The 'Atlantic' just caved to Media Matters in Kevin Williamson firing

Why does David Brock and Media Matters STILL have any kind of sway in the media anymore? If you don’t know, Media Matters is a liberal hit-squad that scours the internet, TV, newspapers and public speeches to find anything they can from conservative voices, with the specific intent of taking them out of context.

Their entire goal is to silence dissenting voices and opinion, but I’m finding it hard --- in this day and age --- to understand their relevance. First of all their leader, David Brock, only started his crusade to defend and shill for Hillary Clinton, but she’s not relevant anymore. Politically, she doesn’t even exist. So why are they still around?

And second, this isn’t 10 years ago. People have the ability to do their own fact-checking. There’s more variety on the internet for news and information than ever before. So why is the media still so scared of them?

The Atlantic was the latest to give in to Media Matters’ pressure with the firing of Kevin Williamson. Sure the Atlantic is a liberal publication, but at least they were intellectuals. For years, the Atlantic had been LESS mudslinging and MORE intellectual conversation that you probably disagreed with, but you could AT LEAST consider.

So the kings of thought crime went to work.

After Trump became president, that all but stopped. When the Atlantic hired conservative columnist Kevin Williamson a few weeks ago, this was apparently too much for David Brock and Media Matters to bear. They couldn’t just stand aside and allow a popular conservative voice at an established liberal media publication. That would be a disaster. So the kings of thought crime went to work.

Three days ago, Media Matters began releasing hit pieces to damage Williamson’s image. They dug out a comment from a podcast and a corresponding tweet that he made FOUR YEARS AGO. Williamson suggested that women who commit abortions should be subject to capital punishment.

On the surface, that definitely sounds like a shock comment, but later in the podcast, he makes it clear that he doesn’t like capital punishment. So his intention seemed pretty obvious that Williamson was trying to make a point showing the moral similarity between abortion and murder.

That RIGHT THERE is exactly the kind of deep critical thinking that you’d expect to find at the Atlantic. And actually, they must have agreed because they hired Williamson away from the National Review, knowing full well that he made these comments back in 2014.

Someone wrote a book about this before. It’s called 1984.

This wasn’t a secret. 99 percent of the staff at the Atlantic probably disagree with Williamson in general, but that would have made for some solid --- point vs counterpoint --- reading. But Media Matters couldn’t take it. Why the Atlantic is so concerned with what some outdated and washed up liberal hit-squad cares about is beyond me.

When will this stop? When there’s only one point of view and no debate ON ANYTHING? If you believe someone is wrong, you have a conversation with them, but we don’t do that anymore. Opposing views are SILENCED, and those who voice them are PULVERIZED.

Someone wrote a book about this before. It’s called 1984. Welcome to the state of the mainstream media today.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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