May 26, 2021
ICYMI: Sen. Johnson on Fox Business: Nothing Unifying, Healing About Social Media, the Mainstream Media, or the Biden Administration
Discusses Big Tech censorship, media bias
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Fox Business’ “The Evening Edit” on Tuesday to discuss Big Tech taking sides in political debates and how the mainstream media push their own agenda to advance a political narrative.
A video of the interview can be found here, and excerpts are below.
“Social media is not helpful from this standpoint, the way they have taken sides in the political realm. They are part and parcel with the Democratic Party. They obviously pushed the Russian hoax. They censored information, I think life-saving information, when it comes to things like early treatment with Covid. We need to look at them in terms of their 230 exemption, and exactly how they conduct themselves and, really, the monopoly nature of social media.”
“If it’s a liberal entertainer taking potshots at a conservative politician, that’s all fair game. That’s righteous criticism, it’s funny criticism. There is a complete double standard. There is a double standard in our system of justice nowadays. Take a look at how the Department of Justice is handling the leftist summer and spring of 2020 protesters, versus how they’re handling the protesters that breached the Capitol. Again, I condemn it all. I don’t condone any violence, but I want to see the equal administration of justice and I would like to see an unbiased free press. We need a free press but it needs to be unbiased, and this one is not.”
“They banned a former president of the United States, President Trump, and they allow the ayatollahs in Iran to make death threats across the country and across the world. You don’t have to make the stuff up; this is what they do. Again, it’s poisoning our politics, it’s dividing this nation. There is nothing unifying, nothing healing about social media, the media or, quite honestly, the Biden administration.”