Join me behind the scenes as we talk about my YouTube suspension. I'll show you what it looks like from the creator's perspective when YouTube notifies us of a strike.
This is what I have written, but I haven't submitted. What do you think? "In this video, I played 2 videos from CNN and NBC that break YouTube's Covid related community guidelines in order to show YouTube's arbitrary enforcement of them. These videos are still up on CNN and NBC's YouTube channels while YouTube has suspended me for exposing them. I showed viewers the videos and the community guidelines they broke. In no part of this video did I promote medical misinformation as defined by YouTube. YouTube's issue should be with NBC and CNN, if in fact spreading misinformation is the real problem, as the videos belong to them and are still available on their channels."
Believe it or not, YouTube has removed my video about corporate news breaking their guidelines. This is my second strike so I am locked out of my channel for a week. The videos they’re calling medical misinformation are from NBC and CNN, and still live on their channels. Instead of removing the originals, they’ve suspended me when all I’ve done is expose the hypocrisy.
EDIT: when Matt sent me this I thought it was new, but I guess he’s been on the watch list for years?!
For real: is Matt Orfalea on some kind of hit list?!
Protestors clashed outside the Wi Spa in Los Angeles after spa-goers complained that a male to female transgender customer was walking around with exposed male genitals in the women's section.
Independent video creator Matt Orfalea just found out YouTube has demonetized his entire channel over a 13-second parody video from May 2014, saying it violates the “violent criminal organizations” policy. The video titled “Starbucks makes you evil | Elliot Rodger” features a clip of the deceased UC Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger drinking a Starbucks vanilla latte and saying: “Hey, Elliot Rodger here, enjoying a nice vanilla latte.” It ends with a graphic that says "Starbucks: Insanely overpriced beverages for psychopaths." In a tweet, Orfalea explained, "I’m obviously making fun of materialism, corporations, and narcissists. NOT organizing a violent criminal organization!!!!!!"
YouTube says Matt Orfalea violated their violent criminal organization policy… He Is back on tonight, live at 5:30 PM PST!
"18 U.S.C. 1038 makes it a crime to provide false or misleading information relating to many substances, including biological hazards, and to conduct hoaxes. The law specifically excludes authorized investigative, protective, or intelligence activities of a law enforcement agency." Someone emailed me this after Tik Tok removed a comment and cited it as "illegal". It appears this was added to law in 2004 following changes to intelligence agency protocol after 9-11. What do you think? https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2009-title18/pdf/USCODE-2009-title18-partI-chap47-sec1038.pdf
I found a couple videos up on YouTube from last year when corporate media outlets were allowed to say all kinds of things: doubt masks are always effective, Covid 19 and flu comparisons, and how science needs time to flush out details. I am going to be using these clips in a separate video about the hypocrisy. The last clip shows a doctor saying it takes decades to really understand a new virus. Do you think they're old and YouTube just isn't paying attention - or getting a pass because they're from corporate media channels?
Since my video was published, the line about Bret Weinstein spreading Covid misinformation in the Wikipedia entry about him appears to have been deleted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bret_Weinstein
This was the end of my first Saturday livestream over the weekend when Dr. Malone was running late. Wikipedia says Bret Weinstein is spreading misinformation about Covid.
Another gem from independent filmmaker Matt Orfalea… https://twitter.com/0rf/status/1411867229801623555?s=21
Since Dr. Malone had a horse emergency, I had to fly solo on our originally scheduled livestream. So, I decided to get this off my chest...basically the same thing I said in my "barn live" here yesterday.
After my latest warning/video removal from YouTube, this livestream is going to be different. We are not going to beat YouTube at their game. This is what I’m going to do to see if I can game them back.
“What is different now — exhilarating to his fans, alarming to others — is the social capital he managed to accumulate while proudly defying the traditional gate-keeping strictures of mainstream fame.” Seriously the amount of references to Rogan being alarming to “some” or “others” in this article…does he mean alarming to the NYT? And the headline says he’s “too big to cancel.” Is this written with tears? Why is “cancelling” their focus, anyway? Confession by projection as Viva Frei says.
Hey everyone! This is about to go live on YouTube. Please head over to the comment section and leave @JosephC some love, and encourage others to make the move!! I think I have 2 more strikes there before I am gone.
Well, I guess I am not surprised. Just another reminder my time on YT is likely going to be short, or at the very least highly sanitized.
Check this out. Every video of mine I’ve checked now only shows the # of likes. The “dislike” option is still there but I can only see how many there are by going into my studio account.
I am testing a change to my livestream MO. Until Locals has the option for livestreaming with a guest, I will still start my livestreams on YouTube and Rokfin but I will be finishing some of my streams - the spicy ones - on Rokfin only. I plan to try this tomorrow. I know this may frustrate some of you but hopefully soon we will have the option to co-stream on Locals. As usual, the entire stream will be uploaded here afterward. If you have a question for Dr. Hodkinson and don't want to watch on Rokfin, leave me your thoughts here. FYI a Rokfin subscription does give you access to all of the other creators, like Whitney Webb, Ryan Cristiàn, Michael Tracey, Jimmy Dore and many others. I know many of you are already on both Locals and Rokfin so it won’t matter, but I appreciate your patience as I test this out. https://rokfin.com/stream/6914
Hi all - I consider you my new editorial board of sorts. Can you help me choose between these two titles or pose another option? Thanks!
How the AP misrepresented well-known pathologist's Covid dissent || Dr. Roger Hodkinson
The AP admits effort to discredit well-known pathologist over Covid || Dr. Roger Hodkinson
note: I am changing #2 from discredit to debunk since that's their exact word
Anyone remember Internet phenom, April the Giraffe?!
I am flooded with SCOBYs. What is a SCOBY? Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. They’re put in tea, which is left to sit for a week to make kombucha, a fermented probiotic drink. If you are interested in making your own kombucha, you can have one of my SCOBYs. Limited offer! I have about 10.
I’ve been cleared to try the Locals livestream function in its beta phase roll out. What should we talk about?! And should I do it at my desk or with the horses??
Pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson has been a controversial figure, as are many in the Covid dissent world. He will be joining me live on Thursday to discuss kids, the Covid vaccines and this piece by the AP (which he says got his statements wrong). An interview with him was recently removed from Bitchute so if you want to watch this live, I’d suggest doubling up on Rokfin or Odysee because we may not last long on YouTube.
But seriously, what the heck left this in our yard!? Looks way too big for coyote. We don’t have any dogs that roam around here except all the way at the end of our road (possible option though). Big cat like a cougar? Still seems too large. Help me with this perplexing poo!
Tom Myron was a photojournalist in the White House press corps under President Ronald Reagan. He joins me to talk about what it was like and how he's seen the press corps change - and stay the same- over the last couple decades.
ICYMI Last night on News with Booze, we talked about how many reporters can go rogue on live TV before the public gets used to it and the shock value disappears. What do you think?
I edited out the dead air space due to my internet outage. Sorry everyone! Joys of rural life.
I cannot stop laughing at how many people have said they’re unsubscribing or disliked my “producer’s” live shot video. What the!!??🤣
“More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19,” the WHO states on its website.
The moment we've all been waiting for! Mark your calendars. Wednesday 8A PST.
Two livestreams, one day! See you tonight!
Dr. John Catanzaro was a naturopathic physician in Bothell, WA when the state suspended him on claims he was misleading cancer patients. He owned the Health and Wellness Institute of Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment where he was using what he called a "cancer vaccine" to help patients. The DOH alleged that Dr. Catanzaro neglected to tell some of his patients the treatment was experimental. I was a TV reporter in Seattle at the time, assigned to this story at night after his office had closed. We aired the DOH claims without a statement from Dr. Catanzaro and thereby smeared his practice. Later, I interviewed several of his patients who credited him with their lives, and were horrified the state required the destruction of their treatment. But in many ways it was too late, the damage was done.
Matt Orfalea is an independent filmmaker whose video of unflattering mainstream media coverage of Bernie Sanders went viral in 2019. Recently, he received a community guideline strike for "medical misinformation" in a video that he had already deleted. He has been blocked from uploading and live streaming.
Matt Orfalea is an independent filmmaker whose video of negative Bernie Sanders media coverage went viral in 2019. Recently, he received a community guideline strike for "medical misinformation" in a rough-cut unlisted video about a Senate hearing on Ivermectin as well as Bret Weinstein's podcast that he had already deleted. He has been blocked from uploading and livestreaming.
The AP article about the McCloskeys says they won't have to give up their guns. The Epoch Times headline says the opposite. What if you only read one of them?
"St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors"
"Mark and Patricia McCloskey Plead Guilty to Charges, Will Surrender Guns"
SNEAK PEEK before this goes live on YouTube tomorrow! Let me know what y'all think.
Sassy is more than happy to have the hay and water to herself while Megan sleeps
FOX 26 reporter Ivory Hecker recently told viewers during her hot weather live shot that she's working with Project Veritas and will expose FOX Corps in days to come.
ICYMI Here is the entire livestream with Felix Montano, which has been clipped on YouTube.
Bret Weinstein's Dark Horse Podcast episode with Dr. Pierre Kory was removed by YouTube for medical misinformation, for which their authority is the WHO. So what does the WHO say about Ivermectin? Here ya go.
TODAY LIVE 1030A PST! Felix Montano has been working as an actor in Hollywood for decades. Recently, he has grown so concerned with group think related to social and health policy that he has been refusing work and speaking publicly about why.
I broke my recent talk with independent journalist Jeremy Lee Quinn into 2 parts. Here is Part 1 (which was actually the last 45 min of our chat). I am only going to upload a short clip for YouTube. What do you think is the most important for people to hear?
Remember all those nurses dancing on Tik Tok at the beginning of Covid? https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/houston-nurses-protest-after-losing-their-jobs-for-refusing-covid19-shots/
The Washington Times wrote this after speaking with Rep. Tom Tiffany about his trip with Michael Yon. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/10/doctors-without-borders-details-rape-murder-migran/
I am going to start profiling subscribers so we can all get to know each other. This video will go up on YouTube as well to encourage people to make "the switch". Leave me a comment if you're interested or just begrudgingly willing to be in this series. Thanks @JosephC for the debut!
War Correspondent Michael Yon joins me from Panama to talk about what he's seen covering migrants headed to the US border. He estimates roughly 10% of those trying to cross the Darien Gap won't even survive.
Brian Williams recently ended his MSNBC show with a Lincoln Project video that compares Antifa to the troops that stormed Normandy on D-Day. Thank you to a Locals sub for this story idea. Leave me a comment with your reaction!
I invited Harleen Kaur of Ground News back on to talk about the bias they've seen aggregating media coverage of President Trump's social media ban. Also here is a link for their app: http://ground.news/download1
Quick video I should've made a while ago: what you'll get and why I am grateful you're here!
OK everyone, merch is almost a reality and the Producer is getting her own line. What about this with a diaper under the text? Any other slogan ideas?
Google recently promoted a video under its search tool called "President Biden's YouTube Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccination," in which popular YouTube influencers ask President Biden and Dr. Fauci questions about the Covid vaccines.
I’ve got a fancy hotel set up for this one thanks to my producer and technical director! Independent journalist Fort Fischer is joining me along with Brian Green, a former Pierce County Sheriff’s candidate who filed suit for public records and was denied after the Washington state Supreme Court ruled that Youtubers are not legally news media.
I am going to make this into a video short for YouTube. I want your feedback!
1- We admitted that we were corporate Newsaholics and that our bias had become unmanageable.
2- Came to believe that a power greater than bias - called critical thinking - could restore us to sanity.
3- Made a decision to turn over our intentional blatant propaganda and less obvious lazy echo chambers to the care of critical thinking.
4- Made a searching and fearless inventory of the fake news we've produced.
5- Admitted to Twitter, to ourselves, and to Joe Rogan the exact nature of our disinformation, a word we commonly save for those questioning establishment narratives but rarely use for ourselves.
6- Were entirely ready to release our defects of news judgment which include but aren't limited to the following: group think, hubris, moral crusading, identitarianism, lack of time and resources, fear of independent journalism, post-Trump derangement syndrome, character defamation of outsiders, unquestioning trust of bureaucratic sources, regurgitating wires, and basic unresearched stupidity.
7- Humbly returned to a teleprompter, website or social media platform to see where we've removed our shortcomings without alerting anyone so as to paint an illusion that we are trustworthy when in fact we regularly make mistakes.
8- Made a list of persons, issues, and freedoms we've harmed - and became willing to make amends to them all.
9- Made direct amends to such people, issues and freedoms - especially those we've mislabeled conspiracy theorist, misinformation, or extremist in an effort to use our corporate power to silence others.
10- Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted that we repeat the false presumptions of our peers because it's safer than getting kicked off YouTube for telling the truth.
11- Sought through critical thinking to improve our capacity for truth wherever it may lead, seeking knowledge and the fearlessness to report it, even if that means questioning our archetypal public health patriarch, Dr Fauci.
12- Having had an awakening as the result of critical thinking encouraged by historic public distrust in our industry, we tried to carry this message to other corporate TV Newsaholics, and to practice these principles even if the New York Times writes a smear piece.
Kari Lake recently quit her job as a long-time anchor at FOX 10 in Phoenix. She cited many issues with modern day broadcast newsrooms, including the increasingly young staffers with homogenous viewpoints as well as the manipulation of facts. I'm hoping she'll respond to my requests for an interview. For now, here's some commentary with my buddy and fellow ex-TV newsie, Bill Dorris. This will be shortened for YouTube so enjoy the full chat!
LOCALS EXCLUSIVE! Did you catch Dr. Drew being interviewed by @erichunley? He talked about his high esteem for Dr. Fauci, and he made a couple points specifically related to Covid with which I disagree. Eric and I break down that part of the discussion, with a few production flubs on my end (whoops). Don't forget to check out the original interview on Eric's YouTube channel!
I just got this from someone at CNN. It's a letter sent from Zucker and my livestream topic for tomorrow. Here are a few quotes. The letter is attached for you to read. Obviously this should tell us a lot about how they manage their coverage of this issue as well.
"...know that beginning June 1 you will need to be fully vaccinated to come into the workplace, regardless of if you have already been coming in. This vaccination requirement is on the honor system – I trust each of you to be honest, and in the same way, I ask each of you to trust your fellow colleagues."
"...any guest coming in will be required to be fully vaccinated. Bookers will need to confirm over the phone that guests are vaccinated, and they will be required to show a vaccination card upon arrival at CNN."
Several months ago I did a video about Phil DeFranco, whose channel has over 6 million subscribers, calling for YouTube to crack down on what he called election disinformation. Now, DeFranco is complaining his channel is being suppressed because "YouTube is protecting abusers."
Is this a joke? https://twitter.com/kyleclark/status/1397352928516591616?s=21
The acceptable people in government are now talking about a topic so now WE'RE allowed to discuss it as well!
We will be talking Epstein developments with Robert Barnes - see you soon!
The theory that SARS-CoV-2 may have originated in a Wuhan lab is now accepted by mainstream news after being called a conspiracy, following Dr. Fauci's statement that he's not convinced the virus jumped to humans naturally from bats. This narrative flip reflects legacy media's trust of bureaucratic sources.
Journalism student and socio-political commentator Christian Watson and I discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to grant interviews on her 2-year anniversary solely to journalists of color. Check out Christian's YouTube channel as well! https://www.youtube.com/c/christianwatson
ICYMI: Here is the end of my livestream with James Corbett when I asked him about the costs and benefits of seeking knowledge that challenges acceptable narratives.
Rand Paul talks about monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID. I’d never heard of it. Have you?
After yesterday's debacle with YouTube removing my video, I am not sure this stream will make it in its entirety but I will simultaneously record it through Streamyard so it will be uploaded here later if its taken down! TONIGHT 5PM PST