Jun 20, 2022 • 47M

Max Blumenthal on Censorship and Masongate

Max Blumenthal's episode is UP on Youtube!

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Aaron Maté
Katie Halper
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To clear up the confusion, Aaron and Max’s livestream on the Grayzone got censored from Youtube. Youtube is still allowing this episode of Useful Idiots. So check it out now! And click here for the full interview.

In secret meetings and leaked emails, Paul Mason and Nina Jankowicz work to silence journalists who don’t promote the approved message. In public, they complain that journalists bully them, and do vile things like publish past things they’ve said.

And who does Youtube side with? The supercalifragicensors.

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal is here to explain.

Leaked emails show that Paul Mason, a prominent UK journalist, privately discussed plans to collaborate with UK intelligence to “deplatform” independent journalists like The Grayzone and target UK’s Corbynite, anti-war left. As #Masongate trends on Twitter, Mason nonetheless got his wish: YouTube removed Max and Aaron’s livestream about it.

So, fellow Useful Idiots, listen, learn about Mason, and then tweet the hell out of #Masongate.

And hear the full interview where Max discusses deeper censorship plots, leaked emails, and a shameless 60 Minutes promotion.

Plus, Aaron just got accused of being a top Russian-influenced Twitter account for such offenses as “promoting a general mistrust in institutions and elites.” It gets crazier every week.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.