Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Brother, can you spare a click?
CNN's Brian Stelter's article claiming mass firings at Salem Media's RedState website were a result of pro-Trump bias are foolish and inaccurate. In fact, if you want to look at a culprit, look no further than where you most likely found a link to this story, Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg's Jihad against Conservatism has already claimed a number of small publishers, who just few short months ago found lots of traffic from the social media site. In 2015 and 2016 many sites published Conservative news stories that were ignored by the Lamestream media. Those publishers did well financially and a Red wave saw majorities elected in the House and Senate, and saw the improbable election of President Trump.
But now, facing claims of "Russian collusion," the lefties at Facebook have rigged the game so that anything from a site that they deem right-of-center gets pushed down and many times won't get seen at all. This jiggering of the game has cost hundreds if not thousands of jobs in Conservative media. All because Facebook wants to be Mainstream media and be accepted by the hacks at CNN, NBC, etc etc.
Without a level playing field, Facebook will no longer be the revenue machine it has been for so many small publishers. Now for a larger publisher like Salem, they too are feeling the pinch of dramatically reduced traffic. Until a Conservative alternative to Facebook comes along, getting the word out to even the Conservative faithful will be problematic.
Where's Tom at MySpace when you need him?