As we’ve now seen in countless cases ranging from the Duke lacrosse case to the Michelle Fields hoax, the establishment press is easy to control. Staff writers and reporters will stay on script when ordered to by their masters. Hillary even put ropes around “journalists,” who were happy to be corralled like cattle.
The establishment press is easy to control due to the power of gate keepers. If you wish to speak the truth, a politician will tell one of their lackeys to shut you up.
Consider this. I’m a J.D., licensed attorney, and author. I bring the page views and have one of the most powerful Twitters of any journalist today. I could never get a job at the Washington Post despite my proven track record. That’s because no gate keeper would allow me in their private club.
I pursue the truth and would never let an editor kill a story to appease powerful interests. I’d take the story to my own blog. Everyone knows that, which is why everyone is afraid of me writing for their establishment papers.
What happens when people like me – and more broadly the commentariat who has been censored at sites ranging from the Guardian to National Review – find a story they find fascinating and decide to drive it?
We are seeing that happen with #CruzSexScandal. The mainstream media did not want this story to go anywhere, as exposing Cruz would guarantee Trump a GOP primary victory. (The establishment’s last hope to stopping Trump is keeping him from getting the necessary 1,237 delegates need to ensure a win. At a contested convention, the establishment could steal the election.)
The media thought by ignoring the story, it would go away. Instead we collectively made #CruzSexScandal the #1 worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
My own Twitter received over 10 million page views in one week alone.
"Twitter is like owning your own newspaper – without the losses." – Donald J. Trump pic.twitter.com/uMQES9xAPl
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 29, 2016
Everyone on Twitter who follows the election knows about the scandal.
Today the Daily Mail, seeing my page views (their writers also stole my Clifford Durand story), has decided to take the story to the mainstream media.
Now you’re seeing a new news cycle.
The establishment puts a media blackout on a story. They censor comments or outright close them.
Social media activists and journalists like myself focus on one story.
The story trends.
Page view hungry journalists eventually relent, covering the story.
How will the establishment censor me and others on social media?
There are trillions of dollars in special interest pork projects riding on this next election, so you can expect that a lot of time and money is being spend pondering that question.
Look for more aggressive censorship on social media and for people like me to be framed for crimes or to die of “heart attacks” or in “car accidents”
In the meantime, enjoy the show. We have never had a more free press than we have today.