My speech on the jihad against Joe Rogan as a microcosm for the War on Wrongthink corporate media’s executing in cahoots with our Ruling Class
Last month I had the privilege of speaking before the Leadership Program of the Rockies’ annual retreat during a heterodox panel on media hypocrisy moderated by Kennedy, and featuring Mary Katharine Ham and Hannah Cox.
My speech highlighted not just the corporate media’s rampant hypocrisy, but the fact that that hypocrisy poses a danger: That the greatest beneficiaries of the First Amendment and our free speech tradition are its most zealous proponents, and that the purported adversaries of the powerful have become the powerful’s greatest accomplice as they seek to monopolize Narrative to monopolize power.
Here was my list of the four greatest hypocrisies of our corporate media betters, as prepared:
- The same media that fear-mongers over misinformation and disinformation is the nation’s most prolific and powerful purveyor of misinformation and disinformation.
- The same media that benefits most richly from the First Amendment consists of the most zealous proponents of censorship—often on shoddy grounds of combatting misinformation and disinformation.
- The same media that claims devotion to democracy not only sees no contradiction in muzzling those who disagree with it. It supports eroding the integrity of the elections on which democracy relies; violating liberty and justice; and vesting in unelected bureaucrats, unchecked executives and unhinged judges near total power to implement its liberty-and-justice violating agenda—without our consent.
- The same media hysterical over “authoritarianism” is overtly authoritarian, serving as the ruling regime’s communications arm.
It smears those who disagree with it as not only deplorable, and irredeemable, but terroristic.
It cheers on the national security and law enforcement apparatus in its efforts to pursue dissenters accordingly.
It colludes with and serves as a conduit for these apparatuses—the very ones it rightly used to scrutinize because of the inherent danger posed by their awesome powers and secrecy.
More broadly, it’s a mouthpiece for the Woke progressive globalists who populate our federal government, Big Tech, Woke Capital, elite colleges and cultural institutions—the commanding heights of American society—monopolizing the narrative to try and monopolize power.
Contrary to the romantic portrayal of muckrakers speaking truth to power, today’s corporate press is no adversary of the powerful. It is an accomplice of the powerful.