Episode 32: Media Obsession with Control, Big Tech Censorship, etc.

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On my last show, I talked about the mainstream media’s obsession with painting the president as a racist and I played all these cuts of reporters demanding that he condemn white supremacy as if he hasn’t already done this repeatedly. I have a new theory about this, now. I believe that some of these so-called journalists on the left may actually be drinking the kool-aid themselves, okay. I think there really are some of them who are sampling the product, if you know what I mean. That is to say that they really believe the stuff they’re pawning off on the rest of us. I’ll explain that in just a bit – AND we’ll look at the obvious censorship taking place every day by big tech companies. That and more on this episode – don’t go away!

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So to set this up, I want to play just a couple of the cuts I used in the previous show from a recent press briefing. You will hear the reporter demand for a clear and concise response, and then White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany’s reply. Here’s that cut…

cut 2

Okay, now initially I was just thinking, great – she’s giving all these times where Trump clearly denounced white supremacy, and this guy is simply being a facetious jerk. And it seems that way. Play the next cut…

cut 3

Stop right there. Now, it still seems he was being a total moron, but having given this a bit more thought, I now think that he may really believe that the president AND his spokesperson are engaging in wordplay and avoiding a direct answer. Bear with me here, and allow me to expound on what I see happening inside the minds of some of these folks on the left.

Notice he kept insisting that reading past quotes was somehow not good enough. And for a moment here, I want you to try to think like a leftist elitist product of liberal bias. Okay? Don’t think that way too long because it might cause a severe headache or brain bleed. But just for a moment, try to see this from a different perspective.

The quotes themselves were not literally saying “I condemn white supremacy in all its forms.” Hang on, go with me here. It was not specifically stated that way in any of those quotes. Now, yes, it was most definitely implied – and STRONGLY implied – but to the leftist liberal mind, that’s not good enough at all. You have to literally answer “Yes, the president absolutely emphatically and categorically denounces white supremacy – and groups who espouse it – in all its forms.” And that is exactly what they are trying to get Kayleigh and President Trump to say – because once you say it in the very terms dictated to you by the left, in words they specifically chose for a reason, THEN that opens the door for further manipulation because now THEY are in control of the narrative. And they love controlling the narrative.

What’s going on here is a power struggle. On one side you have these liberal elites – these entitlement minded people in the press – who want to control what their opponent says by demanding it in their terms. On the other side you have Trump, who is honestly – for all his flaws – he is a master at getting the press to say what he wants them to. He knows the score, okay. He knows how to play the game. And he has a knack for picking people like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany who can sniff out the left’s tactics and counter well.

We can look at Trump’s actions and see where he stands, but the leftist mind works differently – they suspect trickery and wordplay because THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO. Many of these people are quite narcissistic by nature, and they have to believe that everyone else is just as conniving and devious as they are. And this is why – I think – they press this issue the way that they do.

And just as a side note – because it’s not worthy of an entire segment – Adam “the weasel” Schiff is at it again. In an attempt to downplay the whole email scandal around Joe and Hunter Biden, he says “we know” the Biden smear is coming from the Kremlin. Ha! There’s absolutely ZERO evidence, but he’s still dancing the Russian Collusion Wattoosee. If Schiff is talking, he’s lying. If he’s ever not lying, you’d better check his pulse.

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The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate.

The department alleged that Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., is maintaining its status as gatekeeper to the internet through an unlawful web of exclusionary and interlocking business agreements that shut out competitors. The government alleged that Google uses billions of dollars collected from advertisements on its platform to pay mobile-phone manufacturers, carriers and browsers, like Apple Inc.’s Safari, to maintain Google as their preset, default search engine.

What this means is that Google has pole position in search on hundreds of millions of American devices, with little opportunity for any competitor to make inroads. This advantage also gives the monopolizing Google the opportunity to manipulate search results for the vast majority of web-surfers. They’ve been caught in the past on a number of occasions engaging in the practice of shadow banning.

Example: When searching for a particular video on YouTube by conservative Steven Crowder, frustrated followers couldn’t find it because Google – which OWNS YouTube – had pushed the video down to the 2nd or 3rd page of search results. Most people never look past the 1st page of results, and even then only a few top results are noticed. When confronted, YouTube executives claimed no wrong-doing, saying it was simply an error or temporary glitch. Yeah, sure.

Whether or not this imminent legal action against Google will make a real dent in the ongoing issue of big tech companies wielding way too much power remains to be seen. The fact is that these megagiants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are actively censoring our voices as well as what we have access to on the internet, and they are clearly getting away with it. That has to stop, just like the mainstream media’s choke hold on the dissemination of information has to be broken. It’s strangling our rights to free speech, and it’s destroying the fabric of all our freedoms.

Another example: We also know that YouTube has been deleting videos and silencing people who go against the popular narrative. Case in point, Dr. Simone Gold is with America’s Frontline Doctors, and she recently tweeted about this again. Her tweets from Tuesday say this…

“WOW: YouTube has removed our White Coat Summit video from its platform under fraudulent and manufactured pretenses, labeling it as “spam, deceptive practices, & scams.”

YouTube is now openly censoring licensed medical professionals.”

“We held a conference with doctors from across the country who have personally treated COVID-19 patients & spoke about treatment options & also discussed the pathology of the virus & its implications.

The videos have been removed from YouTube.

Why?”

Well, Doctor Gold, unfortunately we know exactly why. This group of doctors – professional, reputable physicians – were successfully using hydroxy chloroquine and zinc and azythromiacin to treat CoViD-19. When used early, this treatment actually CURES – totally wipes out – the virus. Literally every patient they treated – hundreds of people – got better and got well. Not a single one died.

But that’s not what we’re told. In fact, largely because Trump praised hydroxy chloroquine months ago, the press has downplayed the effectiveness of the drug. They claimed it was dangerous and that it had awful side effects. Both are lies. HCQ has been FDA approved for 60 years, and it has been used safely for all that time. But if people know that, the left loses its power of fear over the public – they can’t justify all the shutdowns and restrictions and sheer panic if people are made aware that this bug isn’t the hideous beast that they claim it is. And we can’t have that.

So Google, and its subsidiary YouTube, part of the big tech conglomerates that have this sweet deal with the government that allows them to censor speech without being prosecuted, they’re getting their back scratched, and so they are naturally going to scratch the backs of their governmental overlords, right? So what do they do to protect themselves AND those who want to instill panic? They punch a few buttons, create an algorithm, and POOF – your highly informative video with great news for the American people is suddenly just gone, deleted, evaporated into nothingness. And this is the power they will fight tooth and nail to hang onto, folks.

Anyone who can control the flow of information can control pretty much everything else. That kind of power enables you to control what people think and do, what they buy, how they see the world, who they vote for, virtually everything. If power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then this type of power is sure to have a corrupt affect on our way of life. And we’ve seen plenty of evidence of that very thing.

White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany’s Twitter account was deactivated by Twitter. Charlie Kirk – who’s podcast I love to listen to and highly recommend – Twitter deactivated his account just this week as well. Every single time a conservative voice dares to speak out against the preferred narrative of the left – BOOM – it gets silenced.

How long will we allow this censorship and this utter trampling of our free speech to continue? We cannot afford to let it go on as it has been. Because if we do, and we sit back and do nothing, just give in…where do you think it will end? Imagine if the phone company or your wireless provider were to shutdown your cellphone and your access to the network because they didn’t like what you and your friends were talking about. Think about that for a moment. {pause} Then answer this – what rights are we willing to let go of next?

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Reports Claim 440K Questionable Ballots Sent To Deceased Or Inactive Voters In California. According to the article from OANN, the state sent ballots to voters who have likely died or moved in the last decade. The report notes these individuals have been inactive for up to 20 years yet are still considered active voters.

Meanwhile, thousands more California voters have received two or more ballots due to individuals being inaccurately registered in multiple places in the state. Obviously, this opens the door for voter fraud. Instead of one person one vote, it could lead to multiple votes from one person. But no, there’s no problem, right? I mean, it’s only 440 thousand ballots. Nothing to see here, move along. [Biden clip: Come on, man!]

https://www.oann.com/reports-claim-440k-questionable-ballots-sent-to-deceased-or-inactive-voters-in-calif/

Final Update on My Dad

In closing, I want to thank everyone for your prayers and support during my family’s time dealing with my father’s declining health. At this time, I can give you a final report on that. And I do so with a heavy heart…

On Wednesday morning of this week, October 21st, we received a call that Dad was starting to show signs of mottling – indicating that his bodily functions were beginning to shut down. We elected to have him brought home so that he could pass with us around him. The EMS arrived with Dad. And covid-be-damned, we gave him as much love and comfort as we could while we had the time.

At approximately 2:40pm central time, a processional of angels excorted Dad home to glory. We gathered around him as he took his finals breaths, and he got to hear from his oldest daughter over the phone – his granddaughter, too – right before he shed his mortal coil to go see Jesus. I held his hand and felt his pulse until the moment he was gone. And I am so grateful to have had that opportunity.

It was a moment none of us will ever forget. So many emotions were wrapped up in that short span of time – including both sorrow and rejoicing. My dad, Troy Massengill, was a man of God. He was a dear person and a gentle soul, a loving husband, father, and a faithful servant of Christ to the very end.

We take joy in knowing that he is now in the presence of Jesus. He has no pain, no ailments of any kind, but he does have back all his memories that were stolen by the dementia that plagued him in his final months on earth. He is whole again, and he has a new and incorruptible body that will live forever. I will see him again one day. And of that I have no doubt.

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Author: stacemassengill

I'm just a nobody tryin' to tell ev'rybody all about Somebody who saved my soul! Well, I am a blood-bought saint of God - a sinner saved by His amazing Grace! God called me to start Great Commission Ministries online in June of 2011, and that began as a video series called "The GC." After 7 seasons of that web-series, I felt led to expand the ministry to blogs as well as a new video series I call "67 seconds of Encouragement." This site is home to my blogs, and my prayer is that it ministers to everyone who reads it. Please share this ministry with others and help spread the Good News of Christ!

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