Piers Morgan: Twitter Censorship is an Affront to Journalism and Free Speech

In an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, British TV presenter Piers Morgan said he was aghast at the actions taken by Twitter and Facebook to censor and hide a New York Post story about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. He surmised that if a similar story had come out about one of Trump’s children, the situation would have been completely different.

“Journalism, freedom of speech dictates, the First Amendment dictates that when a story like this drops, and it’s not being denied by the people it’s accusing for six days now, clearly there’s something there that they want to hide,” Morgan said. “The job of a newspaper, of a television network, of anybody frankly in the media who believes in freedom of speech and believes in journalism, is to go and investigate the allegations the New York Post has made.

“It’s not the job of tech giants like Facebook and Twitter to have an instinctive reaction to suppress every element of that story or for most of the mainstream media to say, nothing to see here, in fact, the only story is this terrible smear on the Bidens,” Morgan continued. “And I would say to you Tucker, imagine if we switched the names around. Imagine if the story was about Donald Trump Jr. and Donald Trump. What would be happening? Do you think the tech giants would be suppressing the story? Would the mainstream media be ignoring the story saying it’s all just an unfair smear on the Trumps? If you reverse this, Tucker, it would be a completely different situation and they would all be behaving in a completely different manner.”

Morgan said the suppression of the NY Post story goes hand in hand with cancel culture and the new “liberal” value that says that certain forms of speech need to be shut down.

“This is one of the most extraordinary collective suppressions of freedom of speech that I have ever seen and it’s one of the main themes in my book, is what is going on with liberals frankly, and I consider myself to be one, but what is going on when liberals want to attack and suppress freedom of speech?” he asked.

Well, let’s just be real about it: The left is still horrified that our democracy ended up giving the presidency to Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. They have, in the meantime, decided that the basic, fundamental values of the United States are no longer all that essential after all. This isn’t just a war on Trump and his supporters; this is a war on the First Amendment to go right alongside their war on the Second. They are ready to go into the Constitution and gut it if that’s what it takes to keep people like Trump out of the government forever.

And right now, Twitter and Facebook are their biggest weapons in that war. It might be time to go in and dismantle those weapons before it’s too late.

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