YouTube removed “The War On Cops” author Heather Mac Donald’s video questioning Black Lives Matter movement’s narrative on police and she talked to Tucker Carlson about the incident.
“I gave a speech last week on policing that used Federal data, the gold standard to disprove the lie that police are engaged in wanton racist violence against black men as Joe Biden and the rioters maintain,” Mac Donald said. “No sooner had I finished the speech, then Google wiped it off the web on the grounds that it violated its community guidelines for keeping YouTube a safe space for all.”
“So what’s the problem with it?” she asked. “The only thing I can conclude, Tucker, is that it gives young people facts that will allow them not to become an Antifa warrior, and not to join in the destruction of the civilized order, which is tearing this country apart.”
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HEATHER MAC DONALD, AUTHOR, “THE WAR ON COPS”: The idea that the police are wantonly killing black men, is a creation of a politicized press and an elite establishment dedicated to the idea that racism is America’s defining trait.
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CARLSON: They fear Heather Mac Donald because Heather Mac Donald knows the numbers because she wrote a terrific book on it called “The War on Cops.” We’re happy to have her on tonight.
Heather, tell us how you were censored and why you think you were censored if you would?
Heather, I’m not — I don’t know if Heather Mac Donald can hear us. Heather, can you hear? Oh, you can. Great.
So tell us how you were censored by Google and why you think they censored you?
MAC DONALD: Well, Tucker, in 1860, Frederick Douglass said that free speech was the dread of tyrants. It was that right which they first of all strike down, and facts are the dread of our Silicon Valley oligarchs, facts which disprove their favorite narrative that America is endemically racist.
I gave a speech last week on policing that used Federal data, the gold standard to disprove the lie that police are engaged in wanton racist violence against black men as Joe Biden and the rioters maintain.
No sooner had I finished the speech, then Google wiped it off the web on the grounds that it violated its community guidelines for keeping YouTube a safe space for all.
My host, the Center of the American Experiment appealed the decision. YouTube grudgingly put it back on, but with age restrictions, meaning that your child can’t watch the speech unless you sneak them in behind you.
Now here’s what your child can watch, Tucker, in the privacy of his bedroom, a porn star giving a lap dance. Nubile naked young women spooning with an equally naked young man, a narco communist praising the destruction of a Minneapolis police precinct as the high point of the rioting to date, and tips on how to become an Antifa warrior.
Now those videos do contain salacious content, and arguably do incite violence, unlike my speech, which condemned violence, and especially the violence that has taken hundreds of black lives since the rioting began.
So what’s the problem with it? The only thing I can conclude, Tucker, is that it gives young people facts that will allow them not to become an Antifa warrior, and not to join in the destruction of the civilized order, which is tearing this country apart.
CARLSON: So your children can watch pornography, but they’re not allowed to watch a scholar read Federal crime statistics out loud, and nobody is doing anything about it. Nobody is standing up to protect our right to tell the truth and to even read facts.
Has anyone stood up for you by the way? Just wondering.
MAC DONALD: Has anybody — what?
CARLSON: Stood up for you? Has anyone in power — I don’t know sending a threatening letter to Google saying we’re not going to put up with this in this country, this formerly free country?
MAC DONALD: Well, again, the Center for the American Experiment has appealed, and they’re appealing the age restrictions. But I don’t know. Obviously, there’s a revolt going on.
What we know is that the Big Tech companies are filled with leftist that can’t stand the facts.
CARLSON: Yes. They also operate at the mercy of the Federal government, which has done nothing. And it’s really — in the autopsy of this moment, I hope that blame is assigned.
Heather Mac Donald, great to see you. Thank you so much.