.@brianstelter on CNN going after Fox News’ cable carriers: “Reducing a liar’s reach is not the same as censoring freedom of speech; freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach” pic.twitter.com/Tqsu1NgsRk— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 31, 2021
So many of these big-name national journalists have it better than just about anyone else: a very secure job, a mega-loud platform, the ability to work from home.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 31, 2021
But they are so enamored of themselves & their status that they regard criticism as abuse, disagreement as violence.
As someone who gets as much bile, bigotry and abuse as anyone, I can say that one of the only good things that has happened to journalism in the last two decades is the internet & social media made journalists hear dialogue & hear critiques rather than speaking from mountaintops.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 31, 2021
It’s not really censorship to deplatform the president of the United States, to ban tens of thousands of his supporters from social media and to call for cable carriers to take FOX News off the airwaves.
There is a reason why trust in the media has plummeted to an all time low. These people have lost their minds. The liberal hysteria has escaped orbit. No one is more enamored with censorship than the Free Press™. We don’t call for them to be censored because it isn’t necessary. We know for a fact that their narratives would lose on a free and open internet because it was already happening on YouTube before the panic and mass censorship began. This lack of confidence in their own beliefs and deep sense of insecurity is why they are so terrified of their opposition being allowed to communicate and organize.
It goes without saying that this would have been decried as “fascism” by hyperventilating liberals if Trump had done anything like this. He spent four years eating McDonald’s and tweeting empty threats. What if Joe Biden had been banned from the internet by Corporate America and conservative media had boasted about the pleasant sound of never having to listen to their political opposition?