“The Ingraham Angle” October 20, 2020.
JOE BIDEN (D) PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: We win this election; we’re going to get the support you need and the respect you deserve. You don’t just have a partner in the White House, you’ll have an NEA in the White House. And if I’m not listening, I’m going to be sleeping alone in the Lincoln Bedroom.
NEERA TANDEN, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS: A Russian disinformation campaign from the Russian government, essentially, to undermine Hillary Clinton.
INGRAHAM: Nothing at all with her being just a lousy candidate and stiff- arming the white working class, no. Likewise, the left knew exactly where the White House was getting talking points against Robert Mueller.
SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, (D-CT): The sprawling, sweeping Russian disinformation campaign is continuing to echo and mirror the Trump White House in its attack on Mueller.
INGRAHAM: You know Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, he’d never lie about anything.
That didn’t stop there, though. Did you know that the BLM riots all the way back to 2016 were actually the result of some pesky Russian meddling?
REP. ADAM SCHIFF, (D-CA): The Russians four years ago, Dana, exploited Black Lives Matter. They set up their own false flag online to try to divide people along racial lines.
INGRAHAM: So after years of blaming the Russia for just about everything, it’s really a surprise which line they used to dismiss the Hunter Biden revelations? Not at all.
JEREMY BASH, FORMER CIA CHIEF OF STAFF: This walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign. This talks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign. This is most likely a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign against the Biden team.
INGRAHAM: They have the disinformation campaign part right, at least.
Joining me now is Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, FOX News contributor, author of “Trump and the American Future.” Newt, six days since “The New York Post” dropped that story on the Biden campaign, and none of their media allies have disputed a single fact.
NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:
No, that’s right. And in fact, the stories get wider and bigger. We now have another eyewitness, someone who is actually serving jail time who has said that they thought of Joe Biden basically as a cash machine, and that using his name allowed them to get money across the planet.
The Senator Ron Johnson’s committee issued a report which is available on online for free, 87 pages, that covers the tip of the iceberg, which is much bigger than this computer. It includes Ukraine, but it also includes Russia. It includes Romania. It includes Kazakhstan. It includes the biggest of all, China.
And by the way, the report that just came out that Facebook actually has Chinese communist experts on censorship working in an office in Seattle to run their censorship program should be chilling to every single American.
We are now importing Xi Jinping’s method of controlling the population by eliminating your ability to communicate. And I think that’s, frankly, as big a scandal as the things that Biden has been doing.
INGRAHAM: And yet, Newt, the Senate committee that would have subpoenaed the CEOs of these big social media companies, they are putting that off. I don’t know why, but they are not moving forward on that. And I think it’s very frustrating to conservatives and it’s like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. You never get the Road Runner. The Road Runner always seems to get away. So if not now, when?
GINGRICH: I agree with you. I don’t know why they are not having them in.
I think that sooner or later this is going to, frankly, lead to an explosion. I think the game that Twitter and Facebook are playing is extraordinarily dangerous and likely to lead to a real change in their legal status so that places like “The New York Post” can sue them for damages when they censor them like this.
But for the country at large, the key is the Biden corruption scandal is actually very big, dramatically bigger than just Hunter. It involves several hundred million dollars. And I think it’s not going to go away. I think you’re going to see every single day now new evidence coming out.
People who, frankly, are disgusted who are now showing up as whistleblowers and saying, look, this is what they did and this is how they were doing it.
And I think it is going to be interesting to see whether or not the debate moderator on Thursday night gets through the debate and hides from what is clearly now the biggest single story in the campaign.
INGRAHAM: Speaking of, Newt, news tonight, the co-chair of the Presidential Debate Commission says that the decision to cut off microphones is not aimed at any particular candidate.
FRANK FAHRENKOPF, PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES COMMISSION CO-CHAIR: All the commission has done has not create a new rule. We didn’t touch the rules.
All we did is put in a situation where if someone is interrupting, they won’t be allowed to interrupt. We are not doing just on President Trump. We are basing it on both candidates. We are non-partisan. We are doing something that we think is in the best interest of the American people.
INGRAHAM: Newt, the best interest of the American people, isn’t it true that the debate commission is stacked with anti-Trump people, not just on the left, but Republicans, old Bush style Republicans who never liked Donald Trump or probably are never part of the Trump coalition, if not by name, but in spirit?
GINGRICH: The debate commission should be abolished. And one of the test questions for any future Republican presidential candidate should be will you commit to not working with the debate commission? What that man said is a lie. He knows it’s a lie. Sleepy Joe is not going to rush around and interrupt anybody. This is one more anti-Trump step, just as the moderator is an anti-Trump step. She’s a liberal Democrat. Her family has donated consistently to the Democratic Party. She registered as a Democrat. The idea that she is somehow neutral is loony toons.
INGRAHAM: Newt, real quick. Newt, real quick, 10 seconds. We’ve got Kasich’s name floated and Jeff Flake’s name floated as possible Biden cabinet members. Does that surprise you?
GINGRICH: No. Why not? They’re not going to get there. This is like Tom Dewey in 48 announcing his cabinet. Trump is going to win. He’s going to win decisively. And poor Kasich and Flake are going to be out there on unemployment again.
INGRAHAM: Newt, great to see you tonight. Thank you very much.
And what will the media look like if Biden wins? Put it this way, could their dismissal of anything anti-Biden during the campaign turn into something more nefarious if he is elected? Dinesh D’Souza is here in moment
on the looming threat to independent voices.
And he claimed without evidence —
Accusing him without evidence —
This time without any evidence.
When asked, he provided no evidence.
INGRAHAM: The media’s go to phrase for dismissing information has morphed into something much more dangerous.
New details on Russia’s latest disinformation campaign to sway your vote.
“The New York Post” story that’s been widely disavowed and is very dubious.
When you look at this computer store owner in Delaware.
That is more in line when you think about somebody who is a useful idiot.
Classic indicator of the potential presence of disinformation.
INGRAHAM: Can you believe Peter Strzok is commenting on anything? Joining me now is Dinesh D’Souza, conservative commentator whose film “Trump Card”
is now available on demand. Dinesh, facts the left, they don’t like, are now framed as lies spread by hostile foreign governments. Why does this matter? It’s obviously absurd, but how could that get worse if Biden wins?
DINESH D’SOUZA, CONSERVATIVE FILMMAKER: Well, first of all, what scares the fact checkers and the digital media moguls, and in fact the media in general is not that the story is false, but that it’s true. The real story isn’t even about Hunter Biden, any more than it’s James or Frank Biden, or the son-in-law. No, it’s about Joe Biden. Those were just the bagmen. And clearly Joe Biden knew about what’s going on and was in on the take.
The smoking gun emails connect the money directly to Joe Biden. He is the big guy referred into in there. So this is terrifying for the media because they are not a real media. They are not actually about sharing information.
They are about suppressing information damaging to the left, and only exposing information damaging to the other side.
And this is why they have to cover up the story. They can do it under various guises. Russian disinformation — what did the Russians write those emails? Did they steal Hunter Biden’s computer? No, he turned it in, and it was then turned into the FBI. So the authenticity of this story, the biggest story of the campaign, and if the left is able to suppress this one, it’s a chilling harbinger of what they’re going to be doing in the future.
INGRAHAM: There will be no check at all on the Democrats, certainly no check from the press, and that’s just the way it’s going to be. And they’ll probably shut down everybody else’s platform, or try to as well.
Now to your point, a former Twitter and Google exec wants his former companies to silence Trump. Watch.
PETER GREENBERGER, FORMER TWITTER AND GOOGLE EXECUTIVE: It’s time, I believe, that Twitter hold him accountable to the same terms and conditions, the same rules of the road that every other user is subject to.
The leading propagators of false information come from the top. It’s coming from Donald Trump and some of the leading conservative voices that echo him.
INGRAHAM: Dinesh, now these are the same kinds of people who elevate the CCP and give their henchmen all sorts of platforms unquestioned.
D’SOUZA: Isn’t it so ironic that when these platforms were first developed, they seemed to be exhilarating platforms that would liberate people to communicate with each other, engage in free and robust debate.
And some of that rhetoric still remains, but the truth of it is they have now become terrifying instruments of suppression. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Facebook and Twitter become the ways in which our liberties become extinct?
Orwell in “1984” when he spoke of Big Brother, he spoke about the state, what he called the inner part. But he also spoke about the outer part, which is those collaborators with the totalitarian state that make the totalitarianism spread into every nook and cranny of society. And I’m afraid much of our media, including the digital media, are now accessories of tyranny.
INGRAHAM: There is an enormous amount of money to be in made in China, when you’re an NBA team or player or a business guy who wants to do an IPO there, and suddenly all of your principles and morals, all your concern about human rights are completely out the door for the almighty dollar.
D’SOUZA: They are not so worried that Joe Biden is on the take from China because they are on the take from China. So ultimately it becomes a collaborative enterprise in which the Democratic candidate is just part of a larger racket in which not only he, but lots of people in the think tanks, in the institution, the digital media are also making money.
INGRAHAM: And the American worker always gets shafted in the end. Dinesh, thanks so much.
Something troubling going on with young liberal women the Last Bite reveals.
INGRAHAM: Rationality hasn’t quite embraced the new left, and we see that in the latest craze from young liberal women. Instead of making a cogent point, they’ve pulled out their cameras to do a little something different.