The ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Offended Are Banning the Wrong ‘Music’

You can lay this right at the feet of the exploitive leftists in what was once called the “music industry”. It took talent and skill to compose and perform music. You actually had to be able to sing to be in what was called the music industry. You also had to know your potential audience and create music that would hopefully be universally appreciated.

Today, too many are looking for reasons to be offended about anything; almost to the point of the absurd.

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I Need to ‘Start the Movement’…? No, Thanks

With good reason, it’s a wise move to do the minimum of vetting nowadays when it comes to anyone who is presented as the new “it” in the conservative movement. More times than not, people portraying themselves as conservatives are new to the fight as there are potential promotional and monetary rewards that are the prime motivators, and too many of those people converted very recently, if that conversion was really sincere at all.

As a response to a comment on Facebook where I asked the poster when she was going to sponsor a “Black Male Walk”, seeing how she was now highlighting a black woman who may be a part of this trendy #WalkAway “movement”, I got the following….

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

In 1995, I walked away from the Democrat Party and did so publicly in liberal Hollywood. There is political discrimination and being a vocal, black conservative in the entertainment industry quickly closed all doors for employment. I later was approached and asked to run for United States Congress in California; an unopposed Republican candidacy that only failed as it was dependent on a succession liberal Democrats made sure never happened for obvious reasons.

City Hall politicians have raised millions to defeat Valley Cityhood because they will lose power if decision-making is returned to local communities! We all demand better government in the Valley and Los Angeles. Don’t hold onto the Valley against our will!
Special Reorganization of the San Fernando Valley Area of the City of Los Angeles, 2002

By 2003, I moved back home to Massachusetts and was hired by a local cable access station where almost all of the programming was pro-Democrat. The audience for the television channel was almost 90% liberal and there were no programs available to counter the constant progressive bombardment aimed at their like-minded and pliable young people.

As a counter, I created a television show, not like “rant” videos that speak to the choir for social media likes are created today. This was years before YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or any other Internet entities that could widely promote a message.

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

Unlike the relative physical safety of social media ranting today, I had to walk amongst those whom I was rebutting. And yes, I mocked them when any opportunity presented itself to call out stupidity and/or blatant lies. I walked amongst sneering liberals in the local supermarket, at the gas station, local post office, and at the school where my sons were in attendance. It was never about being popular. It was always all about “the movement”.

The show won three Northeast Regional Awards (New England and New York State), an honor I humbly note because the judges were almost all liberal. Maybe I offered perspectives they never considered, maybe because I was a token; I like to credit superior production value. But those awards resulted in numerous requests from cable access channels in other states for DVDs of my weekly show be sent to them for airing in their locales; all without social media promotion as in 2004, neither YouTube, Facebook or Twitter existed.

I never got paid to do my shows. I created and produced them on my own time and received no gratuities from the other stations that aired them. As the liberal mantra of the day was that all Republicans are racist, I deemed it important that my black face was explaining ‘conservative’ ideas. I wrote, produced, created the graphics and edited ALL of my television programs; an achievement very few of the in-demand conservative icons today can put on a resume.

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

Years prior to my television program, I started writing opinion pieces online in 2002, some later shared by notables. By 2005, one of my pieces caught the eye of someone at CNN where I was later interviewed and got to rebut the liberal excuse that black people didn’t know any better and the looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was justified.

I was later approached by Project 21, a national network of black conservatives and was appointed a national spokesman that later resulted in my addressing the controversy of a black Harvard professor’s arrest on The O’Reilly Factor.

I met the president of the conservative Massachusetts Republican Assembly and was later voted in as their Vice President to help assist in messaging. During that time, I also ran for chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party in an attempt to counter the divisive election tactics of David Axelrod who was running the Deval Patrick for governor campaign and that other half-black guy running for president.

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

In 2008, I saw a need in my six-town district for desperately-needed economic development; a need blown off by the two-term Democrat incumbent. I didn’t win, but I damaged him, which, at the end of the day, is something any loyal Republican should do to an opponent. I didn’t run for attention or monetary gain. I certainly didn’t run to be an ignored Republican in a super-majority Democrat Massachusetts Legislature. It was all about trying to address a need.

In 2009, a D.C. think tank contacted me about moving to Virginia to create a video department. I did so and when the online platform was launched, some of the technical and style skills learned in Hollywood and successfully utilized in Massachusetts were implemented, many conservative sites recognized my videos, tried to copy and are used to this day.

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

I always sought to inform the public of the dubious politics in both parties and movements. I never sought to make it all about me, co-opt the achievements of others to promote myself, surround myself with so-called celebrities for my own self-aggrandizement, and create events that only those with money and influence could attend.

I defended the Tea Party against false allegations of racism, did so on their turf and without the desire and/or need for social media likes and retweets.

Genuine conservatives reached out and offered the opportunity to share my ideas with a larger audience, again not for expected monetary gain or personal ‘exposure’.

My activism has always been self-funded. I don’t have the luxury of a pension or other means that would give me the time to indulge my pet projects. With that, I believe we should all be wary of those who appear on the scene, saying all the right things in front of the right people. Conservatives continue to look like fools for embracing and promoting those who saw us as cash cows. We try and do the very vetting that should have been done initially, we’re usually told we’re jealous, and when the truth about these usurpers finally emerges, those who blindly embraced them say they knew it all along.

Yeah, sure.

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

Do I need to start a movement? By today’s definition of “movement”, no. I will not be lumped in with those who are doing so, not to advance a cause that really doesn’t need their help. I will continue to share the knowledge via experiences accumulated since 1995, not just since the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. I will continue to speak, to whomever invites me, like I have on dozens of radio and television programs, friendly and hostile. As a conservative and United States Navy veteran, I still believe I have a lot of untapped insights to share.

I was trying to get the message out when mainstream Republicans ignored us because there were no social media rewards to be garnered for such showcasing. I attempted to inspire and there was no price of admission sought.

I remember reading the website ‘Black & Right’ when I was on duty assignment in Afghanistan for two and a half years. It was a very integral source of political analysis and helped me to formulate my own personal policy perspectives and insights. Bob Parks has always been a very poignant, straight shooting political voice and at a time when the failure of liberal progressive socialist policies are clearly evident, we need more conservative luminaries to educate, inform, and inspire a resurgence of conservatism.

Bob and his website blazed a trail and made my emergence possible.
Allen B. West, Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Retired), Member of 112th US Congress (2011-2013)

You should start the Movement. Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

I “walked away” years before likes and hashtags were created and sought for coveted social media validation. I did so, not to be followed, but because to do nothing with tools available would be irresponsible as a conservative.

I didn’t need to “start a movement” to do that.

How Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter Silenced B&R and B&BMedia

Black & Right, now Black and Blonde Media, has always been an outspoken site for conservative opinion. We have NEVER been a straight party-line regurgitator as we’ve often called out misguided Republicans because their actions almost always reflects badly on the base. However fair we’ve attempted to be, it’s become increasingly clear our website’s presence on the Internet has been targeted and damaged by those who serve as gatekeepers to access and can make a website prominent or virtually invisible.

Like it or not, social media is the communication form of the future — not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Just Facebook and Twitter combined reach 1.8 billion people. More than two-thirds of all Americans (68 percent) use Facebook. YouTube is pushing out TV as the most popular place to watch video. Google is the No. 1 search engine in both the U.S. and the world.

War is being declared on the conservative movement in this space and conservatives are losing — badly. If the right is silenced, billions of people will be cut off from conservative ideas and conservative media.
Newsbusters, 4/16/18

We can only look at our own numbers and see that our downward slide coincided with our consistent criticism of candidate/President Barack Obama since 2008.

Black & Right/Black & Blonde Media views, 2008-2016

What could this be attributed to?

Has the content and opinions that was reflected changed drastically over the years? We don’t think so, in fact we’ve exposed as much (if not more) more hypocrisy, exploitation, self-serving, incompetence on government, campaign officials, nonprofits, the media, political campaigns and parties.

Black & Blonde Media views, 2016-2018

Our YouTube channels have been targeted on several occasions for violating “community standards” while anyone with access to a mouse can cruise the video platform and easily find gratuitous sex, violence, music videos with intentionally offensive language and imagery, but we’ve been target as confirmed earlier this month.

Someone at YouTube has been “manually reviewing” our video content, looking for… something.

In order to reduce the possibility of visibility from those at YouTube looking for any excuse to penalize or shut us down, we demonetized most of the videos on our various YouTube channels around a year ago, so we find the excuse YouTube claims is the reason for “manually reviewing” a 2008 video in 2018 as suspicious at best.

Google’s YouTube site had created its own problems with conservative content. YouTube moderators must take their cues from the rest of Google – from shutting down entire conservative channels “by mistake” to removing videos that promote right-wing political views.

We have no account linked to Google thus we have no money coming from any Google ads or YouTube channels.

Unlike some YouTube channels where you can find nothing less than filth that’s monetized and some people live comfortably off that “content”.

   

   

Our presence has been reduced and to a great extent, also by our doing everything possible to stay off YouTube’s radar to our monetary detriment. This is why we rely solely on those who deem our time worthy of contribution.

We’re also being censored, shadowbanned what have you, as whenever we send out a Tweet with a link, the visual thumbnail no longer shows and we know full well, pictures are very important in gaining the attention of some people.

Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO 9/4/18 statement

We had to go back to August 2, 2018 to find a Tweet with a link to a post (about a deranged, anti-Trump liberal) to see the link with a missing thumbnail.

Since August 2nd, whenever we Tweet and include a link, there is no box with the link. Just the url.

Of course, should we Tweet with a link to another site or a YouTube video, the thumbnails and/or link box shows just fine.

Facebook is now no different.

A 2016 Gizmodo story had warned of Facebook’s bias. It had detailed claims by former employees that Facebook’s news curators had been instructed to hide conservative content from the “trending” section, which supposedly only features news users find compelling.

When we try and link to one of our posts, the thumbnail showing up is now a crapshoot.

So if we are to use the word “collusion” in our daily vernacular, the more insidious collusion is between those whose platforms are being used to squelch conservative speech on websites Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter don’t like.

Unlike many conservative entities, we try and not rely on social media platforms to drive the majority of traffic back to our website because after exhaustive research on many tech sites, there’s a consensus that roughly 3% of those who see a post on Facebook and/or Twitter actually click on a link. Since people get enough from a title and could be bothered to take on the arduous task of clicking on a link to receive more information, only a fool would rely on social media for traffic.

And as we have our own website, Facebook and Twitter holding the ever-possible threat of account deletion over our heads is a mere nuisance and not panic inducing.

When Bob first created his television program; a good three or four years before the existence of YouTube and later Facebook and Twitter, it was aired primetime on Friday and Saturday nights in a deep blue Massachusetts district for a 90% liberal audience. Unlike videos created today that preach to the choir, Bob’s programs were aimed directly at the left and as (according to the liberals) blacks are supposed to be Democrats, this site has always been a target.

It’s now been confirmed that direct damage has been directed to Black & Right and Black & Blonde Media by Google who buries our posts, Facebook and Twitter who are reducing our visuals.

Yet, we #persist.
(#Resist Democrats’ fascism.)

#SocialMedia is THE Cause of Public Incivility (or Worse)

When it comes to the level of incivility in our public discourse, we shouldn’t blame people who wrote something years ago now declared egregious by the self-declared consciences of society, or activists who ramp up heated emotions to the point of violent action, or the sanctimonious media who look down on all of us and dictate how we should look at any event they decide worthy of coverage, or even the President of the United States.

We should examine those who create the means of communication through their shortsighted visions, motivated by delusions of grandeur and monetary reward before thinking-through the ramifications on their potential consumers and society as a whole.

  

If those who created the social media platforms used widely from the early 2000’s through today had given just a little thought on how their websites would impact our methods of talking to each other, things today could’ve been a whole lot different. When the technology of cloning was being discussed, scientists and ethicists debated for years, not whether it could be done but should it.

For example, immature, forward thinking-challenged Harvard students created what we now call Facebook (Facemash.com) as a means of ranking the physical attributes of campus women. Odds are the males doing the ranking did so under the protection of cowardly anonymity.

From MySpace through YouTube through Facebook through Twitter, if users were required to provide their verified real name, verified age, most recent portrait and city location to initially “sign up”, just imagine how conversations would be conducted today as the abused shield of anonymity would not be a factor.

Because their identity would be a public and could be scrutinized by family members, friends, employers, and law enforcement if necessary, a mob of the anonymous would not exist to pressure anyone to say or take back anything they didn’t want to do. In far too many instances today, a person who says something on Facebook or Twitter is inundated with tens of thousands of virulent responses from “people” who may or may not have piled on if their friends and family (who may not agree with their take) could see not only their message but how they chose to respond.

Would most parents object to a son or daughter telling someone they didn’t know to go kill themself? Probably.

Would an employer have a problem with an employee posting an obscenity to a local politician who could directly and adversely affect their business? Probably.

But when someone can say some of the most vile things to another person that they’d never have the guts to say to their face, it emboldens the coward, emboldens the mob mentality, and the negative results are documented.

When people using aliases can now do criminal activities to others and/or their property and can broadcast it all live purely for the sake of hundreds of thousands of “likes”, it dehumanizes those they victimize and inspires the copycats as well as those who wish to take things further.

Unfortunately, the toothpaste is out of the tube. The arrogant bully can create any name not his or her, any graphic representation not of their true likeness, and can jump right in and ramp up any issue they want at any person they wish and make that person act and think the way they want them to. Should that person succumb to the demands of the empowered anonymous, the cowards are again emboldened to look for the next they wish to victimize. If it results in apologies, that becomes the next “trending” success narrative. If it results in a suicide, retrospection and apologizes are optional. If it results in violence, those who cheered events on can now pivot and pile on to whichever side convenient to their narcissism.

We will not have a return to a semblance of civility in society until social media realizes their platforms are THE major contributing factor and a total reboot is past due.

Until the cowardly anonymous are disarmed and thus held responsible for what they post on all platforms, we will see people’s careers destroyed, businesses impacted, and violent responses on the uptick. Those who hide behind false names will continue to tell us all how THEY want us to think and express ourselves or else or face a merciless horde.

Just a couple short generations ago, we didn’t experience the incivility seen today because we were social media. We didn’t have the luxury of being able to tell everyone we knew, and hundreds more we’ve never met face-to-face, something negative about someone we knew or never met. Speech required introspection. We had to know if it was something we really wanted to say to someone’s face and if we really wanted it known that it was said.

In other words, we were held responsible for what we said and it actually forced us to think if it was something that should be said at all.

Today, throw all that out the window. Comments are now impulsive, at times not well thought out if at all, and can be issued by people who can’t be personally identified and held accountable. Showing their real cowardice, they can delete their posted attacks after the damage is done, free to move on to their next subjects.

Social media has empowered the gutless and when the weak can destroy the strong, we have a really fucked up mess to fix.

#Snowflake YouTube Screeners Remove Video of Foul-Mouthed, Violent Brat

We have kids choosing to leave classrooms en masse, led by crude public loudmouths like David Hogg. These are not the exceptions and their parents are imposing their irrational children on the rest of the nation.

What’s worse, these people are breeding.

Here is the video of the child that was damaging everyone’s cars and Sean tried to stop him, he tried to call his mother to come get him, but of course people post only the part of the video of the child being pushed.
Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children, 6/4/18

There was a whole lot more to it and anyone who only posted the portion of the little darling getting a much-deserved throw down is an agenda-driven enabler. However, the millennial censors at YouTube are apparently offended at our assertion that some of the children of the #snowflakes are not as sweet as their parents think they are.

Had this been any one of us and our parents saw this, most of us would experience real child abuse and rightfully so.

After the appropriate ass-whuppin’, we would have been marched over to every one of the abused adults, made to profusely apologize, and then suffer whatever indentured servitude that adult deemed enough for closure.

The only punishment this punk will probably suffer is the wrath of a “parent” who may be more angered by her social media humiliation, and for those like her, the future United States as we know it may be screwed.

YouTube Scrutiny

YouTube has been going through our videos, some months or even years old, and issuing violations and threats of strikes against our account. To date, we have successfully appealed and won against individuals who, for example, claimed we used their music on a video that had no music in it except the theme music Bob composed and performed more than ten years ago.

 

BTW — We don’t monetize any of our videos as to reduce the justification for further YouTube scrutiny.

False accusations are routinely blown off or excused in the progressive world, and as we don’t know how this violation ticket was generated, we are contesting this as well.

We suspect some butthurt millennials were offended that anyone would suggest they could raise children as intolerant, rude, violent and vile as the little monster in the video and decided they would throw a punch of their own.

We are working to post the video here soon; independent of YouTube’s arbitrary, butthurt millennial watchdogs.

h/t Don E McGlynn

 

The Tyranny of the Uncivil, Social Media Anonymous Cowards

There was a time in this country, a hundred and fifty or so years ago, when you’d be called out for saying something negative to someone else. Negative comments or actions were resolved by duels in the streets that resulted in maiming, if not death, and bullies ruled until it was universally decided there were better ways to resolve petty conflicts.

Nations are run by those who initially portray themselves as the more level-headed amongst us, yet wars are initiated by the very “educated” elites who never have to pick up a weapon themselves and their words lead to consequences that have profound ramifications for those they call the “collateral”. But for the most part, prior to the public accessibility to the Internet in the very early 2000’s, people wouldn’t say to others what they wouldn’t say to their face.

Then came MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.

People could create an account, create a fictitious name, an avatar that was whatever physical representation that person wanted, and they can now add to the public debate in any fashion they wish; for the positive or negative. The effects vary between a classmate hounded by hundreds to businesses that have to alter their business models because of a real or false misstep, ramped up by a social media campaign of thousands of people; many who hide behind anonymity and some who may not even exist.

Some people fool the public into making us believe they’re more relevant than they really are.

Famous people on social media—actors, models, athletes, influencers—like to brag about the size of their follower count. But a New York Times investigation published Saturday found that a number of those celebrities buy at least a portion of their social media followers. At the center of the investigation was Devumi, a company that allegedly sells what the Times calls “amplification bots,” which follow the accounts of paying customers and are programmed to like and retweet their missives. The company also claims it can help its customers get more views on YouTube videos, more listens on SoundCloud and more endorsements on LinkedIn.
Newsweek, 1/29/18

Today, we’ll have an incident and a participant can almost instantly become the center of the news cycle based purely on the amount of times his or her social media “message” is repeated. We’d like to believe the sharing is organic, but we also know numbers can be rigged to the benefit of a cause, even to crowd-funding financial benefit.

Unfortunately, the toothpaste can’t be put back into the tube and at the onset of the use of social media, anyone who signed up for an account had to display their actual name and portrait (preferably no more than a couple years old). As many of us would never approach someone bigger, get in their face and let loose with personal, unrestrained expletives, the anonymity of social media has provided cover for cowards those who have little respect for the feelings of others, bolstered by the possible false impression that those sentiments are shared by thousands, if not more.

Men normally don’t say things to another man’s face they can’t back up physically. However, women enjoy the luxury of that time-honored privilege of not having to face the physical ramifications of their outbursts. Social media has enabled members of the public to attack others at will from hundreds of miles away and force a subject to alter positions. Sometimes a subject willingly succumbs, may lose a job, a livelihood or business, have to find a new place to live, all because someone who was too chicken shit to use their own name was able to arouse the public and have it repeated by a so-called media that lazily refers to social media as a source of daily content.

While our news would be more uniform if those who disseminated it (on all levels) had to do so under oath under penalty of perjury, imagine a social media platform where those who participated had to show their real names and faces, thus were personally accountable for their posts.

It would be a very different world, indeed.

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Had an All Too Familiar Complaint

While we in no way condone the actions of Nasim Aghdam at YouTube’s headquarters, her “rationale” was something many of us can relate to and the inherent inconsistent biases at the company have been made public in a very unfortunate way.

In a video posted in January 2017, she says YouTube “discriminated and filtered” her content. In the video, Aghdam says her channel used to get lots of views but that after being “filtered” by the company, it received far fewer views. In one online rant, she complained that YouTube censored her content by imposing an age restriction on one of her workout videos because they were too racy. She says the company failed to do the same thing for stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, whose videos, she says, are inappropriate for children.
NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit, 4/3/18

Consistency has been an ongoing theme in our commentary over the years, and it comes down to that ol’ adage we heard from the first grade on, “If you do it for one, you have to do it for everybody.”

On the website and in YouTube videos, Ms. Aghdam discussed Persian culture, veganism and animal cruelty, performed music parodies and gave exercise tutorials. She had YouTube pages in Persian, Turkish and English. Her personal website included graphic photos of slaughtered animals and pleas not to wear fur jackets or have sex outside of marriage.
New York Times, 4/4/18

In less than a couple of minutes, anyone can find content a whole lot more offensive than that on YouTube.

We, like possibly hundreds (if not more) of others, have had YouTube videos demonetized, if not removed, for various reasons that at times appears selective. Such demonetization of videos can be devastating to those who rely on the rewards for the popularity of their creations. Granted, there are rules regarding the outright theft of the work of others, but when you’re using copyrighted videos, giving proper attribution, and using them for the purpose of “commentary, education, and criticism” as covered by the Fair Use clause of the Copyright Act of 1976, then the proper leeway should be observed.

Should be….

And while YouTube is a private company and can basically impose whatever rules they want on their customers, one would hope they would be fair, especially when it came to political discussion. It clearly would not be, especially when YouTube became an official arm of Google.

According to a February 2005 USA Today article on the subject:

“As it claws for greater power, the Democratic Party has found a newly rich ally in one of the fastest—growing U.S. companies: Google.”

The article stated that of the over $200,000 Google employees gave to federal candidates in 2004, ‘98% went to Democrats, the biggest share among top tech donors.’ And, with a largely successful public stock offering making ‘scores of millionaires among [Google’s] 3,000 workers.

Google has become the single largest private corporate underwriter of MoveOn. According to sources in the Democrat National Committee, MoveOn has received more than $1 million from Google and its lobbyists in Washington to create grassroots support for the Internet regulation legislation [‘Net Neutrality’]. Some of that money has gone to an online petition drive and a letter-writing campaign, but the majority of that money is being used to fund their activities against Republicans out in the states.
Noel Sheppard and Marc Sheppard, 10/16/06

While some of our videos (which are unabashedly conservative) have been targeted or removed by YouTube for “copyright infringement” or a violation of their “community standards”, it doesn’t take long to find soft pornography, violent or profanity-laden videos, readily-available on YouTube. You can also easily find entire albums of bands on YouTube with hundreds of thousands of views, monetized with ads and have been there for years, despite the supposed monitoring for blatant copyright infringement. You can easily find so-called “music” videos that would have to be blurred or bleeped for airing on national television, uploaded by influential entertainment industry companies that children can view, but a video criticizing a former Democrat president could be flagged for hate speech; a flagging process that can be initiated by ONE butthurt liberal who, like many, would much rather shut down speech instead of engage it.

We don’t know if YouTube has too much overhead, including employees and all the costs associated, but it appeared earlier this year they decided to tighten their belt at the expense of their customers.

The company sent a platform-wide email on Tuesday night to give users 30-days’ notice about the site’s new eligibility requirements requiring users to reach a threshold of at least 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and a minimum of 1,000 subscribers.

To put it in perspective, 50,000 full views on a single, five-minute video is equal to 4,166 hours — a small order for any decent-sized channel.

Users who fail to meet this threshold will lose complete access to monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program next month, on Feb. 20. The terms serve as an effective termination for everyone on the platform who fails to meet the goal by then.
Daily Caller, 1/17/18

Over the years, YouTube’s rules evolve affecting hundreds of thousands, if not millions of users. This is huge for people who are trying to get any kind of return on their most valuable, nonrenewable asset: their time.

She complained on her website that “new close-minded youtube employees” had “filtered my channels” starting in 2016, causing the number of views on her videos to decrease. She posted a screenshot of her YouTube page showing that one video had received 366,591 views but that she would receive an estimated $0.10 in advertising revenue from it.

“My revenue for 300,000 is $0.10?????” she wrote.

Again, we in no way condone violence and what happened Tuesday at YouTube was horrible.

That said, we understand the frustration when selective enforcement and/or the creation of unrealistic rules are imposed by a behemoth that is indifferent as they hold all the cards. Add personal bias that impacts the livelihood and you get a toxic mix that drove someone to a criminal act.

And after all the grief counseling for the traumatized at YouTube HQ, it will be business as usual.

Facebook: Russians Successfully Triggered Liberals to #Resist Trump

Despite Allegations, No Evidence of Trump–Russia Collusion Found
Epoch Times, 5/25/17

All this time, the Democrats and their media pushed the narrative that Russia colluded with Donald Trump in defeating Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election.

The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.
Obi-Wan Kenobi

But it turns out by their own admission, Facebook ran ads that, if anything, also triggered sore-loser liberals into disputing the legitimacy of the election of Donald J. Trump and we all know what’s happened since.

Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.
Politico, 10/31/17

Well, that we know how well that’s worked on those who are quite competent in hating those that disagree with them.

We’re also receiving confirmation on what many of us already know. Silicon Valley liberals at Google, Facebook and Twitter blatantly manipulate social media interaction based on their personal biases.

A Twitter customer support worker who was on his or her last day on the job deactivated President Donald Trump’s account for a few minutes Thursday evening, the social media company reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

Twitter later said the deactivation “was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day.” The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

“We are conducting a full internal review,” the company said.
Associated Press, 11/2/17

How many people has this kind of silencing happened to who don’t have visibility of the President of the United States, thus were more vulnerable to social media employee abuse?

Some of Twitter’s trend manipulation was clearly for partisan benefit to the political campaign their preferred.

In the two months preceding the election, around 57,000 users posted approximately 426,000 unique Tweets containing variations of the #PodestaEmails hashtag. Approximately one quarter (25%) of those Tweets received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches. As described in greater detail below, our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Testimony of Sean J. Edgett, Acting General Counsel, Twitter, Inc., 10/31/17

Would Twitter have been so aggressively hidden had those hashtags contained an anti-Trump message?

According to the social media execs, their employees are receiving training in an ongoing basis which is of no reassurance to us.

Over the last few months, we have been punished by YouTube (Google) for politically-incorrect content their “Community” deemed offensive, and it’s not for content we upload and is flagged, but they’ve gone back and found videos that may have been uploaded months ago and are now using as justification for shutting down our present ability to upload.



That’s just a couple of examples, not to mention “shadow banning” from Twitter of some of our messaging.

Stealth banning (also called shadow banning, ghost banning or comment ghosting) is the act of blocking a user or their content from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned. By making a problem user’s contributions invisible or less prominent to other members of the service, the hope is that in the absence of reactions to their comments, the problematic user will become bored or frustrated and leave the site.
Wikipedia

Again, we appreciate that Google, Facebook and Twitter are private companies and can conduct themselves however they wish as users volunteer to use their products and agree to their “terms”. But given their size and reach, there is a responsibility for them to be fair and impartial in their treatment of their customers.

If #DNCLeaks is deemed offensive enough for them to “hide” Tweets containing that hashtag, one would think that a #FuckDonaldTrump hashtag would so be hidden, not to mention the free reign that pornography has on social media platforms.

Good luck with that. Here’s content that apparently meet their “community standards”.

       
Don’t hold your breath for any changes in Silicon Valley once the spotlight cools off.

YouTube Censors Video on Muslim Cruelty of Dogs

We just received a notice from YouTube that our video “If Americans Treated Dogs Like….” has been removed.

While in the Navy, I was stationed onboard the USS Midway which was (at the time) the only forward-deployed carrier in the Fleet, meaning we were permanently homeported overseas in Japan. We were always reminded that we were guests in the countries we visited and as our nation’s ambassadors, we were expected to observe the customs, rules and laws of said countries.

Being the welcoming nation the United States is, many now come to this country and are allowed to tell us that we are to observe and respect the customs, rules, and sometimes laws of those who immigrate here. In many Muslim nations, dogs are considered unclean and are thus subject to be treated as a pestilence. We’ve also seen many stories here where American citizens with dogs are subjected to justified discrimination because their pets and/or guide dogs offend Muslims who may come in contact with them in public places.

Based on videos Laura found mostly on YouTube and LiveLeak…

Vile footage shows animal killers injecting dogs with acid for £2.70 a go
Chennai dog thrown from building found alive
Muslim cab driver refuses lady with Guide Dog, Australia

… we created a compilation video to illustrate the inhumane acts committed against dogs by Muslims.

     

Our video, like a lot of “art” today, was meant to be both educational and also provocative seeing how we’re constantly inundated with intentionally heart-wrenching commercials from nonprofits in this country on the mistreatment of dogs, yet our video is deemed possibly “insulting”?

And sorry, but while our video has been deemed offensive by YouTube because it may be insensitive to Muslims who DO maim, torture, and kill dogs, they apparently have no issues with a so-called music video with 8.7 million views depicting a young white boy being hung by a black rapper.

THAT is “artistic”.

While I am also a musician/producer awaiting the opportunity to finish and release my first album, I’m in no way in the same calibre of “artist” as XXXTentacion.

On August 25, Florida rapper XXXTentacion released his debut album, 17, which entered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The music arrived amid online debate over the criminal case against the 19-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy. Last October, prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering.
Pitchfork, 9/8/17

We’re not sure if we were flagged by an offended Muslim or this was found during Google’s ongoing monitoring of our website and channel, but everyone knows that YouTube is systematically purging conservative content if favor for the sensational progressive messages they side with and clearly prefer.

This is precisely why we created New Media Alliance Television (NMATV) almost ten years ago; to protect conservative video from the liberal purge. We just didn’t have the funds to maintain a server necessary and unfortunately couldn’t find investors that could foresee the need.

Video: @PPact Gulf Coast Director, ‘Pull off a leg or two, so it’s not PBA’

Last week, the Center for Medical Progress released a preview of one of their investigative videos where participants at National Abortion Federation (NAF) conventions in 2015-16 were discussing their business with that behind-closed-doors triviality.

Although as is frequently the case, certain things are said to be so offensive, specifically, anything inconvenient to the pro-choice cause that every effort is taken to make it all go away.

Like this video….

YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are private businesses and can manage them however they see fit, but the case can also be made their “violation” criteria is politically selective because the CMP video didn’t appear to violate the “Community Guidelines or “Terms of Service” any more than the vast majority of videos found on the platform.

We all know how many violations are committed everyday yet remain; many of these videos are monetized, yet the contents of this video is deemed inappropriate for the general public to consume.

Our stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric, right? The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out. (laughter) The hemorrhages that we manage. You know, those are all parts of our experience. But there’s no real good place for us to share those.
— Lisa Harris, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Michigan

The fetus is a tough little object, and taking it apart, I mean, taking it apart on day one is very difficult. You go in there, and you go, “Am I getting the uterus, or the fetus? Oh good, fetus. (stabbing sound effect) What have I got? Nothing. Let’s try again.”
— Susan Robinson, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte abortionist

An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross! (laughter)
— Uta Landy, founder of Consortium of Abortion Providers

If I’m doing a procedure, and I’m seeing that I’m in fear that it’s about to come to the umbilicus (navel), I might ask for a second set of forceps to hold the body at the cervix, and pull off a leg or two, so it’s not PBA (partial-birth abortion).
— Ann Schutt-Aine, director of abortion services, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Yet a music video with the chorus “Fuck Donald Trump” is acceptable by YouTube standards, 16.7 million views and counting.