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Anti-Drudge Censorship Shill Now Running for Public Office in Cali

This is bad news for anyone who believes in Free Speech.

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Ann Ravel

We live in wild times, my friends, especially when it comes to the world of information.

With a few simple taps of the thumb, we can know almost anything that is a part of mainstream knowledge thanks to the bolt-on brain that we keep in our pockets.  How this nearly unfettered accuses to information will truly affect the world has yet to be fully understood, thanks to a lack of historical perspective at this early stage, but we do know for certain that the human race is transforming thanks to it.

That is why America, and the American idea of freedom of information, must remain a beacon of hope for the world.

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Unfortunately, not everyone in the nation has the same idea, and some of those who oppose such liberties are even running for office.

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The former Federal Election Commission member who sought to regulate the Drudge Report and other online political speech is running to represent a district that encompasses Silicon Valley in the California Senate, according to a Monday report.

“I care a lot about California, and I want to do things that are in the public interest,” former FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel said in an interview with the San Jose Spotlight. “I’m interested only in doing what’s good for the people. I’ve been doing so much in the area of campaign finance and it’s influenced me a lot.” (RELATED: Deep State At FEC Quits: ‘Looks Like The Republic Might Survive’)

Ravel served on the FEC from 2013-17, and gained a reputation for pushing new rules to regulate online political speech. Republicans said the rules were aimed at requiring anyone who posted political content online — including on social media and on websites such as the Drudge Report — to disclose their activity to the feds. She slammed the agency as “dysfunctional” toward the end of her tenure and proposed reducing the number of commissioners who were allowed to serve.

And, to top it off:

Ravel maintained a close working relationship with President Obama, and she was briefly considered a possible replacement for then-Attorney General Kamala Harris. Former Gov. Jerry Brown ultimately appointed Xavier Becerra to the position instead.

Without a real regard for the idea of free speech, there is little reason to believe that Ravel represents anything other than the left’s eternal lust for power by any means necessary.

 

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CNN Faces Calls to Punish Anchor Chris Cuomo after Helping Brother Andrew Evade Sex Harassment Charges

CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that anchor Chris Cuomo tried to help Gov. Cuomo evade charges of sexual harassment

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CNN is facing a massive backlash after news broke that its top anchor, Chris Cuomo, tried to help his brother, the Gov. of New York, evade the coming charges of sexual harassment that were about to fall upon him. As more of information about the charges against Andrew Cuomo emerge, it was also learned that Chris “Fredo” Cuomo engaged in deep consultations with Andrew to help the gov. get out of his predicament “Do not overlook the Cuomo report appendix,” New York Times political reporter Shane Goldmacher tweeted, “which includes Charlotte Bennett’s texts about her Cuomo interactions and this email from Chris Cuomo appearing to draft a statement for his brother.” https://twitter.com/ShaneGoldmacher/status/1422593799419801603 Reporter Alex Weprin added: https://twitter.com/alexweprin/status/1422602936434167810 CNN is facing a mountain of calls for them to do something about Fredo. People want to know, how Fredo can claim to be a “journalist” when he worked behind the scenes to help a soon-to-be disgraced governor escape justice. Shouldn’t he have steered clear of this act, brother or no? And if he simply had to do so, shouldn’t he have taken a leave from his “news” job, or at the very least told his audience that he was breaking against journalistic ethics to help his brother? And what of CNN? What is their culpability? Fox News analyst Ari Fleischer amplified the point well recently: CNN has a real ethical problem on its hands. I mean the fact that the upper management at CNN, starting with Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, has not disciplined Chris Cuomo, the anchor for his taking a hand and guiding his governor brother through all this? The fact that the CNN anchor actively helped to cover up what the governor was doing — and worked on message points for the governor to deliver — this is…

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North Korea Situation Turns Dire as Gov’t Taps Emergency Reserves

Things are taking a turn for the worse under Kim Jong Un.

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Let this be a lesson to all of the would-be despots out there in the world:  Running a hermit kingdom based on dynastic lies and the exploitation of your population is never going to work out in the long run…even in a nation as small as North Korea. For decades, (and generations), the Kim family has ruled over the DPRK with an iron fist, pillaging the population and living in opulence and divine reverence.  Now, with Kim Jong Un still clinging to power despite a number of health concerns, it seems as though the nation is falling into complete ruin. North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its moribund economy continues to be battered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. And it could get worse still… While mass starvation and social chaos have not been reported, observers expect a further deterioration of North Korea’s food situation until the autumn harvest. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door parliamentary committee meeting that North Korea is supplying rice reserved for wartime use to citizens with little food, other laborers, and rural state agencies, according to Ha Tae-keung, one of the lawmakers who attended the session. North Korea’s tumultuous relationship with the global community will likely limit the amount of assistance they’ll receive from the outside world, as many nations are still engaged in heavy sanctions against the dictatorship.

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