Don’t you just love it when they accidentally let things slip? Nikki Fried, who serves as Florida’s agriculture commissioner, accidentally made a stunning admission about the nature of the activist media and its role as the Democratic Party’s Ministry of Propaganda.
On Thursday, Fried, who is also running for governor, posted a tweet predicting that the Sunshine State would go to Democrats in 2022. She wrote: “Ron DeSantis has Fox News, but we have everyone else. Florida will be blue in 2022.”
Ron DeSantis has Fox News, but we have everyone else.
Florida will be blue in 2022.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) July 22, 2021
As if anyone needed any further proof that the activist media is biased in favor of the left, Fried decided to give us yet another example. The tweet garnered no small amount of ire from the right. Here are some of the responses:
Saying the quiet parts loud and communist AF these days.
— Shane Hazel (@ShaneTHazel) July 22, 2021
So you admit that the DNC owns the Fake News Media? Thanks for telling everyone what we already know🤷🏼♂️
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) July 22, 2021
Admitting that the rest of the media is in your pocket isn't the flex you think it is
— Accuracy In Media (@AccuracyInMedia) July 22, 2021
What a hilarious self-own.
Yes, we all know that 90% of media outlets are liberal. Thank you for stating the obvious.
Also Charlie Crist is going to be running against Ron DeSantis — not you. https://t.co/jRTztw0CTo
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 22, 2021
“We have everyone else” — if she’s referencing the rest of the mainstream press, she’s not wrong on this one point https://t.co/tk3JoPqxBi
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 22, 2021
Fried’s moment of accidental honesty isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know, of course. Even Democrats who refuse to admit it know that Fox News is the only right-leaning cable news network reaching a significant number of Americans. The left also dominates print media and the entertainment industry.
Yet, conservatives have still been able to disseminate their views to the masses through talk radio, blogs, podcasts, and other forms of alternative media. It is for this reason that Big Tech along with its allies in the federal government is seeking to minimize perspectives with which they disagree.
Even now, social media companies like Facebook have been entangled in a spat with the Biden administration, which believes that they are not doing enough to suppress opinions on the coronavirus that are not Democrat-approved. Even further, Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill on Thursday designed to attack Section 230 of the Decency in Communications Act, which shields online platforms from legal liability for content that is shared on their websites.
Klobuchar’s proposal will likely fail worse than President Joe Biden would if he had to give an unscripted speech. But the fact still remains: The left will never be satisfied with the level of dominance they have over the media and other American institutions.