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(Washington Examiner)   Headline: "Reining in our new Big Tech censors" Article: impotent whining about Hunter Biden and Wuhan lab conspiracies   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line
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2021-07-22 7:46:19 AM  
Gosh, he sounds so concerned. The only thing I didn't see in that was 'cancel culture' or I could have had a BINGO right there, without the comments section.
 
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2021-07-22 8:03:42 AM  
I really do like these headline Cliff Notes version of the article .  Saves reading time.... :-) ....k/dar
 
2021-07-22 9:57:38 AM  

DAR: Saves reading time.... :-) ....k/dar


This is Jared Kushner's rag.  No need to even click the link.
 
2021-07-22 10:21:00 AM  
The Examiner is not fit to line a bird cage.
 
2021-07-22 10:23:59 AM  
Gettr would never do that, censor people who are making satirical points?

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/Yes, the farking hypocrites would
 
2021-07-22 10:26:28 AM  
In this upside-down world, they also shield the public from "misinformation" by colluding with tech giants to suppress news and opinion they don't like.

Letting people say whatever they want and never intervening works great in a world in which nothing is true, all ideas are equally valid, and therefore there's no such thing as a lie that hurts people.

Conservatives are postmodern as fark sometimes.
 
2021-07-22 10:26:33 AM  
What Republicans mean when they say "regulating big tech": "if they want to continue being trillion dollar companies they'd better provide us free, effective propaganda distribution".

What Democrats mean when they say "regulating big tech": "if they want to continue being trillion dollar companies they'd better stop providing free, effective propaganda distribution".

Did I get that right?
 
2021-07-22 10:27:20 AM  
God, they are so sure we are going to care one iota about Hunter when he isn't involved in any politics #1, and after just Ivanka making $130M one year off the presidency, never mind the mountain of other shiat that went with that nepotism. The people are stupid enough to cut off their own nose, wonder who did it, then be determined to make "someone" pay.
 
2021-07-22 10:27:57 AM  
Another day where a Rightwinger opens their spew-hole and vomits forth a cacophony of garbage, bile, inanity, and stupidity without making a legitimate cogent point. Good to see their uninterrupted streak continues.
 
2021-07-22 10:28:58 AM  
"Why won't anyone believe our nonsensical, evidence-free ravings? It must be liberal fascist censorship!"
 
2021-07-22 10:29:00 AM  
Source outside shoulda told ya.
 
2021-07-22 10:31:13 AM  
That was like reading a manifesto written by one of my paste-eating relatives from Florida. Except the writer did leave out the signature pants-shiatting rant about woke mobs and cancel culture.
 
2021-07-22 10:31:14 AM  
It used to be fun to glare for no real reason at the people on the Metro reading the Examiner. Now I live in a place where they're the majority, and they're glaring at me through the windows of my house.
 
2021-07-22 10:31:47 AM  
the washington examiner.

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2021-07-22 10:33:55 AM  
Well, that sucked.

An article warning of Dem misinformation made up entirely of RW misinformation.

The lying liar who wrote that dreck is trying to pretend obvious attempts to suppress the vote by Republicans are legit and Dem attempts to stop them are them making voter fraud easier.

But that's the game these days.
 
2021-07-22 10:34:08 AM  
Ooooh! An Examiner link....


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2021-07-22 10:35:50 AM  
Can we get a moratorium on things from the Washington examiner and the New York Post? Because seriously no one in the world needs this much bird cage liner and bullshiat
 
2021-07-22 10:36:12 AM  
Hugo Gurdon: Stop reading what I don't like.
 
2021-07-22 10:39:47 AM  
That's American Thinker levels of clownish drivel, right there.
 
2021-07-22 10:39:56 AM  
When Amazon abuses its workers or Duke Energy dumps coal ash in the river, it Big Gubmint and Jerb Killin Regalashuns to tell them to knock it off.

When Farcebook tells a Nazischwein to get lost, *then* suddenly large corporations have too much power.
 
2021-07-22 10:39:58 AM  
"the fact that people won't blindly believe an obvious bullshiat hatched job with no evidence being spread by people with negative credibility must mean that there is a massive conspiracy to censor us despite the fact that everybody has seen and read the accusation we made and laughed at it."
 
2021-07-22 10:40:30 AM  
The stupid tag should be part of the logo for examiner articles.
 
2021-07-22 10:42:57 AM  
I suspect everyone who writes for the Washington Examiner pays to have their articles published so they can direct eyes to their Twitter on which they are attempting to build a brand as a conservative personality.
 
2021-07-22 10:43:23 AM  
Republicans don't want a world in which anyone can say anything. They want a world in which they are free to say whatever they want, while reserving the right to suppress anything they don't like.

It's similar in nature to their "laws against laws" movement at the state level. Republicans "love" small government--local-level. That is, until Democrats start passing local laws. So state-level legislatures have started passing meta-laws saying "Well, local-governments can't pass laws that prevent XYZ". They just want to control the whole thing. Whether that's from the bottom-up or from the top-down doesn't matter. The first thing they'll do when they are able to say whatever they want on social media is start calling for censorship of other groups.
 
2021-07-22 10:44:33 AM  
All the Hunter Biden stuff was laughable at the time. It's continuation at this point is simply pathetic & sad.
 
2021-07-22 10:45:26 AM  
Can we flag these threads so that when the Republicans re-take power and weaponize this censorship for THEIR  OWN purposes instead of the Democrats' and the same people chortling now are shocked, SHOCKED I TELL YA, that this is used against them?

It'll make it funnier.
 
2021-07-22 10:45:53 AM  
I love this notion that "mainstream media" is protecting Hunter Biden, somehow.  If these stories about him weren't total bullshiat probably straight out of a Russian troll farm, they would have been all over it.  They'd love to run with stories of the President's son having coke-fueled sex parties.  But the story was just so shabby and so obviously fake that they couldn't.
 
2021-07-22 10:46:51 AM  
Lets make a deal. Let's simultaneously investigate Hunter Biden and one of Trumps kids... Ivanka or Jr, pick whichever one you think is the safest bet. Let's sic the DOJ on both, and see who makes it out with the fewest criminal charges.
 
2021-07-22 10:47:38 AM  
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2021-07-22 10:47:51 AM  

GregInIndy: All the Hunter Biden stuff was laughable at the time. It's continuation at this point is simply pathetic & sad.


I mean, a lot of conservatives don't want to talk about the actual Hunter Biden laptop story either, they just want to talk about how Orwellian it was that nobody wanted to take the Hunter Biden laptop story seriously. Orwellian, I say.
 
2021-07-22 10:51:04 AM  
When the New York Post broke preelection news that Hunter Biden's computer was loaded with inculpating evidence of shady business deals, with Joe Biden being the "big guy" who'd take a cut, Facebook and Twitter suppressed the story. Twitter suspended the Post's account.

Just to be clear, the only actual facts of the case:

1. Rudy Giuliani claimed he had information (that he refused to show) that came from a hard drive that he was told came from a computer that he could not confirm the origins of.

That is it. That is literally everything we actually can prove - that Rudy Giuliani said something. That's not suppressing a news story (in fact, that was quite widely reported) - that's just a boring-ass unsubstantiated pile of bullshiat that wasn't worth dealing with.

But fine, I'll humor you . Let's look into the unsubstantiated claims and see if it makes sense.  The supposed events were:

-Hunter Biden kept a laptop (or maybe several, that seemed to change) with incriminating evidence on it.

-Hunter Biden damaged that laptop, and rather than bringing it to someone he worked with (like an IT department), or to a factory-authorized repairman, he flew across the country from his home and dropped it off with some guy who ran his own computer repair place. He did not sign anything or give any personal information, but the computer repair guy (who is vision-impaired) was pretty sure it was Hunter. It also (reportedly) had a sticker on it linking it to the Biden family, but this was never shown.

-Hunter Biden, after flying across the country to drop the laptop(s) with this particular guy, never returned to pick it up.

-Computer repair guy decided to go through the files and believed something shady was going on. He made a copy of the information, sent it to Rudy through a mutual acquaintance, and contacted authorities (supposedly), who (based on the lack of any action) did not see anything worth pursuing in the information.

Is it possible Hunter Biden is a complete piece of shiat criminal asshole? Yeah, it is. Do we have any substantiated evidence, that hasn't been tampered with by people who set this all up as a political hit piece? No, we don't.

If Hunter's a criminal, come up with evidence, charge him, and send him to trial. If he's guilty, treat him to the legal penalties (just like we should do with all convicted criminals, no matter which party). But if you have only bullshiat rumors and idiotic stories to tell, save them for your closed-door circle jerk. No "big media" companies are obliged to waste any bandwidth on it.
 
2021-07-22 10:51:50 AM  

jethroe: It'll make it funnier.


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2021-07-22 10:52:53 AM  

hubiestubert: Gosh, he sounds so concerned.


The concerned bit really only applies to conservatives who claim a Dem policy or politician isn't liberal enough.   Both sides express concern for their own talking points.
 
2021-07-22 10:54:40 AM  
Deserves some credit for not spelling the headline "Raining in ..."

Which is sad in itself.
 
2021-07-22 10:56:56 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Examiner is not fit to line a bird cage.


Not unless you want your bird to turn into a fascist.
The Examiner is the kind of outlet that repeats stupid things Hannity claimed with zero fact checking.
 
2021-07-22 10:58:53 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: In this upside-down world, they also shield the public from "misinformation" by colluding with tech giants to suppress news and opinion they don't like.

Letting people say whatever they want and never intervening works great in a world in which nothing is true, all ideas are equally valid, and therefore there's no such thing as a lie that hurts people.

Conservatives are postmodern as fark sometimes.


They used to decry liberals for Relativism, now they're incarnations of Relativism.
 
2021-07-22 11:03:10 AM  
It's pretty unfortunate that the GQP has taken up the mantle of fighting the tech giants. Because they're going to push for those giants to just censor things they don't like, not limit the power of the tech giants.
 
2021-07-22 11:06:15 AM  

odinsposse: It's pretty unfortunate that the GQP has taken up the mantle of fighting the tech giants. Because they're going to push for those giants to just censor things they don't like, not limit the power of the tech giants.


Another example of leopards eating faces. They don't care as long as the "right" faces are being eaten.
 
2021-07-22 11:09:15 AM  

GregInIndy: All the ________ stuff was laughable at the time. It's continuation at this point is simply pathetic & sad.


You could fill in the blank with any of the 57 million nontroversies that the GQP has been trying to push, like:

"tourists visiting on 1/6"
"stolen election"
"MTG is smart"
"Matt Gaetz isn't a pedophile"

etc.
etc.
 
2021-07-22 11:13:57 AM  
Soooo, the article author makes the claim that infringing on 1st amendment rights is the only way to stop the government from infringing on 1st amendment rights.

What a glorious time to be alive.
 
2021-07-22 11:14:13 AM  
1) Wah wah building our own echo chamber was hard because the mean ol" libz wouldn't offer their technical expertise!  We demand free, easy, and elevated access to what they built!

2) Wah wah it didn't solve any of our problems anyway and as it so happens we didn't want to see 90% the shiat the mean ol' libz got so good at moderating out of our line of sight!
 
2021-07-22 11:15:01 AM  

RI_Red: GregInIndy: All the ________ stuff was laughable at the time. It's continuation at this point is simply pathetic & sad.

You could fill in the blank with any of the 57 million nontroversies that the GQP has been trying to push, like:

"tourists visiting on 1/6"
"stolen election"
"MTG is smart"
"Matt Gaetz isn't a pedophile"

etc.
etc.


What it appears that they are trying to do is flood the media with so many things that there is no chance to refute anything before the next thing comes along.  I mean, it worked for Trump.  But what they don't seem to understand is that it has the opposite effect.  It's so much noise that nobody except the extreme die hards cares about it.
 
2021-07-22 11:19:39 AM  

jethroe: Can we flag these threads so that when the Republicans re-take power and weaponize this censorship for THEIR  OWN purposes instead of the Democrats' and the same people chortling now are shocked, SHOCKED I TELL YA, that this is used against them?

It'll make it funnier.


Whatever you say, person of trash-tier opinions.
 
2021-07-22 11:19:55 AM  

Masakyst: Lets make a deal. Let's simultaneously investigate Hunter Biden and one of Trumps kids... Ivanka or Jr, pick whichever one you think is the safest bet. Let's sic the DOJ on both, and see who makes it out with the fewest criminal charges.


I wouldn't take that bet. We know Hunter has committed various drug crimes, even if he's clean now. That's what makes him such a good target. The Trump kids are much more complicated.  They've had 30 years of practice making sure they don't get caught.
 
2021-07-22 11:29:10 AM  

johnphantom: God, they are so sure we are going to care one iota about Hunter when he isn't involved in any politics #1, and after just Ivanka making $130M one year off the presidency, never mind the mountain of other shiat that went with that nepotism. The people are stupid enough to cut off their own nose, wonder who did it, then be determined to make "someone" pay.


That's such a miss on the Hunter Biden issue. "But he doesn't work in the White House" means nothing. If you threaten to break the legs of a building inspector's child, or promise to pay for his kids college education, if he doesn't/does approve a permit, nobody would say "this isn't corrupt because the kid doesn't work in the City Permit Department" so there is real reason to care if the allegations are true as the evidence would suggest.

Twitter and Facebook's decisions to block the distribution of a negative story about one politician right before an election on the basis that it hadn't been proven yet is ridiculous considering they'll let any anonymously source rumor about their opposition flourish. It's absolutely election interference.
 
2021-07-22 11:34:53 AM  

GrinzGrimly: johnphantom: God, they are so sure we are going to care one iota about Hunter when he isn't involved in any politics #1, and after just Ivanka making $130M one year off the presidency, never mind the mountain of other shiat that went with that nepotism. The people are stupid enough to cut off their own nose, wonder who did it, then be determined to make "someone" pay.

That's such a miss on the Hunter Biden issue. "But he doesn't work in the White House" means nothing. If you threaten to break the legs of a building inspector's child, or promise to pay for his kids college education, if he doesn't/does approve a permit, nobody would say "this isn't corrupt because the kid doesn't work in the City Permit Department" so there is real reason to care if the allegations are true as the evidence would suggest.

Twitter and Facebook's decisions to block the distribution of a negative story about one politician right before an election on the basis that it hadn't been proven yet is ridiculous considering they'll let any anonymously source rumor about their opposition flourish. It's absolutely election interference.


You're either monumentally stupid or you're extremely dedicated to your trolling act here on Fark.
 
2021-07-22 11:37:52 AM  

Lexx: What Republicans mean when they say "regulating big tech": "if they want to continue being trillion dollar companies they'd better provide us free, effective propaganda distribution".

What Democrats mean when they say "regulating big tech": "if they want to continue being trillion dollar companies they'd better stop providing free, effective propaganda distribution".

Did I get that right?


No
 
2021-07-22 11:43:17 AM  

cocozilla: Can we get a moratorium on things from the Washington examiner and the New York Post? Because seriously no one in the world needs this much bird cage liner and bullshiat


What I can't get over is how the bull fit into that birdcage in the first place.
 
2021-07-22 11:43:27 AM  

GrinzGrimly: Twitter and Facebook's decisions to block the distribution of a negative story about one politician right before an election on the basis that it hadn't been proven yet


The definition of that would be rumor & innuendo, not a story or news.

Im A-OK with private websites banning the publication of such things from their own platforms, you ninny.
 
2021-07-22 12:00:44 PM  

GrinzGrimly: johnphantom: God, they are so sure we are going to care one iota about Hunter when he isn't involved in any politics #1, and after just Ivanka making $130M one year off the presidency, never mind the mountain of other shiat that went with that nepotism. The people are stupid enough to cut off their own nose, wonder who did it, then be determined to make "someone" pay.

That's such a miss on the Hunter Biden issue. "But he doesn't work in the White House" means nothing. If you threaten to break the legs of a building inspector's child, or promise to pay for his kids college education, if he doesn't/does approve a permit, nobody would say "this isn't corrupt because the kid doesn't work in the City Permit Department" so there is real reason to care if the allegations are true as the evidence would suggest.

Twitter and Facebook's decisions to block the distribution of a negative story about one politician right before an election on the basis that it hadn't been proven yet is ridiculous considering they'll let any anonymously source rumor about their opposition flourish. It's absolutely election interference.


Just like your "Jan 6th vs Kavanaugh protestors" line of thinking....

False equivalences are false.

Did it twice in one post too!
 
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