Fox’s MacCallum rips Biden’s hypocrisy over Apple’s treatment of Twitter
We already know that if there were no double standards, Democrats would have no standards. On the other hand, it is often comical to watch them try to explain these double standards.
On Wednesday, Biden’s National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, John Kirby, appeared on Fox News with host Martha McCallum. If the results of these questions and answers weren’t so alarming, they would be hilarious.
McCallum tried to get Kirby to explain the difference between the ongoing free speech situations and the actions of Apple, the White House and Twitter.
For some context, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in an ongoing effort to quell mass protests against extreme COVID lockdowns, has asked Apple to suspend its “airdrop” feature on iPhones in China so that demonstrators cannot communicate with each other. Apple complied, of course.
McCallum therefore wanted to know why the Biden administration made veiled threats against Elon Musk and Twitter, but said nothing about Apple’s aid to the totalitarian communist regime in China.
Hey John Kirby, if “The President is not going to speak for protesters around the world”, what are we doing in Ukraine?
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) November 30, 2022
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Go for the kill
McCallum asked Kirby, “What do you tell Apple to help the Chinese government keep its people under control?”
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Kirby was ready to walk in circles and replied, “Well, in general, and we have clearly understood this around the world, we want individual citizens, no matter what government they live under, to be able to communicate freely and openly, transparently and reliably We have said this clearly with regard to Iran and we certainly continue to do so clearly with regard to China.
Martha McCallum interrupted him and asked, “But did you get that across to China?” This is where, in the epic words of Danny De Urbina, who posted the video of the train wreck on Twitter, Kirby begins to “witness his own flogging.”
It came down from here.
Kirby ‘went there’ and replied, “Apple is a private company Martha. They have to make decisions and they have to speak for those decisions. But here in the White House, here in the administration, we want to see that individual citizens, whether they’re protesting or not, I know this is the context we’re talking about, are able to communicate freely and openly.
So everyone got that? Apple is a private company. Joe & Co. can’t tell them what to do. Hit it Martha!
“So why not tell Apple something?” Because the other day we were told that the White House was monitoring Elon and Twitter. Why would Karine Jean-Pierre say it from the podium but not call out Apple for helping the Chinese government suppress the communication capacity of its own people? McCallum countered.
Kirby continued to blather on about wanting everyone to communicate freely. But the dirty little secret is that it’s not what the Biden administration wants, despite Kirby’s protest that “we’re not here to tell private companies how to execute their initiatives.”
The still incomprehensible spokesperson #JohnKirby when asked to respond on China’s treatment of its citizens: we are watching him closely to see where he goes. Oh good? That’s like saying we keep a close eye on the theft on the street to see how it goes. Unbelievable.
— defile (@JohnSullysfb) November 29, 2022
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The difference is… Oh wait…
McCallum didn’t even wait for Kirby to stop spinning his pretzel to beef up that one, saying, “But Twitter is a private company too,” and then popped the question about the money. “So why Twitter gets one treatment and Apple gets another is my question.”
Kirby gives the “don’t believe your eyes” answer: “Well, those are two completely different circumstances. You talk about the potential for foreign investment and involvement in the management of Twitter, that’s a different issue than what we’re talking about, which is a business decision by Apple about how one of their apps is used .
McCallum then said, “Well, they are definitely influenced by a foreign government, and that government is China. They changed the policies specifically for China regarding what they put on their phones. This seems like something the White House should keep tabs on.
Martha insisted, “Did you contact Apple for national security reasons? Since we obviously have national security issues with China, they seem to be helping in this process.
Kirby’s response was all you needed to know: “I have no communication to speak to you specifically with Apple executives.” Translation, no. the White House has not reached out to anyone.
Here’s the catch. Joe Biden and the Democrats have a deep-rooted interest in keeping Twitter under control and up to their old ways. It won them an election. Elon Musk said it himself and can reveal documents alluding to this.
Apple’s involvement with the CCP could be of a much deeper and darker variety, but of course that’s speculation. It is however legitimate to ask why an American company, built on American principles and succeeding according to these principles, would help a brutal dictatorial regime? Is it just cheap labor?
The question of why the Biden administration has remained silent on the protests and Apple’s involvement in China could come with the swearing in of a new Congress in January, and all could be clarified. Will Hunter Biden’s laptop be involved?
Watch the full exchange here:
This might be the toughest moment ever to air live on Fox News as John Kirby witnesses his own flogging over Regime’s explicit targeting of Twitter and @Elon Musk while allowing Apple to trample free speech and get along with the CCP
Just look at this.
Until the end. pic.twitter.com/szDBof2CBb
— Danny DeUrbina (@dannydeurbina) November 30, 2022
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