Mainstream Media has Lost it’s bid to Silence Conservative Voices
Mainstream media has lost its bid to silence conservative voices. It has lost because Parler still lives. Parler for those who do not know was completely shut-down and silenced by the liberal media after the demonstrations by conservatives at our Capital in Washington D.C. Parler is the conservative version to Twitter.
Amazon shut down their web services and the liberal news media from the major networks did all they could to silence conservatives. Fox News was the only news service that stood it’s ground. Facebook and Twitter the two largest social media networks shut down then President Donald Trump as well as many other conservatives. Parler still lives.
I do not use social media at all, but I did tend to comment in the Local Newspaper until the Mountain Democrat did exactly what Twitter and Facebook did to the President – they censored me. Why? I have no idea and there was no explanations, my comments just don’t show anymore. Now perhaps this was because I will not pay for their Internet version of their newspaper. Who knows. I will not pay a media company for their opinion or subscribe to their newspapers. They make lots of money from ad revenue and in-print versions.
It really does not matter if a local newspaper censors me. I have my own weblog that I can write on that people can see. The more I read the comments to letters submitted by the “same old gang” of users the more I realize that the newspaper is infested with liberals in the comment section. There is a few brave conservatives that post that have not been censored yet (perhaps they pay for that right) but the comments are so extreme from the left that the comment section that it would push someone to possibly say the wrong thing. It is clear that they have moderators in their comment section. What isn’t clear is why conservatives are censored and liberals are not, considering this newspaper tends to publish articles that are “right leaning.” Confusing isn’t it.
Back to Parler; I have not signed up for Parler for the same reason I will not sign up for Twitter or Facebook. I probably shouldn’t have commented on the local newspaper the Mountain Democrat either. Why? Because when you write something you give up your rights completely. They can publish it, delete it and modify it. They can make it say something you didn’t and it is perfectly legal. Just look at their legal pages. Once you post to one of these sites they own what you said. The same could be said for my blog.
I allow comments on my site. It is my weblog though – so I hold every comment for review except for the people I personally know. There isn’t many comments right now and the website is empty because I deleted years of articles and materials due to the attack from the liberal left. They were head hunting and just looking for material on the web to either publish (people were losing their jobs) or website owners they could sue. Their goal was to suppress free speech and they have done a good job of that.
From the local news media in Sacramento, to the local print, pretty much all of the opinions from the right have been silenced. I completely understand why those who must use social media are attracted to Parler.
I hope Parler gains enough traction to take on Twitter and Facebook. There needs to be a balance in our country.
In the meantime we have 3 years of pretty heavy censorship to look forward to. The Presidential election cycle will put an end to it as the Conservatives begin to get their message out.
The media has lost it’s bid to censor us as we will travel different roads to get our voices heard. Parler is the start of this and the voices of the conservatives will be heard.
In the meantime I am moving away from the letters section of the Mountain Democrat. I find that most of those letters are extreme liberal points of view – speckled with a few conservatives that try to make themselves heard. The comments however are hard to stomach as the trolls have taken on complete control of the newspaper in that aspect.
I wish them luck, however being censored has left a bad taste in my mouth, therefore I will be moving away from their print. If they want locals to read their paper then it needs to be balanced in all aspects. There also needs to be fair and balanced moderation. Currently there is no balance in their mediation IMO.
The opinion in this article is mine and mine alone. I have no malice towards the local newspaper the Mountain Democrat nor do I suggest people should not subscribe to their Internet version or their articles.