Great news, everybody! Rand Paul announced this week that he’s quitting YouTube for good in 2022. The antigay senator made the big announcement in a bitchy op-ed published in the Washington Examiner this week.
“I have come to the realization that my relationship with YouTube is dysfunctional,” he wrote.
Paul went on to say his decision to quit YouTube is part of his grand “exodus from Big Tech” after he received two strikes from the platform in August and September for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, resulting in his account being suspended for seven days each time.
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“Sure, I can get millions of views. But why should I allow anonymous ‘fact-checkers’ to censor my fully sourced, fact-based content?” Paul continued. “They don’t want to challenge or debate me with opposing views, they just want my silence.”
He went on to accuse YouTube of being “the worst censors” out of all the Big Tech companies before lamenting society has “abandoned science and rational debate for an almost religious adherence to the edicts of government bureaucrats.”
Then Paul, himself a government bureaucrat, called for other “liberty lovers” to quit YouTube as well, saying, “If we all took our messaging to outlets of free exchange, we could cripple Big Tech in a heartbeat.”
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After railing against the tech industry, he then announced he’s launching his own tech company, a news aggregator site called Liberty Tree, that he says will only share articles “in defense of small government and expansive personal liberty.”
“Competition is the answer,” he concluded. “So, to complainers about Big Tech censorship, just quit!”
In 2019, Paul signed a pledge stating he would only serve two terms in the U.S. Senate. He recently announced his intention to run for a third term in 2022.
Here’s how people responded on Twitter when Paul announced his grand YouTube exodus…
This isn’t an airport you don’t have to announce your departure
— Patrick (@Patrick57200851) January 4, 2022
— Is Anyone Left? (@is_anyone_left) January 3, 2022
I didn’t even know you had a YouTube account.
— Carrol Gaillard (@tatta46) January 3, 2022
You should post them here so you can get banned too. Libertytree…lol
— Layne Staley (@1CentMomo) January 3, 2022
Please do quit all social media so lives will be saved!
— sergio (@sergio59380974) January 3, 2022
Oh you’re such a hero. LoL.
— Rick Smith (@RickSmi63296591) January 3, 2022
Libertytree? Sounds like a money laundering firm.
— THEE New Year New Gee Eff Jay Junior 💉🏳️🌈💃 (@GradyFrankJay) January 4, 2022
Who are these people who spend their spare time watching Rand Paul videos🤣
— Marvelous (@PaulDuggan11) January 3, 2022
Consider quitting Congress next?
— Frank Kroger (@Krogerf) January 4, 2022
— KevinBoogie_andBliss (@Kevin_A_Boogie) January 3, 2022
If Rand Paul fell in a forest fell in a forest would anyone care?
He does realize that YouTube is international and people from other countries also don’t care about him? I don’t think his “quitting” will do anything substantial to the viewing numbers of YouTube or any other social media platform.
Are there any Republican doctors who aren’t total quacks?
I think that is a requirement to join the party. But he’s a real quack.
Maybe when they’re fresh out of med school?
By the time a GOP MD reaches Rand’s age, it’s pretty much impossible that they haven’t backed so many anti-science things that their quackhood is self-evident & undeniable.
Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana shows moments of lucidity compared to the rest of his caucus. But Rand Paul is on another planet of looniness.
Rose Petrillo called & said she wants her hair-do back.
I like when Queerty has a Ru Paul article right next to a Rand Paul article.
Paul Ryan, your relationship with ANYONE or ANYTHING is dysfunctional.
Did anyone else ever notice that almost all pictures of him showing his mouth in a suck-a-dick position?
It was a fatal strategic mistake for the Republicans to embrace antiscience.
Most of the people dying of COVID these days are the unvaccinated.
The vast majority of the unvaccinated are Republicans.
Roughly, about 51% of the Republicans have received at least one of the COVID vaccination shots, the other half are intransigent, doubled down, and will not. Those are the people you are reading about, who are flooding hospitals and dying.
If Rand Paul leaves YouTube, he will lose viewers and his misinformation will affect less people.
As scary as they are, the Republican Party is rotting from the inside out, slowly dying, is not attracting new members, has lost the youth vote, and all the Dems have to do is step back, and let Darwinism finish doing its thing.
The snowflake has melted. That was quite the ‘I’m taking my ball and going home’ statement from someone who rarely made an informed statement or logical sense. And his solution to start his own biased news aggregate platform is so Trump-fall-of2021’. No good ideas from ol’ fuzzy top.
How can anyone stand this dip shi t? He lied about He and wife being attacked by the mobs. and he is Whitney. He always reminds me of a little whiney girl who got her panties dirty and got so upset. I’ve always thought he was a closet homosexual, self loathing one that is.
Hey, Thanks for stopping by, Rand. I must confess, tho, that I didn’t even know you were there.
I would like to say that Rand Paul is a certified POS. But if I did that, I’d be insulting the POS. Farewell, RP. Don’t let the door hit you where your brain is.
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