Most everyone knows that social media companies are censoring conservative output. There are a variety of ways this is done. Joining John today in what is always a fun and fascinating conversation is infrastructure expert Dr. Russ White (rule11.tech). He and John discuss a variety of topics, including machine-learning algorithms, the publisher vs platform debate, and the arbitrary allocation of posts as 'violent' or 'hate' speech. They even dive into the topic of pre-crime and the strange aspect of enforcing free speech – how exactly do you do that? Dr. White offers solutions that should be implemented to allow free expression across the board.
Ezra Levant, head of Canadian conservative news outlet Rebel News, has reported that the Trudeau administration may soon require journalists in Canada to obtain a license if they want to keep doing business. Back with us to report on this is freelance writer and software engineer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com). It's not yet illegal to report on stories without a license in Canada, but you don't receive subsidies and/or preferential treatment unless you have one. And with the government issuing these licenses, it's pretty clear which journalists will end up receiving them. Producer Steve finishes things out today playing some clips from Ezra Levant himself describing his experience.
Several GOP governors are uniting to fight the Biden administration's failed border security policies. Will it work or is it too little too late? First up this week is Mary Ann Mendoza (angelfamilies.org), Founder of Angel Families. The governors should have united years ago, she contends, because they have more power than they think. She and John discuss several border issues, including remittances, media misinformation, and how jobs and education have been negatively affected. Biden's woke policies are causing all kinds of chaos. As John often says, political correctness is killing us – literally in some cases.
In addition to PC policies literally killing people in the arena of immigration, it's also wreaking havoc in the healthcare system. A girl in Michigan who is in renal failure is being denied access to the transplant list because her parents have a religious objection to the covid vaccine. Joining us today is the girl's mother, Jenna Campau, along with an attorney familiar with the case, Brian Festa of We The Patriots USA (wethepatriotsusa.org). Jenna describes her experience with medical professionals and Brian details the impending court case they are bringing against the doctors. It's a race against time to save the life of a young girl caught in the middle of a politicized and socialized healthcare system.
Finally this week, we take a peek under the hood of Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that seems to be causing quite the weeping and gnashing of teeth in liberal circles. With us to discuss is columnist and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He looks at the runup to the Twitter purchase, how the board tried its poison pill strategy to no avail, and the always hyperbolic reactions from the left. Only time will tell if Mr. Musk sticks to his pledge to turn Twitter back to a free speech platform.
After much speculation and days of nervous liberals weeping and gnashing their teeth, Twitter executives accepted Elon Musk's offer to purchase the online platform. Back with us today is retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com) to look at Elon Musk, the man, and the runup to his mega-purchase. He discusses the board's decisions once an initial offer was on the table and what happened from there, including the poison pill maneuver and the always hyperbolic reactions from the left. Will Musk stick to his assurances that Twitter will be a free speech platform? Only time will tell.
It's that time again for John to be the interviewee. He sits down with Lee Lancaster at KYMS radio for their monthly chat. John and Lee discuss a variety of topics, including the Christian church in Ukraine and Russia amid the conflict, the overall state of different denominations within Russia, and the silencing of conservative voices in the name of combating hate speech. John goes on to give a sobering account of persecuted Christians around the world, specifically in Nigeria, Pakistan, and India.
Narratives have flown freely ever since January 6, 2021, and it's tough at times to get the real story, especially from the leftist mainstream media. One man has written a fact-filled article detailing the day's events. Back with us today after a long hiatus is the author of that article, Bill Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He and John discuss the use of the word ‘insurrection' to describe the event, the lack of firearms by the protestors, the motives for the continuous leftist narrative, the so-called “bi-partisan” J6 committee, and the insertion of agents provocateurs on that day. It's all J6 all the time on today's podcast.
Has there been a medical crisis in history more politicized than covid? Joining us today is physician Richard Van Dam (vandamforkentucky.com), who is running for the U.S. House to represent Kentucky's 5th Congressional District. He looks at Anthony Fauci, the attempts to cover up the origins of the virus, and the demonization of those in the medical profession who had a different opinion than the approved political narrative. He also discusses Operation Warp Speed and the vaccines. It's important for people to consult with their doctors as to the best path forward medically and for politicians to stay far away from that process.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking at Senate Bill 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. How can the media cartel use this to their advantage? Back with us to discuss is Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. The bill offers immunity from antitrust laws to big media companies and allows them to go after social media companies for shares of profit. The old school mainstream news outlets want this legislation to pass so they can siphon off others to stay afloat. Their business plans have failed so they've resorted to this.
Getting to the truth of any issue has become close to impossible today, especially if you listen to the mainstream news or the fact checkers on social media. Political correctness is killing us – sometimes literally. First up on the program this new year is Dr. Harvey Risch (ysph.yale.edu), Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University's School of Public Health. Medical journal articles are now being censored if they don't conform to the official narrative about the virus and the vaccines. Dr. Risch looks at vaccine efficacy, when Covid could be over, and weighs in on the effectiveness of Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Supposed fact checkers on social media are censoring posts that don't conform to the official narrative on any issue. Facebook just admitted in court that those same fact checkers are only offering opinions. Back with us this week is Founder and Publisher of American Thinker Thomas Lifson (americanthinker.com). This admission by Facebook not only reopens the publisher vs platform debate in regards to Section 230, but it also renders fact checkers useless. He also discusses inflation and the ineptness of the current administration.
In our final example of how political correctness is killing us, we look at the whole debate surrounding the vaccines and covid and the use and misuse of statistics. Wrapping out the New Year show this week is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Definitions of words or phrases – like 'vaccinated' – are important because statistics will mean nothing if different studies have different definitions for the same word. The politically correct elites will use whatever study bolsters their narrative and eschew ones that don't.
Facebook has admitted in court that their fact checkers are only putting out their opinion, not fact. What are the implications of that statement? Back with us today is Founder and Publisher of American Thinker, Thomas Lifson (americanthinker.com). He shows that Facebook has now admitted that they are a publisher – which ignites the Section 230 debate again – and that 'fact' checking is meaningless. Yet, the media and leftists will swear by it. He also discusses both inflation and the ineptitude of the current administration, and why the poor suffer the most under both.