Biased? Who? Us?
No matter how often heads of Big Tech are hauled before Congress and deny their media platforms are biased when it comes political posts, the numbers continue to prove them wrong.
They made another appearance last week and, according senators who called them on it, lied about their partiality.
According to an analysis of more than two years by the Techwatch department of the Media Research Center, Twitter and Facebook have censored President Donald Trump's social media accounts and those of his presidential campaign 65 times and have not — not once — censored the accounts of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden or his campaign.
That's a concern because the president, unlike any previous president, has sought to reach the American people through Twitter. And Twitter was responsible for 98% of the censoring.
The analysis did not include any ads from political action committees (PACs) or super PACs that created ads in favor of either candidate. It also focused on social media posts, not paid advertisements, from the campaigns.
A previous analysis by Media Research Center Business also showed that Twitter and Facebook employees have given more than 90% of their political contributions in 2020 to Democrats.
One comment Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made last week at an Oprah Winfrey virtual voter mobilization event should be all you need to know about the former vice president and longtime U.S. senator.
He was discussing the time in 2008 when then-candidate Sen. Barack Obama asked him to be his running mate. He talked about telling Obama he didn't want to do it and Obama telling him to go home and discuss it with his family. He said he talked about it with his wife, his mother and his son, the late Beau Biden.
Then Biden said, "and I had my son Hunter, who's the smartest guy I know."
We won't detail all of the son's sad problems, but he was booted from the Navy for testing positive for cocaine, had an affair with his late brother's wife, fathered a child with an Arkansas stripper and allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old relative. And that says nothing about his dubious business dealings.
Whatever the full truth is about the Biden family allegedly profiting off ill-gotten gains in Ukraine and China, if the beleaguered Hunter is the smartest guy the elder Biden knows, the country will be in real trouble if he is elected.
Called them as he sees them
Support for President Donald Trump by Black Americans is expected to rise significantly in this year's election, and a Black Flint, Michigan city councilman and lifelong Democrat was only happy to explain why at a Trump rally last week.
"The Democrats," said Maurice Davis, vice president of the city council, "are full of hate."
He told those gathered he'd voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 but couldn't stick with the party this year.
"This is not a game, folks. President Trump and Vice President [Mike] Pence, God use whoever he wants to bring his people out of whatever the problem happens to be."
Of course, he said his fellow Democrats have not taken his decision well.
"Now the Democrats call me every name but a child of God," Davis said.
Maine Democratic senatorial candidate Sara Gideon is apparently employing the absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder strategy of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Last week, after skipping three televised debates and five candidate forums during the primary season, she canceled her scheduled debate with incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins at the last minute.
When Gideon drew criticism for lack of debating earlier in the campaign, she challenged Collins to five debates. Collins suggested 16, one in each Maine county. They settled on six.
What makes the challenger's hypocrisy worse is that she had criticized President Donald Trump for not agreeing to appear virtually at his scheduled second debate with Biden, which was to occur just after the president was released from the hospital after contracting COVID-19. Trump was willing for the debate to be in person but had no interest in an online event, leading to the cancellation.
"I think the American people are looking to hear substance on issues," Gideon had said. "I think it is really shameful that he is making this decision."
The candidate didn't say why she chose to skip the agreed-to debate, but her primary opponent Bre Kidman said in June "she would have to answer unscripted questions without being able to simply end the event when she got one she didn't like."