Editor’s note: Michael Shellenberger of PUBLIC Substack leads this article with a short video that cannot be embedded here. However, it is a must watch because it tee’s up what he calls ‘Must-watch TV…” and he’s right. Once again, Rep Dan Goldman – NY (D) demonstrates for all of America to see just how looney the Left leadership has become; especially as it relates to the Biden administration’s censorship of America’s social media comments and now they’re alluding to RussiaGate II as it relates to Hunter’s laptop. These people have lost their ever loving minds.
by Michael Shellenberger at PUBLIC Substack
Claims that Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed an influence-peddling scheme by the Biden family, and that the federal government coerced Big Tech social media companies to censor disfavored views, are both wild conspiracy theories, Democratic members of Congress told Matt Taibbi, Rupa Subramanya, and me yesterday after we testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government. What we should have been talking about, they explained, was the imminent weaponization of the federal government by Donald J. Trump.
And yet all of the major news media organizations, and the FBI, have verified the Hunter Biden laptop as authentic, while proof of the reality of government demands for censorship can be found in the Twitter Files, Facebook Files, CTIL Files, and the Missouri v Biden lawsuit, which is now headed to the Supreme Court.
As for Trump, he is not the president nor was he the subject of the hearing. “For the life of me,” said an exasperated Rep. Kat Cammack, “I cannot find anywhere in the public notices, in our meeting memos, in our congressional hearing documents, any mention of where this is a hearing about President Trump. I know we have a literacy crisis in this country, and I am shocked that it has made its way to the halls of Congress.”
Pointing all of this out is neither a defense of Trump nor a claim of certain victory in the Supreme Court. There is much Trump did that merits criticism, and the Supreme Court may decide in Missouri v. Biden that the government should be allowed to demand that social media platforms remove or otherwise censor content.
But for nearly all of yesterday’s two-and-a-half-hour-long hearing, Democrats managed to avoid ever discussing the large body of evidence that the US government coerced social media platforms to censor content.
Until, that is, it was Rep. Dan Goldman’s turn to speak. He addressed his question to me:…Continue Reading