Poor Jen Psaki. The spokesperson for the White House has a difficult job. Every time the Biden administration goes out and does something stupid, or in this case, possibly unconstitutional, she has to go in front of the press and get grilled on it by mostly Peter Ducey of Fox News. It happened again this past week with the announcement that the White House was working with Facebook and other social media types to “flag misinformation” that people post on their websites.
The problem is two-fold.
First and foremost is the flagging of “misinformation” part. I mean, if we were to flag everything that was said by people in the previous and current administrations regarding COVID-19, that’s about all we’d be doing over the next year and a half. Anthony Fauci has led the league in screw ups. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Wear a mask, but I won’t. Open schools, close schools, sorta kinda open schools. Talk about someone who doesn’t follow the science but twists in the wind!
So, we really don’t have a very good handle on what “misinformation” is. Fauci doesn’t even know half the time. And that is the biggest problem. If they are flagging “misinformation”, what are they flagging? The chances are it’s anything that the administration doesn’t want to get out, or doesn’t want spun that way. That is the very definition of “fascism”. And this administration is dancing dangerously close to stepping over that line.
Psaki is taking a lot of heat on behalf of the Biden administration for coming out with this. When is it proper for the federal government to work with a private company and censure comments based on what the government says should be said and shouldn’t be said? I can’t really think of a situation where that applies unless we are in a war and don’t want the enemy to know what’s going on in this country. That, by the way has been done in the past. You could say that was for national security. This episode with Facebook however, smacks of censorship and a violation of the First Amendment.
Let’s be clear. No one here is yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater. They are espousing viewpoints regarding a pandemic, and the handling of said pandemic by the administration. By the way, an administration that swore up and down they could solve this COVID thing once in office, had a 200 page plan that they junked because none of it made sense, and now has no more ideas as to how to do this except to censor comments and go door-to-door telling people to get vaccinated, and that’s thanks to the Democrats, and that you should repay them in 2022 and 2024 with your vote!
The second issue I have is that since true information in this case varies and we are told that we need to “follow the science”, it seems to me to be a fluid situation. What is “real” information? The left bashed Donald Trump for taking Hydroxychloroquine. Then, after he’s out of office, we find out that hey, that’s the exact medication a lot of hospitals and clinics are using to actually treat the disease. So, now that Trump’s gone, it’s not that bad? What changed. Administrations. That’s the only thing that changed. And what we were told before? Misinformation.
We were told by the Vice-President elect that she wouldn’t take the vaccine because Donald Trump told her to. She didn’t trust anything he said. Yet, he said, “Take the vaccine”. She took the vaccine before she was installed as VP. What was it she was saying? Misinformation.
Democrats have politicized this crisis from the start. They continue to do it with the latest round of “stimulus checks” sent to about 60 million households that have kids under 18. You don’t think there’s politics involved with that?
The media is right to go after Psaki, and Biden on this one. They’ve lied and cheated the American public into trying to believe that they are the keepers of knowledge. In fact the only thing they are is the keeper of your tax dollars…and they’re doing a damn good job of wasting it!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!