The Left magically became Libertarians when businesses began imposing “woke” values.
But a lot of the political pandering was inorganic.
And Joe Biden put pressure on Jeff Bezos to do something that will leave you speechless.
Conservatives and Libertarians long defended the rights of businesses to operate how they saw fit.
But companies have begun undermining American values and wading into the sphere of politics.
The big problem is that many of these companies have been strong-armed by the government.
The federal government cannot curtail free speech rights, but the government can threaten corporations to limit free speech on its behalf.
That’s what the Biden Administration did with regard to Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world.
The House Judiciary Committee learned that members of Joe Biden’s White House put pressure on Amazon to censor and suppress books with messages that the Administration did not like.
Jim Jordan exposes Biden’s Amazon scheme
Committee Chairman Jim Jordan wrote on Twitter, “Internal docs subpoenaed by @JudiciaryGOP & @Weaponization indicate that @amazon bowed down to Biden White House pressure to censor BOOKS…Never-before-released internal emails subpoenaed by @JudiciaryGOP reveal that the Biden White House pressured Amazon to censor books that expressed views the White House did not approve of…Andy Slavitt—the senior Biden White House official who demanded that Facebook censor a meme and true information—was pressuring Amazon at the same time…On March 2, 2021, Slavitt fired off an email demanding to know who he and his White House colleagues could talk to at the company about ‘the high levels of propaganda and misinformation and disinformation of [sic] Amazon?’”
The Biden Administration was dead set on censoring books that created skepticism about vaccines.
Jordan continued, “Initially, Amazon decided to hold off on ‘doing a manual intervention’ to censor books. Why? Not out of any commitment to free speech, but because doing so would be ‘too visible’ to the American public and likely to spur criticism from conservative media.”
It only got worse from there.
The Biden Administration met with Amazon with regard to censorship.
Jordan explained, “A week later, on March 9, 2021, Amazon met with the White House. Internal Amazon documents reveal Amazon’s ‘top talking points’ going into the meeting. One of the key questions was whether the Biden White House wanted books banned or just buried deep in the search results…Why did Amazon agree to take this meeting? Because they were ‘feeling pressure from the White House’…After the White House spent a week berating Amazon, what did the online bookstore do? Starting March 9—the same day as its meeting with the White House—Amazon enabled ‘Do Not Promote’ for books that expressed the view that vaccines were not effective.”
White House pressured Amazon until they caved
So Amazon eventually caved to pressure from the Biden Administration in order to push the COVID vaccine on as many people as possible.
THE AMAZON FILES – “feeling pressure from the White House”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 5, 2024
The Left have attempted to accuse Republicans of banning books, but the Right have not tried to stop people from accessing books.
Republicans and concerned parents have been fighting to take literal pornography out of public school libraries.
The books in question are still available in public libraries and all book retailers.
Conversely, Democrats tried to stop people from buying books altogether.
And they have been very explicit about it.
For instance, Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote in a letter to Amazon, “This pattern and practice of misbehavior suggests that Amazon is either unwilling or unable to modify its business practices to prevent the spread of falsehoods or the sale of inappropriate products.”
Warren gave Amazon two weeks to modify its algorithm to her liking.
This is how determined Democrats are to push propaganda.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.