the while promising that it’s going to be done next week. Above all, understand that the normal rules of live and let live are no longer in effect. The more you disrupt their activities and their daily routine, the more difficult they will find it to purge you. Assume that you are on your way out—if you’ve followed the previous advice given, you should already have your landing zone prepared and are only waiting for the right moment to exit— and salt the earth. Leave devastation in your wake so that it will take weeks or even months for them to try to recover from the damage of your purging.

We have too few people on our side who understand this. We’re in a fight for our very right to think. This is a free speech war and only one side is fighting it: the censors. Innocent people are losing their livelihoods while conservative pundits are blathering about “principles” and “civility.”

I’m thrilled that Torba is playing to win. The question is, why isn’t everyone else?

Luckily, Salem Media Group is a Christian media company that doesn’t hate America and I have reached out to Torba to book him on my weekly podcast which you can hear every Friday if you’re a VIP subscriber. I expect to hear from him soon. Then I’m going to help Gab get more exposure and he’s going to help PJM get more readers.  See how this works? It’s no different than what the Washington Post and the New York Times have done with David Hogg. Hollywood has an entire award system they built just so they could give their friends awards. We could do that. But we don’t. We keep thinking they’re going to give us a shot at the Pulitzer. Why don’t we just build our own journalism awards? What we need right now is the kind of innovation to break away from the culture of rot that has been forced on us and people like Andrew Torba are showing us how. Be like Torba.

PJMedia is ahead of the curve with our VIP membership which gives you UNCENSORED, never-to-be-deleted by Big Tech, content and supports our efforts to become uncancellable. Sign up today and stick it to the propagandist pagan media.

Lawyer Argues Before Judge as a Cat in Hilarious Zoom Fail

American Thought Leaders: Lawyer Lisa Haba on Lawsuit-Section 230 Does Not Protect Sex Trafficking

Rumble — Twitter is being sued for refusing to remove a video of alleged child sex abuse from its platform.

According to the lawsuit, a child was coerced by sex traffickers to record sex acts with another minor. A video of this was later posted on Twitter. When he asked for the video to be removed, Twitter allegedly said it “didn’t find a violation of our policies, so no action will be taken at this time.” It was only when the Department of Homeland Security stepped in that it was finally removed.

In this episode, we sit down with attorney Lisa Haba. The case was jointly filed by The Haba Law Firm, The Matiasic Firm, and The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE).

This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

Note: Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

#twitter #section230 #lisahaba

DR. STEVE TURLEY: Greta Thunberg Faces CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY Probe as India STRIKES BACK Against Big Tech!!!

Greta Thunberg Faces a CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY Probe as the Nation of India STRIKE BACK Against Big Tech! In this video, we’re going to take a look at the international mess the teenage Swedish activist has gotten herself into, how Twitter is finding itself also in hot water, and how the nation of India is part of an international backlash against Big Tech that promises to end Silicon Valley censorship once and for all! You are NOT going to want to miss this!

ALERT: “CONSERVATIVE, RIGHT OF CENTER” NEWSMAX EXPOSED AS NOT WHAT THEY PURPORT TO BE~GOING THE WAY OF FOX NEWS?~CEO’S TRACK RECORD REVEALED

NEWSMAX CEO CHRISTOPHER RUDDY CALLS HIMSELF A "MODERATE CONSERVATIVE"; CALL HIM & ASK SOME QUESTIONS!

(HE'LL HAVE HIS ASSISTANT READ OFF THEIR POLITICAL & BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY)

Main Telephone

Toll Free Telephone

Primary Address

760 Park of Commerce Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33487
USA

BY WILLIAM F. JASPER

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/watch-today-my-pillow-ceo-mike-lindell-releases-documentary-on-election-steal/

EXCERPTS QUOTED VERBATIM, UNCENSORED, NOT ALTERED:

All Not Well at Newsmax

"Now he is fighting an even bigger battle against even bigger odds, while being censored and de-platformed by the liberal-left media and social media companies. As if all that isn’t bad enough, Lindell also faced a hostile “interview” and censorship on the conservative network Newsmax on February 2, during which anchor Bob Sellers repeatedly interrupted Lindell, then got up out of his chair and stormed off the set. Sellers insisted that Newsmax was not going to allow Lindell to discuss election fraud, asserting that the election had been certified and settled. Sellers’ outrageous treatment of Lindell and his insistence on adopting the Big Media/Big Tech party line of unquestioning acceptance of the official election results reportedly caused considerable blowback from Newsmax viewers. In a subsequent episode, Sellers apologized for his over-the-top reaction and referred to Lindell as “a friend of the network.”

The Sellers escapade adds to other concerns that Newsmax may be drifting the way of Fox. The hiring of disgraced former ABC/NBC pundit Mark Halperin has been cause for concern. As the result of charges of sexual harassment by multiple women, Halperin was bounced from NBC in 2017. Although he denied some of the particular charges, he apologized for “inappropriate” behavior and said he was going to “properly deal with this situation.” However, aside from Halperin’s status as “damaged goods,” there is his left-wing persuasion and pedigree. His father, Morton Halperin, is a notorious far-left/pro-communist activist who has worked for the ACLU, the Carnegie Endowment, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the Center for American Progress. Morton Halperin is currently a senior advisor to George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and has been closely involved with the subversive Institute for Policy Studies and the pro-communist National Lawyers Guild.

Mark Halperin’s father, Morton Halperin, and his brother, David Halperin, are members of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations. In 2019, Mark Halperin came out with a campaign-themed book entitled How To Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists On What It Will Take. A gaggle of left-wing Democrats assisted him in this effort to rehabilitate his career: Donna Brazile, James Carville, David Axelrod, Jennifer Granholm, Kathleen Sebelius, Bob Shrum, Anita Dunn, Karen Dunn — and others.

Then there’s the troubling political “evolution” of Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy. Not only has he given $1 million to the Clinton Foundation, but has also become something of a buddy of and cheerleader for Bill Clinton, opining that Clinton “was a pretty good president in a lot of ways.” Ruddy the executive has come a long way since his investigative journalism days tracking Bill and Hillary Clinton’s crime spree. His 1997 book The Strange Death of Vincent Foster was a damning indictment of the Clintons — and of the media and government cover-up of the Foster murder, which (like the Jeffrey Epstein death) has been officially ruled a suicide. Now Ruddy calls himself a “moderate conservative” and has adopted Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch’s modus operandi of cozying up to both political parties.

Are the Bob Sellers/Mike Lindell dust-up, the Mark Halperin hiring, and Chris Ruddy’s political “mellowing” signs that Newsmax may be drifting in the same leftward direction as Fox, even while staking out a conservative-sounding agenda to lure in Fox defectors? Something to think about."

 

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Releases Documentary on Election Steal~”PROGRESSIVE” NEWSMAX INTERVIEWER ABUSES HIM, ABRUPTLY LEAVES

BOB SELLERS WALKS OUT INSISTING NEWSMAX HAS NOT SEEN ANY PROOF OF ELECTION FRAUD

"RIGHT OF CENTER" PROGRESSIVE LEANING NEWSMAX EXPOSED FOR THEIR LEFTIST "JOURNALISM" WHICH PURPORTS TO BE CONSERVATIVE-SOMETIMES!

WATCH: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell Releases Documentary on Election Steal

BY WILLIAM F. JASPER

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/watch-today-my-pillow-ceo-mike-lindell-releases-documentary-on-election-steal;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Unstoppable. Irrepressible. On-fire. Passionate. Mike Lindell is on a mission and he’s not going to let the cancel culture censors at Big Tech, Big Media, or Big Business — or even his “friends” at Newsmax and Fox — stop him. Today, Friday, February 5, he has released his two-hour documentary, “Absolute Proof,” which he says shows “100 percent” the theft of our election by China and other countries.

In a rousing promotion for the new documentary aired over The Revival Channel of the Word Broadcasting Network (WBN) on Tuesday, the millionaire entrepreneur and enthusiastic Trump supporter repeatedly stressed that he has assembled damning evidence that conclusively shows the election was stolen from President Trump and the American people.

The documentary is available to view on his own website, MichaelJLindell.com, and, reportedly, on the One America News Network (OANN), and other sites to be announced. The New American has posted Lindell’s “Absolute Proof” video here for your convenience:

“Thou Shalt Not!” – Big Tech’s Censorious Commandments

The Orwellian censors at Twitter banned Lindell on January 26 for promoting what the Fake News Media repeatedly refer to as “baseless claims” of voter fraud. “Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell’s account after he continually perpetuated the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election,” the Associated Press reported on January 26.

Of course, Twitter’s Ministry of Truth had already banned President Donald Trump a couple of weeks earlier — along with tens of thousands of other Americans who had one way or another stepped over Big Tech’s arbitrary and ever-changing political correctness line-in-the-sand. Among the “Thou shalt not” absolutes now being ruthlessly enforced by the Big Tech oligarchy: any mention of election fraud; any mention of COVID-19 fraud; any opposition to COVID-19 lockdowns; any opposition to COVID-19 mask mandates; any questioning or challenging of COVID-19 vaccines; any opposition to mandatory vaccines; any challenge to LGBTQ political correctness; etc., etc., etc.

But political correctness is not in Mike Lindell’s DNA. The outspoken businessman is a fervent evangelical Christian whose drug addict-to-CEO life story is a remarkable and inspiring example of the power of grace, prayer, and heroic perseverance. After years of alcohol and drug abuse, he invented the “My Pillow” pillow in 2004, and has grown it into a bedding company with over 100 products and hundreds of employees.

In 2020, Mr. Lindell served as the state chairman of President Trump’s campaign in Lindell’s home state of Minnesota, and he is a staunch supporter of the president’s efforts to expose massive voter fraud and election cyber warfare by China.

Lindell is an ardent pro-life, pro-family advocate and reportedly contributed $1 million for the movie Unplanned, the true biopic about Abby Johnson, the director of a large Planned Parenthood abortion center who converted to Christianity and has become a pro-life crusader. At the end of the movie, Lindell has a cameo role as the driver of the bulldozer that knocks down the Planned Parenthood sign.

All Not Well at Newsmax

Now he is fighting an even bigger battle against even bigger odds, while being censored and de-platformed by the liberal-left media and social media companies. As if all that isn’t bad enough, Lindell also faced a hostile “interview” and censorship on the conservative network Newsmax on February 2, during which anchor Bob Sellers repeatedly interrupted Lindell, then got up out of his chair and stormed off the set. Sellers insisted that Newsmax was not going to allow Lindell to discuss election fraud, asserting that the election had been certified and settled. Sellers’ outrageous treatment of Lindell and his insistence on adopting the Big Media/Big Tech party line of unquestioning acceptance of the official election results reportedly caused considerable blowback from Newsmax viewers. In a subsequent episode, Sellers apologized for his over-the-top reaction and referred to Lindell as “a friend of the network.”

The Sellers escapade adds to other concerns that Newsmax may be drifting the way of Fox. The hiring of disgraced former ABC/NBC pundit Mark Halperin has been cause for concern. As the result of charges of sexual harassment by multiple women, Halperin was bounced from NBC in 2017. Although he denied some of the particular charges, he apologized for “inappropriate” behavior and said he was going to “properly deal with this situation.” However, aside from Halperin’s status as “damaged goods,” there is his left-wing persuasion and pedigree. His father, Morton Halperin, is a notorious far-left/pro-communist activist who has worked for the ACLU, the Carnegie Endowment, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the Center for American Progress. Morton Halperin is currently a senior advisor to George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and has been closely involved with the subversive Institute for Policy Studies and the pro-communist National Lawyers Guild.

Mark Halperin’s father, Morton Halperin, and his brother, David Halperin, are members of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations. In 2019, Mark Halperin came out with a campaign-themed book entitled How To Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists On What It Will Take. A gaggle of left-wing Democrats assisted him in this effort to rehabilitate his career: Donna Brazile, James Carville, David Axelrod, Jennifer Granholm, Kathleen Sebelius, Bob Shrum, Anita Dunn, Karen Dunn — and others.

Then there’s the troubling political “evolution” of Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy. Not only has he given $1 million to the Clinton Foundation, but has also become something of a buddy of and cheerleader for Bill Clinton, opining that Clinton “was a pretty good president in a lot of ways.” Ruddy the executive has come a long way since his investigative journalism days tracking Bill and Hillary Clinton’s crime spree. His 1997 book The Strange Death of Vincent Foster was a damning indictment of the Clintons — and of the media and government cover-up of the Foster murder, which (like the Jeffrey Epstein death) has been officially ruled a suicide. Now Ruddy calls himself a “moderate conservative” and has adopted Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch’s modus operandi of cozying up to both political parties.

Are the Bob Sellers/Mike Lindell dust-up, the Mark Halperin hiring, and Chris Ruddy’s political “mellowing” signs that Newsmax may be drifting in the same leftward direction as Fox, even while staking out a conservative-sounding agenda to lure in Fox defectors? Something to think about.

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Can Ron DeSantis Teach Media Relations to Weak Republicans?

BY STEPHEN KRUISER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/02/04/the-morning-briefing-can-ron-desantis-teach-media-relations-to-weak-republicans-n1422945;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The DeSantis Factor Keeps Getting Stronger

Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Anyone know where I can get a used submarine in good condition?

The Republican party’s Biden-era adjustment period is a bit all over the place, to put it mildly. We knew that there would be more than a few adjustments to be made after Donald Trump left Washington for the sunshine of Florida, but it’s turned out that there are more than that.

Naturally, most of the party drama involves D.C. Republicans. Too much time inside the Beltway infects even the best people with a severe case of the drama queens, so that’s to be expected. Even the ones you want to like eventually end up not being able to get out of their own way while trying to knock someone else over trying to get to a camera. Expect the worst, and the Beltway Republicans will never disappoint you.

Most of my conservative friends and colleagues prefer not to dwell on this hot mess too much and dream of better days, like 2024. I’m not a big fan of getting too far ahead of ourselves like that, and I’ll be writing a column about that in the next day or two. Still, it’s a useful coping mechanism for many and fleshing out a partial plan is never a completely bad idea.

Whenever the hopes for 2024 are discussed, the name of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida comes up a lot. There are a lot of Trump supporters who would like to see him return and run again. Among those people, DeSantis seems to be the favorite to run if Trump doesn’t decide to put himself through that again.

It’s easy to understand why DeSantis would be so popular with conservative Republicans who aren’t in the mood for the GOP to backslide and start capitulating to the Democrats all the time. He doesn’t do much of that.

OK, any of that.

Throughout this plague, DeSantis has heeded his own instincts rather than react to the shrieking of the Democrats and their hysterical flying monkeys in the media.

That’s precisely what the Republican party needs — leaders who don’t fall for the false promise of respect from the mainstream media. It was bad enough before Trump won in 2016. The MSM hacks would dangle carrots for witless Republicans. If the Republicans in question did what they were told — like backstab other Republicans — they’d be treated slightly less awfully in the press. As soon as their service was no longer required, it was back to crap treatment as usual.

All of the biased media malpractice was more veiled and coy before Trump made everyone involved rip off their masks and expose themselves for the cancer that they are. That the insidiousness of their ways is now a fully known commodity and there are still so many Republicans who want to play into their hands is rather disturbing to those of us who found Trump’s media battles such a refreshing change of pace. Decades of watching Republicans like Mitt Romney and George W. Bush gleefully submit to being whipping boys for the MSM had left us searching for reasons to stick with the party.

Trump changed all that. If the GOP wants most of those 74 million votes Trump got last year to stick around it better not fall in line behind squishes who are saying, “Thank you sir, may I have another?” while being embarrassed by the likes of CNN.

Speaking of media, we saw social media wield real bias and power in the 2020 election, and all of it for the Democrats. To date, the only pushback Republicans in Congress have managed has centered around strong finger-wagging during sham hearings.

DeSantis and his legislature are working on some actual pushback, which Bryan wrote about on Tuesday:

A new proposal expected to be filed Tuesday would prohibit companies from suspending the account of a political candidate and be subject to a fine of $100,000 for each day the account of a statewide candidate is blocked, or $10,000 a day for other office seekers.

The proposal would also allow consumers to sue if they have been treated unfairly and would authorize the state attorney general to take on the country’s largest tech companies because of anti-competitive practices. Social media companies would be required to reveal how they became aware of any content they censor.

That might not be a complete fix, but it’s more concrete than anything the D.C. GOPers have attempted.

Ignore the mainstream hacks, push back legally against the social media barons when possible. If only DeSantis could impress that attitude upon his fellow Republicans. Some are getting the vibe — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem comes to mind — but a lot more need to get with the program or the GOP will be relegated to a double-masked Democrat mandate hell forever.

Or until China occupies the United States.

Social Media Bias Just Got Even More Orwellian

BY PAULA BOLYARD

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2021/02/03/want-to-know-what-conservative-media-is-up-against-check-out-this-chilling-new-report-on-social-media-bias-n1422313;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

A study by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, titled “False Allegation: The Unfounded Claim that Social Media Censors Conservatives,” is downright chilling—and it tells you everything you need to know about the dishonesty of those who purport to be arbiters of truth in modern American society.

The researchers didn’t waste any time getting to the crux of their preposterous charges. The report declares at the outset: “The claim of anti-conservative animus is itself a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliable evidence to support it. No trustworthy large-scale studies have determined that conservative content is being removed for ideological reasons or that searches are being manipulated to favor liberal interests.”

Not only are we accused of lying on social media anytime we have the audacity to share an opinion that does not conform to left-wing orthodoxy but now they say we are lying about being lied about! This nonsense is why it was essential to launch PJ Media’s VIP membership program last year. More on that later.

You would think such a bold claim would be backed up by reams of data to prove the thesis. Alas, the researchers proffer no such proof. You have to scroll all the way down to page 20 of the report to learn that:

The question of whether social media companies harbor an anti-conservative bias can’t be answered conclusively because the data available to academic and civil society researchers aren’t sufficiently detailed. Existing periodic enforcement disclosures by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are helpful but not granular enough to allow for thorough analysis by outsiders.” [Emphasis added.]

So, the question “can’t be answered” because there is not enough available data to support a conclusion one way or another. Nevertheless, the researchers felt confident declaring that charges of bias are based in “falsehood” or “disinformation.”

Twitter Silences Focus on the Family for ‘Hate,’ That Is, Telling the Truth About Biology

If this NYU report is any indication—and I have no doubt that it will be used far and wide as justification to further silence us—we will henceforth be accused of trading in “disinformation” any time we dare to complain about anti-conservative media bias—based on the flimsiest of arguments and data that the researchers admit is inconclusive and not “granular” enough.

It would be laughable if it weren’t so diabolical. Not only do we have to deal with media bias—where a small group of “official” “fact-checkers” determine what’s true and what’s not, in accordance with their own biases—but now we’re not even allowed to speak above a whisper about the biases. The Ministry of Truth sees and hears all. And don’t even think about believing your lying eyes when they tell you what the actual words of the report say or mean:

By many measures, conservative voices —including that of the ex-president, until he was banished from Twitter and Facebook—often are dominant in online political debates. Compare user engagement with Trump’s Facebook page versus Joe Biden’s page during the peak of last year’s presidential campaign, from September 3, 2020, to Election Day. The total number of likes, comments, and shares was 307 million.

The “researchers” from NYU are admitting, right out in the open, that President Trump “was banished” from the two largest social media platforms, yet they strenuously insist that there is no bias. Nothing to see here. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia and two plus two does indeed equal five.

As Winston’s co-worker Syme told him in George Orwell’s 1984, “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

Is Google Working with Liberal Groups to Snuff Out Conservative Websites?

The range of thought on social media grows narrower by the moment.

When we launched PJ Media’s VIP subscription program a little over a year ago, it was because we saw all of this coming. Our hope was that our regular readers would be willing to support us as Big Tech continued to silence conservative speech. What we didn’t anticipate was the rate at which the censorship would escalate. We’re being attacked from all sides—by Facebook, Twitter, Google, ad vendors, and more. Our VIP subscribers are helping us fight back so we can continue to hold the Biden administration’s feet to the fire, documenting the incredible damage they’re doing to our beloved country and warning readers about what’s ahead. Moreover, your support enables us to control our own destiny, free from censorship. We can speak directly to you, our dear readers, without third-party fact-checkers and social media bullies interrupting the conversation.

To those who have partnered with us in this important mission, we extend our deepest gratitude. If you’re not yet a VIP member, you can sign up here. I’d encourage you to sign up for our VIP Gold program, which gives you the most bang for your buck. Not only will you have access to exclusive VIP articles, podcasts, and live chats with our writers, but you’ll also get access to the same from the entire Townhall Media family—Townhall, RedState, Hot Air, Twitchy, Bearing Arms, and, of course, PJ Media. Join VIP today.

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Twitter Blocks Focus on the Family for ‘Hate’

Twitter Silences Focus on the Family for 'Hate,' That Is, Telling the Truth About Biology

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/02/02/twitter-silences-focus-on-the-family-for-hate-that-is-telling-the-truth-about-biology-n1422256;

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Last week, Twitter locked the account of The Daily Citizen, Focus on the Family’s news outlet. What heinous crime did The Daily Citizen commit that justified this ban? It reported on President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate transgender Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine (born Richard Levine) for assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The outlet went on to describe Levine as “a man who believes he is a woman.”

“On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he had chosen Dr. Rachal Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of HHS. Dr. Levine is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman,” the tweet read.

Twitter flagged the message, claiming it violated the platform’s standards against “hateful conduct.” The Daily Citizen has been locked out of its account until the outlet deletes the offending tweet.

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Twitter screenshot of The Daily Citizen tweet, photo credit The Daily Citizen
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The Daily Citizen appealed the case, but Twitter denied the appeal.

Focus on the Family President Jim Daily defended the tweet, warning supporters that Twitter will likely silence others for expressing the truth about biological sex.

“Our comments in The Daily Citizen were not hateful or politically motivated in any way. They simply reflected an understanding of gender that has been recognized and embraced for millennia. This view is not only supported by Scripture, but by centuries of biological science and a commonsense consensus of what it means to be male or female,” Daily insisted.

A large coalition of pro-family groups spoke up on Focus on the Family’s behalf. The Family Policy Alliance started a petition that reads:

Dear Twitter:

You recently banned Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen from your platform for stating a biological fact: A biological male is a male.

I stand with Focus on the Family. So, if you are going to ban them, are you going to ban millions of others like me who believe that biology is reality—and that freedom of speech matters in America?

If your censorship continues, Twitter will become a stagnant echo chamber.

The American College of Pediatricians, the American Principles Project, and Family Policy Councils from more than two-dozen states also signed a letter urging Twitter to reconsider.

Lesbian Army Vet: Twitter ‘Actively Engages in Suppression of Thought’ on Transgenderism

Unfortunately, Twitter’s rules are clear on this issue. In October 2018, the platform redefined “hateful conduct” to include “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

“Misgendering” involves referring to a biological man who identifies as a woman as male, or referring to a biological woman who identifies as a man as female. “Deadnaming” involves referring to a transgender person who changed his or her name by their original name, contrary to their wishes.

Twitter’s rules amount to an effective endorsement of transgenderism and a ban on any disagreement with transgender identity as “hateful.” Even though males who identify as transgender are still male — down to their DNA — and vice versa, Twitter has officially taken the position that the expression of that biological truth constitutes “hate.”

In 2018, Miriam Ben-Shalom, the first lesbian to be reinstated to the U.S. Army after getting kicked out for her sexuality (not usually an ally of conservative Christians), denounced Twitter’s policy as reminiscent of the anti-free speech dystopia of George Orwell’s 1984.

“Twitter, like so many other places, has drunk the Kool-Aid and actively engages in suppression of thought and civil discourse, allowing only the words of those who are delusional, at best,” Ben-Shalom told PJ Media at the time. “Weep for the demise of freedom of speech and free discourse. Welcome ‘Back to the Future’ of 1984.”

Twitter has applied this restriction on the expression of biological reality to a broad swath of speakers. In May 2019, the platform blocked a Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity because he expressed his opinion informed by clinical experience. That same month, Twitter blocked the Heritage Foundation’s director of media, Greg Scott, for “misgendering” a biological male who identifies as a woman and competes in women’s powerlifting.

In perhaps the most egregious example, Twitter blocked Kaeley Triller Harms, a co-founder of the Hands Across the Aisle Women’s Coalition, for warning about the biological man “Stephanie” Hayden. Harms claimed that Hayden had been stalking Roman Catholic writer Caroline Farrow. Farrow’s opposition to transgender activism met with a torrent of harassment that extended to her children, her husband, and even her ex-husband whom she divorced 13 years ago.

“I’ve just got a team of people, they seem to attach so much importance and so much weight to what I say and they’re just determined to shut down my point of view,” Farrow told PJ Media last month. “They feel that they can be as abusive as they like: they can target my family, target my children, and I deserve it because I’m full of ‘hate’ because I believe that men can’t become women.”

She has received online harassment involving pictures of “enormous disgusting sex toys” and misogynistic slurs, and one website even discusses whether or not to disfigure her face — and the faces of her children — with acid.

Yes, Twitter stood up for a biological male reportedly involved in that harassment.

Twitter’s rules on this issue are disgusting and terrifying, but as a private company, Twitter has the right to set its own rules. The company has decided to leverage its position to silence opposition to transgender identity, even though that opposition is based on biological reality.

Tragically, there is a growing movement to demonize conservative Christians as “hateful” because they disagree with LGBT activism. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) brands conservative Christian organizations “anti-LGBT hate groups” because they support the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and because they support biological sex over transgender identity. Biden himself has demonized those who disagree with LGBT activism.

Even Americans who support transgender identity should be horrified by Twitter’s restriction on speech and the broader movement to demonize those who dissent from the Left’s agenda.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

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Chaplain Under Investigation Over Facebook Comment Objecting to Lifting Ban on ‘Transgenders’ in Military

"FOR GOD & COUNTRY": 

BY HEATHER CLARK

SEE: https://christiannews.net/2021/02/01/chaplain-under-investigation-over-facebook-comment-objecting-to-lifting-ban-on-transgenders-in-military/;

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FORT HOOD, Texas — An Army chaplain in Texas is under investigation after he posted a comment on social media opposing Biden’s order to lift the ban on transgenders in the military.

“How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve?” Maj. Andrew Calvert wrote under the article, posted to Facebook last week.

“There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a ‘flat earth,’ despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary,” he said. “The motivation is different, but the argument is the same. This person is a MedBoard for mental wellness waiting to happen. What a waste of military resources and funding!”

The article had mentioned the support of new Defense Secretary Gen. Lloyd Austin, who said during a hearing, “If you’re fit and you’re qualified to serve and you can maintain the standards, you should be allowed to serve.”

As previously reported, Biden lifted the Trump administration’s ban on transgender service in the military last Monday, allowing men who identify as women and vice versa to serve in the nation’s Armed Forces if they are otherwise qualified.

“[W]hat I’m doing is enabling all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform, and essentially restoring the situation as it existed before, with transgender personnel, if qualified in every other way, can serve their government in the United States military,” he said moments prior to signing an executive order.

Calvert, a unit chaplain with the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, commented on the matter under the Army Times report, stating that he feels those who struggle with their gender are mentally ill and therefore not qualified to serve.

One lashed out against him, “You’re a chaplain in the Army, charged with the nurture of the living, care for the wounded and honor of the fallen. To have extremist views against a group of people, especially voiced in public on social media, is deplorable and disgusting. I feel awful for the soldiers and families you are entrusted to provide counseling and mentorship to. You should be ashamed.”

The Brigade has now confirmed that Calvert’s comment is under investigation. It posted to social media on Tuesday, “Always remember to ‘Think, Type, Post’ when it comes to engaging in conversation on social media platforms. We are soldiers 24/7 and that means always treating people with dignity and respect.”

“We are aware of the recent comments posted to the Army Times Facebook in regard to the ban being removed on transgender service members. This incident is under investigation,” it advised.

“The Security Force Assistance Command Enterprise fully supports the Commander in Chief, Secretary of Defense and all DoD policies. The United States Army has a strict standard against any form of discrimination based on gender identity.”

Some defended Calvert.

“Disagreeing about whether a particular lifestyle is healthy doesn’t mean we’re not treating people with dignity and respect or that we’re being hateful,” one commenter wrote. “The incident shouldn’t be under investigation. The man is a chaplain. His first allegiance is to what God taught, and he has a 1st Amendment right to voice his opinion.”

“Saying something that goes against currently popular PC speech is not automatically hateful. The PC police are willing to punish those of us who don’t agree with their agenda. That’s not American or Christian. Don’t let them shame you into submitting to their will.”

“Hey SFAC how about not telling us soldiers what to believe or what to say on social media,” another remarked. “You must have a tremendous amount of free time to waste it harassing a chaplain or anyone else that doesn’t agree with whatever ideology our current commander decides to propose.”

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ZUCKERBERG EXPOSED! A Facebook Insider LEAKS Video of Executives Admitting that they are actively engaged in CENSORING conservative voices! In this video, we’re going to take a look at some excerpts of that video bombshell, how Facebook executives are actively imposing on all of us their Silicon Valley leftist agenda, and how more and more nations are rising up and pushing back against Big Tech censorship like never before, you are NOT going to want to miss this!

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