House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan caught the media in the act and exposed them for all the world to see. If you haven’t heard about this, it is because the mainstream media is not reporting on the bombshells Jordan released last week. Because they are complicit. Jordan caught the Biden White House violating the Constitution by censoring American citizens’ speech. But Jordan also uncovered that the news media was working with Biden on this to their utter shame.
Journalist Matt Taibbi broke it down: “The most embarrassing revelation of the “Facebook Files” released by House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan yesterday involves the news media.
“In one damning email, an unnamed Facebook executive wrote to Mark Zuckerberg and Cheryl Sandberg:
“We are facing continued pressure from external stakeholders, including the White House and the press, to remove more Covid-19 vaccine discouraging content.
During the first half of 2021, social media companies like Facebook faced tremendous pressure from the Biden White House—both publicly and privately—to crack down on alleged “misinformation.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2023
“We see repeatedly in internal communications not only in the email above, but in the Twitter Files, in the exhibits of the Missouri v Biden lawsuit, and even in the Freedom of Information request results beginning to trickle in here at Racket, that the news media has for some time been working in concert with civil society organizations, government, and tech platforms, as part of the censorship apparatus.
“This is because they agreed with the concept of “malinformation,” i.e. there are things that may be true factually, but which may produce political results considered adverse.
“Hestiancy” was one such bugbear. Note the language from the unnamed Facebook executive above, which describes the press lashing out “Covid-19 vaccine discouraging content,” not “disinformation.”
“This is total corruption of the news.
“We’re supposed to be in the business of questioning officials, even if the questions are unpopular.
“That’s our entire role! If we don’t do that, we serve no purpose, maybe even a negative purpose.
“Moreover, think of the implications. News outlets wail about “disinformation” when they’re aware the public has tuned them out.
“When people don’t listen to reporters, it’s usually because they suck.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) July 28, 2023
“You can do the math, as to why the current crop embraces censorship. A more embarrassing outcome for our business would be hard to imagine,” Matt said.