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Hawley tears into media's goal as 'gatekeepers' of free speech: They'll regret their 'bargain' with Big Tech

Hawley tears into media's goal as 'gatekeepers' of free speech: They'll regret their 'bargain' with Big Tech

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. Fox News Digital exclusive interview: Josh Hawley, R-Mo. discusses the ambition of the liberal media to “gatekeepers” free speech in America.

The liberal media wants to control speech in the country. They want to decide what speech is acceptable and not. Hawley explained that Americans don’t want them acting as gatekeepers. They just want media outlets to provide facts. You can tell us the truth and then let Americans draw their own conclusions. That’s what the left-wing media doesn’t want.

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The media isn’t happy with the freedom that Americans have to select from different media outlets. They are not happy with the proliferation of diverse voices. They are determined to take control. Because Big Tech centralizes power again, this is why they love Big Tech. So, I ignore all of those media folks who tell me, you know, what I can and cannot say or tell me … what the right answer is or not. Hawley stated that they should not have such power. 

Hawley was speaking at Orlando’s National Conservatism Conference. He said that Big Tech is enabling the media to cheer on the censorship of the media because it “enforces its party line.”

“I think the media has made a dangerous bargain with tech because tech wants to and – if something doesn’t change – will eat the existing media platforms alive,” Hawley said. Tech wants to control the news media, and tech also wants to be the owner of the entertainment sector. They want to take over the entire sports industry. I feel that these left-leaning journalists, who cheer on Big Tech’s war on conservative speech are going to be disappointed when technology takes over their platforms and tells them what they should print.

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We know that they will because Facebook is already trying. Facebook said that you should pivot to videos. Oh no, you need to … use this format for your news stories. Google is doing the exact same thing. Google now is America’s most influential publisher. Hawley stated that she believes that the deal made between Big Tech and the left is a foolish one. 

GOP Senator riled against “fact-checkers” who were created in recent years to counter what they consider “misinformation”, as part media’s efforts to control speech. Calling them Democratic operatives and many of whom “paid” to be political partisans. 

Hawley spoke also about “This is Living”, his podcast he hosts with Erin Hawley and why it stands out. 

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“What I like about podcasting, which is a new medium to me – I haven’t previously done a podcast of my own, is it’s a little bit longer-form format, and so it gives you a chance to be a little less hurried,” Hawley told Fox News Digital. It’s easy to have a conversation, and, for me, the podcast I am doing with my wife is something that we will continue doing for quite some time. This podcast is a shared about our families, our marriage, and the things we value most in life.

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My working hours are spent in politics. My wife is an attorney. She’s a Supreme Court and constitutional lawyer. We love these things. While we agree that these are very important, our family believes faith, family and marriage are even more crucial. “This is just a way for us to enjoy some of the journey,” he said.  

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