During a circular display of totalitarian rhetorical gratification, a CNN Panel stunningly all agreed on the necessity of anti-competitive practices and censorship.
“…unfair business practices that are likely to reduce competition and lead to higher prices, reduced quality or levels of service, or less innovation. Anticompetitive practices include activities like price fixing, group boycotts, and exclusionary exclusive dealing contracts or trade association rules, and are generally grouped into two types:
- agreements between competitors, also referred to as horizontal conduct
- monopolization, also referred to as single firm conduct
The FTC generally pursues anticompetitive conduct as violations of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which bans “unfair methods of competition” and “unfair or deceptive acts or practices.””
Now, on with the show…
In an interview this week, leftist CNN Clown Brian Stelter and his contributors, Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos, endorsed massive amounts of additional totalitarian censorship of conservatives across all media platforms. So why is this CNN clown car of leftist misfits so notable?
Chris Krebs is the disgraced former DHS Director of Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who was fired by President Donald Trump for stating–despite massive amounts of evidence to the contrary here, here, and now here, and elsewhere–that there was no evidence of election fraud in the 2020 election. For this, the legacy media now love him, disgraced company SolarWinds now employs him (along with Stamos), and we now know never to trust him.
Did we mention that CISA was also linked to Dominion voting systems, for which they were supposed to also be the watchdog? It turns out Dominion was actually on the board of CISA. Does that sound like a conflict of interest and a likely source of their ineptitude and failure to find fraud in this election that was run on Dominion voting systems?
After leaving CISA, disgraced, Krebs founded a new company with Alex Stamos, the former head of Facebook’s security operations who left Facebook unceremoniously after a giant scandal himself amidst revelations about Facebook’s involvement in the seedy Cambridge-Analytica scandal involving tens of millions of people’s private information being compromised.
Then, in a comical lack of self-awareness, the two uncreative and wholly disgraced figures called their new company the Krebs Stamos Group with a mission statement to “help organizations turn their greatest cybersecurity challenges into triumphs.”
When you are done laughing, read on because it gets much better.
Who is their first client? A little company you may have heard of called SolarWinds.
“That’s right. The software firm at the middle of the biggest hack in American history has hired Krebs and Stamos as consultants to assist with rebuilding trust in their brand. Now ubiquitously known as the “SolarWinds hack,” the apparently Russian-in-origin cyber intrusion scandal has engulfed the public and private sectors alike and only continues to grow. Some 18,000 entities are thought to have been affected by it, and the extent to which the likely state-backed hackers were able to gather intelligence via their operations is still unclear.”
So it makes sense that all three disgraceful leftists on this panel would ‘debate’ in a stunning display of perfect agreement during which the three amigos all agreed that the current acceleration of censorship in media and Big Tech of conservative voices is not only acceptable, but not nearly Orwellian enough.
At one point during the interview, Alex Stamos expressed the urgent need by the leftist information gatekeepers to “turn down the capability” of conservative influencers to reach large audiences of any kind. He also lamented the fact that leftwing ideas, like those at CNN, fail miserably against more logical, conservative, and independent thinking in an open market of ideas. Because of this, Stelter maligns such voices by calling them “denialists” while Stamos calls them “extremely radical” “like Isis” and encourages the banning of his intellectual and business competition while shaming anyone who even allows conservatives to speak:
“There are people on YouTube, for example, that have a larger audience than daytime CNN, and they are extremely radical and pushing extremely radical views,” Stamos said. “So it’s up to the Facebooks and YouTubes, in particular, to think about whether or not they want to be effective cable networks for disinformation.””
Competition of ideas is “a problem” in the flaccid minds of the modern left:
“We are going to have to figure out the OAN and Newsmax problem. These companies have freedom of speech, but I’m not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and such bringing them into tens of millions of homes,@alexstamos tells @brianstelter”
In an effort not to be outdone in his totalitarian virtue signaling by his CNN peers, Oliver Darcy (a senior media reporter for CNN) took to Twitter for a follow-up and added that the anti-competitive totalitarian nature and direction of his own network was not enough.
“Just a reminder that neither @Verizon or @ATT, nor @comcast have answered any questions about why they beam channels like OAN & Newsmax into millions of homes. Do they have any second thoughts about distributing these channels given their election denialism content? They won’t say.”
"We are going to have to figure out the OAN and Newsmax problem. These companies have freedom of speech, but I'm not sure we need Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and such bringing them into tens of millions of homes," @alexstamos tells @brianstelter.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 17, 2021
Just a reminder that neither @Verizon, @ATT, nor @comcast have answered any questions about why they beam channels like OAN & Newsmax into millions of homes. Do they have any second thoughts about distributing these channels given their election denialism content? They won't say.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 17, 2021
Big Tech and legacy media outlets attempt to demonize and ban all their competition. Isn’t that predatory and anti-competitive behavior? Actions of censorship already taken include banning the words “Stop the Steal.” They have also banned discussions stating that Trump likely actually won the 2020 election by a landslide but was robbed by massive voter fraud in several states, even though this could be proved easily in court were a judge to actually allow the thousands of pages of affidavits and evidence to be seen and heard and reviewed in court.
Is this truly what liberalism means in 2021: silence, shame, demoralize, and destroy your competition, not even allowing them to speak and shunning them out of society?
This is what despots and dictators do. And, most all of the left and establishment seem to be on board for the ride, not realizing that the oppression will never end. It will come for them once they have eliminated their intellectual betters through intellectual genocide against conservatives and independents with whom they disagree.
There can be no freedom or light or consent with people like these in charge–only tyranny.
Perhaps this is the reason Joe Biden feels the need to drop 25,000 troops in Washington DC for a stolen election of a president who was not elected legally and who is not legitimate or fully cognitive.