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The cozy relationship between the media, the Democrat Party, and big tech has become increasingly apparent in recent years, with a growing number of Americans concerned about the impact these relationships are having on our constitutional republic.
These relationships are giving the appearance of conflicting interests and raises questions of whether policies and regulations are being influenced by the interests of the parties involved.
One glaring example is the mainstream media’s efforts to censor and refuse to report on stories that don’t align with the Democrat Party’s agenda, and even actively suppressing stories that may hurt their preferred candidates.
This was evident during the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, where the mainstream media refused to report on the story until after the election.
The Democrat Party and the mainstream media have had a symbiotic relationship for literally decades.
Walter Lippmann was a prominent journalist and commentator in the early 20th century, who also served as an advisor to several U.S. presidents, including Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Arthur Krock was a longtime Washington correspondent for The New York Times, who also served as an advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He was known for his ability to shape public opinion through his reporting.
Pierre Salinger was a prominent journalist who served as a press secretary to President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s. After leaving the White House, he resumed his journalism career by working as a foreign correspondent for ABC News.
James Reston was a journalist for The New York Times, who also served as an advisor to President John F. Kennedy. He was known for his insight into the workings of the U.S. government.
George Stephanopoulos worked in the Clinton administration before becoming a “journalist” and anchor at ABC News. In 2015, it was revealed that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, thus raising questions about whether he could provide objective coverage of the Clintons.
Now, we’re beginning to see this same revolving door occurring between Big Tech and the government. Big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have become powerful players in politics. They have accomplished this by spending huge amounts on lobbying and by hiring former high level government officials — and their families.
Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was hired by Amazon as their Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs after leaving the White House.
Megan Smith, a former vice president at Google, served as President Obama’s chief technology officer of the United States.
Ben Labolt, the Biden Administration’s new communications director, was recently the personal spokesman for Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife.
New chief of staff Jeff Zients served two years on Facebook’s board. Zients reportedly resigned over company policies regarding political discourse and misinformation.
Louisa Terrell is the Administration’s legislative affairs director. Terrell was Facebook’s public policy director and a registered lobbyist for the company over a decade ago. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s daughters work for Facebook and Amazon.
Unsurprisingly, Schumer didn’t bring one antitrust measure to the floor in 2022, not even during last December’s lame duck session.
In 2021 and the first nine months of 2022, Amazon spent more money on registered federal lobbyists than any other company. Facebook’s parent Meta spent $4.6 million on lobbying in the last quarter of 2022 alone.
It’s important that Americans remain vigilant and hold the media, the Democrat party, and big tech accountable for their actions. We must demand transparency and fairness to ensure all voices are heard, not just those of an elite few.
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