Date: November 23, 2022
“Free speech advocate and viral videographer Matt Orfalea recently received a strike from YouTube after publishing a video showing the juxtaposition of Democrats rejecting the results of the 2016 election with Republicans doing likewise over the 2020 election. Orfalea took no position on the various opinions offered, but that didn’t matter. He also received no strike for a video that focused on objections to the 2016 result, so it appears that YouTube is only interested in censoring videos that raise issues about 2020.
Jimmy and his panel of Orfalea and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the rank double standards faced by anyone posting political content on social media today.”
Date: November 16, 2022
Wait a minute…Did Jimmy just suggest that twitter does nothing about “child sex abuse”?!…
…Those assholes at twitter dream up the shittiest of shitty excuses, to ban MAPs from using the platform…and we aren’t even people sexually abusing children…and Jimmy honestly thinks that “child sex abuse” exists in the open on twitter?!…
…Jesus Christ!…They don’t even allow objective discussion on “child sex abuse”, without censoring and banning people who don’t follow the script.
Pull your head out of our ass, Jimmy!
That is one of the most asinine things I have ever heard you say…and I’ve heard you say way to many asinine things.
Ignoring that…this is otherwise a good video.
Date: November 05, 2022
“This isn’t a Biden story. It’s not a Trump story either. This is a national security state story.”
This week Ken Klippenstein and Lee Fang at The Intercept broke a huge story: Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation. Ken joins Useful Idiots to share how he uncovered the bombshell revelation, what it tells us about our powerful security state, and his predictions for the dark future of information censorship.
The story, which reveals collusion between tech companies and the US government, massive CIA incompetence, and Orwellian levels of surveillance, is not a partisan issue, Klippenstein argues. It’s an issue of national security.
And yet looking at the headlines from corporate media following The Intercept’s publishing, there was immediate political spin.
The Washington Post told its readers that only conservatives would “go after DHS counter-disinformation work,” which means good Democrats should celebrate speech censorship. Meanwhile, as Ken writes in his story, Republicans claim we’ve defeated disinformation by taking down Biden’s disinformation governance board, ignoring that the same DHS tactics happened under Trump.
“It’s crammed into this partisan framework,” he explains, “that doesn’t reflect the reality that when someone’s in power they tend not to care about free speech.”
And the scariest part, Ken tells us, “this is not formalized in statute. There’s no law saying ‘we’re going to create the disinformation team.’ They can do this administratively without sign off from Congress. And they probably have beyond what I’m able to report because I’m only able to get details that my sources have access to. We don’t know what else might exist.”
It’s a huge story that, as with most issues you see on Useful Idiots, is dangerously underreported. Subscribe to hear the full interview with Ken Klippenstein as he shares the government secrets we know about and what still remains covered up.
It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.
0:00 Intro and Useful Idiots announcements
1:10 The Absurd Arena (UI discussion board winners: get your comments and questions read on the show each Tuesday!)
4:00 Four food groups of news
16:06 Stoned moments with Joe Biden
19:19 Ken Klippenstein interview”
Date: November 04, 2022
“A recent story from Lee Fang and Ken Klippenstein in The Intercept reveals the details behind the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing program working “with” social media companies and others in the tech industry to suppress what the government terms “misinformation, disinformation and malinformation.” But it’s not censorship because the government doesn’t literally tell private corporations what information to suppress, right?
Jimmy and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger discuss whether it qualifies as fascism when the government and private industry work together to dictate what information is allowed to be disseminated.”
Date: October 11, 2022
“Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo released a study recently revealing that COVID vaccines featuring mRNA technology are potentially dangerous, in particular for men in the 18-49 age demographic. Dr. Ladapo tweeted out the study and Twitter subsequently removed the tweet but, after some outcry, opted to return it to the platform. Predictably, Ladapo has been accused of spreading “misinformation,” accusations he has responded to by encouraging dialogue with his critics and a scientific analysis of his findings.
Jimmy and America’s Comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the inevitable firestorm of criticism lodged in Ladapo’s direction and the circumstances that lead untrained partisans to think they understand medicine better than professionals.”