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Note how often Democrats demand not only the censorship of their political opponents -- that's everyday -- but also their arrest by FBI and prosecution by DOJ.

They depicted Trump's 2016 "Lock Her Up" chant as Hitleresque, now want every Republican except Liz Cheney imprisoned.
One of the most overlooked political changes in the past 5 years is how much Dems have come to worship, revere and trust the US Security State - especially FBI and CIA - while Republicans regard these agencies with extreme distrust and contempt.

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That's why it's such an absurd joke when corporate media and Brooklyn-based liberal digital sites claim I've changed and am now some "right-wing pundit" (only they get the "journalist" label despite breaking no stories), or Russell Brand etc has.

Our politics stayed the same. 👇 Image
I should note: it's not just FBI and CIA that are wildly popular with Democrats, while those US Security State agencies are regarded with skepticism by Republicans.

It's also true of the Dept of Homeland Security, created by Bush/Cheney in 2002. Dems revere it; GOP does not. ImageImage
Very good WashPost column by @jawillick on what the empirical data I cited above shows: the 2 parties have switched sides regarding establishment power: Dems/libs now revere the US Security State, Big Tech censorship, and mandated ideological orthodoxy.

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The whole column is very worth reading on how Dems and liberals have united with establishment corporate and political sectors, and are now fully aligned with establishment power. Willick ends by noting that Dems' "pro-democracy" message is about their securing elite dominance. Image
Discussing his column on Twitter, Willick also notes some people have remained consistent while the two parties switched sides on these questions.

Reflecting the core dishonesty of corporate media, we're the ones somehow accused of having changed.

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Jun 5
Amazing and infuriating:

To prosecute Hunter Biden, FBI has to say -- and has testified -- that his laptop and every document on it is authentic and unaltered.

Not one media outlet who spread the CIA's bullshit "Russian disinformation" lie has retracted it or apologized: Image
One more time: the people who most loudly and continuously claim that they are combatting "disinformation" are the exact people who spread it most aggressively and easily. Just look:

For weeks before the 2020 election, corporate media and CIA united to fabricate this complete lie to shield Joe Biden from incriminating reporting about his family's business activities in China and Ukraine.

Knowing and willful lies, never retracted:

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Jun 3
This exchange alone proves what a pathological liar Fauci is.

One week after receiving emails from top epidemiologists arguing the virus was likely a lab leak, Fauci caused a virtual ban on questioning COVID's origin.

But he's a liberal folk hero so only GOP can raise this:
Before anything was known about COVID's origins, Fauci engineered a fake consensus that it was naturally occurring: in part because he had connections to the Wuhan lab.

People were banned online from questioning or debating it, until even Biden Admin admitted they don't know:👇
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And just to show how cynically liberals weaponize racism:

It was decreed that "lab leak theory" was racist even though the more racist theory was theirs: that the Chinese are so unsanitary that filthy wet markets caused it.

The only thing that should have mattered was truth.
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Apr 12
Here's the House roll call vote on whether to impose a warrant requirement on domestic spying (yes, the Constitution does that).

The vote was tied 212-212. Speaker Johnson -- despite years of claiming he favored warrants -- cast the decisive NO vote.

clerk.house.gov/evs/2024/roll1…
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Among the Dems voting NO on the warrant requirement, giving the US Security State what it wants:

Schiff, Pelosi, Clyburn, Wasserman-Schultz, Lieu, Dan Goldman, Raskin, Thompson (Jan 6 crew).

Among GOP voting NO:

Crenshaw, Lawler, Stefanik, McCaul, Turner, Gallagher.
I have not seen the US Security State or war machine not get what it wants in Washington.

In the face of mass abuse of surveillance power, they just got renewed warrantless spying power on Americans.

They now have Mike Johnson working to get them the $60b to send to Ukraine.
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Apr 7
Last night @elonmusk vowed to honor the endless, repressive and due-process-free censorship orders from Brazil's Judge Alexandre de Moraes.

The Judge has banned various journalists and members of Congress, among others, from social media.

This would be a huge deal for Brazil:
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Rumble last year also announced that it would refuse to comply. The platform was expending huge resources to constantly take down videos and ban users upon the endless, lawless orders of a single job.

Amazingly, Rumble is no longer available to anyone in Brazil, getting this: Image
In January of last year, we obtained one of the secret orders Judge Moraes issues to platforms. This one banned Senators, Congress members and journalists, and mandated secrecy.

No due process. We reported it here. Hard to overstate how extreme it is:

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Mar 26
UK Court hands Assange a partial victory in the Biden DOJ's attempt to extradite him.

US must provide explicit assurances that Assange 1) can raise a 1st Am defense, 2) will have the same rights as US citizens and 3) will never face the death penalty.

Deadline is April 16.
In the meantime, Assange remains in Belmarsh, the high security UK prison where he has been held for 5 years.

Every press freedom and civil liberties group in the West has urged Biden DOJ to drop this prosecution as a grave threat to press freedom:

The goal is not to bring Assange to the US.

Biden WH doesn't want the sideshow of a trial; daily protests; discovery into CIA; Assange on the stand; Biden as the first-ever president to imprison a publisher.

They want to kill Assange through conviction-free imprisonment.
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Mar 24
NBC negotiated a contract with Jen Psaki while she was White House Press Secretary.

ABC hired George Stephanopoulos -- directly from the Clinton WH, with no journalism experience.

All these networks hire operatives from the US Security State.

It never prompts this melodrama:
This is obviously such a more extreme case of mixing media and state:

Genuinely hilarious:

WSJ says MSNBC won't put Ronna McDaniel because it would upset their liberal hosts and audience.

MSNBC is drowning in political hacks, including Jen Psaki and Michael Steele.

But what they can't have is dissent regarding Trump.

wsj.com/business/media…
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