Ethics Quote Of The Week: Dinesh D’Souza

“The mainstream media can’t risk covering the Twitter Files. If they admit rampant collusion between govt agencies and Twitter, they’ll have to inquire about Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Google. The whole censorship regime would unravel. Better to pretend nothing’s happening!”

—-Conservative scholar and author Dinesh D’Souza, via Twitter, of course.

Whatever one may think of D’Souza, and wherever one may fall in the partisan divide, I don’t see what other explanation there is for the stubborn, self-destructive refusal by the mainstream media to acknowledge what the Twitter files’ reporting by Matt Taibbi et al. has revealed. (Once again today, the New York Times contains no mention of the issue at all.)

It’s a mass, extended Jumbo.I can’t recall anything like this—not this much information ignored, not with such defiance of basic journalism ethics and common sense. How can anyone trust media organizations that allow such obvious partisan “darkness,” as in “Democracy dies in darkness”? How desperate must these organizations be to engage ins such flagrant and and inexcusable news manipulation?

Amazing.

Hmmmm. What Ethics Alarms movie or TV spokesperson best expresses how self-destructive and stupid this is? Geena? Major Clipton? The Waco Kid? After considerable thought, I think this calls for George…

8 thoughts on “Ethics Quote Of The Week: Dinesh D’Souza

  1. There is probable cause that the FBI agents in questions committed crimes.

    https://ethicsalarms.com/2022/12/11/part-4-of-the-twitter-election-manipulation-papers-or-as-the-stomach-turns/#comment-826784

    18 U.S. Code § 595 – Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments

    “Whoever, being a person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, or by the District of Columbia or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or by any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States, or any political subdivision, municipality, or agency thereof, or agency of such political subdivision or municipality (including any corporation owned or controlled by any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States or by any such political subdivision, municipality, or agency), in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”

    This has effects beyond election interference.

    Lawyers for fraudsters, child sex traffickers, and even terrorists would, if they could successfully put the FBI on trial, get their clients to walk (the least bad of a bunch of bad outcomes if the FBI was put on trial)

  2. “I don’t see what other explanation there is for the stubborn, self-destructive refusal by the mainstream media to acknowledge what the Twitter files’ reporting by Matt Taibbi et al. has revealed.”

    It is not self-destructive. The MSM is taking some hits in subscribers and viewership, but actually admitting to their culpability would be more destructive. They are doubling down in the hope that frustration over their actions build on the Right and eventually result in another outburst of violence similar to January 6th. They believe that will vindicate their actions in failing to report information that in any way substantiates the proven violent tendencies of the MAGA Right. They just have to wait it out. Sooner or later some wacko with Right-leaning followings will commit some act of violence, giving them and the government basis to come crashing down of opposition stances. It will not be censorship. It will be National Security. And I fear it will not end well.

      • If there is any sort of violence from the Right, my fear is that the Progressive Left will use its dominance of the media to further paint anybody who disagrees with them as a national security threat and crackdown with draconian restrictions. These restrictions with further irritate the Right and increase their resistance toward the PL policies which the media will spin in lockstep as proof of Right’s continued effort for an insurrection. Around and round, it goes until it fractures the country.

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