social media

Cherry-picking COVID stats

Instead of honest and unbiased reporting, the mainstream media has twisted and distorted the numbers to scare the public into believing that their lives are at risk every time they leave their homes to shop, to go to work, or to exercise and that President Donald Trump is responsible for the more than 5 million reported cases of COVID-19 and the 175,000 deaths that have been attributed to it.

The Melania Factor

Democrats and their allies in Hollywood and the New York media don’t seem to get that by mocking Mrs. Trump and refusing her the fashion and style section coverage typically afforded the First Lady have only served to heighten her appeal to the Trump base and reinforce the idea that Democrats are too cruel to be trusted with the power of the federal government.

What's The Holdup? Ban China's TikTok App

Our friend Rachel Bovard recently gave us a heads-up that, while American policymakers are aware of the security issues related to Chinese Communist social media apps, such as TikTok, the United States is dithering while India has already acted to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps over concerns the apps "are beholden to the [Chinese Communist Party] under Chinese law" and "extensions of the Chinese state."

Trump Executive Order Strikes At The Heart Of Social Media’s Leftist Censorship

President Trump’s Executive Order puts the Trump administration squarely behind our interpretation of Section 230 platform immunity: By making itself an editor of content, such a provider forfeits any protections from being deemed a "publisher or speaker" under subsection 230 (c) (1), which properly applies only to a provider that merely provides a platform for content supplied by others.

Conservative Leaders: Get Rid Of Facebook Censorship Committee

More than 60 conservative leaders in volved in the Free Speech Alliance panned the announcement of Facebook's new content oversight board and offered this opinion of the proposed oversight board: When you announce your next 20 members, ensure that they will balance out the aggressively leftist tilt of this new venture your company has taken. Better yet: Get rid of the whole thing.

You Deserve A Lagniappe: Kevin Gentry’s interview of Richard Viguerie (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These articles may not be of interest to all readers of ConservativeHQ, but if you are involved in a conservative nonprofit, either full-time or part-time, as a Board Member, a volunteer, or you’re considering being involved with a nonprofit, or perhaps you’re a candidate for public office or volunteer for a candidate – then you will benefit from my conversations with Kevin Gentry.

Don’t Let Fear Freeze You, Write A Plan: More From My Interviews With Kevin Gentry (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These tips about writing a plan are intended to help those involved with a conservative nonprofit, but they apply equally to the business world. As you write the plan, things will come into focus.  You will realize you need to do more of X, less of Y, and once you’ve finalized your plan, share it with others.  Of course it’s permissible to alter or change the plan, but it’s vital to start any new, major undertaking with a written plan.

Showing respect in a time of lockdown because of the coronavirus crisis

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

There have been attempts to pit Dr. Anthony Fauci, also a lead on the coronavirus team, against the president. What you don’t see or hear are suggestions that he doesn’t know what he’s doing, or is not in control of the choices he makes. No, that denigration is reserved by liberals for the woman on the team who is enjoying the respect of Americans and the president. The good news is Dr. Deborah Birx, and other Americans who have committed themselves to the health and well-being of this nation, remains steadfast and focused on her work. Getting to know her and all the heroes who continue to work securing our future has been inspiring.

'Do you want more influence?' Kevin Gentry’s interview of Richard Viguerie (Part 4 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These tips will help those involved with a conservative nonprofit, as well as those who want to help the cause of liberty/freedom by their regular use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, blogs, etc.  By so doing you will help re-elect President Trump, help take back the House, and help increase our numbers in the Senate.

NPR vs. Breitbart

On October 1, 2019, without proof, NPR attacked Hungary for allegedly suppressing free speech. The hypocrisy of this was stunning, as NPR itself appears to be participating in a scheme to shut down an independent voice in the media: Breitbart News.

The perils of trading social interaction for social media

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

We should be able to have a normal political debate. America was founded partly in a fight to express political disagreement. Many of us have not too distant ancestors who escaped oppressive societies, kingdoms, dictators, and/or countries so they and their children could express dissent. And yet, social media has become a place where it can be downright dangerous to so. What have we created? We have been given a technological gift, and we’ve abused it in the worst possible way. Social media might have allowed us to engage in the kind of open discourse that is the lifeblood of democracy.

Maybe Now Congress Will Rein In The Tech Lords

It's good and long overdue that the GOP leadership finally figured out that you don’t feed your enemies – but the advertising money they are withholding from Twitter is a rounding error to these giant tech companies. What is really needed is serious, sustained and vigorously executed litigation and enforcement of anti-trust laws and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The Secret To A Trump Landslide

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
There’s no guarantee that just because the Democrats set themselves on fire on national TV Trump is going to walk away with an easy 2020 victory. The real secret to creating a Donald Trump landslide in 2020 is for conservatives to take the lead in nationalizing the 2019-2020 elections by BRANDING the Democrats using targeted direct marketing through new and alternative media, especially in battle ground states and key congressional districts.

FreedomFest is Here: The Best Conference of the Year for Conservatives and Libertarians

If you love liberty, freedom and the free market, then you won’t want to miss FreedomFest 2019, the nation’s largest conference for Conservatives and Libertarians, July 17-20 at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sign up by July 1 and get $100 off the registration fee. Go to www.freedomfest.com, or call toll-free 1-855-850-3733, ext. 202.

Time For Conservatives To Get Ruthless Fighting For Free Speech

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Make them provide a full and fair process regarding suspensions and expulsions, including a complete and clear report on exactly what acts underlie the punitive action as well as an appeal process and a requirement that similar acts be dealt with similarly – we’ve all seen libs do whatever they want while a conservative gets sent to Twitmo for nothing. And we should be able to enforce it via lawsuits with attorney’s fees for prevailing plaintiffs and the ability to get an injunction. As a lawyer, I can tell you that’s going to modify their behavior significantly. Or they could choose to stop screwing with us. Either way.

Glenn Reynolds Is Right: Social Media Is Making Us Crazy

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

In his compelling new chapbook for Encounter — The Social Media Upheaval — Glenn Harlan Reynolds, aka The Instapundit, aka The Blogfather, asserts that social media is, to put it bluntly, driving us nuts. At least it's made me crazier as it has virtually everyone else I know who spends untold hours on Twitter, yelling and screaming at each other unto death, cursing foes and even friends to a fare-thee-well over op-eds and articles most of those same people, on either side, haven't read in the first place. (Reynolds shows this statistically.)

“A Completely Ludicrous Quote” Gets Treated As Real News

We agree with President Trump, there is a huge difference between a mistake of fact and the reporting of social media comments that today’s “journalists” treat as news and report without vetting. Some system of holding those who promulgate, and often profit from fake news needs to be found.

Democrats Have A Three-Part Plan For The Politics Of Impeachment

House Democrats have a well-thought-out plan to regain control of the federal government; part one is to push the message that President Trump is engaged in a coverup. Trump supporters should hit every social media platform, letter to the editor column and other public fora with the question “Cover up of what?” every time a Democrat or Left-leaning media personality surfaces to make the charge.

The Dawn Of Corporate Totalitarianism

While constitutional liberty should protect the rights of association and religious liberty, granting businesses the right to determine who they will serve based on the customer’s ideas, political affiliation or viewpoint is the first step toward replacing constitutional liberty with an oppressive system of corporate social credit.

CNN Officially Out Of Investigative Journalism

Given CNN's history of biased coverage of President Trump, it seems clear to us that, based on the results of the numerous studies the MRC has conducted on the network, CNN long ago got out of the investigative journalism field, it has just taken Jeff Zucker all this time to admit it.