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Bill Maher defends Alex Jones, surprises his audience, guests

Bill Maher recently defended Alex Jones, the Info Wars host and conspiracy theorist, on a recent episode of his HBO program, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” In the clip, Maher’s panel is discussing free speech when Alex Jones’ name comes up.  Jones, as you may remember, has been kicked off several social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and the Apple Store.

Before going into his statement about Jones, Maher reiterates that Jones was recently kicked off those sites, much to the delight of his audience who begin cheering wildly. Also, former Democratic Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm can be heard saying “Thanks God.”

However, Maher states that while he doesn’t like Jones and that Jones has even said somethings against him, Jones still has the right to free speech and that “If you’re a liberal, you’re supposed to care about free speech.”

Check out the clip below:

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Reporters not pleased with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘no press’ at town halls

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist running for Congress in New York’s 14th District, has found a way to stop all of the negative press coverage.

Is it actually learning the issues? Speaking in full, coherent sentences and answering questions entirely? Debating those with whom she disagrees without resulting to sexism?

No, her solution is all much simpler than that. After recent events where the rising socialist superstar in the Democratic party was “mobbed,” her campaign has decided to ban press from two public events.

Well, the move by the future of the “future of the Democratic party” has even some journalists upset.

Check out these tweets:

Washington Post, White House reporter

New York Magazine/Huffington Post reporter

Guardian Political reporter

NBCNews political reporter

Not giving terrific answers, not allowing the press into her public events, perhaps this running for public office thing isn’t for her?

‘Queer Eye’ star says not all Republicans are racist…and now people are upset?

I gotta admit that I’ve never watched “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” or even heard of Johnathan Van Ness before, but apparently he’s a big deal and that show is fairly popular. Regardless, Van Ness is now under fire for trying to bring a little bit of reason to our political climate.

Take a look at Van Ness’ tweets that have people all bent out of shape.

I know, I know how horrible! For someone to not actually generalize an entire group of people is an absolute tragedy! This kind of thinking will not be tolerated especially by the tolerant left.

Take a look at some of the well-thought out and rational responses to Van Ness’ triggering tweets.

Be warned: the stupidity is strong with these.

Alex Jones Suspended from Twitter

 

Well that didn’t take long.

Just a few days after Twitter CEO  Jack Dorsey said Alex Jones hadn’t violated their terms of service and would not be suspending Alex Jones, they suspended him.

A Twitter spokesperson told CNBC, “I can confirm that a tweet was reported to us which contained a link to a video on Periscope. Upon review we determined it violated our rules and required the account to delete the tweet and video.”

Jones will be suspended for seven days and his account has  “limited functionality.” He won’t be able to Tweet or re-Tweet but can still use the account to read other people’s content.

Trump calls Omarosa a ‘lowlife,’ ‘dog’

What is Donald Trump doing? Seriously, what is the President of the United States thinking?

In his normal ill-advised routine of posting his thoughts to social media in the morning, Trump referred to Omarosa as a “dog.” What are you thinking, prez?

I understand Trump is a “counterpuncher” and this kind of thing plays well with his base but it’s frankly beneath the office of The President of The United States. A little class every now and then from the man occupying the Oval Office isn’t a bad thing.

In case you didn’t know, former BFFs and “The Apprentice” costars, Trump and Omarosa are feuding.

Omarosa has accused Trump of using the N-word while on “The Apprentice,” going so far as to say there is a tape that exists with Trump saying the racial slur. Of course, Trump denies the allegation.

If the tapes exist of The Donald saying the N-word, produce them. Show us. No, instead this is all an orchestrated media circus by Omarosa to sell more copies of her book, which is set to hit shelves Tuesday.

Trump has to be, or at least one would hope he’d be smarter than to get into these kind of pointless tiffs. And if the woman really was such a “lowlife,” as Trump refers to her, why did he put her on his campaign? Why did he give her a position in the White House?

It also goes the other way as well. If Trump is such a racist, if he’s such a bigot, why accept a position on his campaign? Why would you go to work for the man at the White House?

The whole thing is more than a bit ridiculous.

 

Twitter Hasn’t Suspended Alex Jones and Here’s Why

Social media giants Facebook, Spotify, Apple and YouTube have all banned Alex Jones, the conspiracy therorist behind InfoWars, for hate speech. Facebook claims Jones repeatedly violated community standards and an Apple spokesperson told Buzzfeed, “Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users.”

YouTube and Spotify also cite hate speech as their reason behind pulling the plug on Jones’ accounts.

However, Twitter has not followed suit and today caused outrage in the liberal community. Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey explained why on his personal account today.

Dorsey will also reportedly be on Hannity’s radio show to discuss their decision.

This may come as a surprise to conservatives who have been accusing the Twitter platform of shadow banning their Tweets.

CEO of Twitter Acknowledges Eating Chick-Fil-A during Pride Month was Mistake

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has triggered some liberals when he posted about eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.

Several years ago, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked outrage and a boycott of the fast food chain when he made comments supporting the Biblical definition of marriage.

Delicious chicken temporarily made Dorsey forget the company’s “background”, but after people lost their minds, he sort of apologized for boosting their company on his personal Twitter account.

Not everyone was upset, though.

Surprisingly, Jack hasn’t deleted his tweet even though the LGBTQ community is calling for him to do so.

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