Bozell & Graham Column: Censoring Social Media for 'Promoting Crime'

NewsBusters | 12/3/2019 | Staff
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The other day, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki subjected herself to a hard-hitting interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS's 60 Minutes. Stahl lectured her for allowing “harmful” or “hurtful” speech to be posted on her platform, without any fact-checking. Welcome to the latest demonstration of the traditional “news” media mercilessly pounding away at social media for having the audacity to allow dissenting information that undermines their expert narratives and authority.

Wojcicki was far too polite to respond with incredulity. This is the same show that allowed Dan Rather to broadcast fake National Guard documents in an effort to derail the re-election campaign of George W. Bush. Then there’s Stahl herself – the alleged guardian against harmful, unreliable information – who put author and convicted felon J.H. Hatfield on national TV in 2000 to claim George W. Bush was hiding an arrest for cocaine. On the 60 Minutes website, CBS admitted “scores of journalists have failed to corroborate his much-publicized accusation against the presidential candidate, and instead have found holes in it.”

Stahl - Judgment

Now Stahl is passing judgment on what is harmful.

The Old Media always fall back on their branding as “authoritative sources” to lecture everyone else. For example, Stahl complained to the YouTube CEO that their site hasn’t completely censored posts that dared to mention the name of the alleged whistleblower. The website Real Clear Investigations first reported it’s a man named Eric Ciaramella.

Company - Name - Stahl - Doubts - System

“The company keeps trying to erase the purported name,” Stahl lamented, but it’s “still there, which raises doubts about their system’s ability to cleanse the site.” Cleanse? To say the name is....filth?

Since then, numerous people, including Donald Trump Jr., have fingered this man Ciaramella as the one who met with Adam Schiff and set impeachment in...
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