And who on Earth listens to Flint?
17 December 2022
Ted Cruz, one-time Texan solicitor general and invited by the White House to be considered for appointment to the Supreme Court, is the US Senate’s most experienced lawyer.
So, when Elon Musk recently revealed how Twitter had actively suppressed the news just before the 2020 election concerning Hunter Biden’s ‘laptop from hell’, you would have expected that his opinion would have been keenly sought out by the media.
The laptop notoriously reveals that the Biden family had long been involved in the sale of access and influence into the highest levels in Washington to numerous foreign oligarchs, including those linked to Moscow and Beijing. At no time did they deny Hunter owned the laptop or claim it had been hacked. But social media, including Twitter, suppressed comment on the laptop, posting warnings it was ‘unsafe’, while a team of ‘intelligence’ toadies predictably wheeled out that tired old canard, that it was all Russian disinformation.
Twitter even used techniques developed and used to counter child pornography. For no more than mentioning reports about the laptop, they even closed down the account of Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, just weeks before the election. Actor James Woods had tweets removed by Twitter at the request of the Democratic National Committee.
Discussing the first tranche of recently released highly compromising emails showing Twitter employees struggling among themselves on how to justify the suppression of tweets concerning the laptop, leading broadcaster Ben Ferguson asked Cruz ‘Is this almost like a conspiracy to commit fraud?’
Cruz replied: ‘I agree with every word you say. Except “almost”.’
It was, he said, a conspiracy to defraud the American people, to defraud the American voters and to defraud democracy itself.
To use Donald Trump’s preferred term, he added, ‘This is evidence of rigging an election.’
Until Elon Musk acted, it was still possible to pretend that Twitter and other social media were still checking on whether there was disinformation.
But as Ted Cruz says, we now have clear evidence of the rigging of the 2020 election in the sense of Big Tech billionaires, at the behest of one of the two major political parties, censoring and blocking reporting about crucial facts. Polling indicated that had these facts had been known, this would have changed the way many people voted in 2020.
Cruz says this is how dictators behave. He points out that the Communist Chinese, at this very time, are stopping protesters from communicating in the same way that Twitter did at the behest of the Biden campaign.
The 2020 election was rigged on several levels. This was not only the outright fraud which we saw on television when the scrutineers were blocked from seeing the counting or sent home so that the counting could continue in their absence. Why does the media echo chamber forget that many Australians actually saw all this and remember this?
In addition, those who are interested would know of and may have even read the case brought by the Texan Attorney General and supported by 18 states arguing persuasively that certain crucial changes to state voting rules were unconstitutional.
With Elon Musk’s releases there is now overwhelming evidence of a third level of electoral malpractice where social media were used to suppress news at the time of the election, the impact of which would have been disastrous to the Biden camp. Yet you will still see in the vast Australian echo chamber of the corrupt US mainstream media, a media which acts as the propaganda arm of the Democratic party, the standard ‘report’ that Donald Trump ‘falsely’ claims the election was rigged.
The question is, is this actionable by, for example, actor James Woods who says Twitter destroyed his career? As Senator Cruz explains, the First Amendment, which protects free speech, can only restrain government, originally only the federal government. Now, he says, there is evidence of Twitter and presumably other social media acting as agents for government including the FBI and other parts of the bureaucracy. Not only will individuals seek satisfaction, the actions of government and social media will be aired in proceedings which will expose what really happened.
What is indisputable now is that Donald Trump was right. The election was rigged. America, the leader of the Free World, has to correct this. It is time for the American mainstream media to reform or to sink in disgrace, and for the Australian echo chamber to give up maintaining the line that there is no question whatsoever that 2020 election could have been rigged.
‘When did anyone last listen to David Flint?’ insisted Nine’s Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell in their prominent Herald and Age column, ‘CBD’. The surprise was not so much that they criticised me on several grounds, age, for being male and stale, and curiously for my race, or as they put it, being pale. The surprise was that for experienced journalists, they didn’t look for the answer in the obvious place – their very own media stable, Nine Entertainment Media. The publicly available ratings of the radio programme on the Nine network stations in Sydney, Brisbane and in the country which carry my weekly interview are now over 230,000, without counting the podcast downloads.
Next question, gentlemen.
Meanwhile, the line is being pushed in the media and elite circles that when it comes to constitutional reform, Australians are laggards. Not so, they are a wise constitutional people.
That’s why they agreed on our coming together as one people, in one nation and on one continent. They are rightly suspicious of referendums that only Canberra’s politicians can propose.
Getting rid of the Yes/No booklet is just part of the government’s very unsubtle scheme to seriously bias the Voice referendum in favour of the Yes vote.
More reason, surely, to vote No.
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