Perhaps the most detrimental influence we have in this nation is the mainstream media and its social media counterpart.
In fact, there is a rather serious argument to be made that this entertainment product has usurped actual journalism as the primary source of information that the average American receives, which is to say that we are no longer being appropriately educated as to what the world around us is doing.
And it gets worse when we realize that our government has its hands deep within the media influence game a vast amount of the time.
According to new files released by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry via his multi-state censorship lawsuit against the Biden administration, the White House requested that Facebook censor Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for expressing criticism of COVID-19 vaccines.
In an email sent to a Facebook employee on April 14, 2021, White House Director of Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty wrote, “Since we’ve been on the phone – the top post about vaccines today is Tucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lahren saying she won’t take one.”
Landry secured the emails through Louisiana and Missouri’s lawsuit against the administration, which alleges it conspired with tech companies to suppress the First Amendment rights of American citizens.
The emails show Flaherty stating, “This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like — if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with Tucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work, then… I’m not sure it’s reduction!”
The platform was eager to work with the White House, too.
Facebook speedily responded, with an employee assuring Flaherty that the company was “running this down.”
And that wasn’t all:
In a follow-up email, Facebook also assured the White House that it would censor Robert Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccine skeptic.
The revelations came shortly before a new release of the Twitter Files, released via journalist and critic of coronavirus policy Alex Berenson, which revealed Pfizer used the same lobbyist as the White House to pressure the platform to suppress debate on coronavirus vaccines.
This ridiculous interference with the nation’s narrative at large not only demonstrates the collusion between Silicon Valley and Washington DC but reminds us that we are being conditioned by those in power instead of having our public servants working for us.
Cross-posted with Flag and Cross