Maxine Waters Called Out for Pushing Debunked Lie About Border Patrol, Then Having the Nerve to Blame Trump

Rep. Maxine Waters was a national disgrace when Donald Trump was in the White House.

Nine months into President Joe Biden’s administration, the spite-spewing Democrat from Southern California is showing she hasn’t lost a step.

A Waters Twitter post on Tuesday – about the widespread lie that Border Patrol agents were using whips on illegal immigrants — proved that.

“Haitians fleeing violence & the lack of a credible government in Haiti are being treated like animals,” Waters wrote. “U.S. government cowboys on horses used whips on Haitians as they sought refuge.”

Naturally, she found a way to blame Biden’s predecessor – without a shred of evidence, or even a conjured rationale: “Why are we following the Trump policies? This horrendous treatment of Haitians must STOP NOW.”

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The problem for Waters is that the post is dead wrong — and anyone who follows the news would know it.

“Why are we following Trump’s policies?” she asked. The fact is, the country is not following the policies Trump put in place during his presidency. Those policies — a “remain in Mexico” rule that made border crashing less attractive for would-be immigrants, plus construction of a much-needed border wall — actually restored a semblance of order to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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And as to the latest bogus “horrendous treatment” tale, by the time that Waters was published, the truth about the alleged whips had been widely circulated.

The story that started Sunday with a mistaken description of Border Patrol agents on horseback using whips against illegal immigrants near Del Rio, Texas, had already been debunked.

Anyone who cared to know the truth of the matter could have with just a few minutes of Google searching. The “whips” the agents were wielding were long reins used to control horses.

Even the video posted by one of the main promulgators of the “whip” hoax — Democratic operative Sawyer Hackett, who runs a political action committee founded by Obama-era House and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro — never really backed up the main accusation.

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As National Review’s Brittany Bernstein and Isaac Schorr noted on Monday, the videos show the agents “wielding their reins — not whips — as they try to contain the flow of migrants across the river. And, while the agents can be seen swinging their reins menacingly, none of the available video evidence shows border patrol agents striking migrants with their reins.”

Twitter being what it is, of course, Waters had plenty of supporters who evidently don’t care to learn the facts or don’t care what they are. But there was some pushback.

Waters isn’t alone, of course.

Administration officials such as Vice President Kamala Harris also took the lie and ran with it. (Harris demanded a “thorough investigation” of a simple fact.) White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the footage “horrific.”

With the Biden administration being buffeted by continuous crises largely of its own making — the border disaster, the continuing fallout from the disgraceful withdrawal from Afghanistan, disarray in its latest plan to fight COVID-19 — administration officials and top Democrats are desperate for anything that can make them look like the good guys again.

And the Democratic Party has proved over and over again that it’s perfectly willing to betray law enforcement — whether its local police departments or Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers or Border Patrol agents — to build its own political power.

To name just a few examples: Democrats (with the help of the mainstream media, of course) peddled lies about a police officer in the 2014 Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, that helped make Black Lives Matter a national movement. The George Floyd case in Minneapolis gave them license to peddle more lies about American police officers’ allegedly homicidal hatred of blacks.

For years, they’ve been attacking ICE and the Border Patrol for trying to protect American sovereignty – remember New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bogus story about illegal immigrants being forced to drink from toilets?

Now, with a demonstrably incompetent Biden in the White House and disastrous Democratic control over both houses of Congress, the party needs to do something — anything — to distract American voters from the chaos they’ve caused. Midterm elections might be a year away now, but they’re getting closer all the time.

For lunatic lefties like Waters (the chairwoman of the House Finance Committee, God help us), that distraction is Donald Trump — and blaming him for the crises Joe Biden has caused must be an easy lie compared with the countless others Democrats have told.

The presidency changed in 2021, but Maxine Waters hasn’t. She’s still a disgrace.

The fact that she’s a powerful member of what is now the party in power in the United States is even worse.





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Alejandro Mayorkas: Border is ‘no less secure’ than it was under Donald Trump

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted Wednesday that the border has not deteriorated under President Biden, and shot down claims by the former Border Patrol chief who said things are worse than he’s seen in nearly 30 years of service.

“It is no less secure than it was previously,” Mr. Mayorkas told the House Homeland Security Committee.

He was challenged by the words of Rodney Scott, who served as Border Patrol chief at the end of the Trump era and into the Biden era, but who was ushered into retirement by the new administration.

“Contrary to the current rhetoric, this is not simply another illegal immigration surge. This is a national security threat,” Mr. Scott wrote in a letter to Congress.

In particular, he said, known or suspected terrorists are pouring across the international boundary at a rate never seen before. He urged lawmakers to demand the actual numbers from Mr. Mayorkas.

In hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Mayorkas said he would provide the number, but said it was secret and had to be delivered in a classified setting. But he rejected Mr. Scott’s claims.

“I respectfully disagree with Mr. Scott’s assertion,” he told lawmakers.

The Biden administration shut down a series of Trump policies that had deeply cut into illegal immigration, and a record surge of illegal immigration has followed.

Mr. Mayorkas has acknowledged it is “unprecedented.”

The surge of Haitians into Del Rio, Texas, last week epitomized the difficulties Mr. Mayorkas and his department have faced.

Local officials said more than 15,000 people breached the border and established a beachhead camp on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande, coming and going from Mexico at will.

Mr. Mayorkas said his department has made progress in reducing the numbers in the camp — but he also found himself having to explain images of Border Patrol agents who were involved in a rough encounter with some of the Haitian migrants earlier this week.

On Monday, while saying an investigation would take place, Mr. Mayorkas seemed to side with the agents, saying it appeared to him that they were trying “to ensure control of the horse.”

He spoke alongside Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, who has himself ridden horse patrol before, and said it looked to him like agents were trying to stay in control of their mounts amid chaotic conditions of the flood of border crossers.

“Trying to take control of those horses so we do not get in a position where we injure a migrant as they’re trying to make that treacherous trek across that river is probably more important than anything and I’m pretty sure and confident that that’s exactly what was happening,” the chief said.

After those comments, Mr. Mayorkas got a call Tuesday from Vice President Kamala Harris, whose office said she expressed “grave concerns” over “mistreatment” of Haitians.

By Wednesday the secretary’s tone had shifted.

He kicked off his remarks to the Homeland Security Committee by announcing he’d sidelined the agents involved, reassigning them until an investigation is completed. And he said the probe is being supercharged to finish in days, if possible.

The secretary said he would “pull no punches” in punishing anyone found to have acted outside the rules.

Rep. Kat Cammack, Florida Republican, said the barbs aimed at agents were striking.

“You were exceptionally quick to judge one of your own agents in the mounted patrol, yet you have given zero time to the number of suicides and agents that have passed away because of contact and contracting COVID with their day-to-day operations. That to me is shameful,” the congresswoman said.

Mr. Mayorkas was indignant, pronouncing her comment “profoundly offensive and wrong.”

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Trump Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against New York Times Over Illegally Obtained Tax Records

Former President Donald Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit against The New York Times and his niece Mary Trump on Tuesday, alleging his confidential tax documents were improperly shared.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the New York Supreme Court, alleged that New York Times reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner pressured Mary Trump to share the former president’s tax documents for an article they were working on in 2018, the Associated Press reported.

“The brazenness of the defendants’ actions cannot be understated,” the lawsuit said. “A group of journalists with The New York Times, in the middle of an extensive crusade to obtain Donald J. Trump’s confidential tax records, relentlessly sought out his niece, Mary L. Trump, and convinced her to smuggle the records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to The Times.”

Trump’s lawsuit stated that the reporters understood their actions were illegal since they used burner phones to communicate about the story and offered Mary Trump anonymity as a source. (RELATED: Trump Paid $750 In Federal Income Taxes In 2016 And 2017 And None In 10 Of The Last 15 Years, The New York Times Reports)

Mary Trump participated in the allegedly illegal sharing of documents because she was “motivated by a personal vendetta,” the lawsuit said. She admitted to being the NYT’s anonymous source in a 2020 book highlighting her relationship with her uncle.

The New York Times building is pictured in 2016 in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2018 NYT story alleged that Trump’s tax records, which the outlet admitted were confidential, showed that he received about $413 million from his father’s fortune beginning when he was a toddler. He also used “dubious tax schemes” to increase the size of his inheritance, according to the NYT report.

The article, which had been published in October 2018, was followed up by several other stories in the following weeks on the former president’s tax records.

“The Times’s coverage of Donald Trump’s taxes helped inform the public through meticulous reporting on a subject of overriding public interest,” the NYT said in a statement Tuesday evening. “This lawsuit is an attempt to silence independent news organizations and we plan to vigorously defend against it.”

Mary Trump said her uncle was a “loser” and acting in “desperation” in a statement to NBC News.

“The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that he thinks will stick,” her statement continued, according to NBC News. “As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”

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Trump Just Hit The New York Times and His Own Niece with a Huge Lawsuit

Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against The New York Times and his long-hostile niece in a lawsuit over a 2018 Times report concerning his taxes.

Trump has resisted attempts to make public his tax returns. Although a federal judge has ordered that a House panel have access to Trump’s tax returns, the billionaire is fighting that ruling, with the next hearing in the case scheduled for November.

In a book published last year attacking her uncle, Mary Trump wrote that she had released the tax returns to the Times along with 19 boxes of documents, according to CNN.

The crux of the former president’s legal argument in the lawsuit is that his niece violated a confidentiality agreement that prevented her from releasing any details of the Trump family’s finances.

Mary Trump responded to the lawsuit with disdain.

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“I think he is a f***ing loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can,” she said, according to The Daily Beast.

“It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject,” she said.

The lawsuit portrayed the former president as the victim of those out to get him.

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“The defendants engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records which they exploited for their own benefit and utilized as a means of falsely legitimizing their publicized works,” it said.

“The defendants’ actions were motivated by a personal vendetta and their desire to gain fame, notoriety, acclaim and a financial windfall and were further intended to advance their political agenda,” the lawsuit said.

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The lawsuit painted the Times’ 2018 report outlining what it said was Trump’s financial history as a conspiracy in which anti-Trump reporters took advantage of the fault lines within the Trump family to get what they wanted.

“A group of journalists with the New York Times, in the middle of an extensive crusade to obtain Donald J Trump’s confidential tax records, relentlessly sought out his niece, Mary L. Trump, and convinced her to smuggle the records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to The Times,” the lawsuit said.

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It said the reporters and Mary Trump knew they were breaking the rules.

“All the while, the parties knew full well that their actions were wrongful, as evidenced by their insistence on communicating through ‘burner’ phones and The Times initial claims that the records were obtained from an “anonymous” source,” the lawsuit said.

“The Times attempted to capitalize on their receipt of the confidential record through their publication of various news articles; Mary L. Trump eventually followed suit and, in an ill-conceived effort to profit from these same events, published a book revealing her as the source of the unauthorized disclosure and providing a detailed account of the defendants’ wrongful conduct,” it said.

The lawsuit said that what happened to the former president could happen to anyone, and it deserved punishment.

“Donald J. Trump’s public service to this great country aside, it is of paramount importance to note that he is a private citizen who is entitled to the same contractual rights, privileges and protections as any other person,” it said. “Yet, the defendants, through their tortious conduct, sought to deprive him of these basic, inherent rights.

“As a result, the fruits of the defendants’ illicit actions were unjustly and inequitably obtained and Donald J. Trump has suffered significant damages as a direct result of the defendants’ tortious conduct.”

The lawsuit said Trump suffered damages “believed to be no less than one hundred million dollars.”



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Trump SUES the New York Times and his niece for ‘insidious plot’ to obtain tax records

President Donald Trump on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the New York Times and his niece, Mary Trump, for “their collective efforts in tortiously breaching and/or interfering with his contractual rights and otherwise maliciously conspiring against him,” referring to a 2018 report about his tax records.

“The defendants engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records which they exploited for their own benefit and utilized as a means of falsely legitimizing their publicized works,” the lawsuit states. “The defendants’ actions were motivated by a personal vendetta and their desire to gain fame, notoriety, acclaim and a financial windfall and were further intended to advance their political agenda.”

The $100 million suit, filed in New York’s Dutchess County, claims that three reporters with the New York Times conspired with Mary Trump to “smuggle” confidential records from her attorney’s office and hand them over to The Times in an attempt to “capitalize” on those classified records.

New York Times reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow, and Russell Buettner were all named in the suit for their alleged efforts in publishing Trump’s confidential tax records in 2018.

At the time of the report, The Times claimed to have obtained the classified records by an anonymous individual but it was later revealed in Mary Trump’s book Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, that Mary Trump was the primary source for the report, according to the Daily Wire.

The lawsuit alleges that the family feud between the Trumps surrounds a legal battle over the estate of Fred Trump, Donald Trump’s father and Mary’s grandfather, who passed away in 1999. Mary Trump, along with her attorneys, came into possession of the “40,000 pages of highly sensitive, proprietary, private and confidential documents,” pertaining to Donald Trump and other family members.



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Trump Reaffirms Lab Leak Theory, Ex-Intel Head Pushes Declassification

Former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed that they believe COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in comments aired in a documentary Tuesday.

“I think that it escaped from the lab through incompetence,” Trump told Australian Sky News host Sharri Markson in the documentary “What Really Happened in Wuhan,” available on Fox Nation. He does not think the virus’s release was on purpose since that would “essentially be war” and China suffered too.

Asked if U.S. officials spoke to Chinese defectors from the lab, Trump said he could not discuss that. “Some of the intelligence is classified and I can’t talk about it,” he told Markson.

There is “compelling intelligence” the virus originated from the lab but it has not been declassified because it would endanger the people who shared it and expose other sources, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said in the documentary.

Nonetheless, the time is right for the Biden administration to declassify appropriate intelligence to put more pressure on China, he added.

A classified report by U.S. intelligence agencies requested by President Biden and completed in August yielded “inconclusive” results about the origins of COVID-19.

Pompeo said “there were 14 American diplomats on the ground in Wuhan at this time who were watching and observing …. I hope one day we will be able to get that information out more broadly.”

Based on the intelligence he has seen, the first cluster of COVID-19 occurred at the Wuhan lab, Pompeo said.

The World Health Organization failed at its main mission of preventing a global pandemic because it is beholden to China, according to Pompeo.

“They were late, they were wrong,” Trump said of the WHO, which the U.S. left during his administration and rejoined under the Biden administration. “They were like a mouthpiece for China.”

Peter Daszak, the only U.S. citizen on the WHO-led investigation of the origins of COVID-19, should have recused himself from the mission given he worked with the Wuhan lab using U.S. funding, Pompeo opined in the documentary.

In one exchange, Markson asks Trump what evidence convinced him the virus most likely came from a lab.

“I started hearing stories … that there were lots of body bags outside of the lab,” Trump says. “I heard that a long time ago, and if they did in fact have body bags that was one little indication, wasn’t it?” But when Markson asks if the intelligence community provided that information, Trump says he doesn’t know where it came from, and Pompeo would not address whether the claim was accurate.

David Asher, who led a State Department investigation during the Trump administration into the origins of COVID-19, said the U.S. intelligence community had collected information in November 2019, not analyzed until a year later, that showed three workers at the Wuhan lab fell sick with Covid-like symptoms. If acted on more quickly, it could have stemmed the spread of the virus, he told Markson. Asked if the U.S. should review if the intelligence was properly handled, Pompeo agreed it should.

The Wuhan lab experienced a blackout of cellphone and signals activity in October 2019 for two weeks, according to the documentary. At the same time, it increased security and issued a tender to replace its air filtration system, Markson reported. A month earlier, its database containing 22,000 coronavirus samples was taken offline.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who headed the United Kingdom’s intelligence agency MI6 from 1999 to 2004, said in the documentary that the French built the Wuhan lab and had an agreement to cooperate with the Chinese on research conducted there, but by 2014 the French had been excluded from working at the lab. The French suspected they were pushed out because the Chinese military was doing research at the lab.

 

Eleanor Bartow is the features editor at The Federalist. She was an editor at The Daily Caller and the American Enterprise Institute and was a reporter for CQ and the Daily Caller News Foundation.





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At least Biden’s not as unpopular as Trump! – HotAir

That’s one hell of a metric — and even that might not be accurate. Vox attempts an explainer to its readers about Joe Biden’s plummeting popularity, apart from the obvious conclusion that Biden and his team are incompetents. After a begrudging concession about Biden’s botched Afghanistan retreat without mentioning once that Biden abandoned thousands of Americans, Aaron Rupar settles on COVID-19 as an explanation:

The proximate cause of Biden’s slide seems to be the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the critical coverage it prompted. More broadly, however, Biden’s approval ratings slipped throughout the summer as optimism about the end of the Covid-19 pandemic gave way to the grimmer news about the delta variant and rising cases and hospitalizations.

“One thing that we’ve seen in our polling not just of the president — we also track approval ratings of all 50 governors — one thing that we’ve seen throughout this pandemic is that regardless of the policy decisions that are made, there’s a pretty strong correlation between the Covid picture and a governor’s approval rating, and therefore a president’s approval rating,” says Morning Consult senior editor Cameron Easley.

Ahem. That contention is all but directly rebutted by the chart that appears below this paragraph. While Biden’s approval gap narrowed somewhat in Morning Consult’s polling in early June (which may have been the result of weighting changes anyway), Biden was still up 51/45 on August 14th. The chart shows Biden down 48/49 in the August 29th MC survey, but for some reason doesn’t include the latest MC polling, which has Biden down 47/50.

RealClearPolitics’ aggregation of Biden’s job-approval polling produces a nearly identical average (46.1/50), but their chart more robustly demonstrates that this isn’t a Delta-variant issue. The bad news on Delta came in late spring and especially early summer, and the big reversal on Biden’s “mission accomplished” moment came on his promised July 4 return to normalcy. Does that even impact this chart?

At the beginning of August, Biden’s RCP aggregate approval stood at 51.3/43.5. Prior to August 8th, Biden hadn’t been underwater on job approval in one single national poll tracked by RCP. Since the end of August, however, Biden has only gotten above water in six of nineteen polls — and none of those outside of the margin of error.

Biden’s polling crash is clearly being driven by Afghanistan, not the pandemic. It’s opened up Katrina-sized hole in the myths of Biden’s competence and his compassion. Abandoning Americans behind Taliban lines is not something one just shrugs off, and just as Hurricane Katrina did with George W. Bush, the Afghanistan disgrace appears to have triggered a cascade effect on confidence in Biden. Bush and the GOP didn’t recover from that cascade, and Biden seems even less capable in reversing it.

Rupar then offers Vox readers a comparison to Trump as a way to contextualize this flop as less worrisome than it is:

While circumstances vary, this sort of erosion happening six to eight months into a president’s first term is far from unprecedented.

President Donald Trump, you might recall, sunk below 40 percent approval in the late summer and fall of 2017 after he pushed an unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare that failed by a single vote in the Senate, then followed that up by defending white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. Perhaps more analogously for Biden, in August 2009, President Barack Obama’s approval rating dipped below 50 percent for the first time (according to Gallup) as Republicans publicly agitated against his push to pass health care legislation.

Even if that’s true, it’s small comfort. What happened the next year? Republicans got shellacked in the midterms and lost control of the House, and then went on to lose the presidency and control of the Senate two years after that. Being slightly more popular than Donald Trump isn’t supposed to be a goal for Biden. As for the comparison to Barack Obama, Rupar might just as well compare Biden to Bill Clinton as well, two men who lost their first midterms but had the political savvy and energy to rebound. Does that sound remotely like Joe Biden?

And by the way, Biden may not be even slightly more popular than Trump at the moment. New polling reported exclusively by The Hill from Harvard/Harris shows Trump edging his successor, albeit within the margin of error:

President Biden and former President Trump are statistically tied when it comes to their favorability among U.S. voters, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey shared exclusively with The Hill on Monday.

Forty-eight percent of respondents say they have a positive view of Trump compared to 46 percent who say they have a favorable opinion of his successor. Biden’s favorability is slightly underwater, however: 49 percent of those surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of the current president, while slightly less — 47 percent — report an unfavorable opinion of Trump.

The findings are a remarkable shift for Biden, who repeatedly outperformed Trump’s favorability numbers throughout the early months of his presidency.

Democrats appear to have hitched their wagon to an imploding star. And now they have three-plus years to live with the regret of choosing an obvious and decades-long incompetent as their nominee out of convenience, only to have him predictably fall apart once in charge. Unfortunately, so do the rest of us.



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James Murdoch Gave $1M to Lib Group that Sued Trump for Trying to Stop Big Tech Censorship

Climate activist James Murdoch gave at least $1 million to a group fighting to undermine state oversight of elections. That same group also backed Big Tech censorship against former President Donald Trump.

Murdoch — son of News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, — funded several equally leftist causes during the 2020 election. His philanthropic organization — Quadrivium Foundation — gave at least $1 million to the Protect Democracy Project (PDP) according to its 2019 990. PDP is the sister organization of the left-wing United to Protect Democracy (UPD). In 2020, PDP filed a lawsuit on behalf of leftist organizations over then-President Trump’s 2020 executive order to investigate Big Tech censorship in an effort to protect the First Amendment rights of Americans. Murdoch’s cash flow into PDP is an endorsement of the insane censorship of speech online by Facebook, Twitter and other Big Tech companies.

PDP claims to be a “nonpartisan” nonprofit dedicated to holding “the President and the Executive Branch accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have protected our democracy through both Democratic and Republican Administrations.” The group was formed by “former White House and Administration lawyers and experienced constitutional litigators.” But research reveals that PDP is anything but nonpartisan. The joint website for PDP and UPD promoted a litany of left-wing arguments, such as making the arbitrary connection between voter ID laws and “voter suppression and race.” 

The website even championed the constitutionally dubious H.R. 1 election bill, which Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky dubbed “‘unconstitutional.’” Spakovsky stated that H.R. 1 “‘imposes federal micromanagement on the states, reversing the local oversight of the election process that our Founders believed was essential to preserving liberty and freedom in America.’” 

A 2019 blog published on the joint website was also telling of PDP’s left-wing bent, as it saw the 2016 election of Trump as an “assault” on American values:

[Trump’s] election represented not only a radical change in policy but an assault on what we consider fundamental American values. Going into the 2020 election, many on the left are thinking about the work that the next president and Congress will have to do to repair the damage done since 2016 and address the crises Trump has created and exacerbated.

Murdoch may have had political reasons for funding a group that was openly advocating for the ability of Big Tech to censor Trump. James and his wife Kathryn gave “$20 million to Biden’s campaign, groups supporting him and opposing Trump, and organizations dedicated to disrupting online threats and extremism.” An MRC study published in December found that Twitter in particular had censored Trump and his campaign 543 times since May 31, 2018. Biden and his campaign weren’t censored at all.

PDP’s statement on the lawsuit incorrectly suggested that Trump’s executive order was an attempt to chill the speech of Big Tech companies:

The executive order is designed to chill social media companies from moderating the President’s content or other content in a way that Trump doesn’t like, particularly correcting his false statements about elections.

Parties to the lawsuit were also explicitly left-wing. Common Cause, one of the plaintiffs, urged Congress to pass the controversial H.R. 1 bill. The George Soros-funded Free Press, another plaintiff, attempted last year to get the Federal Communications Commission to label Trump’s coronavirus briefings as “hoaxes.” Rock the Vote Action Fund, the sister organization to a third plaintiff Rock the Vote, said that it is “dedicated to building the political power of young progressives and leveraging that power for action on issues that affect their lives.” President Joe Biden would later rescind Trump’s executive order following pressure from the groups.

The website for the two sister organizations revealed a leftist vendetta against Trump in light of the lawsuit trying to protect Big Tech censorship. The website referred to Trump as a “symptom of political forces that are eroding support for democracy at home and abroad.” PDP must not have realized that America is a republic, not a democracy. It got worse:

Moving forward, the greatest threat to our democracy would be to wipe our hands of the problems that have been exposed in our system, leaving us vulnerable to Trump 2.0: the person watching all of this from the sidelines, recognizing that the American electorate is open to a strongman style of governance, but who is more capable than Trump and will rise in time to implement an autocratic model even more effectively.

Trump’s executive order was intended to ensure that Big Tech companies uphold the First Amendment on their platforms. “The Attorney General shall establish a working group regarding the potential enforcement of State statutes that prohibit online platforms from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices,” the executive order stated. 

Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818-460-7477), CBS News (212-975-3247) and NBC News (212- 664-6192) and demand they report on James Murdoch’s connection to the Protect Democracy Project and its attempts to promote online censorship.

 



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