Did The Bee call it or did they call it?
Reminder, this is the fake satire headline:
And here's the very real headline:
Yes, Mayorkas, within 2 days, fulfills The Babylon Bee prophecy that government would say that all criticisms about the board are false.
Here's the fake quote from Mayorkas from The Bee:
"The new board has barely begun its work and already many have jumped to the entirely unwarranted conclusion that it will be used to quash free speech," said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. "This could not be further from the truth, as everyone in this country has the right to say how much they support and agree with the Biden administration. It is only that speech that we disagree with which will be labeled as disinformation. This follows the well-established practice of media fact-checkers and social media content moderators."
And here are some REAL quotes from Mayorkas quoted in Politico:
"It works to ensure that the way in which we address threats, the connectivity between threats and acts of violence are addressed without infringing on free speech — protecting civil rights and civil liberties, the right of privacy," Mayorkas told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."
Mayorkas in another interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" reiterated that the board will work on ways to address disinformation "in a way that does not infringe on free speech, does not infringe on civil liberties..."
But Mayorkas said on CNN on Sunday that while "we probably could have done a better job of communicating what it does and does not do," the criticisms of the board "are precisely the opposite of what this small working group within the Department of Homeland Security will do."
Yes, a government board that determines and defines misinformation is totally the opposite of what they are being criticized as.
Government-controlled speech is more free speech, duh.
And freedom is slavery.
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