Clay Travis: Media Only Has Itself To Blame For Massive Amount Of Distrust

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Here’s something that shouldn’t come as a surprise: The mainstream media lies. So do tech giants such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

And not only do they lie, but they often refuse to allow dialogue that opposes their own beliefs.

All of this is something OutKick founder Clay Travis touched on during his visit with Steve Hilton on Fox News.

“For instance, with COVID, we were told you can’t even mention the idea that COVID might have escaped from a Chinese lab,” Clay said. “That’s banned on Facebook, that’s banned on Twitter.”

There’s more.

“You’re not allowed to discuss the efficacy of cloth masks, (and) now everybody is coming out and saying that they don’t work,” Clay added.

“Remember back in the summer, saying, ‘Hey, I’m a little bit apprehensive based on this data from Israel and from England, where they have a faster rate of vaccination, that the vaccines were not going to prevent the spread of COVID.’ … You weren’t allowed to say any of that.”

This type of censorship, of course, only allows for one school of thought. And that’s the very type of thing the media and its platforms are supposed to be against. The Internet has always welcomed conversation. At least, that’s the way it used to be.

“So what it creates when you don’t allow conversation, when you stifle debate, then the marketplace of ideas is curtailed,” Clay said. “What it creates is a massive amount of distrust from people all across the political spectrum.”

For Clay’s full take on the media’s role in all this, check out the segment below:

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. So the reason Big Tech has taken over because people realize Fox News is a garbage channel that peddles in bullshit? I remember when Fox News use to call themselves “Fair and Balance”…. And that was before they played the Northern Card against Barack Obama. Now people really don’t give a fuck after what happened on January 6th, the text messages and lies by Hannity, Ighram and Others…

    The Irony

    • Look, its the guy who voted for someone who was against busing as it would create a “racial jungle” lecturing us again how he would never support fake news or racism. Must be taking a break from allowing the sex offenders at CNN to convince him COVID came from eating bats. Better get back to telling the Uyghurs on Lebron’s Nike plantation to make their quota this week! Tolerantly and equitably, of course.

      ‘Bal Don’t Lie’ says BAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

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