Dem Senator: Ban All Conservative News Outlets Immediately
“Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.” –Connecticut Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Amid an accelerated and concentrated push to control competing information sources and independent journalism prior to the 2018 midterm elections, liberal Democrats are issuing open calls for broad based censorship and de-platforming of conservative voices and news sites.
In the wake of the recent social media and cyber-cartel onslaught against conservative talk host Alex Jones, Connecticut Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Murphy may have issued the most oxymoronic soundbite since Bill Clinton told the world he hadn’t had sex with Monica. Murphy took to Twitter voicing what has become the popular refrain of leftists looking for any way to staunch the tide of conservative news outlets that have sparked mass awakening of American voters to the globalist conspiracy against American prosperity and self-determination.
Said Murphy, “Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.”
Because as everyone knows, Democracy is about silencing anyone who disagrees with you and muzzling dissent at any cost to freedom and liberty. God help us, are people really dumb enough to say these things? And how dumb are those who believe?
Thankfully there are daily signs that the de-platforming and purge of Alex Jones is backfiring and is resulting in a wave of new awareness both about his operation and about the tyrannical push to control free speech in the cybersquare.
Just days after multiple facebook pages, YouTube accounts and podcast streaming services were interrupted or deleted entirely by the largest digital platforms in the world, Alex Jones is now the most searched term on Google and his newly-launched phone app is number one in the news category, topping CNN and prompting calls for both Google and Apple to ban downloads of the Alex Jones app to stop the surge. CNN is practically begging their case over Twitter as Jones’ brand doubles and triples in name awareness in the span of a week. As if we didn’t already know they have bricks for brains. Chuckle.
As shown by this graph, Google analytics indicate search queries for Infowars or Alex Jones have increased 1,300% in the past seven days. A tectonic move.
Pilloried in the mainstream press and reviled by leftists and some conservatives alike, the attempted expulsion from internet prominence has had exactly the reverse of the intended effect of facebook and YouTube when they announced Monday the cancellation of Jones’ distribution channels and fan pages on both platforms. To their chagrin, the label of social pariah is instead being replaced by Jones as the unlikely martyr and to many observers, the poster case for leftist dictatorial criminalization of dissenting opinion and the shaming of conservative speech.
Whatever your opinion of Jones’ content, it’s clear that once again, the mainstream media and authoritarian technobots in Silicon Valley are discovering the hard way that the Orwellian plunge of cancelling someone’s digital personhood or revoking their internet phone listing unavoidably create a bushel basket of unintended consequences, not the least of which may prove an historic test case in the actual connotations and protections for free speech in the digital age.