The left is completely and utterly out of power. They have nothing but time on their hands to accomplish long sought-after goals. Destroying free speech is top of their list. Their objective now is to destroy Trump’s presidency and anyone who supports him.
The left still controls the media, academia and the culture (movies media, music), and they mean to wield this club unmercifully. Their enemy? The truth. How to silence the truth? Call it “hate speech,” or now “fake news,” and ban it.
Our history is rich with a cacophony of diverse voices. During the 1800’s, there were thousands of different newspapers and pamphleteers — all raucous and loud. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the consolidation of myriad media companies led to a small handful controlling the flow and framing of news and information.
By 1835, the United States was making newspaper history. Newspapers had freed themselves from government control over content, and there were more newspapers and newspaper readers than in any other country…
The left wants that control back.
There is conspiracy theory and there is conspiracy fact, and what we have on our hands is one mother of a left-wing conspiracy parading as a right-wing conspiracy. “Fake News” is a fake story designed to take out our First Amendment rights.
Geller: ‘Fake News’? Left-Wing War on Conservative Websites: Facebook, Google, LA Times, Obama Take Aim
Pamela Geller, Breitbart News, December 6, 2016:
The left-wing elites and their running dogs in the enemedia are in one of their fictional publicity campaigns that they masquerade as urgent news. Their latest terror is “fake news sites.”
The New York Times reported shortly after the election that Google and Facebook “have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome.”
That was fake news in itself: “fake news” didn’t influence the presidential election’s outcome, all too real news about the wrong direction in which our nation was headed under Barack Obama did. Nevertheless, the Times said that “those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at fake news sites’ revenue sources.”
How would they do that? “Google kicked off the action on Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its online advertising service. Hours later, Facebook, the social network, updated the language in its Facebook Audience Network policy, which already says it will not display ads in sites that show misleading or illegal content, to include fake news sites.”
A Facebook spokesman explained: “We have updated the policy to explicitly clarify that this applies to fake news. Our team will continue to closely vet all prospective publishers and monitor existing ones to ensure compliance.”
The “fake news” controversy has become a huge international story, with the Los Angeles Times among those leading the charge with headlines such as “Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid”; “Fake news writers: ‘Hillary Clinton, here are your deplorables’”; and “Fake news writers abuse the 1st Amendment and endanger democracy for personal profit.”