‘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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Romeg
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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.

ShantiGirl
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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?

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

Alabamamom
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I posted this on another thread and I think this is appropriate to post again. They should have put it on a new free speech platform. Here’s the link. https://www.theblaze.com/jon-miller/speech-wars-a-new-social-platform-that-allows

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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!

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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’.

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AvatarRKJames here is what someone has come up with that we need to spread. Maybe twitter needs some competition. Spread it around. https://www.theblaze.com/jon-miller/speech-wars-a-new-social-platform-that-allows

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What is this Twitter thing you speak of?

bob434
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a safehouse for twits?

Chow Yun Fatty
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Meh. I’ll stick with Richie Kotzen.
https://youtu.be/nLm_wdXA3os

NullUnit60
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The powers that be in the halls of twitter shall determine just who will sit at their lunch counter.

CaptBill56
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Great analogy

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

TheNightmareIsReal
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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.

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“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… Read more »

debw
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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. “

cyclops
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Context matters…

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

ryan-o
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Twitter even sucks worse than John Rich.

Sentinel
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Twitter sucks so much…

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

Hidyho
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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! evil

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

Warren Z
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I’ll have to listen to it later, Too busy listening to King Crimson.

Abe Lincoln
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Hmmm

Warren Z
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LOL!

Chow Yun Fatty
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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

Warren Z
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Jimi Hendrix called King Crimson the best band in the world.

Dr. Strangelove
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Chow Yun FattyChow Yun Fatty Greg Lake wasn’t too bad, either.

Finrod Felagund
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I admit to being partial to Keith Emerson playing his Moog upside-down.

Dr. Strangelove
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I saw ELP when Yes opened for them. Great concert.

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Warren ZWarren Z – Hubs loves King Crimson

Pickle Plants
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Hmmm, In The Court Of The Crimson King. Excellent thought for a Sunday afternoon.

Dr. Strangelove
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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.

CaptBill56
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I had that album in the 70s, cool cover art too!

sjmom
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I liked the song………..it’s cute.

bigsir74
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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.

bigsir74
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Pretty good song,however Rich did a song During the Obama Administration depicting and singing about the Depressed Auto Industry titled ” Shuttin Detroit Down. “

Taurnil
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What other stuff are they screwing up? Everything.

TXGRunner
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Awesome video, Prager U – The Left Ruins Everything:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXbR3oADwaM

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

TXGRunner
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You evil person you…

Dr. Strangelove
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IKR?

Taurnil
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Ford or Chevy tranny? Three, four or five speed?

TXGRunner
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Mopar, of course!!

cyclops
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This is the most offensive comment of this thread

Pickle Plants
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You know they have 10 speed automatics now? Crazy razz

Dr. Strangelove
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Pickle PlantsPickle Plants My Volvo (truck) has a 12 speed automatic. We also have a Kenworth with a 13 speed auto.

bikerhoop
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Heck, I used to drive a 15 double-over. That was after the twin-stick.

Dr. Strangelove
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bikerhoopbikerhoop Well, aren’t you the grizzled old-timer. My carpal tunnel is very happy with the automatic, thank you very much.

bikerhoop
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@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.

Dr. Strangelove
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bikerhoopbikerhoop 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.

Dr. Strangelove
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Three on the tree.

57Matty
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I’m proud to say that I’ve never used Twitter, Doc.

Hidyho
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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Congratulations!! razz

Dr. Strangelove
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TY!

msliberty
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Doc – lol It makes me laugh every time I read that.

Dr. Strangelove
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TY!

nc checks and balances
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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?

cyclops
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Not now… trump farted! news at 11!

Renny
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Meh, with the song. Pfft, for Twitter.

TXGRunner
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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.

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner That’s the plan. exclamation

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

TXGRunner
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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.

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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.

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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… Read more »

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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TXGRunnerTXGRunner 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.

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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.

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No offense taken TXGRunnerTXGRunner ….have a great Sunday! grin

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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.

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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.

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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.

TXGRunner
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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.

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