June 07, 2019

America’s second-largest media company pressures YouTube into silencing thousands of independent content creators

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Have you ever heard of Vox, the media company? It’s painfully liberal, and it really has this social justice warrior affectation. It really feels like it’s written not just by millennials, but by really irritating know-nothings who just Google things twenty minutes before they write it, then call themselves experts — and get it wrong.

But what they lack in knowledge or wisdom or understand, they make up for in partisanship and politics. They really hate people with different opinions. Let me give you an example:

They hired Carlos Maza, who goes by the Twitter nickname @gaywonk. A wonk is basically what a non-expert calls himself to pretend he’s an expert. And he wants you to know he’s gay, because — well, why, actually? He uses it as an identity icon, as a trump card.

He attacks his enemies relentlessly — not just his enemies in that YouTube video I showed you, but on Twitter, cheering on the "milkshaking" of "right wingers" he doesn't like, for example. 

Maza doesn’t need to be good a debating, because if he can personally or financially destroy his enemies; "Deplatforming works and we should use it way more aggressively”, he says, tweeting news that Milo Yiannopoulos is in debt because of being banned from many platforms.

This bully decided to take aim at a leading conservative political comedian, Steven Crowder, who has about 3.8 million YouTube subscribers.

And obviously Crowder started making fun of Maza. Which is what comedians do.

And of course, if you don’t like it — block it. Ignore it. Heckle back, whatever. If you can dish it out, you should take it.

But Maza didn’t want to take it, so he started to pout online.

So, I have pretty thick skin when it comes to online harassment, but something has been really bothering me.

Since I started working at Vox, Steven Crowder has been making video after video "debunking" Strikethrough. Every single video has included repeated, overt attacks on my sexual orientation and ethnicity...

And YouTube — well, at first, they held the line. The company replied to him directly and publicly:

Our teams spent the last few days conducting an in-depth review of the videos flagged to us, and while we found language that was clearly hurtful, the [Steven Crowder] videos as posted don’t violate our policies...

That’s what they said on June 4. Pretty free speechy, to me.

Crowder celebrated:

.@TeamYouTube made the right decision. If they banned us, they'd have to ban.. and then he linked to this video of other political comedians saying rude or mean things...

I was skeptical...

Now, I wonder if there were some moves behind the scenes — I wonder if Barack Obama made a phone call, or Hillary Clinton made a phone call, to YouTube’s owners, Google — because the very next day, they wrote this:

Update on our continued review–we have suspended this channel’s monetization. We came to this decision because a pattern of egregious actions has harmed the broader community and is against our YouTube Partner Program policies.

Oh. Wow. That was quick. 

So Steven Crowder’s site was demonetized — that means his ability to make any money off of it was just cancelled. I’m guessing that’s half a million bucks a year at least — enough to pay for a staff.

By the way, thousands of other YouTube pages were swept up in this too.

And that’s how our story ends. Except, not quite. Because Carlos Maza isn't a nobody. Until Trump was elected, Maza worked for a Democratic Party war room called Media Matters. It was a privately funded anti-Republican, anti-Conservatives SuperPAC.

And as soon as the campaign ended, Maza went to work for Vox — doing the same thing, but calling himself a journalist.

And Vox? They’re owned by a company called Comcast. They own NBC, and cell phone companies, cable companies, movie companies, internet companies. Their market capitalization — what they’re worth on the stock market — is $185 billion. Nearly 200,000 employees. They’re one of the largest media companies in the world.

Comcast is a competitor — to whom? To thousands of independent citizen entertainers, citizen journalists, home-made comedians and reporters and commentators, like Steven Crowder. They’re eating Comcast’s lunch.

Comcast does well — they made US$12 billion in profit last year. But they’re not stupid. The Internet killed the VCR business. The Internet killed the CD business. The Internet is killing TV stations. They are not going to stand by and let the Internet kill them. They’ll kill it first.

So don’t see Carlos Maza as just an ideological bully and a bigot. See him as a tool of one of the largest media companies in the world. Using a fake social justice warrior to flatten thousands — literally thousands — of Youtube competitors. Just wipe them out.

That’s what you just saw. And I’m guessing we won’t be far behind on the enemies list...

NEXT: David Menzies joins me to talk about what he saw at Toronto's Al Quds Day demonstration last Saturday.

FINALLY: Your messages to me

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commented 2019-06-09 09:30:42 -0400
Gay people should be accepted and ignored, when left to themselves they will eventually die off through lack of procreation. Their choice.
The above statement is not exactly true but I think Gays receive to much publicity and they enjoy it. For every Gay in the world their is one less family, this means that the Human race will eventually die out (leaving it open for Islamic’s? [think about it]), unless Straight people start to have larger families.
commented 2019-06-08 23:15:21 -0400
1. This gay guy makes sure to preface anything he says that he is gay simply to set up a gay bashing/harassment case for anything said to him.
2. Here’s True North’s take on the Libs shutting down social media during the elections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CvHJZCz64w&feature=em-uploademail
(I don’ t know if something just came out today or if this was referring to the other day – I’ve been busy today!)
3. Are you kidding about the cops? The cops were afraid someone would pull out a knife and behead them.
commented 2019-06-08 23:02:03 -0400
I wonder when historians look back at our history if they will be able to put their finger on precisely when we became so anal retentive about humor and free speech in general if it hasn’t been scrubbed from existence.
commented 2019-06-08 19:22:53 -0400
Edward Jobin it was pretty funny, I also remember the media and Hollywood not being too happy about Bruno or the Dictator like they were with Borat because he was making fun of people they consider untouchable.
commented 2019-06-08 12:02:49 -0400
Liza Rosie: I have not seen Dictator but still the odd time catch some of the show the office simply because it relates so much to real life job situations I have been involved with, granted not quite to that exaggerated degree. The boss in it is probably the most racist, sexist and homophobic of the bunch, but his overwhelming need to be loved by everybody, and fear he has gone too far makes him go overboard in out of touch methods of trying to correct everybody else for the faults he has.
commented 2019-06-08 11:39:50 -0400
You should bring suit against those two ‘police officers’, that assaulted you, on video, and include the Toronto Police Service(TPS), Menzoid! And you are correct, and given the storied history of the TPS (estd. 1834), the fact remains, most cops are the good guys…it’s when they go political as they move up into the bureaucracy and turn against the people…and then there are the rogues and bullies on the beat…a minority.
You should bring suit mostly, because in a court of law the FACT that a permit was neither applied for nor granted to these – documented – self-avowed anti-Semites and violent, Canada-hating, savage thugs, and the taxpayer borne costs of policing this ilegal, hate-based demonstration, will become public record…and then what’s Tory and his evil little minions to do?
If it will save one child Menzoid…ya gotta do it!
commented 2019-06-08 11:19:56 -0400
Barack Obama, was the beginning of many of America’s political problems and like Trudeau, planted via the UN, he has and still is creating disruption in the American political system.

I wonder what the North American political scene would have been like were Trudeau and Obama both in power at the same time…….
…NAZZZZZZI’s!
commented 2019-06-08 04:56:27 -0400
Vox is a $40 million experiment that has failed. Its time for it to be closed down and used as a tax write-off.

1984? 2024.
commented 2019-06-08 02:43:41 -0400
I just watched ‘Dictator’ with Sacha Baron Cohen. It is about as politically incorrect and offensive to just about everybody as you can get. It would make this little Vox vole cry to his mommy, he would be so triggered. ‘Dictator’ came out in 2012. My how far we have fallen since then.
commented 2019-06-08 02:07:08 -0400
Vox are pathetic twerps.
commented 2019-06-08 00:35:06 -0400
Haven’t thought a lot about corporate censorship. Sounds like Comcast is a big player in the censorship of conservative thoughts.
commented 2019-06-08 00:27:06 -0400
Few knew’ Israel is not a Jewish Land; it belongs to GOD & the Jews are the Chosen Steward’s of the Land. Bible Study & History Proves the Prophetic Irrefutable Truth of this statement. The Devil is working hard to postpone his demise.
commented 2019-06-07 22:09:07 -0400
Ezra correctly states that we are 5 years from the Totalitarianism System that haunts the United Kingdom. After reading this short Drinking and Driving Charge in BC, maybe Ezra should lower his prediction.

Imagine 5 worthless RCMP luggage handlers responding to a complaint 2 hours after the woman was inside her sister’s home. She may have beat the case, but who is next?
Apparently our favorite Liberal Jody Wilson-Raybould made this law.
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/nanaimo-woman-wins-legal-fight-over-police-allegations-of-drinking-and-driving
commented 2019-06-07 22:06:53 -0400
For those not already aware, Rebel vids (the free stuff) is being posted on BitChute. I encourage everyone to subscribe there (its free like YT), just in case Rebel dissappears without warning.
commented 2019-06-07 22:06:44 -0400
To sum it up, justin could destroy this country. Plead with the US to undo the damage they imposed. We could have a great country. Columbus, We gave everything to the indigenous to avoid the fascists. It’s a thin edge
commented 2019-06-07 21:52:00 -0400
The Marxist behind Globalism are running scared, they are panicking because of the ongoing situation between the UK and the EU, the thought of Britain, independent at the same time that America is strong, under Trump is to much for them. They are hitting high gear. Gagging the political Right is just one step in their quest for a NWA. How long will it be before ‘Right thought’ becomes a Federal crime. Dose anybody remember Concentration Camps.
The sad part is that there is nothing that we can do to stop them.
commented 2019-06-07 21:51:24 -0400
Trudeau will protect the Rebel from a YouTube ban and deplatforming. I’m starting to believe Justin WANTS Rebel to continue. You see, as long as JT can keep manipulating Scheer to accept his narratives, Ezra et al will criticize CPC, rightly so, but inadvertantly will influence more conservatives to vote PPC. This will finally divide the conservative vote into what Justin ultimately hopes for – a 50/50 split between CPC and PPC. And Voila – another Trudeau majority unfortunately aided by Rebel Media.
OR, if Scheer grows a conservative spine and doesn’t follow the Trudeau narratives, Justin will ban Rebel soon in order to suppress a large media presence that exposes the Libranos for who they are and that endorses a real conservative option in a newly principled Scheer. This would also help to split the CPC vote because there is no way Scheer will defend Rebel’s right to exist. Bernier will be left as the only defender of the free press in Canada.
Justin has Scheer right where he wants him.
Trudeau has shown himself to be an expert as divisive politics. He’s now focused on dividing conservatives since he’s already done a great job dividing Canadians by race, region, status, religion, gender, and class.
commented 2019-06-07 21:28:49 -0400
I suspect pro-Palestinian officers sign up for that beat is more like it! If you don’t want to end up like Britain, start pushing back now! Sue them, charge them etc!
commented 2019-06-07 21:13:06 -0400
- Yea, the Vox “Journalists” walked off the job on Thursday (must be such a happy place). Carlos Maza was once with Media Matters (one of Soros’ projects). I’ve been following this on Crowder’s show this week. Crowder makes a lot of his money through merchandise & memberships. So many of his videos were being demonetized anyway – this was a mass demonetizing of older videos if I’m not mistaken.

- Canada is going down the same path as the UK & we’ll end up in the same place. It’s one of the things driving the Liberals (& their lapdogs) to impose censorship. In China the had what is called the 50-cent brigade. An army of professional trolls who monitor what the public is posting on the internet. China has been a big pioneer in developing electronic control of the population. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdr4gWsGog&t=83s
commented 2019-06-07 21:08:34 -0400
Both Ezra’s monologue and David’s videos show that we really are heading toward the UK’s condition. Wrong think is punished by the Ministry of Truth and only favoured opinions are permitted.I also believe this diabolical situation is happening between the lunatic left and Islamists because Satan is ramping up his game. He knows his time is short so he’s working to destroy every vestage of western culture with barbarism. We can certainly see how George Soros and the other globalists are moving swiftly to flood the west with Muslims. They know that Islam is antithetical to our free way of life. Furthermore, Islam is a horrid parody of Christianity and Judaism.It’s like snake venom as it digests its victim. Worse yet, the antibodies of our legal system are being destroyed so the infection of Satan’s religion can flourish. It’s only a matter of time before all western lands will be enslaved to Allah, the demon whom Islamists follow. Sadly, people only listen to the warnings once it’s too late to do something. Like the biblical prophets, people will only believe us when all these logical predictions come to pass.
commented 2019-06-07 21:07:01 -0400
Ezra, Rebelation has a good point.

It would be good for you to mirror your YouTube content over on one or more video streaming platforms. There are a few right wing individuals and sites that do just that.
commented 2019-06-07 20:52:27 -0400
Conservatives need their own social media platform and banking system so they can post what they want and be paid for it without SJW types taking exception.
commented 2019-06-07 20:49:44 -0400
Well then Ezra, move over to Brighteon.com. Start now. Overlap them with youtube. Or Minds.com.