Governor Ron DeSantis had a fantastic moment today where a reporter appeared to defend Big Tech censorship and DeSantis called out the lot of them using Hunter Biden as an example:
Gov. DeSantis calls out journalists defending big tech censorship of the Hunter Biden story:
“You’re trying to tell me if there was hacked information that could damage me, you wouldn’t print it?… You can whiz on my leg, but don’t tell me it’s raining.”pic.twitter.com/jrepVdOYL1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 2, 2021
As best as I can tell, it sounds like the reporter asked “It seems that there’s no requirement for those that are posting on the internet to have any kind of regulation or any kind of accurate portrayal of events. A lot of this deplatforming seems to be driven by somebody who did something that provoked the platforms attention.”
DeSantis responded like a boss:
Well I think it’s been done in a way that’s completely unprincipled. They mentioned the Hunter Biden…
Hunter Biden’s story was true! Okay we now know it was true. The typical corporate media outlets, they just chose to ignore it. Obviously they wanted to beat Trump – they had a view on the election. They didn’t want to give it any air. So we rely on social media to go around that; not let corporate legacy media outlets control the discourse and let us speak.
So you had the New York Post to run it and you couldn’t get any traction, you couldn’t get any reach on it because Big Tech put their thumb on the scale. So that was true.
What they said at the time – oh, it’s a conspiracy or it was based on hacked information. Are you kidding me? You’re trying to tell me if there was hacked information that could damage me, you wouldn’t print it? Give me a break! You can whiz on my leg, but don’t tell me it’s raining. You guys would print it every single day if you could and Big Tech would allow it to proliferate every single day, 24/7. So it’s not being done on a principled basis.
There’s threats on me and it only gets taken down if law enforcement goes and tells them to do it. Otherwise it just says up. They’re not moderating any of that.
So they haven’t done a good job of it; their thumb is always on the scale in one direction and we just need to bring some protection for folks.
I’m really starting to think Ron DeSantis is the Trump we always wanted, so to speak. He’s a clear thinker, he doesn’t exaggerate and he refuses to let reporters get away with their crap. He’s got all of the good qualities of Trump but isn’t juvenile or rough around the edges.
I sure hope DeSantis runs for president in 2024. I really think he could rally the MAGA base and bring the entire right with him on election day.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com