The first of many public discussions on censorship, held at My Old School
This is a GREAT idea. We have a facility you can use in Basking Ridge, NJ, no charge, seats 400, we can record and livestream if you like. You are setting a great example for the power of open discussion and respectfully listening to people with opposing views.
Thank you for the courage and commitment it takes to do what you are doing, it is having a big, positive impact.
Kudos! Wish I could join you ...
Hi, Matt! Will your town hall be taped to be shown later on Racket News?
It’s a bit of a slog, but Racket News should take a careful look at the new proposed FCC rule on Internet Equity. Facially it is about redressing the digital divide. But if you drill down it’s a breathtaking assertion of authority over ISPs down to their marketing, deployment, pricing, investment and all built around the concept of unintended disparate impacts. Moreover it establishes an informal complaint process that was written in consultation with activist NGOs who no doubt would be prime users of the process. This has major censorship implications.
I studied at Bard in the 90s, and it was a Marxist fruitcake factory even then.
More people should be aware that Jeffrey Epstein once visited Leon Bottstein with an entourage of young women. And then in 2019, George Soros selected Bard to split a $1BILLION donation with another college in Europe. And that should absolutely terrify everyone. So I hope Matt arrives in Annandale-on-the-Hudson with all the facts needs to wage battle. Because this all sounds like a trap, or at least a Struggle Session. A lot of those people are absolutely unhinged Communists.
Bard has a wonderful and relaxing campus. I do hope the current students treat with you with a modicum of respect and dignity.
Hi Matt, wish I could make it. Is this being live streamed or anything?
"Join us in welcoming Matt Taibbi, Bard alum, so-called "journalist", and 2020 recipient of Bard's John Dewey Award..."
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Love the Steely Dan man!!😁
Start with AIPAC & ADL shutting down all anti-war dissent on college campuses.
I attended this event today. It was an amazing talk. You delved into many pressing issues that Noone else at any school I've attended would even think of covering. I stayed for the full 2 and a half hours, took 3 pages of notes, and even had a conversation at the end with the last few people including you. Thank you for signing my copy of Hate Inc!
(I hope I wasn't too annoying as a fan, it's hard staying calm while seeing someone I've read for years. Also Thank you for telling me not to feel bad about promoting my substack)
Rock on, Matt! And bald is beautiful! 🤩
👍 will it be “taped” and available later if we can’t make it?
After hearing that song 1000 times: 1) didn’t know it was about Bard 2) never had seen a video performance, joyous 3) best referential use of song nominee, another potential award for Matt this year.
Are you going to discuss the new powers granted to the FCC via the new "digital equity" bill that gives them full control over all aspects of internet infrastructure, that it gives them powers to require censorship tools be added by every internet provider?
Hell yeah! Please keep doing this. This kind of engagement is so crucial to getting the conversation going about this. It would be great to see these kinds of things in the western US too.