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Apple's Tim Cook Just Comes Right Out and Says
It About Canceling Parler: 'We Don't Consider
That Free Speech'

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 1/17/2021 2:54:18 AM

During former President Bill Clinton’s testimony before a grand jury about his Oval Office shenanigans with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky, the Philanderer in Chief shrewdly said, in response to a question, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” In Apple CEO Tim Cook’s case, it depends on what his meaning of “that” is. More precisely, in the case of Apple’s de-platforming of conservative-leaning social media site Parler, it matters a hell of a lot what Cook’s meaning of “that” is, when he says of Parler: “We don’t consider that free speech.”

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Odd. The Constitution that I studied in school didn't have qualifiers or exceptions regarding the First Amendment. I also don't recall voting for Tim Cook to be the arbiter of what constitutes "Free Speech!!" The leftist moron probably doesn't even recognize the blatant hypocrisy of his statement!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/17/2021 4:40:59 AM (No. 663673)
Parler needs to find a site that will host his platform. Then, President Trump needs to pick which platform he is going to communicate other then the "now" big tech. Once he does that, Twitter, facebook, youtube, instagram, etc. will tank.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/17/2021 5:43:34 AM (No. 663684)
That statement is precisely why the First Amendment was written. Nobody gets to determine if someone else's speech qualifies as free speech. That's the whole point of it. But since he made that god-like pronouncement, I hereby pronounce similarly that I don't believe that Apple products should be legally allowed.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 1/17/2021 5:55:11 AM (No. 663688)
I think many of US are still coming to grips with the fact that we are in a whole new world where the Constitution is all but dead. The left is in charge; think about who they are and what they've done; they've moved this country so far from its founding that it would be unrecognizable to its founders. The left has become or has always been everything they demonized. The left hated the "robber barons" but look who are the robber barons now. The left told US we couldn't legislature morality, but they rule by cancel culture. Back alley abortions were endangering lives, but under abortion rights more lives (millions) than ever (babies and women) are snuffed out. Many of them refused to fight in wars, but they are now the warmongers. I won't get started on how the left has placed and keeps black Americans in poverty and dependence upon the very group who enslaved them in the first place, while demonizing and accusing the other side of doing what they do. The left was never about the little man, free speech, etc. They were lying then, but they are comfortable telling US the truth about who they are now, because they believe the takeover is complete. America has been dying a slow death and is currently on life support; it's gone into a coma. Will it ever wake up?
98 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Redwing57 1/17/2021 6:18:13 AM (No. 663707)
The "capitol riot", which looks to be a largely staged event involving leftists, is being used as the mediagarch's Reichstag Fire. It is to be used as the excuse for all of their totalitarian oppression, "for your safety". Just like the 2020 covid tyrannical responses, since they've learned the American public will cower in their basements "for your safety", will shut down businesses, will wear useless cloth face diapers, will even stop going to churches, "for your safety". The totalitarian leftists have exposed the frailty of the American system. Freedom is a flickering flame always needing care and attention. That flame, from blazing torch to flickering candle, requires effort and bravery. The lazy and cowardly will let let that flame go out entirely, "for your safety".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/17/2021 6:19:26 AM (No. 663709)
You'd think that gay fascists would be more self-aware, but then he doesn't live in Iran.
42 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/17/2021 6:31:24 AM (No. 663719)
The Tim Cook’s out there are so far down the commie rabbit hole, they no longer have a clue what they are doing...
39 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: MSUDoc 1/17/2021 6:39:18 AM (No. 663724)
This is rule by matriarchs and catty beta males. Ugly and oppressive, like they are.
31 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: coyote 1/17/2021 6:42:12 AM (No. 663726)
What scares Tim is that Parler is free speech.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/17/2021 7:14:12 AM (No. 663739)
Hey Tm, paraphrasing a little communist professor from the sixties: "If you can censor what I say, then neither of us have free speech." He was using that as an argument against the censoring of his own propaganda, of course. There will be payback.
37 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: web 1/17/2021 7:18:07 AM (No. 663741)
Free Speech to these people, apparently, is only that which they approve of, which isn't free at all. They are anal, controlling tyrants. Just like their Apple products, which can only be worked on by approved Apple technicians, you can't do anything with the computer yourself, and you have to buy their software. Nothing free about it. Never had one. Overpriced and too restrictive.
28 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak 1/17/2021 7:21:55 AM (No. 663742)
When I last worked I was given an Apple phone. It is getting close to needing to be replaced. When I replace the phone it will not be replaced by an Apple product.
34 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 1/17/2021 7:24:21 AM (No. 663745)
Anybody believe even remotely that this is over?
32 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: bigken2 1/17/2021 7:42:10 AM (No. 663754)
spoken like a true commie
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Yuban 1/17/2021 8:01:46 AM (No. 663767)
Buy Apple, enable child slavery and thwart free speech.
30 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/17/2021 8:08:57 AM (No. 663773)
If it's not groupthink it needs to be banned. The smug little liberals don't get it yet that they are in the same boat when this goes full totalitarian for 0.
16 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: LLAMA 1/17/2021 8:15:24 AM (No. 663777)
Who cares what Tim Cook or the other Tech Oligarchs think free speech is? The bunch of them are cognitively impaired (in my opinion) and lack the ability to figure it out, or simply read the constitution, The real problem is that collective actions of these people amount to an illegal constraint on free trade, or a violation of the Sherman Act. Where are the lawyers?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Krause 1/17/2021 8:17:03 AM (No. 663779)
In a dangerous world, with a lot of bad actors, why do the democrats want to weaken the country?
16 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: mifla 1/17/2021 8:22:08 AM (No. 663789)
And who watchs the watchers?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Timber Queen 1/17/2021 8:56:08 AM (No. 663809)
#17 - Because the Dems are in cahoots with the world's bad actors. They hate our country. They hate us.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/17/2021 9:01:26 AM (No. 663815)
Cookie, careful of what you wish for, pal. It is just a matter of time before competition squashes your FB, tweeter, utube, and instagram. No customers means no business, Cookie.
20 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/17/2021 9:09:46 AM (No. 663822)
We already live in a culture where one can be banned, canceled, and fired because of what one says. Can imagine the same thing happening if one says don't buy/use Apple products or services. Or any of the other lefty big tech companies for that matter.
16 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Speedypetey 1/17/2021 9:10:07 AM (No. 663823)
Under Tim Cook's innovative design ideas how many leap frog next gen products have been released? And how much intellectual property (technology) has walked or been transmitted out the door in Guangzhou? Unlike Steve Jobs meteoric ascent Tim may only be a footnote in the decline.
17 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 1/17/2021 10:08:37 AM (No. 663882)
I cancelled my twitter account yesterday. It's easy and it feels good.
17 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Son of Grady 1/17/2021 10:23:51 AM (No. 663900)
Everyone should destroy the vehicles that deny free speech. Destroy every Apple product in every store, If you own one destroy it or let it age out and move on to an alternate. We are being Ruled by oligarchs. Cook, Zuckerberg, Dorsey are driving us to either civil war or concentration camps.
12 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: marbles 1/17/2021 10:25:10 AM (No. 663901)
He does not get to interpret Our Constitution. He is not the decider. The courts ( such as they are ) are.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bogeegolf 1/17/2021 10:27:50 AM (No. 663903)
We got rid of Netflix yesterday and my wife claims she won’t order from Amazon anymore. A lot of the older people in our family are doing likewise. What’s hard is getting the younger ones to make an effort to do the same. My SIL is big into apple and has made a good piece of change on there stock. How has Rush handled this, as he has always been pro apple?
12 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Live Free or Die! 1/17/2021 10:34:11 AM (No. 663911)
Tim Cook prefers to continue offloading millions of iPhone manufacturing jobs and Apple's intellectual property to Communist China. He wants to continue contributing to the $500 Billion trade surplus being amassed by Communist China each year. He prefers to see Communist China patrol the shipping lanes to and from the South China Sea.
9 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Zigrid 1/17/2021 10:50:54 AM (No. 663930)
All in good time... my pretties... the wicked witch of the west is drunk with power and she holds the impeachment papers like a jewel...and could someone tell me... why she thinks she can stop Trump 2024?... President Trump was never convicted in the senate with the schiff show trial... so he's not been convicted of any crime... it's a puzzle... ole nervous eye popping Nancy is overplaying her hand...but... what is the game plan... the lefties always have a plan... remember ... WE are dealing with obama now... pay no attention to what his left hand is doing... look at his right...
11 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: pmcclure 1/17/2021 10:51:01 AM (No. 663931)
This is one of the reasons why I have never bought an Apple product nor ever will. It has turned out that, contrary to the famous "1984" Apple Superbowl commercial from many years back, they are the tyrants rather than the opposition.
11 people like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Speedy2 1/17/2021 11:09:54 AM (No. 663956)
Dude can't understand the Constitution
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/17/2021 11:10:09 AM (No. 663957)
Maybe I missed it, is Apple Corp. in the Constitution in charge of defining Free Speech?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/17/2021 11:11:23 AM (No. 663960)
The Republic is dead... Long live Communism!!!
4 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: JohnWayne 1/17/2021 11:13:43 AM (No. 663966)
From what I gather, this is Tim Cook's email address: tcook@apple.com. Give him some free speech.
4 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Flossie 1/17/2021 11:28:10 AM (No. 663993)
Samsung will sell a lot more phones and tablets, I guess.
7 people like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 1/17/2021 11:45:42 AM (No. 664008)
We don't consider Apple an American loving company. We consider Apple a communist company!
8 people like this.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Highvoltage 1/17/2021 11:47:15 AM (No. 664009)
So Tim Cook is our judge of what should be said freely or not. Hummmm.
6 people like this.

Reply 37 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/17/2021 11:48:48 AM (No. 664010)
Big talk from a guy who endorses and exploits slave labor to create his company's products.
7 people like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 11:59:38 AM (No. 664028)
#6, no, they know EXACTLY what they are doing. They are taking over the country and eliminating the Constitution.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: chance_232 1/17/2021 12:10:35 PM (No. 664044)
The primary purpose of the first amendment is to guarantee free POLITICAL speech without fear that one would be arrested, tried for treason and executed. Specifically. One is protected from the government. That protection, however offers no protection is the speech isn't welcomed and the people shun you or boycott your business. Free speech does not allow one to scream fire in a crowded theater. Nor can one get out and publicly agitate for a rebellion. Which is odd, considering that's exactly what the founders did themselves.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Muguy 1/17/2021 12:15:29 PM (No. 664050)
Re: #29's post about Apple BECOMING the tyrants in the 1984 Superbowl commercial announcing the Macintosh-- Here it is, and they have become what they were preaching against... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIUcNLTsyYo
6 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 12:44:46 PM (No. 664079)
So many homosexuals wanting so much destruction. I presume that their deep self-loathing spills over into wanting to destroy everything around them. Disgusting people, and some of them seem so intent on causing maximum mayhem and evil, harm to others.
5 people like this.

Reply 42 - Posted by: rikkitikki 1/17/2021 1:37:40 PM (No. 664139)
Even more incredible than DJT being impeached twice...is that he was impeached both times on zero evidence. Both times were pure political hack jobs, and with only minor exceptions, purely along partisan lines.
7 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/17/2021 2:03:06 PM (No. 664158)
And when AT&T and Comcast decide any nonapproved Conservative speech won't be transported on their hardlines or over their cell towers because THAT isn't really "free speech" according to their view of the Constitution? Do you think your feckless, pitiful GOP or those worthless cawing judicial crows will do jack to stop them? I am not holding my breath.
8 people like this.

Reply 44 - Posted by: Bohallx 1/17/2021 5:01:07 PM (No. 664325)
Frankly, I think Tom Cook's every word is the grossest sort of communication and he should be deprived of any claim to being an arbiter of what is FREE SPEECH. I'm really tired of these barbarians preaching to us that they are pure and superior when it's obvious they are impure and inferior. Why do they have all that money. I could use it much better than any of them. I want their stuff. They should give it to me or we'll figure out how to cut their lines! (without betting caught)
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Reply 45 - Posted by: MOAB 1/17/2021 8:53:28 PM (No. 664502)
Our family of 10 use to buy new apple phones every year some every two years. We will never purchase another Apple phone or product. Folks we have got to stop supporting these treasonous traitors. Buy from companies that support America.
2 people like this.

Reply 46 - Posted by: 4Justice 1/18/2021 7:06:57 PM (No. 665460)
Apple, the company that spends billions of dollars creating addictive software and applications to manipulate users to spend all their time online, and spending money. The company that brainwashed millions of users.
0 people like this.

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Failed Trump challenger Hillary Clinton said she would “love” to see President Donald Trump’s phone records to see “whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol” on January 6, making the remarks during a bonus episode of her podcast You and Me Both released Monday.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared as the featured guest on the bonus episode and discussed the series of events that occurred on January 6 — the day protesters breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress gathered to certify the electoral vote.
Feinstein, 87, Files Paperwork For Possible
Re-Election; Gets Scolded On Social Media
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Posted by Imright 1/18/2021 1:42:26 AM Post Reply
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) won’t be up for re-election until 2024, but she has seemingly already filed paperwork indicating she might run again.The 87-year-old U.S. Democrat from California filed the initial re-election paperwork with the Federal Election Commission last week, L.A. Magazine reported. A Feinstein rep reached out to L.A. Magazine to clarify what the FEC filings allegedly mean. “To be clear, Senator Feinstein has had a campaign committee since she took office, as all senators must. In order to keep this account active, the senator has to maintain filings with the FEC. Yesterday’s filings merely reflected an updated address,”
McConnell points finger at Trump in
Capitol riot: ‘The mob was fed lies’
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Posted by Ribicon 1/19/2021 1:32:23 PM Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is explicitly pointing his finger at President Donald Trump for helping to spur the attack on the Capitol by the outgoing president’s supporters. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 attack. A Senate trial on whether to convict Trump and perhaps bar him from ever again holding federal office is expected to begin in coming days. After years of supporting Trump
Rep. Jamaal Bowman: Time to
'stop spreading the myth of
American exceptionalism'
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Posted by Ribicon 1/19/2021 11:26:19 AM Post Reply
Newly elected Rep. Jamaal Bowman said Monday that the U.S. Capitol riot provided Congress the opportunity to “stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism” and seriously address systemic racism in the country. “This is a chance for all of us in Congress to sort of begin at a new baseline and stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism and accept the fact that this is exactly who we are, and this is exactly who we’ve been throughout our country’s history,” Mr. Bowman, New York Democrat, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Monday evening. “Whenever there’s social progress, there’s White backlash, particularly from the people
What’s going on in
Washington, D.C.?
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Posted by Magnante 1/18/2021 9:17:19 AM Post Reply
The last time I checked, this was the USA. A free country. A country where, when mobs of thugs were destroying Minneapolis, Portland, Kenosha, and other cities, the media reacted in horror at the suggestion that a few National Guard troops might help return calm for the residents trying to live peacefully in their homes, do business as much as possible in the circumstances, and stay afloat during a pandemic. As Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler said when offered federal troops to quell the violence, “This is not the America we want.” The very idea is repugnant! Now, I am seeing pictures of Washington DC preparing to inaugurate Biden
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