Entertainer Rob Schneider chastised Democrats and tech giants, saying they are responsible for today’s “Orwellian nightmare of censorship.”
What did he say?
In a Saturday tweet, Schneider — a “Saturday Night Live” alum — pointed to Poynter’s recent list of “unreliable news sources,” which ended up being less than reliable. You can read more about the major snafu
wrote, “We are in a real world Orwellian nightmare of censorship. Be careful who you label and smear today. You will be the smeared tomorrow!”
Schneider later addressed Facebook’s most recent move to
permanently ban a series of controversial mouthpieces including Infowars’ Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and more, for being what they considered “dangerous.”
“Just bizarre,” he
said of liberals’ support for Facebook’s move. “Progressive Democrats, who once stood for Civil Rights, Liberty,Free Speech now stand for censorship & removing parent rights.”
On Sunday, the actor and comic
noted that all speech should be covered under the umbrella of free speech.
“Free Speech is ALL SPEECH! The UK and Australia don’t have protected speech. And we are not protecting our 1st Amendment. #EternalVigilance,” he said.
The “SNL” alum
doubled down on his remarks about free speech and quoted Noam Chomsky’s remarks about Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
“As America’s greatest linguist Noam Chomsky says, ‘Free Speech is ALL SPEECH. You’re either for ALL of it or NONE of it,” he wrote, and added “(Emphisis 4 dummies),” he tweeted.
In a 2018 interview with the New York Daily News, Schneider — a former longtime Democrat — said that he switched his party affiliation to independent because of his concerns over an overly politically correct culture.
“[Schneider] enjoys finding humor in making fun of liberals so they can find the ‘hypocrisy’ in their actions,'” a portion of the interview read.
“Literally if you don’t toe the party line — you’re out,” he said. “There’s a real ugliness to it.”