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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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VIDEO: Conservatives Form Their Own ‘Squad’ To Do Battle Against Socialism; ‘This Is Not Your Grandfather’s GOP Anymore’

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard all about a group of four freshmen Democratic Party women who have banded together in Congress to fight for socialistic policies. This group of individuals has been labeled the “Squad” and features Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. Well, four female conservative congressional candidates are forming their own version of the “Squad” to help fight against the socialism these other ladies are doing their best to push on the American people. Here’s more on this from Fox News: In a previous interview on “Fox & Friends,” Alabama congressional candidate Jessica Taylor called for a new generation of conservatives to counteract the ideology of Democratic socialists like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. Then, in a campaign video for her candidacy, Taylor said that she was “sick of arrogant socialists like AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer.” On Thursday, Taylor joined “Fox & Friends” once again with a newly formed “conservative squad,” made up of Minnesota congressional candidate Michelle Fischbach, South Carolina congressional candidate Nancy Mace, and Texas congressional candidate Beth Van Duyne. “This is about bringing the conservative message to the people of the United States,” said Fischbach. “So that people understand that we’re looking at do-nothing Democrats. They are obsessing about impeachment and not really doing anything for the people of the United States anymore.” Mace went on to say that their initiative is all about the American dream. “The Democrats, they have taken a sharp left turn under the influence of the socialist squad. And, you look at us and this is socialism versus the American values of freedom and job creation. And, we all understand…

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Nonpartisan Analysis Weighs In On Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Math, Says It Doesn’t Add Up

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An academic, nonpartisan study has concluded that the math behind Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax and found that something’s a bit off about the numbers. According to the new findings, the “wealth tax” on America’s wealthiest folks will actually bring in $1 trillion less than what Warren estimates. Warren says the wealth tax would be a big help in funding her massive progressive policies such as the universal child care, free tuition at public universities, and the big one, “Medicare-for-all” and other programs. The plan would put a two percent tax on individuals worth $50 million or more and a six percent tax on those worth more than $1 billion. Here’s more from Fox News: A University of Pennsylvania Penn Wharton Budget Model – which offers nonpartisan analysis of public policy proposals – estimates, though, that Warren’s tax would raise between $2.3 trillion to $2.7 trillion over a decade. That’s as much as $1.4 trillion less than the Warren campaign’s estimates. The analysis was released on Thursday. It also concludes that the new taxes would cause the economy to contract between 0.9 percent and 2.1 percent by 2050 — depending on how the new revenue is spent. The model says the new tax would reduce “private capital formation” enough to drive the U.S. economy’s average wage down between 0.9 percent and 2.3 percent, even affecting households not rich enough to qualify for the tax. Warren’s campaign disputed the findings. “This analysis does not study Elizabeth’s actual plans — it does not account for the strong anti-evasion measures in her wealth tax and does not even attempt to analyze the specific investments Elizabeth is committed to making with the wealth tax revenue,” Warren campaign spokesperson Saloni Sharma said in a statement to Fox News. “This is an analysis…

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