Will InfoWars.com Domain be Seized by Domain Provider Name.com for Hate Speech Violations?

As many of you probably already know, Alex Jones has been deplatformed on social media. Alex Jones’s Infowars.com news website is currently down (at the time this post) from an apparent “cyber attack.” Since our last post, Alex Jones/Infowars have additionally been removed by Pinterest, MailChimp, LinkedIn and porn sites like YouPorn. Big tech companies seemingly working together have now set a precedent banning Jones/Infowars for what they consider hate speech.

Within a 12 hour period, Alex Jones has been deplatformed from Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Facebook virtually simultaneously. Jones was excommunicated from the tech giants’ platforms following a pressure campaign from left-wing political activists and CNN. CNN even went on to publish an article today claiming Infowars.com is complicit in domestic terror.

“The stripping of InfoWars from Facebook, Apple and other platforms is an important step in the recognition of nativist, nationalist and white supremacist hate speech as a form of terrorism.”

Sadly, domestic terrorism, or Jones’ dangerous speech, in which he claims that he is in a holy war against Islam, is not prosecuted under that statute. This is a failing that has permitted the proliferation of platforms such as InfoWars, their presence on popular platforms a legitimization of sorts for their content.

This new decision is a step forward in recognizing that hate outlets, such as InfoWars, are complicit in domestic terror, and a relief to Muslim-Americans, like myself, who have been the target of online assaults and threats.” – Rafia Zakaria, CNN.

With Alex Jones effectively banned from the respectable face of the internet, viewers could still get his content on porn sites like YouPorn.

Not for long. YouPorn jumped on board the hate speech bandwagon late Monday. The site’s vice president Charlie Hughes issued a statement saying:

“Following news that YouTube, Spotify and Facebook have banned Alex Jones from their platforms, team YouPorn is joining in solidarity and announces we are banning his content as well. As one of the largest user-generated content platforms in the world, we have already removed his videos that have violated our terms of service. As an inclusive platform, hate has no place on YouPorn.”

If the powers that be decide to take it to the domain name registrar level, they could effectively strip Jones of the ability to even have his own platform on his own site, by taking away his domain name which is hosted by Name.com. This would not be the first time that a domain has been seized due to hate speech violations. White nationalists websites, The Daily Stormer and Stormfront, had their domains stripped for hate speech violations in 2017.

Microsoft has threatened to cease hosting services for the social media network Gab.ai over two anti-Semitic posts, according to an email published by Gab founder Andrew Torba. The email claims the posts violate Microsoft policy and requests that Gab “promptly take appropriate action to resolve the complaint within two business days” or hosting service will be suspended.

Founded as an alternative for users who were banned by Twitter and Facebook, Gab has long struggled to maintain infrastructure partners in the face of persistent hate speech complaints. Gab’s apps have been dropped from both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, making the service largely unavailable on mobile devices.

In 2017, Gab was nearly dropped by its domain registrar over a series of posts that violated the provider’s hate speech policy. Could Infowars.com be next to have its domain stripped for hate speech? We think so.

Alex Jones, most hateful man in America?

YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, Apple, Pinterest and now Vimeo have removed Infowars content from their platforms. Vimeo is the latest in a growing wave of tech companies to pull videos from former Howard Stern guest and fellow radio host, Alex Jones.

Vimeo suddenly found itself at the center of the on-going Infowars.com debate after the show was barred from a number of competing sites. Earlier in the week, it was host to a handful of Jones-produced videos, but that number jumped suddenly when north of 50 more were uploaded to the service on Thursday and Friday.

“We can confirm that Vimeo removed InfoWars’ account on Sunday, August 12 following the uploading of videos on Thursday and Friday that violated our Terms of Service prohibitions on discriminatory and hateful content. Vimeo has notified the account owner and issued a refund,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.

The tech companies say they blocked Infowars not because of the conspiracy theories, but because, in Spotify’s words, Infowars “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics.”

Facebook said they were shutting down several of Jones’s pages for “glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies.”

“Apple does not tolerate hate speech, and we have clear guidelines that creators and developers must follow to ensure we provide a safe environment for all of our users,” adding, “podcasts that violate these guidelines are removed from our directory.”

Infowars is moving quickly from one platform to the next, as more sites remove their content over “hate speech” violations. Twitter remains steadfast in their decision not to remove Jones, for now.

Update: Jones’ accounts have also been suspended on Pinterest, MailChimp and LinkedIn.

Howard Stern Writing New “Tell-All” Book Which Will Be Released On September 25, 2018.

Howard Stern is writing a “tell-all” book, according to Radar Online. This project would be the third in a series of books for publishing company Simon and Schuster, and a continuation of his first tome titled Private Parts which was published in 1993.

Stern has been alluding to a “secret project” on his radio show for quite some time, and Radar Online learned that this might just be a new tell-all book.

Radar reported that over the past two months, Howard has spoken of being “overly excited” for the project. He also noted on his radio show, according to Radar, that he had to “look through old pictures” for the project.

The site reported that on July 17, a fan who claimed to work as a librarian said he stumbled upon an “untitled nonfiction” book added to the Simon & Schuster Canada Publishers’ list. The September 25 release date allegedly listed the author as the radio host. Radar reported that within several days after the discovery, the author was changed to “to be confirmed.”

Private Parts was released by the publisher in 1993 and it was the fastest-selling book in the company’s history. It was later adapted into a hit film in 1997 starring Stern and his radio show staff as themselves.

In late 1995, Stern published a second book called Miss America.

Radar reported that Stern’s new tell-all could “address a lot of controversies over the years, including his fall-out from former sidekick Artie Lange, his first divorce, possible health issues, and rumoured upcoming retirement.

Artie Lange commented on Howard’s upcoming book, “I’m looking forward to reading Howard’s book. I’m really curious what the hell he would put in there.”

“I’m on probation now until I’m 54,” Lange, now 50, said. “That’s a long time for a junkie not to f uck up. It’s incentive.”

Stern is expected to write about his stint on “America’s Got Talent,” and how he met and married his second wife, Beth Ostrosky in 2008.

Stuttering John Melendez Prank Calls Donald Trump during Air Force One Flight

President Donald Trump apparently carried on a lengthy phone conversation from Air Force One with Stuttering John, who claims he duped the president into believing he was Democratic NJ Senator Bob Menendez.

John Melendez, former longtime regular on The Howard Stern Show also known as “Stuttering John,” posed as Menendez, a frequent Trump policy critic, in a podcast he posted online. He said he got Trump to open up about his next Supreme Court justice pick and his zero tolerance immigration policy.

The conversations were made public after Stuttering John posted the material to “The Stuttering John” podcast.

‘Hi, Bob. How are you, congratulations on everything, we’re proud of you. Congratulations, you’re doing a great job,’ says President Trump at the start of the call.

He then made reference to Menendez’s past indictment on corruption charges, which resulted in a hung jury last year before a federal judge cleared him earlier this year at the request of prosecutors.

‘You went through a tough, tough situation – and I don’t think a very fair situation – but congratulations,’ President Trump said in audio first played during Melendez’s Stuttering John podcast on Thursday.

Melendez then asked what he could tell his constituents in regards to the topic of immigration moving forward.

‘So Bob, let me just tell you: I want to be able to take care of the situation every bit as much as anyone else, at the top level,’ replied President Trump.

‘I’d like to do the larger solution rather than the smaller solution; they’re doing them step by step. I think we can do the whole thing.’

He continued: ‘I have a good relationship with the party, you have a good relationship with the party, and I think we could do a real immigration bill. We have to have security at the border, we have to have it. I mean, look, you’ve got 60 percent of the country, they’ve got to have security at the border.

‘And that’s a good excuse for the Democrats too, Bob. It’s not like, it’s good for you or good for me, it’s good for both of us … I’m tired of the problem. So Bob here’s what – let me do this, I’m on Air Force One, uh, I’m just coming back from an amazing rally in North Dakota, actually.’

The conversation also touched on the Supreme Court and Trump’s thoughts on a prospective candidate following the news that Justice Kennedy was retiring from the bench.

Melendez said Trump should have recognized his voice because he said they have spoken in the past at least 20 times. Trump was a frequent guest on Howard Stern’s show. “He’s even given me real estate advice,” the comedian said.

Stuttering John also claims that the Secret Service paid him a visit after he was able to patch through to the President on Air Force One.

Melendez wrote on Twitter: ‘Secret service about to arrest me. Unbelievable! They should arrest Jared Kushner for putting the call through, shame on Donald Trump who has been a friend of mine for years.’

“I think I did Donald Trump a service by exposing how inadequate his screening staff is,” said the comedian. “And if Jared Kushner was not married to his daughter, he’d be gone.”

Dennis Rodman told Kim Jong Un: “Your father and grandfather did a lot of fucked up shit.”

Dennis Rodman sat down with Howard Stern to talk about his big trip to Singapore.

Rodman argued that Kim Jong Un has not engaged in the type of repressive tactics employed by his father and grandfather. “He didn’t create this bullshit. He just inherited it,” he said at one point.

“Your father and grandfather did a lot of fucked up shit,” Rodman supposedly told Kim Jong Un, through a translator, “but you’re trying to change things and that’s a great, great thing.”

Rodman also addressed the phone call he received from Trump’s “secretary,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as he put in on CNN. In the video released from that call as part of a Vice News Tonight segment on HBO, Rodman can be seen repeatedly calling the White House press secretary “honey” as she thanked him on behalf of President Trump for “some of the nice things” he said during the process.

“To be honest with you, I didn’t even know who she was,” Rodman admitted with a laugh. “But it was cool that she called and expressed the fact that Donald was very happy that I’m supporting him and have his back,” he added.

And if Trump does somehow win a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea, Rodman said that all he wants a little recognition for his role in making it happen.

“If you get the Nobel Peace Prize, I want you to do one thing for me,” he said. “I want you to give me a handshake and a hug. That’s all I want. He can have the Nobel Peace Prize, just give me that.”

Donald Trump “showed Angela Merkel his bedroom” during private White House tour

Trying to defend President Trump’s personal relations with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, Richard Grenell who is the US ambassador to Germany, said Trump had given her a “very personal” tour of his private living quarters.

“Donald Trump personally led the Chancellor through the part of the White House where he actually lives,” said Grenell in an interview with several German newspapers.

“Angela Merkel even saw the president’s living room and bedroom. That was very personal. No president has shown that to her before.”

During Angela Merkel’s first visit to Washington, President Trump did not respond when she offered to shake hands. When she returned last week she was given only a quick working visit rather than the ceremony rolled out for French President Emmanuel Macron.

But the US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell claimed Trump and Merkel have “great chemistry” and said the two leaders were able to joke together.

Although they have “different views on some issues” President Trump has “incredible respect” for the Angela.

The US embassy in Berlin confirmed that President Trump had given Angela Merkel a tour of the White House private quarters. They visited a number of bedrooms, including the historic Lincoln Bedroom which is today used as a guest room, a spokesman said.

Howard Stern: Mike Francesa Had The World’s Shortest Retirement

Earlier this week, Howard Stern and Robin Quivers were discussing sports host Mike Francesa return to WFAN and their own feelings on retirement.

“I’m just one of these human beings, I’ve accepted it just to be miserable all the time. And work makes me miserable. But then people say to me, ‘if you didn’t have work you’d be miserable too, you would miss it.’ But I really do not believe that’s true,” Stern, 64, remarked.

Howard had just returned from a week-long vacation when the comments were made.

“On vacation, I get up and have breakfast. Then I’d get up and take a walk with my wife. Then I’d come home and I’d paint. I enjoy the painting. I had a great time. I don’t think I’d have any problem being retired.”

It seems that Mike Francesa return to WFAN made Stern think long and hard if retiring now would be the right decision.

“That’s why I was following the Mike Francesca story while I was away. I was kind of obsessed with it. I was just so interested.” Stern explained. “Like literally a month ago, he was set for his retirement. He said I want to retire: ‘that’s it I’ve had enough, I don’ want to do this anymore.’”

“So the guy leaves in December and all of a sudden he’s back. That is the world’s shortest retirement,” added Stern.

Alex Jones: “I feel like the Syria strike is Donald Trump’s funeral”

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Some of President Trump’s most hardcore base turned on the president Friday over his decision to launch military strikes against Syria without Congressional approval in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack by Syria’s President Assad.

“Fuck Trump, and fuck these fucking people,” said Alex Jones, before bursting into tears. Alex Jones has been referred to as “the man who got Trump elected” by the mainstream media due to his early, vocal and unrelenting support during the 2016 campaign.

“If he had been a piece of crap from the beginning, it wouldn’t be so bad,” Jones said of Trump. “We’ve made so many sacrifices and now he’s crapping all over us. It makes me sick.”

Many Trump supporters have lost jobs, friends, family members during the campaign because of their fervent support for him. The Syrian strike has come like a slap in the face for most of President Trump’s hardcore base – and Trump could seemingly care less.

Trump himself tweeded against a potential Syria strike without Congressional approval back in August 2013. “The President [Obama] must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria – big mistake if he does not!”

“I haven’t had Trump call me in six months,” said Jones. He was streaming live from the Infowars studio Friday night because President Trump had just announced a strike on Syria. “I will tell Trump that you really betrayed your family and your name, and everything you stood for with this horse manure.”

“I shouldn’t even be live right now,” he said. After a couple of calmer sentences, Jones started to yell again: “Fuck Trump!”

“I’m not in a fucking cult for Donald Trump.”

Syria has always been a dividing point between Trump’s online base and America’s right-wing politicians, left-wing politicians, mainstream media.

“Attacking a foreign nation that has not attacked or threatened America is globalist interventionism. This is not America First. This is not what Trump was elected for,” tweeted Infowars writer Paul Joseph Watson in a message shared by Ann Coulter.

Trump launched the attack on Syria before any international evidence of President Assad’s supposed chemical attack had been presented. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 11, states: “Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.”

Stormy Daniels told Bubba the Love Sponge that Donald Trump “was the best in bed”

Former Howard 101 host Bubba The Love Sponge is back on the air in Florida. The Bubba the Love Sponge show airs on AM 820 News and 98.3 FM Pinellas County.

Bubba was recently featured on CNN for a 2007 interview he did with Stormy Daniels where Stormy discusses her alleged relationship with Donald Trump.

From CNN:

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, known as Todd Clem before he legally changed his name in 1999, played portions of the interview on his radio show Friday and Monday, in which Daniels was asked to write down the names of famous men she had slept with. Clem says the first name on that list was Donald Trump. Although neither Daniels nor the host says Trump’s name in the 2007 audio, she can be heard describing key details that match the description of her alleged affair with Trump.

Clem said on his nationally syndicated radio program that Daniels was talking about Trump, and later verified the same information to CNN. CNN independently corroborated the story with another person who was in Clem’s studio that day, who would speak only on the condition of anonymity. That person also said Donald Trump’s name was the first on Daniels’ list.

Clem told his listeners in January that he had removed the appearance from his archives, the website Bubba Army Radio, because he didn’t want any unwanted attention in advance of an upcoming federal court case with Nielsen over alleged ratings tampering by Clem.

“Be careful on this one. Do not say a word,” Clem can be heard saying, cautioning Daniels and his co-hosts to not speak the man’s name.

Daniels, when asked how long the affair took place, added that it lasted “less than a year.”

Later in the show, Clem plays short clips of Daniels responding to questions over the alleged affair. Daniels said the tryst took place in “Nevada, but not Vegas.” At the prodding of the radio hosts she says it was in Lake Tahoe, which is where Daniels first encountered Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006.

She said she found it “horribly embarrassing” that this person was the best in bed of the three people on her list and added that the person contacted her “twice a month.”

She later added that there was no money exchanged.

“There was no exchange of money,” said Clifford. “I’m sure if he had felt the need to graciously help me I would have put it in my purse.”

Bubba the Love Sponge declined to be interviewed for the CNN story, citing a pending civil matter, but provided CNN with a statement:

“This interview happened in May 2007. I only asked the questions. Stormy answered them. I wish her and our President nothing but the very best. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. We need to stop worrying about the past and focus on the future. President Trump is our President, regardless of who he slept with 12 plus years ago. The media and haters need to get over it,” said Bubba.

This would be the earliest known instance of Stormy publicly discussing the alleged affair.

Howard Stern Wins 2017 Lawsuit Over Airing of Taxpayer Call

Back in February 2017, Judith Barrigas filed a lawsuit which put Howard Stern and the U.S. government in the odd position of having to defend a leak of tax information.

Judith Barrigas was suing the United States of America, Howard Stern and the Howard Stern Production Company on grounds of unlawful invasion of privacy and negligence, among other things.

That day, I.R.S. agent Jimmy Forsythe called up The Howard Stern Show, presumably to be a guest. He was put on hold. So Forsythe got back to work and spoke to Barrigas, who had a problem with her taxes. When Stern was ready for Forsythe and put him on air, he was in the midst of a conversation with Barrigas.

“Jimmy, go ahead,” said Stern that day. “You’re on the air in Long Island…Jimmy?”

“$71 due on the 20th,” said Forsyth.

“Jimmy, you’re on the f***ing air,” exclaimed Stern.

“What is he doing?” asked Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers. “Making a transaction?”

The I.R.S. agent continued to talk to Judith for several minutes without being aware that Stern, Quivers and their audience were listening in and making fun of what was being said. “It sounds like a raw deal,” said Stern at one point, and when Forsyth finally finished with Barrigas and checked in on his other line, he heard Stern comment, “Dude, we just heard your whole transaction. What’s going on, man? You got the most boring job, dude.”

In response to the lawsuit, the U.S. government argued it had sovereign immunity under the “tax exception” to the Federal Tort Claims Act. Meaning, that it couldn’t be held liable for actions, even wrongful ones, made by a federal government employee while acting within the scope of employment.

A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled that a private call between an I.R.S. agent and taxpayer Judith Barrigas that was broadcast on The Howard Stern Show was somehow related to the collection of taxes and also wasn’t “sufficiently personal or intimate in nature.”

The judge says the disclosed tax information was “imprecise and only roughly identifiable with a particular individual.”

Judith Barrigas’ name, social security number, address and other identifying information weren’t disclosed. Nor did Stern’s audience hear the sound of her voice. The only thing that might possibly identify her was disclosure of her telephone number, which was publicly listed.

The judge concludes, “There may be circumstances in which the publication of tax-related information does constitute an invasion of privacy under Massachusetts law, but for the reasons stated above, the level of the intrusion was significantly diminished here.”