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Journo ‘Watchdog’ Removes ‘Blacklist’ After First Amendment Backlash

The First Amendment must always win.

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When it comes to the First Amendment, the word “sacred” gets thrown around a lot, as do the terms “inalienable” and “self-evident”.

And with good reason.  Without the ability to freely speak our minds, we are at the beck and call of whomever decided that we couldn’t or shouldn’t.  In the days of the public pulpit, this wasn’t much of an issue, but now, in the age of the internet, we have a new threat to free speech to contend with.

Gatekeepers such as Facebook and Google have staked claims, as private companies, as to how they’d like supposedly free Americans to conduct themselves online.  This has led to bans, shadowbans, censorship, de-platforming, and more.

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And where do these entities get their recommendations from?  So-called “fact checkers” and “watchdogs” who scour the internet for opinions they dislike and then report them to Google and others as if they had some sort of authority greater than that of the Constitution itself.

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Backlash over this perversion of freedom has often been swift, and now one such “gatekeeper” has been forced to tuck tail and run.

The Poynter Institute, a journalism nonprofit organization, initially released a list of more than 500 “unreliable” news outlets purportedly “built from pre-existing databases compiled by journalists, fact-checkers and researchers around the country.”

But a number of prominent conservative-leaning outlets were included in the “unreliable” category, including The Washington Examiner, Washington Free Beacon, Daily Caller and other publications that employ scores of journalists covering Congress, elections, the White House and more. The index was created with the help of an employee for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The following is music to the ears of liberty advocates:

Poynter’s managing editor, Barbara Allen, posted a mea culpa Thursday as the backlash built.

“On Tuesday, April 30, Poynter posted a list of 515 ‘unreliable’ news websites, built from pre-existing databases compiled by journalists, fact-checkers and researchers around the country. Our aim was to provide a useful tool for readers to gauge the legitimacy of the information they were consuming,” the statement read.

“Soon after we published, we received complaints from those on the list and readers who objected to the inclusion of certain sites, and the exclusion of others. We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list, and while we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology.

“We detected inconsistencies between the findings of the original databases that were the sources for the list and our own rendering of the final report.”

And this, my friends, is exactly what the Founders had in mind when they bestowed this sacred right on us.

Let freedom ring, y’all!

 

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WATCH: Sitting Dem Senator Threatens to Punch Trump In the Face, Then Calls for Peace

Another Democrat advocating for violence…

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Dems love to say President Trump’s “rhetoric” leads to harm. Yet, they have no problem saying they literally want to physically assault the most powerful man on the planet. Where’s the logic? Can liberals even spell “hypocrisy?” From Daily Caller: Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Thursday the best way for Democrats to beat President Trump in 2020 is to “go back and punch him in the face” in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Tester noted, “I don’t think, even in states where Donald Trump won big, that it did you any good running away from Donald Trump. I think you need to go back and punch him in the face. The truth is this guy is bad for this country.” WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=QDztkBropAI Democrats truly believe the words they say and have no comprehension of the term “irony.” Liberal rhetoric has greatly harmed Americans for a long, long while now, yet they have the gall to slam President Trump for speaking the truth. Insane. WATCH: https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1151906656487391233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151906656487391233&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-ocasio-cortez-says-trump-is-putting-people-in-danger-with-his-violent-rhetoric%2F Montel Williams is allowed to get away with calling for violence against, well, anyone, simply because he’s not a fan of President Trump. It’s that simple. Democrats and the mainstream media will look the other way on anything so long as you disagree with Trump on everything. Check out the tweet Montel sent, which he of course deleted: Really? Calling for cops to tase a conservative white woman, huh?

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CONFIRMED: Trump Is Raising More Money In California Than ALL 2020 Dems – Except Two

HAHAHAHA! Excellent.

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Here’s a story you won’t see ANYWHERE but on conservative websites. And there’s a good reason for it. President Trump is raking in more cash in the Golden State than all but two 2020 Dems. Go figure, huh? From CalMatters: This may come as surprise to the president, the national media and more than a few Californians, but there are plenty of Trump supporters in the “Resistance State,” too. And since the beginning of the year, they’ve been spending a lot of money to keep the president in the White House. New campaign finance statistics show that President Donald Trump raised $3.2 million—more money from the California donor class than all of his Democratic challengers, but two. Not only that, but the Trump campaign collected more from itemized small donors—those who gave in increments of less than $100 at a time—than anyone else in the field. The president bested even Democratic contender Bernie Sanders in the small-donor sweepstakes. LOOK: Appearing on Nexus with Matthew Moore, social media star Bill Mitchell and Yippy CEO Rich Granville seriously schooled Mashable’s liberal writer Matt Binder about the threat of Google attempting to rig the coming 2020 election. Part of TRT World, Moore’s Nexus is a fast-paced look at the news of the day featuring a unique ten-screen studio. Moore breaks down the news using a stream of data from the Internet and tries to focus on the big picture as well as the finer details. “Nexus uses original digital research to give a unique insight into the news. It’s informative and entertaining addition to TRT World’s programming,” according to former Executive Producer Sarah Head. Mitchell, Granville, and Binder appeared on Nexus on July 4th as host Moore explored the idea that Google is trying to rig the 2020 elections against Donald Trump by…

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