Leftist Reporter Has A Meltdown That YouTube Won’t Outright Ban Conservatives Like Steven Crowder


If we ever felt like we could respectfully, yet intensely disagree with people on the opposite end of the political spectrum in our country, those days are long gone.

In today’s highly partisan world, conservatives and Christians now must face the virtual lynch mob on the left that demands that its opponents be silenced.

And, should any authorities or major entities fail to satisfy their cries for censorship, they’ll simply throw a buzzword-laden hissy fit.

In case you missed it, Carlos Maza, a reporter for unabashedly leftist outlet Vox, recently launched a successful campaign to have conservative comedian Steven Crowder’s YouTube videos demonetized.

Dissatisfied with merely lobbing off a massive stream of Crowder’s income, Maza also hoped that YouTube would fully ban him because, to Maza, his content is nothing than hateful bigotry with a few punchlines.

Last Tuesday, however, Crowder had a small victory in the form of an announcement from YouTube that the platform will not be banning Crowder or removing any of his content that does not violate their terms of use.

YouTube announced the findings of its investigation into Maza’s video flagging campaign in a series of replies to Maza on Twitter:

YouTube noted that, while Crowder’s abrasive humor could be seen as “hurtful,” the flagged content did not constitute harassment or violate their policies:

“As an open platform, it’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies,” they explained. “Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.”

YouTube concluded their investigation with the decision to demonetize, but not to ban Crowder.

Now, that should have been the end of the story. Maza should have taken his ball and sulked on home at this point.

As YouTube suggested, opinions are just that—opinions. Everyone is entitled to them, even if they’re not nice. This is part of being a rational, functioning adult in a diverse, civilized society. Unless someone is legitimately being threatened or harmed, we have the right to free speech.

Of course, Maza’s convenient defense in response to such basic logic is the notion that offensive opinions are actually abuse and should be punished as such.

Seriously. Maza boldly declares that YouTube is “exploiting [LGBT people] while arming [their] abusers.”

Maza just isn’t going to let this slide.  

“I don’t know what to say. [YouTube] has decided not to punish Crowder, after he spent two years harassing me for being gay and Latino,” Maza tweeted in response to YouTube’s decision. “I don’t know what to say.”

“To be crystal clear: [YouTube] has decided that targeted racist and homophobic harassment does not violate its policies against hate speech or harassment,” continued, arguing that YouTube’s “absolutely bats**t policy” essentially “gives bigots free license.”

Maza continued:

Maza went on to complain that he’d endured “abuse” for two years, such as this:

As if Maza’s tirade wasn’t nonsensical enough, he dug even deeper and encouraged “queer creators” on YouTube to stop supporting the site:

“Use your power. Other queer creators are counting on you. [YouTube] finds all the bullies LGBT people tried to escape from in high school and gives them the weapons and platform they need to keep tormenting us in adulthood. It’s a platform for monsters masquerading as an ally to the LGBT people they target.”

YouTube is giving bullies “weapons”?! This victim mentality is utterly insane, as if anyone is forced to watch the “bigots and alt-right creeps and shock jockeys” Maza later claimed are taking over YouTube.

“The important thing is this: [YouTube] isn’t going to listen to cries for help. They don’t give a s*** about the harm they’re doing to queer and marginalized people,” he stated, once more claiming that the mere existence of opposing viewpoints does actual harm.

“You have to raise hell. Use their platform against them. Hold them accountable for their neglect,” he continued, issuing a call to action to his followers. “The beautiful thing about early [YouTube] was watching queer and marginalized people learn how to use their voices, to value the power of their testimony. We can use that same power to force YouTube to do better — to give a s*** about the communities it was built on the backs of.”

YouTube was “built on the backs” of “queer and marginalized people”? How on earth did he arrive at that conclusion? YouTube wasn’t built on the backs of such people any more than it was built on the backs of cats jumping away from cucumbers and dramatic chipmunks.

Nevermind the fact that only weeks ago, Maza made a frightening call to his followers to actually, physically harass conservatives out in public:

“Deplatforming works,” he said in a separate tweet, gloating over the fact that controversial conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulis is in deep debt after being banned in the same manner hoped for Steven Crowder:

If there’s one thing we can give Carlos Maza and his ilk credit for, it’s transparency. No longer are people like him lurking in the shadows and using silent, subtle tools like algorithms to squeeze people out of social media.

They’re right out in the open about their tactics, and that will only make defending ourselves against them even easier.


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