(Tea Party PAC) – Independent journalist Tim Pool has obtained and leaked an email revealing that Slate journalist April Glaser appeared to threaten Chase Bank with negative press if they would not deplatform right-wing activist group The Proud Boys.
Following the Vox controversy with Steven Crowder, or #VoxAdpocalypse, and mass censorship hitting Youtube I found it pertinent to show how these activists in media operate and how they use framing devices to target people like conservatives and other political groups.
The reporter in question has advocated for government regulation to restrict speech and I believe this shows her to be an activist acting to target and cause harm to political rivals.
The email was confirmed to me by Chase bank on two occasions and the contents of the email were referred to in my correspondence with Slate. While not directly confirming the email I believe this with Chase bank’s confirmation is sufficient to confirm the authenticity of the email.
UPDATE: Slate has provided an official comment:
“In the course of her reporting about banks providing financial services for 1776.shop, an e-commerce site associated with the Proud Boys, April reached out to those banks for comment about their policies of providing services to a designated hate group. In both her email and in the subsequent reporting, April provided important context and we stand by her reporting on this newsworthy topic.”
Pool’s analysis hits the nail on the head.
Glaser’s key phrase in her email to Chase is, “The Proud Boys are designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and members have engaged in group violence in Portland and New York City.”
These journalists all use the same tactics. Glaser is essentially blackmailing Chase into banning the Proud Boys with the threat that they’re hosting a “SPLC designated hate group.”
After Pool began to research this story, Glaser put her Twitter account on private, allegedly deleting tweets that revealed her blatant bias.
It is worthy of note that this is the same April Glaser who said last year that she had written to Google to complain that the search results on YouTube for abortion were largely anti-abortion videos she believed were “dangerous misinformation” and “YouTube changed the results after I asked.”
Why is YouTube (Google) manipulating its own search algorithm in response to left-wing partisan lobbying? https://t.co/RD837vSbbe
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 23, 2018