Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Heather MacDonald Can Now Add to Her Impressive Résumé “Censored on Facebook”

 

Heather is so good it hurts. She has all of the very top credentials. She always composes a carefully reasoned, well documented, and compelling argument. Not afraid to directly take on the most obnoxious claims of the left, Heather delivers as one of the right’s most intelligent and effective voices.

The video piece that appears at the top of this post was censored on Facebook. Recently, her well-written article at the Wall Street Journal was the target of a woke mob formed by staffers at WSJ itself. This attempt failed thank Gd. The article still stands:

The Myth of Systemic Police Racism
Hold officers accountable who use excessive force. But there’s no evidence of widespread racial bias.

George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has revived the Obama-era narrative that law enforcement is endemically racist. On Friday, Barack Obama tweeted that for millions of black Americans, being treated differently by the criminal justice system on account of race is “tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal.’ ” Mr. Obama called on the police and the public to create a “new normal,” in which bigotry no longer “infects our institutions and our hearts.”

Joe Biden released a video the same day in which he asserted that all..

The left is desperate to silence the best voices from the right. They can’t afford to have their own hysterical narrative punctured by reality. Voices like Heather will do just that. She will puncture their narrative with the very facts that the left ignores.

We must keep fighting. We must find the voices in our ranks that can deliver our message in the most powerful form. A form that can’t be denied by anyone who is still objective. If these voices are being unfairly attacked what chance do the rest of us have.

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  1. Barfly Member

    Heather Mac rocks. I get very frustrated that she’s usually behind the WSJ paywall. If only they’d offer me a deal where I could get the editorial page, and maybe even selected news reporters.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 3:01 PM PDT
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  2. Hoyacon Member

    I’m not too up on how this is done. I know these sites hide behind “public safety” when censoring inconvenient Covid-19, views, but what is the rationale–other than pure political bias–for censoring the likes of MacDonald? Are they required to give a reason?

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    • July 31, 2020, at 3:22 PM PDT
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  3. Henry Castaigne Member

    Being censored by youtube is not least among her glittering resume. 

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    • July 31, 2020, at 3:22 PM PDT
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  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    I was censored on Facebook this week. 

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    • July 31, 2020, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  5. Mark Camp Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I was censored on Facebook this week.

    That’s nothing. Like both Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein, I had a painful hangnail.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 3:48 PM PDT
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  6. Jim McConnell Member
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I was censored on Facebook this week.

    Yeah, but…

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    • July 31, 2020, at 4:09 PM PDT
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  7. Henry Castaigne Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I was censored on Facebook this week.

    You have risen in my eyes. 

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    • July 31, 2020, at 4:25 PM PDT
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  8. Mark Camp Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    I was censored on Facebook this week.

    You have risen in my eyes.

    One could take this two ways. Given your Like on my sarcastic Comment, I will take it the second way.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  9. PHCheese Member

    I censored Facebook this week and every other week.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 4:44 PM PDT
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  10. Mark Camp Member

    Point Mr. Cheese. Don’s serve.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 5:15 PM PDT
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  11. Charlotte Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Heather Mac rocks. I get very frustrated that she’s usually behind the WSJ paywall. If only they’d offer me a deal where I could get the editorial page, and maybe even selected news reporters.

    Agree that Heather is magnificent. Thanks for the post, @jamesgawron.

    As to your comment about the WSJ paywall, it’s very likely that you can access the paper (and many others) for free using your local public library card. Most public libraries provide access to a huge number of online resources (databases, periodicals, professional journals, newspapers, etc.) for their card holders. FWIW. 

    (Sorry to go on a tangent, Jim. But I’ve seen many Ricochetti mention being deterred by various paywalls, so consider this a public service announcement.)

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    • July 31, 2020, at 5:37 PM PDT
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  12. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Heather Mac rocks. I get very frustrated that she’s usually behind the WSJ paywall. If only they’d offer me a deal where I could get the editorial page, and maybe even selected news reporters.

    Agree that Heather is magnificent. Thanks for the post, @jamesgawron.

    As to your comment about the WSJ paywall, it’s very likely that you can access the paper (and many others) for free using your local public library card. Most public libraries provide access to a huge number of online resources (databases, periodicals, professional journals, newspapers, etc.) for their card holders. FWIW.

    (Sorry to go on a tangent, Jim. But I’ve seen many Ricochetti mention being deterred by various paywalls, so consider this a public service announcement.)

    Charlotte,

    Rock on. Paywalls were meant to be climbed. You can sign up for free trials at WSJ but you’ve got to remember to turn it off before the trial period or they bill you. Cheeky b*stards.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 31, 2020, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  13. GFHandle Member

    Someone should keep track of everyone who signs a petition to cancel a reporter or other writer . No such person should ever be given a responsible job in Journalism. Maybe we should start our own petition to the WSJ demanding they be canceled for violating basic principles of decency and respect for argument and the search for truth.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 9:25 PM PDT
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  14. James Gawron Thatcher
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    GFHandle (View Comment):

    Someone should keep track of everyone who signs a petition to cancel a reporter or other writer . No such person should ever be given a responsible job in Journalism. Maybe we should start our own petition to the WSJ demanding they be canceled for violating basic principles of decency and respect for argument and the search for truth.

    GF,

    Not a bad suggestion.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • August 1, 2020, at 7:04 PM PDT
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  15. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Thanks for drawing my attention to the MacDonald video, which I have duly posted on FB. 

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    • August 3, 2020, at 12:51 AM PDT
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