To appropriate an old phrase, I never thought I would see the day.

I never thought I would see the day that the tech giants of social media would shut down free speech in the United States of America. Thankfully, the watchdog press and Congress are up in arms over this and are demanding accountability. Oh, that’s not what’s happening? They aren’t up in arms? Shut up!

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edwards1

The so called "cancel culture" may be able to silence people they don't agree with or like, but will never be able to silence God's Word: "Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away." (Matthew 24:35)

DS523

History will show the truth.

Yea, Buddy

Excellent statements Geri; and true too. At 3 AM Nov 4, Trump had 410 electoral votes, had won California. (Polls were closed). at 6:30 AM, it revealed a total different story. Polls were closed.

And now a 2nd, zero trial (again), zero defense lawyers (again) just Pres Trump, you're guilty you're guilty cuz Nancy said so, and the minions again followed like trained circus animals and cast their abusive use of impeachment rules to impeach Trump. Speaker Nancy's wretched hate for Pres Trump exudes her body. And we all seen her childish temper tantrum tearing up the State of the Union papers on Nat'l TV.

President Trump is still President. Let's see what he does in the next few days.

Rottweiler

Wow Browndog when are you going to run for Mayor? You seem to have all the answers. Ms. McCaleb was indeed Mayor for several terms and quite well liked.

Lanivan

Geri McCaleb's appalling moralizing "cancel culture" approach doesn't come close to covering up her embrace of a false reality centered around a mythical being - Trump as white messiah -, his lies, promotion of victimhood and white grievance, and far right paranoia all of which has allowed his supporters to abandon truth and reason.

As with so many of her columns, lies and conspiracy theories abound. For instance, she pushes the lie that Antifa and BLM was present and "at the ready" on January 6, when all reports coming from the FBI and Homeland Security say there is no evidence to support that claim - that the rioters were far-right white supremacists promoting fascism, not protesting against it.

She continues with the Big Lie that Trump is a victim of Big Tech for their banning his unhinged lies and incitement to violence that spilled off the pages of social media into real time in a planned, coordinated, destructive, and deadly assault on the Capitol. She overlooks the fact that in addition to most social media sites, Trump has been dropped and shut off by Deutsche Bank, dozens of major corporations, the City of NY, the PGA, and apparently a great many Americans - new polls coming out today report Trump's approval rating dropping to 29%, and a majority of Americans blame Trump for the violence on January 6.

In addition to promoting the Big Lie - if you repeat a lie often enough, people will begin to believe it - she seems intent on pursuing a false narrative based on fantasy. I wonder what she will think when she awakens from her dream and really focuses on the following FBI report: "Federal prosecutors assessment of the mob that attacked the Capitol....."there is strong evidence that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials"".

edwards1

An example of the extreme left attack approach over this article. Typical and not surprising. Proves the point of their thought process....if you don't agree with me, you are wrong and not to be heard. Thought the article was right on.

browndog

it is sad* you ever served in local government.

browndog

Once again, this "author" demonstrates her complete ignorance of US laws, including the 1st Amendment, in particular. Twitter, FaceBook, and the like are privately-owned platforms that can restrict speech (include the endless lies of the snowflake Baby-Man President with a fragile ego) as much as they please, without implicating the First amendment whatsoever. The First Amendment is not implicated unless the government restricts speech, which has not occurred in this instance.

You're on the wrong side of history ex-Mayor . . it is said you ever served in local government.

Buc

The notion that a private company can deny service to anyone is the same argument that has historically been used to discriminate against Jews, gays, Blacks or any other disfavored group or person. It was morally wrong then and it’s legally wrong now. In addition Google, Facebook, Twitter have by now become public utilities and should be prohibited, like a privately owned bus line or telephone company, from censoring or discriminating “as much as they please”.

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