On Wednesday, Steve Forbes the Chairman and CEO of Forbes Media insisted that Forbes Magazine is not going to participate in what he called “blacklists” after his magazine’s Chief Content Officer went off the deep end and threatened companies to not hire people who were key figures in the Trump administration.
“This is reminiscent of what we had in the 1950s during the McCarthy era,” Forbes said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “We’re not going to have blacklists and the like. People can express opinions. Unlike other organizations, we do have diverse opinions at Forbes and we value those diverse opinions and I think that shows strength, not weakness.”
What exactly was on the mind of the former editor-at-large for The Daily Beast want?
“Simple,” he said. “Don’t let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.” As I said when I reported on this Bolshevik Lane, I am certain he will never give examples of the dishonesty he speaks of.
Forget the Bolsheviks, this is the Mao revolution all over again.
“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie,” Lane wrote in the article, published last week. Can you believe someone at Forbes wrote that and then published it to the world?
Forbes, though, defended Lane’s threatening piece claiming it an example of diverse views in his company. I think Mr. Forbes had to defend his company, but I also think he was forced to not go all Apprentice on the knucklehead who wrote such a damaging piece for the company because Forbes Media was sold 6 years ago to Integrated Whale Media Investments, a company that is based in Hong Kong a country which is now a territory of Communist China, ruled by the Communist Chinese Party, of which hates Donald Trump.
Forbes’ comments come after he told Newsmax TV over the weekend that at Forbes, “Unlike Twitter, media giants, and Big Tech companies, we believe in diversity of opinion and he [Bolshevik Lane] says he’s against Cancel Culture. I’m against Cancel Culture. And I think we have to keep in mind, in terms of blacklisting, which happened in the ’50s during the McCarthy era, harm the culture, harm the politics. We don’t want that again.”
Forbes was alluding to the decision made last week by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other media platforms to remove President Trump from their services in the wake of the riot that took place at the Capitol building on January 6. The entire world of the Left is blaming Trump for inciting the riot even though they have no evidence of him doing so. The president said to his supporters, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” According to the legal definition of incitement that doesn’t even come close.
I remember when Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who will soon become the Senate Majority Leader threatened two Supreme Court justices publicly, and his words actually sounded like incitement.
But this notion from Forbes doesn’t pass the smell test. What Lane wrote is Cancel Culture. He said that he wanted to cancel former Trump administration officials. And he didn’t stop there. He went on to say that Forbes Magazine will cancel any business that considers hiring a former Trump administration official. When you say that Forbes will call you out if you hire one of those people, that’s canceling them. There’s no other way to understand it. So for Lane to say that he is against Cancel Culture is a Bolshevik lie.
Forbes also said he hopes the Biden inauguration on Jan. 20 will bring in an era of “calm debate.” If Steve Forbes really believes that then I have some wonderful miracle supplements I would love to sell him.
The Left and their boot-licking sycophants in the mainstream news media aren’t happy with merely controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress in less than two weeks. Now they want revenge in a campaign of “get-evenism.”
The lists are being created as they also want to punish anyone who worked in the Trump administration and they want to go after the Trump supporters as well, all 75 million of them.
In what can only be described as the most nefarious example so far, Forbes Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, announced that Forbes Media was “holding those who lied for Trump accountable” in what he called “a truth reckoning.” Didn’t the Soviets do something like this? Just saying.
Lane claimed that the media group was taking this unprecedented action in retaliation to the attack on Capitol Hill late Wednesday afternoon, which ended up causing two deaths, a 14-year Air Force veteran who was protesting and a Capitol Police officer.
Lane said that the president’s “lies-upon-lies, repeated frequently and fervently, provided the kindling, the spark, the gasoline” that led to the attack. Randall Lane is not a serious person and Forbes management should take a closer look at him.
The president did not tell the people at the rally prior to marching to the Capitol building to commit any kind of violence. In fact, in a video that media outlets have scrubbed, the president said, “and now you will march peacefully to the Capitol and let your voices be heard.” The president never once said anything to incite violence. He simply told the truth, that the election was stolen from him. Media people like Lane completely ignored the mountains of evidence of election fraud brought out in the open during state legislature hearings where whistleblowers and data experts exposed a lot of election fraud that they witnessed. Instead, people like Lane continued to say that there was no evidence of election fraud. Lane and his cohorts in media are the liars.
This little Nazi, Lane, then singled out five senior White House officials, whom he describes as “the people paid by the People to inform the People.” Is Lane a well man?
“Simple,” he said. “Don’t let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.” I am certain he will never give examples of the dishonesty he speaks of. That’s what you can expect from someone who used to be an editor-at-large for The Daily Beast, emphasis on “Beast” because that leftist rag does nothing but spew lies and Marxist propaganda.
Lane noted that White House spokesmen in the past have received millions in royalties from book deals after they left their post, adding that “Trump’s liars don’t merit that same golden parachute.”
Who the hell is Randall Lane to make a decision like that? Who elected him to be the person who decides who can no longer earn a living? This guy is evil, and the sad thing is, there are many more who will come forward soon, who are far worse.
Acting like Stalin or Castro, Lane threatened business owners, “Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”
I think all businesses should assume that Forbes has lost its way. An officer of the company is dictating threatening terms to businesses who did nothing wrong while trying to end the careers of people he deems are liars while half the country would think the opposite.
I am a Trump supporter, and it is mind-boggling to hear radically dangerous rhetoric like this. This is happening because Trump supporters took the president seriously while leftists took him literally. Every policy the president pushed was sober, rational, and successful. You can disagree with America First. You can disagree with renegotiating trade deals so that the American workforce is no longer screwed by Washington politicians who embraced a globalist agenda at their expense. You can disagree that illegal aliens do not belong here while legal immigrants are welcome. You can vehemently disagree, but you can’t say those policies were irrational, and you can’t say that they were not successful for the American people. The economy was the strongest it’s ever been under Trump’s economic policies. Our military is stronger than ever because of the president’s policies. Black and Hispanic unemployment were at record lows because of Trump’s policies. To go all out the way Lane has and the strong language he has used, after experiencing the last four years of success after success makes you wonder if this man is playing with a full deck.
His rant of an article is loaded with hyperbole and outright lies. For a man who claims Trump and those who worked under him are liars, this man should suffer the same prescription he wants to force on them. Randall Lane should never work in media again after publishing threats like this.
Here’s how a leftist will track a Trump lie:
TRUMP: “I paid the guy $100.”
LIBERAL: “Yes, but after taxes he only got $78, therefore Trump lied.”
If you pointed out to Lane that it was President Barack Obama who was awarded Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” he would say that was a lie.
Every Fake News outlet spent over three years lying daily about Russian collusion, and when the Mueller witch hunt investigation ended with the namesake of the investigation concluding that there was no evidence whatsoever that Donald Trump or any member of his campaign colluded with Russia the Randall Lanes of the world never apologized once.
The piece itself comes off like a Toys-in-the-Attic – bat-guano-crazy rant that you have to keep reminding yourself that you’re reading Forbes and not The Daily Beast or Vox or some other ghastly communist critical thinking periodical. The very fact that this was written by the Chief Content Officer of Forbes denies belief in a Benevolent Being. I’m an opinion writer who works as a contractor for sites, and I speak for myself. Lane wrote and published his piece, and because of his position in the company, he is speaking on behalf of Forbes and not as an opinion writer by himself.
How Steve Forbes, Chairman, and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, himself a former Republican presidential candidate, who I voted for at least once, could keep this guy on the payroll after degrading his company’s once stellar reputation with the garbage Lane published is beyond understanding. Mr. Forbes is a supporter of Trump endorsing him in 2016 and 2020.
Well, here’s why Lane may have gotten away with his radical rant. Forbes Media was sold 6 years ago to Integrated Whale Media Investments. That comes is based in Hong Kong, and as we all know, Hong Kong became a territory of Communist China, the government of which hates Donald Trump.