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Bigger than the Document Scandal

So the one true thing we know is that nothing will come from all these classified documents that Ol’ Truck Drivin’- Coal Minin' Joe has been stashing all over the East Coast. I’m waiting to hear any day now that Corn Pop showed up at FBI headquarters with a box of documents. But given Merric Garland’s track record, he would rather prosecute innocent Americans for praying outside an abortion clinic and showing up at their homes with 30 FBI agents armed to the teeth while their children had to stand by and watch. Garland claims his department has not applied a double standard of justice to President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal after reportedly agreeing with Biden’s personal lawyers to hide the scandal from the American people.

However, the real deal is not the classified documents. The media swirl is overshadowing something much bigger. The Missouri and Louisiana vs. Biden lawsuit revealed that the White House was putting enormous pressure on social media platforms, particularly Facebook, to remove anything they didn't agree with. Biden’s director of digital strategy, Rob Flaherty, admitted that this pressure was ordered from the highest levels of the administration. This demonstrates that Biden and his high-level staffers used their position to exert pressure on social media companies to suppress the speech of millions of Americans who disagree with its political narratives. Flaherty was emailing top Facebook executives all throughout 2021, trying to get them to remove the accounts of those who didn’t agree with their position on the COVID vaccine. In an email, Facebook replied to Flaherty, saying some of what was being said on these accounts about the vaccine was true, but we will take the accounts down anyway, to which Flaherty replied, "Thank you." He also demanded that they remove a Tucker Carlson episode in which Tucker expressed skepticism about the vaccine, and they did so.

Their bullying social media to suppress freedom of speech. They coerce social media companies to toe the government line. Press secretary Jen Psaki and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy later publicly vowed to hold the platforms accountable if they didn’t heighten censorship.

This is just as important, if not more important, than the document scandal, and it needs to be reported on. The First Amendment is the cornerstone of American liberty. We as Americans have the right to open discussion, and the government doesn’t have the right to limit, suppress, censor, or control it.

This is bigger than the document scandal.

Written by Walt Ryba January 25, 2023

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