Once again, the Dem elite demonstrate that their false claims of a Russian conspiracy are a lever for silencing political dissent and shutting down any speech they don’t like.
Slowed down videos of public figures have been around nearly as long as online video. There are countless videos like that of Trump.
But somehow a video of Pelosi was a particular offense that has the media declaring a democratic emergency (a democratic emergency is when the Democrats want to shut down civil rights because they lost a presidential election) and Pelosi intimidating Facebook with Russian conspiracy theories.
Trump shared one heavily edited video on Twitter, which was first featured on Fox News, accusing the speaker of “stammering” through a news conference. Pelosi said Facebook knows the videos are false and should take them down.
“We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” she said. “I can take it … But [Facebook is] lying to the public.”
Pelosi added, “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.”
Is Facebook in the habit of taking down gag videos of politicians? Nope.
The lip reading ones are already very popular.
But Speaker Pelosi is using false claims of a Russian conspiracy to intimidate a company into taking down a video making fun of her.
That is a democratic emergency.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield
My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters.
My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.
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