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Science As God: Tech Hearing And COVID Show Us Exactly Where Censorship Is Headed


Science As God: Tech Hearing And COVID Show Us Exactly Where Censorship Is Headed

In all the back and forth of Tuesday’s Big Tech hearing, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons’ exchange with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey stood out most starkly, offering a window into the next step of the left’s long-championed Big Tech censorship of scientific dissent from liberal orthodoxy.

“You do, Mr. Dorsey, have policies against deep fakes or manipulated media, against Covid-19 misinformation, against things that violate civic integrity,” the Delaware senator began, “but you don’t have a standalone climate change misinformation policy. Why not?”

Our policies are living documents,”Dorsey replied. “They will evolve, we will add to them, but we thought it important we focus our energies and prioritize the work as much as we could.” And then:

Well, Mr. Dorsey… I cannot think of a greater harm than climate change, which is transforming literally our planet and causing harm to our entire world. I think we’re experiencing significant harm as we speak. I recognize the pandemic and misinformation about Covid-19 manipulated media also cause harm but I’d urge you to reconsider that because helping to disseminate climate denialism in my view further facilitates and accelerates one of the greatest existential threats to our world.

This has been ongoing for years in corporate media. In 2019, Chuck Todd pompously announced his show would no longer “give time to climate deniers.” Two years before that, when The New York Times’ Bret Stephens used his debut column to call out “The Climate of Complete Certainty” that seeks to shut down completely reasonable dissent, the paper faced vicious backlash labeling Stephens a “climate denier.” For more than a decade before this, more of the same — often trickling up, from activists to the reporters who sympathize to the powers that can truly silence voices.

Four years ago, reporters demanded then-President Barack censor fake news, pushing Press Secretary Josh Earnest into the awkward position of having to remind apparent journalists of the First Amendment four times. The targets that day were the Bat Boy-like farces they blamed for Her 2016 loss, but it was already obvious the definition of “fake news” would rapidly expand. Once President Donald Trump assumed office, corporate media and allied politicians bypassed the White House and turned to Silicon Valley, which fell in line quickly enough.

COVID-19 provided the first preview of the new alliance, where even doctors and scientists were censored for carefully — we once said “scientifically” — questioning the alarmists’ narrative of the day. At the same time, Democrats, corporate media, and even corrupt, foreign bodies like the World Health Organization have been permitted to push whatever information supports that day’s goal post.

Completely rational appeals are met with absurdities like “the science is decided,” as if constantly evolving experimentation in search of knowledge can be bottled into some oracle-like decree to support the mob’s latest demand. Rather than decided science, these decrees are mere hypotheses susceptible to support and opposition, but through the alliance of Democrats, corporate media, and Silicon Valley, they become unquestionable edicts ranging from No Business to Eternal Mask-Wearing to No Family For Thanksgiving.

Coons’s comments are a good reminder that what is COVID today is climate tomorrow. Indeed, COVID policy has offered Americans a perfect preview of what will happen if climate alarmists get their way: Science not as method, but as god. And not the strong and mysterious God of the Jewish and Christian faiths, but a shifting one, whose every dictum and desire is whispered to the kings and enforced at their whims.

Do you have a problem with that? You can take it up with The Science. And The Science is decided.

Christopher Bedford is a senior editor at The Federalist, the vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, a board member at the National Journalism Center, and the author of The Art of the Donald. Follow him on Twitter.

Nolte: The 2019 Breitbart News Fake News Awards


Written by John Nolte | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/01/nolte-the-2019-breitbart-news-fake-news-awards/

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 26: Jeff Zucker and Jake Tapper attend the CNN Correspondents’ Brunch at Toolbox Studio on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Here are the third annual Breitbart News Awards for fake news and overall bias and bad behavior.

The low-lights are endless, but if they’re still not enough for you, here are the awards from 2017 and 2018.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Most’ Award

Andrew Napolitano

 

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Second Most’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Death Wish Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Joe Scarborough

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Joe McCarthy Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Your First Wife’ Award

Tie: Jennifer Rubin and Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Best News of the Year’ Award

CNN Ratings Hit 3-Year Low

 

2019’s ‘Worst Parent’ Award

Fredo

 

2019’s ‘Most Shameless Act of Stenography’ Award

The Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast

 

2019’s ‘Worst Prediction by a Pundit Who Will Pay No Price for Being so Wrong’ Award

Douglas “Impeachment Will Turn Public Support Against Trump” Brinkley

 

2019’s ‘Best Overseer of CNN’s Racist Thought Plantation’ Award

Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Rick Wilson Award for Working Through Your Sexual Hangups on TV’ Award

Rick Wilson

 

2019’s ‘Pauline Kael-esque Bubbled Cluelessness’ Award

The formerly worth-a-damn Peggy Noonan

 

2019’s ‘Bye, Felicia!’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Self-Ownage’ Award

Fredo

 

2019 ‘For Utter Spinelessness’ Award

Politico Disowning Its Own Reporting

 

2019’s ‘Worst Attempt to Make Up Decades of Rape-Enabling’ Award

NBC’s Disastrous All-Ladies Presidential Debate

 

2019 ‘Award for Being Exposed as a Racist and Not Getting Fired at Axios’ Award

Alexi McCammond

 

2019’s ‘Being So Dull You Can’t Beat the Hideous Nicole Wallace in the Ratings’ Award

Fox’s Neal Cavuto

 

2019’s ‘Joe McCarthy Meets the Albino Creature from the Black Lagoon Crossed with a Serial Liar’ Award

Carl Bernstein

 

2019’s ‘Homophobe with Most Unimaginative Insults’ Award

Joy Reid

 

2019’s ‘Adam Schiff’s Puppet’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Shrill and Dishonest Alarmist in an Unironic Goatee’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Worst Impression of SE Cupp the Morning After a Bender’ Award

Fox Business Channel’s Kennedy

 

2019’s ‘Watch Me Humiliate Myself to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

CNN’s Dana Bash

 

2019’s ‘Exposed as a Sexist Pig and Still Not Fired by ABC News’ Award

Matthew Dowd

 

2019’s ‘I’m Just Gonna Say Some Stupid Shit to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

John Avlon

 

2019’s ‘Spineless Chicken’ Award

MSNBC’s Mimi Rocah

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of America’s Notorious Porn Lawyer’ Award

Anthony Scaramucci

 

2019’s ‘Best Coverup for a Child Rapist’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘WTF?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘WTF, Cuck?’ Award

Fox’s Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Loving Me a Badass Islamic Terrorist Leader’ Award

The Washington Post’s Max Boot

 

2019’s ‘Nags Trump Like a Lonely and Bitter Old Woman’ Award

Jake Tapper and His Resting Bitch Face

 

2019’s ‘Failing Upward’ Award

CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘Most Opposed to Free Speech’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You’ Award

Megyn Kelly

 

21st Century’s ‘Fakest Video Ever’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You Either’ Award

Sam Donaldson

 

2019’s ‘Most Gratifying Flop Written by Two Liars’ Award

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

 

2019’s ‘Good Riddance to Fake News’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Still the Dumbest Woman on TV’ Award

April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Addiction’ Award

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Outlet that Harbors the Most Racists’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Wishing a Serial Killer on a Husband and Father’ Award

Vice Media

 

2019’s ‘Lowest Rated Cable News Show by a Country Mile’ Award

CNN’s New Day

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fabricator of Evidence Not Named James Comey’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘9/11 Terrorist Denier’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award

PolitiFact

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award – Part 2

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Thanks for Proving Feminists Are Weak Neurotics’ Award

New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg

 

2019’s ‘Fascist Oxygen Thief’ Award

Meghan McCain

 

2019’s ‘Serial-Lying Snowflake of the Year’ Award

New York Times’ Bret Stephens

 

2019’s ‘Serial Loser’ Award

MSNBC’s Five-Time Loser Donny Deutsch

 

2019’s ‘Being a Jew-Hater While Keeping Your Job at the New York Times Award

Tom Wright-Piersanti

 

2019’s ‘Most Gloriously Humiliating Retraction’ Award

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘No Joke, This Woman Is Dumb’ Award

CNN’s April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Dangerous Fake News Outlet that Directly Incited the Most Physical Assaults’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Unhinged Harpy Incites Violence’ Award

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin

 

2019’s ‘Failing Fake News Outlet’s Desperate Click-Whoring of the Year’ Award

Newsweek

 

2019’s ‘So Irrelevant No One Mentions Them Anymore’ Award

BuzzFeed Politics

 

2019’s ‘We Hired Only Terrible and Pedantic Writers with No Imagination’ Award

For the 9th consecutive year, something called Mediaite

 

2019’s ‘What a Total Dick’ Award

CNN’s Brian Karem

 

2019’s ‘Never Right but Always Certain’ Award

David French

 

2019’s ‘Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Still Working at CNN’ Award

Don “Smell My Fingers” Lemon

 

2019’s ‘Grab the Popcorn’ Award

The Hissy Fight Between Terrorist Lover Max Boot and the Alt-Right National Review

 

2019’s ‘Lady Joe McCarthy’ Award

CNN’s Joan Walsh

 

2019’s ‘Stupidest Take from Welfare Queens’ Award

NPR

 

2019’s ‘Bully with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘She’d Be Just as Insufferable Without the Elitist Accent’ Award

Christiane Amanpour

 

2019’s ‘Taking Beto O’Rourke’s Stenography with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Proven Conspiracy Theorist Still Working for NBC News’ Award

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

 

2019’s ‘It’s Okay When a Democrat Serially Assaults Women’ Award

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer

 

2019’s ‘Let’s Rehabilitate a Child Rapist’ Award

Three-way tie: National Review, Forbes, HuffPost

 

2019’s ‘White Supremacist Promoter with Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Dude, Where’d My Audience Go?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Global Warming Hypocrite of the Year’ Award

The New York Times and its 6,250-ton air conditioner

 

2019’s ‘Defender of Violence Against Journalists’ Award

Media Matters

 

2019’s ‘Enabling Violence Against Journalists’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘That Piece of Analysis Held Up Really Well’ Award

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Chatty Cathy’ Award

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fake News Trainwreck’ Award

CNN’s Anderson “uhm, we’re gonna take a quick break” Cooper

 

2019’s ‘HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!’ Award

CNN’s Jim “Double Chin” Acosta

 

2019’s ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Award

CNN’s Jeff Zucker

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Republican’ Award

George Will

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Conservative’ Award

National Review

 

2019s ‘We Just Made Some Shit Up’ Award

The Daily Beast

 

2019’s ‘Guy Who Worked with Credibly Accused Rapist Says What?’ Award

MSNBC’s Willie Geist

 

2019’s ‘Shameless Kiss-Ass’ Award

Politico’s Michael Grunwald

 

2019’s ‘Yeah, That’s a Real Shame’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Brownshirt’ Award

CBS News

 

2019’s ‘Treated Like a Punk in His Own Home’ Award

Fox’s Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘They Deserve Each Other’ Award

Joe and Mika Brzezinski

 

2019’s ‘Global Warming Denier’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Blacklisting Spree’ Award

Poynter

 

2019’s ‘Domestic Terrorist Champion’ Award

CNN’s Chris Cuomo

 

2019’s ‘We Hate The Joooooozzzzz’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Christian’ Award

National Review

 

2019’s ‘Most Lies in Shortest Amount of Time’ Award

CNN’s Chris Cuomo

 

2019’s ‘We Know Nothing About Anything Important to Everyday People’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Here’s Even More Proof I’m a Hugh-Strung Neurotic’ Award

New York Times’ Maggie Haberman

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther’ Award

ABC’s Jon Karl

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther in a Skirt’ Award

CNN’s Dana Bash

 

2019’s ‘Book Burner’ Award

Library Journal

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther with Sleepy Eyes’ Award

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Almost Dumber than April Ryan’ Award

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

 

2019’s ‘Joke Police’ Award

Snopes

 

2019’s ‘Politico Award for Spreading Very Fake News’ Award

Politico

 

2019’s ‘Only the Fake Media Should Have Free Speech’ Award

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

 

2019’s ‘Me and My Resting Bitch Face Live in Jeff Zucker’s Butt’ Award

Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Shameless Coverup of the Year’ Award

Reuters

 

2019’s ‘I Can Be Bought’ Award

National Review’s Rich Lowry

 

2019’s ‘Cucks I Can’t Tell Apart but Don’t Read Anyway’ Award

The Dispatch and The Bulwark

 

2019’s ‘Epic Fail of a Kingmaker’ Award

Vanity Fair

 

2019’s ‘Starf**ker’ Award

ABC’s Robin Roberts

 

2019’s ‘Homophobe with Resting Bitch Face Who Finds  Rape Funny’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘It’s Not Blackface When a Democrat Does It’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘It’s Not a Bombshell When It Hurts a Democrat’ Award

Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘I Really Want Trump Assassinated’ Award

The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill

 

 2019’s ‘It’s Not Rape-Rape If It Happens to Brown People’ Award

Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler

 

2019’s ‘Spineless Bully’ Award

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski

 

2019’s ‘America Needs Computer Coders’ Award

BuzzFeed

 

2019’s ‘It’s Your Own Fault for Wearing that Short Skirt’ Award

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

 

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Chuck Todd Is Right: It Is a War on Truth


Commentary by Bryan Fischer Host of “Focal Point” | Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Chuck Todd Is Right: It Is a War on TruthYesterday, NBC News anchor Chuck Todd said this: 

 I’m obsessed with the White House’s war on the press and on the media. Let’s be clear about this, that war is nothing less than a war on the truth. Do we get it right all the time? Nope, we don’t. And when we don’t, we run a correction, and in some cases, people lose their jobs. That’s what just happened at CNN. CNN took responsibility for its mistakes. 

At this network, we’ve done it quite a few times publicly as well. But because we try to get it right we take what we do seriously, because truth, viewers and readers’ trust is all we have and without that, we’re nothing. 

Todd is right that what we are talking about is a war on truth. Only he’s got it backwards. It is not Donald Trump who’s waging this war on truth but the low-information media. 

Even Todd himself admits that NBC has choked on the truth “quite a few times” and has been forced to publicly correct its errors. Thus Todd himself admits that NBC can’t be trusted. If they got it wrong then, why should we trust them now? If it turns out we shouldn’t have believed them then, why should believe what they are telling us now? 

The premiere case in point of all this is the Talking Snake Media’s obsession with the substance-free accusation that Trump somehow colluded with the Russians to steal the election from the American people. (I call them the Talking Snake Media in honor of their patron saint, the snake in the Garden of Eden who lied to Eve in order to frustrate the purposes of God.) 

There never was any evidence at all of any such collusion despite over a year’s worth of investigation. A senior producer at CNN (which I refer to as the “Counterfeit News Network”) revealed to an undercover reporter from Project Veritas that there was in fact no smoking gun, the whole thing was probably “bull****”, and that they had only been ordered to refocus on the Russia thing because it was good for ratings. 

To top it off, Van Jones, CNN’s resident communist commentator, admitted to another undercover journalist, “This Russia thing is a nothing-burger.” 

In other words, CNN is not searching for the truth, they are searching for viewers. The truth to them is utterly disposable if twisting and distorting it serves their agenda. 

Well, focusing on the fabricated Trump-Russia story is not working any more for CNN. Its ratings are in a free fall, now dropping far behind both Fox and MSNBC in prime time. 

There is a larger dynamic at work here, especially for people of faith. And that dynamic is that error and falsehood can only be propped up for so long. You can lie to people for a time, but eventually the truth will come out and the lie will be exposed for the ugly thing that it is. Abraham Lincoln was credited with saying, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.” 

Satan lied to Eve and got her to believe his lie because it was, well, so believable. The fruit was, he told her, “good for food, a delight to the eyes, and desirable to make one wise” (Genesis 3:6). Eve believed the believable lie, convinced her husband to join her, and the horrible truth was revealed in an instant. 

The point here is that the fake news the media has been dishing out may sound plausible at first blush, but the façade cannot be sustained. If the media continues to traffic in patent falsehoods, eventually their entire enterprise will collapse in on itself. In an almost biblical sense, the media will fall into the pit they have dug for the others. 

That implosion seems to be happening as we speak. CNN is firing reporters for filing utterly bogus stories about Trump and Russia and is now admitting that there is no evidence to support the charge. CNN is rapidly going from the most trusted name in news to the most busted name in news. 

CNN and the rest of the media has blindly blundered on, to focus now on an equally unsupportable lie, that the president obstructed justice by doing his job and exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the head of the executive branch. 

Jesus told us that if we abide in His words, we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). We can spot the lies of the media in an instant by comparing what they say to what the Scriptures say. The truth of Scripture is the carpenter’s level we use to identify declarations that align with the truth, and separate them from those that don’t. 

The media is waging its war on the truth by relentlessly assaulting the truth not only about public policy matters but about abortion, marriage, the family, sexual immorality, homosexuality, abortion, and everything else under the sun. But Christian citizens are not duped. 

Todd said that without the viewers’ trust, “we’re nothing.” He’s got that right. The jig is up, the American people are on to him and his ilk, and in the end the truth will be the only thing left standing. May Mr. Todd and his colleagues enjoy a long, serene, and fact-free retirement as soon as possible.

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