OMG, no one complains more loudly and pathetically than snowflake conservatives, right? And Gateway Pundit owner Jim Hoft is one of the loudest whining conservative in history.
Side note: this is the guy Media Matters for America dubbed “the dumbest man on the internet.” Another side note: he likes to attack victims of school shootings.
On Monday, Hoft himself got up out bed to author a blog post complaining that “tech giants” are targeting conservative thought warriors. Here is his very much too long headline.
In March 2018 Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Warned the Tech Giants: Stop Targeting Conservatives!… Today, Nothing Has Changed. It’s Time for Parscale and Republicans to Act
Whew. That’s a mouthful, eh? Yes, he really headlined his “article” with that headline. And that could be part of his problem. Headlines of that length are bad SEO, for one. Also, Facebook penalizes fake or misleading news. So there’s that. And since most of what he publishes is misleading…
Let’s look at some of his pitiful cries.
“Tech Giants Google and Facebook continue to purge conservative content from Facebook and YouTube — They are hiding conservative pro-Trump news on Google — They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media platforms.”
Yeah, it sucks. We get it. But Facebook is filtering out all political news, not just pro-Trump news. I can show you a decline in my own analytics as proof.
“In February 2018 Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform,” Hoft continued.
Yeah, ain’t it the truth? Happened to us, too, Jim. I’m happy to share my analytics to show you. (I know, I keep saying that)
“The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%. In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.”
And that little phrase right there…”do not appear.” THAT, Jim, is why you are a blogger (and not even a good one) and should not peddle yourself as a newsman. Because you’ve not seen Bernie and Warren’s Facebook Insights or analytics, have you? However, I’m happy to show you mine.
Jim also cited Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, mostly with this tweet.
Hey @facebook @Twitter @Google we are watching. 👀 This is your opportunity to make sure the playing field is level. #MAGA
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) March 7, 2018
“The tech giants never stopped targeting conservative publishers. It’s time for the Republicans to act. It’s time to end this criminal activity by the far left tech giants.”
And even worse is all of the right-wing nutjobs Facebook pages Facebook is shutting down. The horror!
“Dozens of conservative websites have been banned and shutdown [sic] by Facebook and YouTube.”
No, Jim, Facebook isn’t shutting down conservative websites. They don’t have the power to do that, you dimwit.
Poor wittle things. But we on the left have lost traffic, too, Jim. Want to see my Facebook Insights? I know I keep…oh, wait…I can’t show you my Facebook Insights.
OMG, why not?
Well, because Facebook took down my liberal Facebook page, Liberal America, in October 2018.
But those danged old liberal tech giants are just bullies to conservatives. Bullies, I tell you!
“Without online pro-Trump voices it will be difficult for Republicans to win.”
Let’s be clear. Jim may or may not care who occupies the office of the presidency, but I’ll tell you Jim does care about: $$$$. Check out this screengrab from Wikipedia. I know it’s small but you should be able to read it.
I’m not sure if you guys can see that tiny print, but it says “over a million unique visitors per day.” Let me share with you what that means. I do this for a living, too, and I admit I’m jealous of Jim’s traffic. However, what that means is that Jim is banking anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000 per day.
If he’s banking $3,000 per day from his shitty little blog, that’s $90,000 per month.
Jim is probably a millionaire. But will he be for long if his buddy Trump and the Republicans don’t intervene and save his sorry ass and his even sorrier blog?
Jim, I get it. You miss that wonderful, wonderful ad revenue. Admit it. C’mon, I miss mine, too. Because that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it, for you? Hasn’t the big delicious money you’ve been making become more important to you than your cause? C’mere, Jim. You can talk to me. You can be honest with me. And you can best believe that I’ll be oh so honest with you.
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