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Traditionally far-left comedian Bill Maher has once again delivered a red-pilled rant, this time taking aim at Big Tech for censoring discussion of the Wuhan lab leak theory.
During the latest airing of HBO’s “Real Time,” he went off specifically on Facebook and Google for purposefully and manipulatively preventing any discussion of the theory.
He noted, for instance, Facebook’s recent admission that it had blocked any discussion of the lab leak theory for four months. He also pointed to Google’s recent admission that it doesn’t allow auto-complete searches for the theory.
During a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, a Journal reporter asked Google Health vice president David Feinberg about this discrepancy.
“Feinberg responded by saying Google employs a group of clinicians on its Search team and YouTube team to make sure the tech giant isn’t ‘leading people down pathways that we would find to be not authoritative information,'” as reported at the time by Insider.
“He added users can find whatever they are looking for using Google — including misinformation — but the tech firm aims to ensure the first thing users see is information coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, national health systems, and other authorities,” according to Insider.
This answer from Feinberg enraged Maher.
“Outrageous.” @BillMaher railed against Facebook and Google for banning and suppressing content about lab leak. “You were wrong, Google and Facebook….The CDC’s been wrong about a lot shit, this is outrageous that I can’t look this information up.” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/28dwaQGz9W
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) June 26, 2021
“I find this outrageous. … You were wrong, Google and Facebook. We don’t know. The reason why we want you is because we’re checking on this sh*t. He said they want to ensure the first thing users see is information CDC, the WHO,” he said.
“That’s who I’m checking on! The WHO has been very corrupt all about a lot of sh*t, and the CDC’s been wrong about a lot of sh*t. This is outrageous that I can’t look this information up!” he added.
His point was that, by basing its flow of information on the whims of the CDC and the WHO, Big Tech giants are behaving as if these arguably political agencies are infallible oracles of truth — when in reality they certainly are not.
He continued his red-pilled rant by bringing up the recent censorship of discussions about the potential coronavirus drug Ivermectin.
“Now they’re doing it with this drug Ivermectin. They threw Bret Weinstein off YouTube, or almost. He’s one strike away. YouTube should not be telling me what I can see about Ivermectin,” he said.
To keep his far-left audience awake and tuned in, he then quipped, “Ivermectin isn’t a registered Republican — it’s a drug.”
Bret Weinstein is a former Evergreen State College professor who was effectively booted from the university in 2017 after he refused to follow orders that he and other white staff and students stay home for one day as penance for their so-called “white privilege.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 17, 2017
He went on to join the “intellectual dark web” and launch a popular dissident podcast that can be seen on YouTube. He hosts the podcast with his wife, Heather Heying.
The podcast is now on the verge of being booted from YouTube because of continual violations of the Big Tech giant’s draconian policies, according to journalist Matt Taibbi.
“He and Heying’s two YouTube channels have been hit with multiple warnings for two brands of speech offenses, and are on the verge of having their business shut down entirely as a result,” he noted in a recent Substack post.
“One offense involves interviews with the likes of Dr. Pierre Kory about the potential benefits of the repurposed drug ivermectin, and the other involves interviews with guests like Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology used in the Covid-19 vaccines. One video with Malone this week had 587,331 views before it was shut down,” he added.
YouTube, which is a subsidiary of Google, has been basically censoring any and all coronavirus discussions that don’t perfectly follow the CDC and WHO’s script.
Never mind that, as noted by Maher, both organizations have themselves been slammed as the peddlers of blatant misinformation and disinformation about the coronavirus.
And also never mind that the CDC has become exceedingly politicized under the Biden administration, to the point that it was taking orders directly from left-wing teachers’ unions earlier this year.
Teachers union prez admits CDC ‘asked for language’ on opening schools, and doesn’t see a problem with it https://t.co/n1fPM93FDQ
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 19, 2021
Maher’s red-pilled rants have been very well-received on the right, whether he’s ranted about BLM’s racial politics, or, more recently, the “racket” and “grift” that is college.
Not only is he helping to red-pill other Americans, but he’s also providing clear evidence that the institutional left has gone too far. Though, of course, there can be no clearer evidence than the one and only Jon Stewart — a longtime hero to the Democrat Party — embracing the lab leak theory himself.
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