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Greg Gutfeld: Elon Musk removed a drug from our media


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So this is big news in the tech world and more serious news for the media.

But first, let’s look at Google. It’s a Kat search engine. Search it on Google. It has now launched an inclusive language feature for its Google Docs, designed to avoid words that might offend users. For example, if you were to type the word owner, a warning might appear stating that it may not be inclusive for all readers, then give them alternative suggestions, such as owner or owner or Mr. Furley.

I’m still trying to figure out how that word offends someone. The owner goes back to the feudal systems of the medieval period and all these people are dead.

If you happen to use the word “humanity”, Google might ask you to replace it with “humanity”, which sucks. I mean, what if it was something historic like JFK’s inaugural speech? Google actually suggested changing “for all mankind” to “for all mankind”. Man, JFK, John Nick Jr., Robert Joe, Senior Joe, Junior Ted, Kathleen, Ethel, David Michael must be rolling in their many graves right now.

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I wonder if they plan to censor JFK’s “ask what you can do for your country” line, because it might offend people who would rather not pay their student loans.

So apparently now you’ll have to whitewash the story to fit the hypersensitive present, which means the “man” or “woman” has to go. Which is a little ironic since we live in a time where some men are becoming wives and some wives are now traditionally male. And I all want to be like a woodland creature with the power to knit doilies. A nymph. The housewife is now the housewife. The policeman is now policemen and so on. Of course, many computer systems have tools for correcting grammar and spelling, although you probably wouldn’t know that after reading Jesse’s book.

And what starts on spreadsheets could probably end up on your streets.

ACTOR GETS ROBBED: To help! My handbag! Someone stop this guy.

THIEF: Wow, “man?” We don’t need to introduce gendered language into this.

ACTOR GETS ROBBED: We do not care? I am abused. Where is the policeman?

THIEF: Again with all the man talk? It’s like you’re not even listening to me.

ACTOR GETS ROBBED: It was a gift from my landlord.

THIEF: OKAY. First of all, it’s called owner or owner and I don’t even want your bag anymore, quite frankly. And it’s weird that your landlord gives you stuff.

ACTOR GETS ROBBED: You said owner!

Greg Gutfeld: Elon Musk removed a drug from our media

Billionaire Elon Musk bought 9% of Twitter, a $3 billion investment. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
(Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It seems every day Big Brother is getting closer, and it’s not coming from above, but from all sides, from creepy reporters like Taylor Lorenz, the bug-eyed cop chasing Twitter users, to the President Obama, who is launching a disinformation initiative claiming that there is no right to free speech on social media. Apparently, he still thinks that Twitter is no different from other media, since they are both private. That’s right, I have no obligation to have you on my show.

It’s obvious, but keep you away from Twitter? It takes you away from the modern town square. The only reason to encourage this is to limit the flow of information – to exclude one narrative in favor of another, which is what the media do best. And that’s part of the Big Lie.

It’s not about being inclusive at all.

This company is already sweeter than a tube sock filled with onion dip. It’s about excluding people whose opinions contradict yours. If they can control the language, they can control the thoughts, so they won’t have to spend so much time indoctrinating your children.

Besides, who asks you to change the problematic words? It’s always one side, and I could bet you it’s not an unbiased source. He’s probably someone no one can stand. And can you imagine how insufferable a person would have to be to be offended by those words? I’d rather marry Amber Heard.

We criticize China for its social credit system, but we also get there. How long before your bank turns down a loan because you were spotted at a Trump rally?

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So yes, Big Brother is us. I don’t think Orwell saw that coming. Or maybe he did. I never finished the book. Yes, I haven’t even read it. I have the notes from the cliff. But it’s weird how all this revival just springs from the same places, academia, then technology, media, they invent it, spread it and use it to destroy freedom. And they all agree because it’s not just words, it’s the power to control the faucet to make stories like Hunter’s laptop go away.

No wonder they turned on Elon Musk and his huge bag of cash. He realized that the only way to stop this impending Big Brother – sorry Big Sister – is to choke him down with money. By the way, I almost died like that when I was undressing. His purpose is to protect, not his word or your word, but every word. And we should always be wary of people frightened by it. This means that their ideas are bad and they prefer to shield them and label competing thoughts as misinformation. Right, Mr. Obama? Good for Musk if he buys Twitter. He just battled the drugs that fuel most of our media, and he could actually save the town square and not just for humanity, but for humanity as well.

This article was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s opening monologue in the April 25, 2022 edition of “Gutfeld!”

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