(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) The chief architect behind one of the most egregious and blatant disinformation campaigns in politics is now shamelessly on tour peddling his advice and wisdom on “the way we create and consume information, and the very real threat it poses to democracy.”
Former President Barack Obama, who won honors for “Lie of the Year” during his stay in the White House for his infamous Obamacare whopper, recently announced he would be working through his Obama Foundation “to empower and equip emerging leaders to tackle issues like the spread of disinformation.”
After critiquing social media companies as a disinformation boondoggle that “monetizes anger, resentment, conflict, division, and . . . violence,” and expressing an appreciation for Vladimir Putin’s “absolute control of information within Russia,” Obama delivered a keynote address on “Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm” at Stanford Law.
Amazingly, the schemer-in-chief who spied on the Donald Trump campaign and pimped the Russia collusion hoax won wide praise for his transformation into an honest broker of the truth.
Because of course he didn’t; Obama, whose list of disinformation doozies and truth-bending dodges runs long, was ruthlessly roasted for the shameless hypocrisy and dissembling on display.
Obama’s speech was pro-censorship, as long as it’s him and the alt-left doing the censoring, calling on Big Tech to make more “value judgements” on content moderation and censorship on social media, reported Breitbart.
“People are dying because of misinformation,” Obama said in reference to some dubious information he spouted himself about vaccines.
Any speech that crosses the leftist line must be disinformation, in Obama’s digital age, and therefore censored, cancelled or suppressed. As proof of this warped logic, Obama compared Putin to Steve Bannon.
“People like Putin and Steve Bannon for that matter understand it’s not necessary for people to believe disinformation in order to weaken democratic institutions, you just have to flood the public square with enough raw sewage,” Obama crowed.
“You just have to raise enough questions[…] that citizens no longer know what to believe.”
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”
“Jobs saved or created”
Bill Ayers is “a guy who lives in my neighborhood”
“Jerusalem … must remain undivided”
Oh, and Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video.
Just some of the lies that defined Obama’s presidency. https://t.co/pAqCWLlsiG
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) April 21, 2022
“Good choice. He’s definitely an expert.”