The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome! It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. It is time today to catch up. We got a couple of cool guests. Excuse me. We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving. I know people are starting to settle into the week. A lot happening.
Of course, one of the big things over the weekend, starting on Friday, I guess, Elon Musk started to put, let some people that had been dumped off of Twitter get back on. And over the weekend, he did, in fact, invite Donald Trump back on Twitter. His account is active. Kanye West, active. Veritas, Project Veritas, active again, allowed back on. Lots of things. Trump hasn’t tweeted as of the time I’m doing the show, but we’ll see. But here’s the thing. It’s pretty exciting what Elon Musk is doing.
CBS News said they couldn’t be a part of it. They were so deeply offended. They were concerned. They were taking a break. They were taking a break from Twitter while they assessed whether it was okay to be on there. They waited about 30 hours. They got back on. I don’t know whether they were seeing if they could trust it or what, but they were only off for a few hours, and they came back on. So obviously they figured out what their problem was, and they’re happy to be on there.
So here’s today’s what you need to know. Here’s today’s WYNK. It’s very important, and I’m reiterating it again, it’s in context because I want to show you how powerful the forces of the narrative machine are. Okay, so here’s what we have.
We have Elon Musk letting loose on more freedom, but not entire freedom. He had an exchange with who was it? Somebody famous was asking about Alex Jones. And Musk said, Alex Jones went over the line with being dramatic and sort of trying to be controversial about children. And you can see it in, Musk is interesting. But in other words, Musk is not having total free-for-all. It’s still a private business. He’s actually keeping Alex Jones off for his own reasons. He’s going to have some content moderation, whatever it is. But here’s the thing.
Freedom is breaking out. It’s making everybody crazy on the left. It’s actually looking like it’s better.
There’s a bunch of people there saying that the sex trafficking, where some of the bad people were doing that through Twitter has been blocked. Hashtags that were used to allow people to connect, et cetera. So that’s all good. I think that’s all positive free-for-all.
But let me explain to you what’s happening. There is a path through which Twitter, and I’m holding the article in my hand, a choke point. And The New York Times is who ran it, because the guy that ran Twitter’s moderation division is a guy named, how do you say his name, is Roth. The last name is Roth. And his situation was he left, he quit. He lasted about three weeks, and he quit.
And of course, as soon as he quit, on Friday, he ran a piece in The New York Times, because now he wants to be famous to the left. And his point is this. His name is Yoel Roth. Yoel Roth, former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter.
Here’s the narrative machine. Watch what happens.
So he comes out and he says, you know what, Twitter? It might be okay. I don’t know. It was okay when I was there. It could be okay. I don’t know if I trust Musk. And then he said, but here’s the path to get on Musk, to dominate Musk.
The path is you can’t download Twitter’s app on iOS or on Google without having their rules be abided by. And so he basically says, this is the way. This is the choke point for getting to Twitter. You see what’s going on. He’s sending a signal. He’s doing it through big media, The New York Times, and he’s sending a signal, and he’s saying, the mobile app is the way to control.
And so it’s Apple and Google that can now say, Twitter must abide by our stuff, or we won’t allow it to be downloaded. We won’t allow it to be updated. We won’t allow it unless it abides by our rules. Now, here’s what the Narrative Machine looks at and says, okay, all right. Got it.
We got a renegade over here, Twitter, that’s not behaving. We have to figure this out. Big tech is saying, control Twitter in our favor. Let Meta. Let other apps become the dominant ones. Hold back Twitter, and big tech, Apple and Google can do that, right? They can do that.
Big media, New York Times playing along. You’re going to start to see complaints be weaponized by big media. It’ll be on NBC News. It’ll be on CNN, people complaining about aspects of Twitter, and they’ll be saying, oh, what are we going to do? And they’ll be, oh, the only thing we can do when we’re stuck in such a tough situation is ask Apple and Google to play that role.
And you can rest assured that big government’s in on it too. They’re going to start, you’re going to see the Biden administration complaining. You’ll see the DOJ. Remember, DOJ said they might have to look into whether Musk’s investments and his partners are a national security threat.
So you can see the squeeze coming. The path for the Narrative Machine to hold Twitter in its box, to push them into their corner, is clear now. It’s as clear as can be.
And now it’s a matter of engineering for everybody that read that Roth piece in The New York Times, engineering the data points to feed into that.
Did you know that when Donald Trump was put back on Twitter over the weekend, people went and looked at why Twitter kicked him off? Do you know that they kicked him off because Twitter could read into his texts, excuse me, his tweets where he said he wasn’t going to go to the rally, to the inauguration. They said that was an invitation for violence. He said to be peaceful. Somehow that was a dog whistle. It’s crazy to read what Twitter used as their reason to dump Trump off of Twitter. And they did it off of Facebook. They did it off everything.
So watch the choke point of the narrative machine. Big tech, big media. You can see those right now, right? You can see big media talking about that Apple and Google have to enforce the rules on Twitter, right? They have to make sure that Twitter, and now you’re saying, okay, what’s going to happen there, right? And the big tech, that’s big tech, right? That’s the overlap of big tech and big media. And big government. You watch, the White House will be ramping up its questions. The DOJ will be ramping up its questions. There’ll be European big government. It’s not just American big government. We’ll start to talk and it’s alluded to, by the way, in that piece by Mr. Roth, it’s alluded to the fact that countries and nations can have their own rules. What he really means is the EU. America doesn’t so far, the American government doesn’t have any rules beyond certain limited ones. So he’s talking about other big government efforts.
So the question becomes, how can you protect what looks like a burgeoning free speech area? I’m not sure. I’m not sure. You’ll start to see I’m sure you’ll see big government, Congress decide to try to do something, they’ll probably try to do something. It’ll look like it’s going to help control things or going to help influence things, or it’s going to help make more freedom, less hate. There’ll be no hate. They’ll use the shooting, the terrible, tragic shooting in the nightclub. They’ll say, oh, there’s more hate. See the hate online? We got to do something about the hate. It’s a real problem, but you should watch it. And that’s what you need to know today. Is that the choke point, the map, the Roadmap for Controlling Twitter, one of them was published last Friday in The New York Times. And I’ll put the piece up on social media. You can check it out there.
All right, we got to run. We’ll be back. When we come back, we will talk, actually to the editor, Craig Bannister, the editor of CNSNews.com. He’s over there, has a blog on the news site that’s affiliated with the Media Research Center. And we’ll talk with him and a lot more after that. So we’ll be right back, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.