This week, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration from contacting social media companies where the government was reportedly directing these platforms to censor content. The White House did not take this decision to uphold the First Amendment well.
“On the White House contact with social media companies, does the White House have a response to the judge basically saying that this is the most massive attack on free speech in the U.S. history?”
Karine Jean-Pierre: “We certainly disagree with this decision.” pic.twitter.com/3iHhHa5te7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 5, 2023
Much of the leftwing and media establishment, I’m being redundant, were really upset that the government might not be able to dictate what people see, hear, and think.
If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s quite clear that the broad Left has adopted censorship as a positive good at this point.
They absolutely love it. Please don’t take it away!
.@WalterIsaacson: "Judge Doughty’s decision goes too far … the decision will be refined somewhat, because government has to have the right to have its own free speech, to push back when they see things on social media they think are dangerous.” pic.twitter.com/cwS0M3eK32
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 5, 2023
MSNBCFBI's Reilly: The Biden Admin not telling social media companies what content to allow is "not a world we want to live in" pic.twitter.com/qJuuPEoBDk
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 5, 2023
The gatekeeper of establishment gatekeepers, the New York Times, regularly crusades against spreading “disinformation” or “misinformation” and in favor of censorship.
In a story on Thursday titled, “Ruling Puts Social Media at Crossroads of Disinformation and Free Speech,” the Times explored how dangerous it might be if the federal government is not allowed to direct social media companies on what kind of speech is allowed.
The Times frames the pro-First Amendment ruling as a right-wing victory carried out by a Trump-appointed, right-wing-friendly judge who seems to be warm to “debunked” claims from “vaccine skeptics.” The Times reported that this case was “being overseen by Judge Terry A. Doughty, who was appointed by President Donald J. Trump and has previously expressed little skepticism about debunked claims from vaccine skeptics. In one previous case, Judge Doughty accepted as fact the claim that “Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission of the disease.” (Emphasis added).
Wait, what was that?
“Judge Doughty accepted as fact the claim that ‘Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent transmission of the disease.”
COVID-19 vaccines DON’T stop transmission of the disease. Believing that is not accepting a “debunked” claim.
Here’s what the CDC says, “Vaccinated people can still become infected and have the potential to spread the virus to others, although at much lower rates than unvaccinated people.”
So, in their effort to make this judge look like a right-wing goon who wants to allow the spread of misinformation, the Times spreads their own misinformation.
I certainly wasn’t the only one who noticed.
Can everyone agree that what the NYT here labeled "debunked" — as a means of attacking the federal judge who banned censorship pressure from the US Govt — is, in fact, completely true?
Almost always, those who insist they hate "disinformation" are the ones who most spread it: https://t.co/daNEkBzI2K
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 6, 2023
Unbelievably, it’s 2023 and NYT is still pretending COVID vaccines “prevent transmission.” Worse yet, they’re citing a judge’s correct statement that the vaccines don’t prevent transmission as an example of “misinformation” to try to discredit him—inadvertently proving his point. https://t.co/365eIUsCkq
— Michael P Senger (@michaelpsenger) July 6, 2023
Needless to say, this isn’t the first time the New York Times has spread disinformation. In fact, the entire center-left establishment is just as rife with the kind of dis-and-misinformation they bizarrely claim is exclusive to the Right.
This is why this new Left thirst for a heavy censorship regime is so dangerous and why they want it so badly: It gives them the ability to live in a world where they can control what others say, but also in which they can never be called on their own bulls***.
No accountability whatsoever.
From this example, to other recent ones like the Hunter Biden laptop emails story, or the never-ending Russiagate saga, the establishment media gets so many things wrong in the biggest ways and no one is ever taken to task for getting it wrong.
Who wouldn’t like that?
So, sorry New York Times, getting the Covid-19 vaccine does not prevent transmission, something both the CDC and almost every other human being who had to live through the pandemic knows at this point.
A judge who acknowledges basic facts and opposes censorship is not a problem. A so-called news outlet that spreads misinformation in an attempt to smear him most definitely is.