Social Media Companies Coming After The Right Ahead Of Midterms

The Michael Knowles Show

In today’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Michael breaks down how the Left will use social media to try to silence conservatives. He pointed out that Alex Jones and Gavin McInnes were just the beginning, because now American heroes like Kris Paronto are getting suspended.

“This is a preview, because the Left broadly blames social media platforms for the 2016 election,” Knowles said. “That before social media, before all of the new media, the Left controlled the mainstream media narrative. The American voters couldn't get conservative perspectives if they weren't distorted and perverted by the left-wing lens of the mainstream media.”

“With the new media that came out with the internet; with social media, conservatives could get their point of view across unvarnished,” he continued. “They could control their own message in their own political destiny and they have never forgiven them for that. They're raking them over the coals. Social media is responding to it and it's only gonna get worse. This is all about the midterms. If it works in the midterms, they're gonna amp it up for 2020.”

Video and transcript below:

So, you see this right now on the social media platforms. Uniformly, they are attacking people who eschewed left-wing orthodoxy and I'm choosing my words carefully here. I'm not saying that they're just targeting conservatives or they're just targeting liberal Republicans or they're just targeting fiscal conservatives or socially liberals. I'm not saying they're just getting wacko people who are on the fringes. That isn't true.

What they're doing is they're coming for every single person who eschews leftist orthodoxy. To draw that distinction home, I will point out that Apple has finally kicked Alex Jones off of its app.

So, you know Alex Jones. He's the conspiracy theorist. He's the shirtless vitamin salesman, but he was kicked off of Twitter. Why? They initially said he could stay on Twitter and then they said he couldn't stay on Twitter. They kicked him off of all of his social media platforms. They kicked him off his podcast, but the app was allowed to remain. They never said that he violated a rule or anything. They just kicked it off, which means that now he's off of all of social media. He's off of his app. We will not be able to get important political commentary like this:

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Why is the Left going after him? Why is big tech going after Alex Jones? Because he's the easiest one to get. Look, who's gonna argue against taking that guy off of the air? None of the self-respecting conservatives who read a lot of books and wear tweed jackets and things like that.

But, he's just the entry point because they're gonna go after him, then they're gonna go after (others).

They kicked Gavin McInnes off of a bunch of social media platforms. Now, Gavin, he’s been on Fox News. Gavin's been a much more mainstream figure. He founded Vice media. So then, who are they gonna go after next? Who are they gonna go after next? It's all of this line.

Over the weekend, we saw Twitter kick-off not crazy Alex Jones, not a comedian like Gavin McInnes. No, they kicked off Kris Paronto, who is a CIA security contractor at the Benghazi compound. He was there fighting during the attack on our compound and our consulate in Benghazi. Why did they kick him off? Because he criticized and corrected the record when Barack Obama lied about Benghazi and they kicked him off of Twitter for that.

Well Barack Obama previously had said that Republicans and conservatives have delved into conspiracy theories about Benghazi. What's the conspiracy theory? So, he responded. Kris Paronto said: “Benghazi is a conspiracy Barack Obama? How about we do this? Let's put your cowardly behind on the top of a roof with six of your buddies and shoot RPGs and ak-47s at you, while terrorists lob 81 millimeter mortars killing two of your buddies. All while waiting for U.S. support that you never sent. #scum.”

First of all, how did they kick him off? They probably were saying ‘oh he threatened Barack Obama.’ That's not a threat. He is relating his experience at the Benghazi compound, when help didn't come, because the Obama administration did not respond appropriately to the Benghazi attack and then worse yet, afterward they covered it up. If anybody's going to talk about a conspiracy, the conspiracy was from the Obama administration when they lied about it.

They said it wasn't a terrorist attack. They blamed it on some ridiculous YouTube video and he corrects the record and he gets suspended for that. He gets suspended.

This is what's happening. This is a preview, because the Left broadly blames social media platforms for the 2016 election. That before social media, before all of the new media, the Left controlled the mainstream media narrative. The American voters couldn't get conservative perspectives if they weren't distorted and perverted by the left-wing lens of the mainstream media. With the new media that came out with the internet; with social media, conservatives could get their point of view across unvarnished. They could control their own message in their own political destiny and they have never forgiven them for that. They're raking them over the coals. Social media is responding to it and it's only gonna get worse. This is all about the midterms. If it works in the midterms, they're gonna amp it up for 2020.

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