‘The Five’ song about politics hits NUMBER ONE, so Twitter BANS IT!

This is just bizarre. So the hosts on “The Five,” including the brilliant and lovely Dana Perino, helped co-write a song with John Rich called “shut up about politics.”

And it did so well that it hit number one on the ITunes charts.



So of course, Twitter bans it:

Here’s the song, it’s really good:

Now eventually Rich was able to raise enough of a stink that Twitter look at it and corrected it. But here’s the thing, if they screw up with this kind of thing, what other stuff are they screwing up on? And if those people who get their stuff banned aren’t as influential as John Rich, guess what happens? They’re out of luck…

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144 thoughts on “‘The Five’ song about politics hits NUMBER ONE, so Twitter BANS IT!

    1. Not a bad song,however Rich did another one about the Auto Industry during the Obama Administration Titled “Shuttin Detroit Down” Great song and so accurate for the tough times in the Auto Industry.

    2. Pretty good song,however Rich did a song During the Obama Administration depicting and singing about the Depressed Auto Industry titled ” Shuttin Detroit Down. “

  1. Donna Brazil good grief the world is totally crazy no longer any doubt at least Juan missed it

    1. Funny you should mention that woman; I turned the TV on this morning, heard her voice before the picture came on the tube, and shut it right off again. Why FOX would think ANYONE wants to hear that lying/cheating thing’s opinion on ANYTHING is a mystery to me! 👿

      1. Alan, Juan, Brazile and a Congo- line of. detestable leftists…. if I want to see these douche nozzles, I’ll go to CNN MSNBC…

    1. Knocking on paranoia’s poison door
      21st century schizoid man

      Haven’t heard that in a long time. Classic rock stations sure miss a lot of the classics.

  2. You know better than to really believe it is a screw up. Don’t give them the benefit of the doubt, they’ve proven they don’t deserve it.

  3. When I saw ” the brilliant and lovely Dana Perino” I knew who wrote this without looking at the byline.

  4. Someone should come up with a ‘free twitter’ vehicle where there truly is ‘free’ speech and anything goes. If you’re offended, just don’t go to ‘free twitter’.

  5. The powers that be in the halls of twitter shall determine just who will sit at their lunch counter.

    1. Shouldn’t Twitter be required to bake the cake even if they don’t agree with the person requesting it?

  6. I’m proud to say that I’m still suspended from Twitter for using the highly offensive tranny.

        1. @david_rollhotmail-com My Volvo (truck) has a 12 speed automatic. We also have a Kenworth with a 13 speed auto.

  7. All I can say is…so very glad I never bothered w/ twitter in the 1st place. If it’s anything worth knowing, it eventually makes it’s way to other outlets! :mrgreen:

    1. Yes, because “information wants to be free”. That’s the way that the internet works, and everybody knows it.

      YT, FB, and Twitter are holding nobody captive.

      1. Information does not have a will.

        For somebody who supposedly makes their living off of making websites, you don’t seem to have a good grasp of what social media is and even less of a grasp on human nature.

    2. Unfortunately, that is exactly what they want.

      If conservatives abandon the platforms, then it’s that much easier for them to present a warped worldview and fake news to their viewers unchallenged. Their goal is to shape how people think, what is acceptable, normal, and right. They don’t share our values.

      The whole “problem” with Crowder was he rebutted every single video Vox made. Get rid of Crowder, and people only see Vox’s side.

      More insidious is how they ostracize certain communities like gun owners, libertarians, and pro-life advocates. If most of the videos they see/news they read implies gun owners are redneck nuts, libertarians are poindexter freaks, and pro-lifers are religious zealots, how do you think it shapes their opinion?

      1. No, that is not true. If YT gets rid of Crowder, people can click in the search bar in their browser and search for Vox rebuttal, or some other term.

        I’m so tired of hearing this idiotic argument over and over again. If people want to find info, they can, and it’s easy. If you don’t agree with Google, use DuckDuckGo. A search takes a few minutes of time. Then you bookmark whatever and go right back if you want.

        YT is not stopping anyone from being heard. Nobody really cares what YT thinks anyways — people search for what they want.

        1. Back in the real world, most people are lazy. If they aren’t offered a rebuttal, they won’t go searching for one. Others will assume the platform provides diverse opinions, which is objectively false.

      2. @txgrunner Valid points you make. I guess that’s a battle for those who are on twitter and have viewpoints diametrically opposed to the operators of the particular outlet. As a person who doesn’t involve themselves in social media forums (save this site), I support issues and seek other avenues to do so.

        1. My apologies if my comment came across as a critique or reproach. A part of me applauds those who don’t have or closed their Facebook accounts and I don’t even like twitter, although I have an account.

          With FB especially, I avoid politics entirely because, working overseas, I use FB to interact with my family. Most of them are not political and, counter to President Zero’s advice, I don’t want to spend my family time “getting in their face” about politics.

          With Twitter, I am very political, but only active every now and then.

          We need a presence on the platforms because that’s where the audience is, but not every conservative needs to do that – there’s plenty more to do elsewhere. Everyone can decide what to do and where for themselves.

  8. if those people who get their stuff banned aren’t as influential as John Rich, guess what happens?

    This is what’s so insidious about social media suppression of dissent. A Crowder, Pewdiepie, and even nuts I abhor like Alex Jones have an established following, capital, and sufficient clout to get a decision reversed or go to another medium.

    In 2018, YouTube went after reloaders (folks who make custom ammo). 100% legal, with no history of criminal activity. The biggest channels only had ~200K subs. Except for a few in the gun community, the folks now having their videos pulled/demonetized said nothing. They didn’t care.

    Poof, a genre of videos and a broad internet community is gone. New voices are snuffed out before they’re ever heard – kind of like abortion – and a huge swath of the public has no idea their world view is censored by unelected apparatchiks using hidden rules.

    1. That is simply not true — that a huge swath of the public has no idea their worldview is being censored. 1) YT can’t censor anything (not government). 2) People can use the search bar in their own browser to find whatever they want. YT can’t stop them. 3) People don’t even use YT like that. 4) New voices aren’t being snuffed out — they’re just not being heard there! LOL! Stop acting like people can’t speak unless they’re on a major network.

      Look. I get that you don’t understand how the internet works and have a low view of people (which suggests that you are some form of elitist). You don’t even understand how browsers and search engines work. That’s fine, but please stop talking like people have no choices or that their choices don’t count unless they can be on the platforms they want to be.

      It’s all like saying that my speech doesn’t count because I don’t get to have my book carried in Barnes & Noble.

      1. Actually, censorship doesn’t have to be done by the government.

        As I wrote previously, if their ISP/hotspot/company/hotel is using “restricted mode” they can’t search for things marked restricted. Restricted items are filtered out of the results and the user is never told.

        You’re missing the concept of what the public square is and why equal access is necessary to an open competition of ideas.

        Interesting projection since you claim to know how every single user of YT uses YT.

    2. @txgrunner Even the most innocuous gun channels like Taofledermaus are being demonitized. I’m sure that YT gets revenue from them, though.

      1. I think you probably know of Duelist1954 (Mike Beliveau). Almost all his videos are about antique firearms like flintlocks and cap&ball revolvers.

        In April, they demonetized him and pulled some of his videos. One of the videos they pulled was him doing one step in making a flintlock rifle. He’s an artisan, making an antique rifle, but hey, the “guns bad” mantra allows for no common sense or tolerance.

        Mike is not some super-wealthy guy. He doesn’t have 4M subs. He’s a hobbyist and created nice, harmless videos for other hobbyists with info you can’t find elsewhere. The revenue he received from YT was essential for him to be able to afford to make the videos. Needless to say, we probably won’t see nearly as many videos from him in the future.

        1. I’m not familiar with Dualist1954, but I suspect that he’s a year younger than me. Maybe I’ll check him out, but I don’t watch a whole lot of YT anymore.

  9. Twitter’s excuse about the link { stealing passwords…… installs malicious software } is about as lame as- “the dog ate my homework”.
    Even more outrageous that they banned it, considering John Rich says 100% of the proceeds go to @FoldsofHonor.

  10. It was that algorighm. You know; the one that detects anything with a common-sense meme to it, and, automatically deletes it, bans the originator and then sends out death squads to hunt them down.

  11. It was that algorighm. You know; the one that detects anything with a common-sense meme to it, and, automatically deletes it, bans the originator and then sends out death squads to hunt them down.

  12. The funny thing is the song is just about politics . . . not Dems or Reps. How can anyone find fault with it in any way shape or form?

  13. The funny thing is the song is just about politics . . . not Dems or Reps. How can anyone find fault with it in any way shape or form?

  14. Social media is going to deserve every bit of regulation the government eventually puts on them.

  15. Social media is going to deserve every bit of regulation the government eventually puts on them.

  16. There was an auction to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation this weekend and there were some items from the band Dream Theater and Five Finger Death Punch. I knew FFDP was pro military and proceeds from their cover of Blue On Black go to the GSF but I didn’t know Dream Theater was linked with the GSF. That’s fantastic!

  17. There was an auction to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation this weekend and there were some items from the band Dream Theater and Five Finger Death Punch. I knew FFDP was pro military and proceeds from their cover of Blue On Black go to the GSF but I didn’t know Dream Theater was linked with the GSF. That’s fantastic!

  18. Someone should come up with a ‘free twitter’ vehicle where there truly is ‘free’ speech and anything goes. If you’re offended, just don’t go to ‘free twitter’.

  19. The powers that be in the halls of twitter shall determine just who will sit at their lunch counter.

    1. Shouldn’t Twitter be required to bake the cake even if they don’t agree with the person requesting it?

  20. You know better than to really believe it is a screw up. Don’t give them the benefit of the doubt, they’ve proven they don’t deserve it.

  21. 
“All We Want Is Our Country Back” 


    *Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine
    
And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind 

    Why should we care about political hacks,

    when all we want is our country back?

    Wrote her a letter late last June
    
My senator’s response was exceedingly rude 

    Damn form letter didn’t take up one point
    
I swear she must be smokin’ them joints

    *Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine 

    And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind 

    Why should I care about political hacks,
    
when all I want is my country back?

    Bombs are droppin’ in the Middle East
    
Correspondent’s dinner was a three-course feast 

    Can’t believe what you hear in the news
    
But at least a giraffe was born at the zoo

    Better enter the market while she’s shootin’ up

    Or start shootin’ up when the goin’ gets rough
    
Democrat of Republican — 
garbage smells the same when it’s on your hands

    Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine 

    And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind 

    Why should we care about political hacks,

    when all we want is our country back?

    Why should we care about political hacks, 

    when all we want is our country back?

    When all we want is our country back?

  22. It might be a bit ironic for a show that’s totally about politics, and talking about politics to write a song entitled ” Shut up about Politics. “

  23. When I saw ” the brilliant and lovely Dana Perino” I knew who wrote this without looking at the byline.

  24. Donna Brazil good grief the world is totally crazy no longer any doubt at least Juan missed it

    1. Funny you should mention that woman; I turned the TV on this morning, heard her voice before the picture came on the tube, and shut it right off again. Why FOX would think ANYONE wants to hear that lying/cheating thing’s opinion on ANYTHING is a mystery to me! 👿

      1. Alan, Juan, Brazile and a Congo- line of. detestable leftists…. if I want to see these douche nozzles, I’ll go to CNN MSNBC…

    1. Robert Fripp. A guitarist so bad-*ssed he created a cult of guitar players to mimic his style of playing, his hand positioning, his posture, etc… Hell, they even smile like he does sometimes.
      https://youtu.be/m3dicKNdKa8

    2. Knocking on paranoia’s poison door
      21st century schizoid man

      Haven’t heard that in a long time. Classic rock stations sure miss a lot of the classics.

    1. Not a bad song,however Rich did another one about the Auto Industry during the Obama Administration Titled “Shuttin Detroit Down” Great song and so accurate for the tough times in the Auto Industry.

    2. Pretty good song,however Rich did a song During the Obama Administration depicting and singing about the Depressed Auto Industry titled ” Shuttin Detroit Down. “

  25. I’m proud to say that I’m still suspended from Twitter for using the highly offensive tranny.

        1. @david_rollhotmail-com My Volvo (truck) has a 12 speed automatic. We also have a Kenworth with a 13 speed auto.

            1. @bikerhoop Well, aren’t you the grizzled old-timer. My carpal tunnel is very happy with the automatic, thank you very much.

              1. @Dr. Strangelove Why yes, yes I am. And I’m glad your carpal tunnel thanks you. Unfortunately, my fingers are pretty much deformed to fit around that knob with the splitters on it.

                1. @bikerhoop Yeah, I have all kinds of problems showing up. I couldn’t figure out why I have arthritis in my thumb and forefinger until I realized that it was from cutting glass by hand for 11 years back in the ’70s and ’80s.

  26. These “oops” moments from Twitter, FB, YouTube et al are really getting old. Does anyone buy their lame excuses?

    Hey, intellectually curious Media! 60 Minutes! All you “investigative journalists!” Aren’t any of you the least bit interested?

  27. if those people who get their stuff banned aren’t as influential as John Rich, guess what happens?

    This is what’s so insidious about social media suppression of dissent. A Crowder, Pewdiepie, and even nuts I abhor like Alex Jones have an established following, capital, and sufficient clout to get a decision reversed or go to another medium.

    In 2018, YouTube went after reloaders (folks who make custom ammo). 100% legal, with no history of criminal activity. The biggest channels only had ~200K subs. Except for a few in the gun community, the folks now having their videos pulled/demonetized said nothing. They didn’t care.

    Poof, a genre of videos and a broad internet community is gone. New voices are snuffed out before they’re ever heard – kind of like abortion – and a huge swath of the public has no idea their world view is censored by unelected apparatchiks using hidden rules.

    1. @txgrunner Even the most innocuous gun channels like Taofledermaus are being demonitized. I’m sure that YT gets revenue from them, though.

      1. I think you probably know of Duelist1954 (Mike Beliveau). Almost all his videos are about antique firearms like flintlocks and cap&ball revolvers.

        In April, they demonetized him and pulled some of his videos. One of the videos they pulled was him doing one step in making a flintlock rifle. He’s an artisan, making an antique rifle, but hey, the “guns bad” mantra allows for no common sense or tolerance.

        Mike is not some super-wealthy guy. He doesn’t have 4M subs. He’s a hobbyist and created nice, harmless videos for other hobbyists with info you can’t find elsewhere. The revenue he received from YT was essential for him to be able to afford to make the videos. Needless to say, we probably won’t see nearly as many videos from him in the future.

        1. I’m not familiar with Dualist1954, but I suspect that he’s a year younger than me. Maybe I’ll check him out, but I don’t watch a whole lot of YT anymore.

    2. That is simply not true — that a huge swath of the public has no idea their worldview is being censored. 1) YT can’t censor anything (not government). 2) People can use the search bar in their own browser to find whatever they want. YT can’t stop them. 3) People don’t even use YT like that. 4) New voices aren’t being snuffed out — they’re just not being heard there! LOL! Stop acting like people can’t speak unless they’re on a major network.

      Look. I get that you don’t understand how the internet works and have a low view of people (which suggests that you are some form of elitist). You don’t even understand how browsers and search engines work. That’s fine, but please stop talking like people have no choices or that their choices don’t count unless they can be on the platforms they want to be.

      It’s all like saying that my speech doesn’t count because I don’t get to have my book carried in Barnes & Noble.

      1. Actually, censorship doesn’t have to be done by the government.

        As I wrote previously, if their ISP/hotspot/company/hotel is using “restricted mode” they can’t search for things marked restricted. Restricted items are filtered out of the results and the user is never told.

        You’re missing the concept of what the public square is and why equal access is necessary to an open competition of ideas.

        Interesting projection since you claim to know how every single user of YT uses YT.

  28. Twitter’s excuse about the link { stealing passwords…… installs malicious software } is about as lame as- “the dog ate my homework”.
    Even more outrageous that they banned it, considering John Rich says 100% of the proceeds go to @FoldsofHonor.

  29. All I can say is…so very glad I never bothered w/ twitter in the 1st place. If it’s anything worth knowing, it eventually makes it’s way to other outlets! :mrgreen:

    1. Unfortunately, that is exactly what they want.

      If conservatives abandon the platforms, then it’s that much easier for them to present a warped worldview and fake news to their viewers unchallenged. Their goal is to shape how people think, what is acceptable, normal, and right. They don’t share our values.

      The whole “problem” with Crowder was he rebutted every single video Vox made. Get rid of Crowder, and people only see Vox’s side.

      More insidious is how they ostracize certain communities like gun owners, libertarians, and pro-life advocates. If most of the videos they see/news they read implies gun owners are redneck nuts, libertarians are poindexter freaks, and pro-lifers are religious zealots, how do you think it shapes their opinion?

      1. @txgrunner Valid points you make. I guess that’s a battle for those who are on twitter and have viewpoints diametrically opposed to the operators of the particular outlet. As a person who doesn’t involve themselves in social media forums (save this site), I support issues and seek other avenues to do so.

        1. My apologies if my comment came across as a critique or reproach. A part of me applauds those who don’t have or closed their Facebook accounts and I don’t even like twitter, although I have an account.

          With FB especially, I avoid politics entirely because, working overseas, I use FB to interact with my family. Most of them are not political and, counter to President Zero’s advice, I don’t want to spend my family time “getting in their face” about politics.

          With Twitter, I am very political, but only active every now and then.

          We need a presence on the platforms because that’s where the audience is, but not every conservative needs to do that – there’s plenty more to do elsewhere. Everyone can decide what to do and where for themselves.

      2. No, that is not true. If YT gets rid of Crowder, people can click in the search bar in their browser and search for Vox rebuttal, or some other term.

        I’m so tired of hearing this idiotic argument over and over again. If people want to find info, they can, and it’s easy. If you don’t agree with Google, use DuckDuckGo. A search takes a few minutes of time. Then you bookmark whatever and go right back if you want.

        YT is not stopping anyone from being heard. Nobody really cares what YT thinks anyways — people search for what they want.

        1. Back in the real world, most people are lazy. If they aren’t offered a rebuttal, they won’t go searching for one. Others will assume the platform provides diverse opinions, which is objectively false.

    2. Yes, because “information wants to be free”. That’s the way that the internet works, and everybody knows it.

      YT, FB, and Twitter are holding nobody captive.

      1. Information does not have a will.

        For somebody who supposedly makes their living off of making websites, you don’t seem to have a good grasp of what social media is and even less of a grasp on human nature.

  30. “All We Want Is Our Country Back”

    *Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine

    And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind

    Why should we care about political hacks,

    when all we want is our country back?

    Wrote her a letter late last June

    My senator’s response was exceedingly rude

    Damn form letter didn’t take up one point

    I swear she must be smokin’ them joints

    *Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine

    And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind

    Why should I care about political hacks,

    when all I want is my country back?

    Bombs are droppin’ in the Middle East

    Correspondent’s dinner was a three-course feast

    Can’t believe what you hear in the news

    But at least a giraffe was born at the zoo

    Better enter the market while she’s shootin’ up

    Or start shootin’ up when the goin’ gets rough

    Democrat of Republican —
    garbage smells the same when it’s on your hands

    Shove your speeches where the sun don’t shine

    And your worthless hearings with an axe to grind

    Why should we care about political hacks,

    when all we want is our country back?

    Why should we care about political hacks,

    when all we want is our country back?

    When all we want is our country back?

  31. It might be a bit ironic for a show that’s totally about politics, and talking about politics to write a song entitled ” Shut up about Politics. “

  32. These “oops” moments from Twitter, FB, YouTube et al are really getting old. Does anyone buy their lame excuses?

    Hey, intellectually curious Media! 60 Minutes! All you “investigative journalists!” Aren’t any of you the least bit interested?

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