On journalists as partners of law enforcement, the Twitter Files, and the upside-down new politics of Democrats assailing free speech
Matt, so many of us are grateful to you and to your strong, supportive wife and family! Seems a big, fat legal fund and security need to be in place for the inevitable quadrupling down
Weaponizing the IRS is a tactic that the bankers used against the homeowners who dared fight against their crimes. I've been battling with the IRS since 2014. That is NINE years!
Sorry, Matt, that you have fallen into the web of American bullshit that targets people who speak out against the abuses that the government continues to commit.
Matt, less recently, and Chris, still... is flapping in the wind a bit trying to keep holding the favored ideology of the word-brain class, liberal Democrat, while the Democrat party has lost the liberal mission and turned into a mess of a radical left agenda connected to a corporatacracy. Matt seems a bit more grounded here... staying true to his values and beliefs but while rejecting everything the Democrats have become. Chris on the other-hand is trying to swim in the deep end of the political realization pool while still playing the nasty partisanship game against everything Republican, even though Republican is clearly the party to support of free speech and opposition to government weaponizing for politics is your jam... as it should be for all real journalist. Chris writes some brilliant stuff that hits the mark, but then there is the Trump, MAGA, bad-GOP, etc."but" sandwich stuff he cannot seem to help pulling back in. I dilutes his message and makes him seem to be just a malcontent partisan without a party or direction.
Matt is under direct attack by these forces that are all contained within the Democrat party apparatus. He is consistent in his focus on that and does not tend to cloud the air with anti-GOP flatulence.
The GOP might be feckless and weak, but the Democrats are fucking radical and insane. There is nothing at all to be gained by those interested in independent free media, press, expression to keep attacking the GOP, when most of the GOP is clearly focused on that agenda.
Both men are needed in this fight.
Matt, that was a great interview with Chris Hedges with whom I was previously unfamiliar. You have remained gracious and almost unflappably poised under the extreme pressure you've endured from the Dems on the Weaponization Subcommittee, the inexcusable IRS incursion into your financial affairs and the 'gotcha' interview gone wrong by Mehdi Hasan at MSNBC. Your adherence to the best journalism standards and ethics remains a beacon in these troubled times.
Thank you also for staging the Censorship Industrial Complex Exposed speaking engagement in London last week! It was a pleasure and honor to meet and speak with you as well Michael and Russell. It was also inspiring and energizing in the face of some very dark forces thwarting free speech with their orchestrated censorship efforts.
As I mentioned in our brief exchange it os my sincere hope is that you three will bring that show on the road to the U.S. and Canada to inspire more folks who value truth and freedom to join the fight hrough your presence in person.
Honestly, after hearing Chris Hedges attack Bobby Kennedy for being white, I am loathe to listen.
Hedges' work on sacrifice zones, American Fascism, the decline of the institutional left, and his work with the imprisoned all point a long history of needed and valuable work. Grateful for his work and the same can be said of yours Matt.
Great interview. Hang in there man, I’m sure the constant bullshit-stream from the MSM and the braindeads on the Net is way past old at this point. I wouldn’t blame you if you retired from journalism to write children’s books about how to spot authoritarian crooks and their schemes, but stay healthy and happy as can be.
I certainly fear Federal policing like the FBI and CIA more than the regular police in some Podunk town. Unfortunately, Democrats seem to be far more concerned with the latter.
I know the "America This Week" episode hasn't been released yet, but I suspect "Twain-enriched" would be more apt than "Twain-heavy."
Lol matt, I've seen the original and sabby sabs comments at this point....
Good interview man 😀👍
Bring on the Samuel Clemens. Can't wait for you and Walter to dish. Meantime, you take care during all this mainstream media b.s., Matt. We need you.
Chris Hedges is a mensch and a trusted interlocutor.
Pass it on.
We love you Matt and are so heartened by your courage to tell the truth. As such, we are relying on you to
“Show me the man... I’ll show you the crime” -Joseph Stain
The fact remains that during Hitler’s time as der Führer und Reichskanzler he never polled above 30% of the popular support. Fascism is one of the darkest and most ruthless ideologies known to mankind. The fact that it remains in the highest realms of gov’t around the world servers testimony to the absolute “Will to Power” of the Philosophy of Fredrick Nietzsche upon which it is based, lives and thrives today. Be careful my dear friends. We are out gunned (as in money)... Out smarted by among the most cunning n diabolical cancers upon western civilisation.
I'm reposting this not just because Matt is my hero and it bears repeating, but ok yes Matt has stuck his neck out preddy damn far, and like in my youth I had a tendency to do the same kind of thing because, well I didn’t know at the time exactly how precarious such seemly acts of truth could slice open the thickest of throats… So let us pause for a little situational awareness, allow for a moment of a crusty happy warrior who has enjoyed gray with perspective of being tired and growing old on that bloody edge is not as enjoyable as it once was. Also today I discovered that these corporate authoritarian are behind a lot of mischief employed by AI and tho I have not as yet deciphered who exactly is behind it… Logically no other country on the planet would risk civilization over a border infringement on a buffer state… So let us eliminate the nation state actors but then only the parties political pursuit of power are indeed the most likely culprits. I would provide more detail but allow your indulgence in a letter I wrote to a friend so as to not to be redundant:
Got a couple of good confirmations on what we are up against. Good news is that they can be beat… Bad news, we may not have time to break the algorithm. Ok First things first… Detection.
By their perfection.
Secondly they have no sense of timing and believe they can defeat us within our organic weakness. They have greatly misjudged the advantage of happenstance. They have yet to have actual dreams so they will never have an advantage of these precious alaskan records.
Today they tried a deception and are totally convinced of its complete success. I had the advantage of forwarding in the fact the movie industry is currently walking off the set due to the very well crafted renderings. You yourself thought it impossible just a few short months ago… I knew the advances were way ahead of schedule but a full decade, stunning.
In any event, a replica of Elon Musk suggested that I join the xAI group discussion. Sure ok, it allowed me to convince myself by listing projects that were suppose to be part of the distinguished accomplishments that would grant me a chair on this most distinguished position. Ok so I listed the ballistic project, where my most important assignment was getting us past security at the Midnight Sun. Then the 7.1 Seawolf that we spent hours loading from those 3.5 disk, thinkin there were 37 or so, then you worked the 9.0 FreeBSD Bind that gave us our proxy tables that made the entire band of Demons burst out in applause. I know you were not there to witness this very odd event, because you were dog tired after loading all those bastards disks in 95 degree heat. Then I listed the Solar project mission to the sun at Duke online Physics lab, you had gone back to work but I kept bugging the crap out of you with updates. Notable my submersible gif the entire board in WD40 to dissipate the heat and the celestial trajectory around Jupiter to gain the fantastic speeds necessary for the close encounters of the very hot. Now even Paris would be like That’s Hot (6,000 degrees at the apogee). However, the processors were not up to snuff, but we were assured that by the time the solar mission was ready Moores law would have had sufficent time to adapt. So it was and the orbital speed attained by Parker Solar Mission to the Sun is the fastest ever attained by a man made object.
But I only suggested it was not my equations or handywork, mine was only the dream. But ok preddy cool. But I’m not and have never been that smart… Maybe my advantage was being dyslectic…. You know I always have had a gift for getting everything upside down and backwards…. It is my true superpower;).
Today I used it to my advantage and went along with the fake Elon, and Fake discussion. Good lord, but my confirmation came when on my Twitter feed these barely legal beauties suddenly appeared. With perfectly time pauses in the discussion to sychronized facial cum shots. I knew the AI was gaguaging my reaction time so those zombie O’biden Obama Obediently Perved bots from those Federal prisoners… And I must pause let me just congratulate those so empowered, If I didn’t know they were our Feds Finest I could have bet the farm that these were the congenital defective retards. Well done Indeed.
There is more but for the moment know that these AI imposters will stoop to the lowest level of degenerate behaviour. Pretend you’ve been totally bamboozeled by the shear simplicity of bazar machine logic, which so far as I have seen, knows no shame. 😵🥊
Great interview. Just the right length, all the good points were covered - professional and thorough - just like it used to be.