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Fox News and Twitter Are on The Outs. What Does That Mean For You?

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The current state of the mainstream media has been less than conducive to fair and honest journalism as of late, with pesky bouts of “facts” seemingly taking the air out of the liberal media’s sails.

Thanks to the power of the internet, and our ability as a species to communicate nearly instantly across vast digital universes, it has become much more difficult for the connivers and crooks at the top of the economic food chain to exploit us.  We are growing ever smarter thanks to our ability to learn on-the-fly, and the old schemes and scams are getting exposed at an exponential rate.

This holds true in the mainstream media as well, where our previous inability to see the world as it is in realtime crippled our knowledge base, and forced us into relying on CNN and others for the news.  Now that this is no longer the case, these networks have to compete with reality happening live on the internet, and so they’ve turned vitriol and sensational in order to sell commercials.  Remember, these are entertainment channels who only make money by driving viewership…and the best driver of viewership is conflict.

Today, however, as the platforms that freed us from the mainstream’s grip on media begin to fall victim to the old-school biases, we are seemingly in an informational war…just like Alex Jones predicted…and the media figures themselves are now duking it out for the fate of free speech.

Since last Thursday, Fox News has boycotted Twitter, presumably in response to Twitter’s tacit permission for users to publicize Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home address. Last Wednesday night, alleged activists from Antifa terrorized Carlson’s wife at Carlson’s home with verbal threats while also damaging Carlson’s front door.

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As Mediaite reported, Fox News “regularly posts hundreds of tweets a day, and has racked up more than 400,000 tweets on its page. The Twitter account for Fox Business has been equally dormant, posting just one tweet in the past 24 hours.” Mediate quoted one source who stated that Fox News shut down its account on Twitter to protest the activists who mobbed Carlson’s home last Wednesday night.

The source continued, “[This] is a conscious decision in light of what was done to Tucker,” adding that Twitter was indifferent to requests to remove content that targeted Carlson.

The Blaze reported, “ … on social media, someone used the ‘doxxing’ tactic to reveal personal information about the host and advocate for more harassment. When this was reported to Twitter, they refused to take action, despite the fact that ‘doxxing’ is a violation of their user terms of service.”

The attack on Tucker Carlson and his family at home was just the latest in a long line of aggressive maneuvers aimed in the general direction of the media and conservatives as of late.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.