Journos function as Narrative Police. Here's 60 Minutes (is that show still on the air?) demanding more censorship on YouTube. Lesley Stahl interviewed Susan Wojcicki and hectored her to ban even more people. https://t.co/wqUgB7ylnO— VDARE (@vdare) December 2, 2019
The Jewish Press believes the internet should be censored by gatekeepers so that it can continue to enjoy its ethnic monopoly on creating “a shared set of facts.” Because otherwise, only the most powerful will thrive and the health of democracy will continue to decline!
“The rise of the epithet “fake news” as a weapon is occurring at an already perilous moment for the supply of information about the world as it truly is. The financial foundations of an independent press are eroding under the influence of the internet, which has simultaneously become a global conduit for malicious falsehoods. It’s harder and harder for anyone to know what stories to believe. A world in which governments and citizens can’t agree on a shared set of facts is one in which only the most powerful thrive.
The health of democracy, in the United States and around the world, depends on better answers to this challenge. Rather than making matters worse, politicians should be pursuing those answers, for example by pressing leading internet companies to accept responsibility for the roles they have already assumed as the world’s leading information publishers. The press has to do its part as well, by committing itself to a forthright accounting of any mistakes, an unending struggle against bias in news and an uncompromising pursuit of truth. …
The capacity of news organizations to produce this kind of journalism — and to reach an audience that will listen — is contingent and fragile. Mr. Trump shows no sign of seeing this bigger picture, or, perhaps, of caring about it. So it falls to the rest of us, particularly leaders like Mr. McConnell, to tell the truth about a free press, to proclaim its value, in the United States and around the world.”
I’ve come to the surprising conclusion that liberal democracy is declining because it is neither liberal or democratic anymore. The Free Press demands that it be allowed to censor all its critics and impeach the president and never to get called out for it.