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.
His feedback came after Randall Lane, Forbes’ Chief Content material Officer, wrote in an opinion piece that companies contemplating hiring individuals like Kayleigh McEnany, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sean Spicer, and others will likely be blacklisted by the magazine.
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.
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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.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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