YouTube Joins The "Fake News" Crusade, Shuts Down Popular Conservative Channel

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Late last night YouTube blocked the channel of the influential conservative politics and law website, "Legal Insurrection," citing copyright infringement claims.  The creator of the website, Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson, told Fox News he was given no warning of the action and no opportunity to defend himself, saying "it’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself."

Without notice, YouTube replaced Legal Insurrection's channel with the following notice:



While the infringement notice from YouTube cited "multiple third-party claims", earlier this morning, Legal Insurrection posted the following update to their website noting the complaint came solely from the Modern Language Association and was based on a couple of short excerpts borrowed from a 2-hour video from MLA that were "well-within fair use."

UPDATE 1-13-2017 9:50 a.m. — I just received notice from YouTube that the copyright claims were filed by the Modern Language Association based on excerpts of audio of pro- and anti-Israel speakers at the MLA Annual Meeting we reported on in this post, Massive DEFEAT for BDS at Modern Language Association.


We intend to fight this both at the YouTube and legal level. It is highly questionable that MLA owns the copyright for oral presentations at the Annual Meeting, and even if it did, the limited excerpts we used from the nearly 2-hour video posted by MLA on YouTube are well-within fair use. What I think is really going on here is that anti-Israel activists at MLA complained to MLA that MLA had posted the audio on YouTube. MLA took down its own 2-hour video and now seeks to silence our reporting.

Which, of course, led Jacobson to the logical conclusion that YouTube's decision was seemingly nothing more than the latest attempt of Silicon Valley's liberal elitists to censor conservative media outlets, saying "clearly this was a politically motivated move...these were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value."

In an email, Jacobson said that he never received notice of the claims prior to the channel's removal on Thursday. On Friday the publisher received notification from YouTube that the copyright claims were filed by the Modern Languages Association (MLA) based on audio posted of a recent MLA vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli universities. The boycott resolution at the MLA Delegate Assembly failed.


"Clearly this was a politically motivated move," he told "I never received any request or complaint from MLA. These were perfectly legitimate fair use excerpts with great news value."


"This is an attempt to silence our reporting on a matter of great public importance," added Jacobson, whose website reported on the vote. "We intend to pursue all available remedies, and call on YouTube to restore our account."

For those not familiar with the site, Legal Insurrection gets over 1.5 million page views per month and is a well-respected conservative blog that has been widely cited over the years by not only other conservative media outlets, but mainstream media publications as well.

Legal Insurrection now is one of the most widely cited and influential conservative websites, with hundreds of thousands of visitors per month. Our work has been highlighted by top conservative radio personalities, such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, and Professor Jacobson regularly appears as a guest on radio shows across the nation.


Our writings have been linked by virtually every major conservative publication and many mainstream media publications, including The Atlantic Wire, The National Review, The Hill, New York Magazine’s “Daily Intel”, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Herald, The New York Times, Gothamist, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Times, AOL News, The Week, and many, many others.


“We take copyright issues very seriously both on YouTube and our website," he said. "We have a large readership, and the videos that disappeared included substantial original content that has been shared widely at other websites."



But we're sure this was just an innocent mistake by YouTube and not another blatant attempt of Silicon Valley's tech giants to censor dissenting political opinions.

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south40_dreams's picture

We can live quite well without utube

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) south40_dreams Jan 13, 2017 5:20 PM

YOU [been Rickrolled] TUBE

beemasters's picture

"What I think is really going on here is that anti-Israel activists at MLA complained to MLA that MLA had posted the audio on YouTube. MLA took down its own 2-hour video and now seeks to silence our reporting."

This is fishy. Usually, anti-Israel voices get silenced.

Manthong's picture

It is the solemn obligation of any tech- savvy person to take their old Wi-Fi routers and get them on as a node on the local mesh.


Ignatius's picture

Google bought youtube...

"Do no evil." -- Google

Go fuck yourselves, hypocritical Google asshats.

jefferson32's picture

Do fellow ZHers notice how the pro-Israel narrative is trying to attach itself to the anti-establishment, free-minded identity? Sneeky.

Remember Alex "you need to support Israel because Obama, the UN and Soros are against it" Jones?

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----_- (not verified) jefferson32 Jan 13, 2017 7:32 PM

alex jones was saying he is pro israel since long long ago. he is shilling for kikes.

blame the:







sure dumb goy

jews do not own most of your media

(exept of all major news channales/papers, google, facebook,etc and even the right opposition news like breitbart)

jews do not own the economy

(except of the federal reserve and the banks, do i even need to comment on this one?)

jews do not represent a disproportional part of the law system

(except of that lawyer and judge are the ultimate jewish professions, oh and what about the supreme court? take a look at the supreme court, will sure help them to pass a law if the judge and the lawyer are first jews and second americans)


here on what (((info wars))) is about

Victory_Garden's picture

Yo, cockroach, if you knew Mr Jones as many guiding angels throughout his entire history as a truth teller have through experience have known him and his benevolence towards the poor, you'd shut yer arsemouth and not even show your tripe around here as some kind of nin-cum-poop in syar formation.

This Soul, AJ, has humanitarianally given more to help other good hearts, than you will ever know. Speaking entirely from experience here. His well guided words, deeds, and actions have contributed moar to the awakening than prolly any other truth teller out there today going back to at least the summer of 2001.

From ignorance comes the Light of God(Love) to seed the very awakening and historical situation the world finds itself in today. With such a pea brain as you must obviously have, pity allows for you because you may never know God and the truth that will set you free. Free of all your fears. The truth in your test is, ignorance is the lowest level of humanity, and at the top of God's(Love) list of sins.

Give thanks that America, by wise guidance of everyone's Higher Power(Love), actually at this point in time has a chance to pull the world together to face what comes from beyond.

Stop thinking like a sand pebble, and start thinking like the beach!

This is what it will take to save the Earthship.

Now jeffrey, go crawl back into your biobot-arsehole and hang out for a while there.


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The Saint (not verified) Ignatius Jan 13, 2017 6:31 PM

You can't rely your business on the Google-YouTube, Yahoo, Bing, Twitter, Paypal etc. platforms.  If you do, your business is at the mercy of being terminated on a whim by one of these companies or just one of their workers.  In fact, it's more likely they WILL eventually terminate your business than not.


IntTheLight's picture

All California elite hypocritical. Hollywood and Silicon Valley run by one small ethnic group. Silicon Valley imports serf labor from India and China. The only hispanics employed are by the wealthy who pay them menial wages to do landscaping, bus their tables and clean their homes. That's the reality. And white kids need not apply unless they are willing to work at crap wages paid to H1bs. And let's not forget that at Berkeley, Asians, blacks, hispanics and Arabs united against white kids and blocked them from accessing the campus. And not a word from Meryl Streep decrying racism against young white kids. Hillary says today's youth open and tolerant. Yes, today's majority minority youth are open to and tolerant of blatant discrimination against white kids.

Victory_Garden's picture

rockofeller and ford foundations doing the globalist best to multiculturalize, or communize, to destroy America's culture and identity. This entire shit show is bigger than most will ever know. Here are a few bits of knowledge to help everyone understand the multicultural commie take over and destruction of this once was a sovereign republic.

Paco the gardener, or maria the cook is gonna plug master in the back sum day and take everything they own as their new found fortunes. It's de plan, boss!

In a war, would you trust outsiders?


Talk about obamas surprise attack.

Team beanbag and raghead are about to do isrealli dirty works...maybe?

Before or on...the inauguration?

Mysterious evil is at work.

Are the good guys...also at work?

Paging dickhead cheney...where did you put those missing nukes, arsehole?


Just say no to any and all possibilities of evil manifesting before and after Sir Trump has a chance to cleanse the Houses of evil.


Victory_Garden's picture

"Go fuck yourselves, hypocritical Google asshats."


Please to be corrected:

Go fly a fish, hypocritical al-CIA-Go-zio-ogle-Duhhh arsehats!

TwelveOhOne's picture

Also see Cory Doctorow's novel, "Little Brother" for a mesh network example (and odd parents).

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These sites will outgrow for thinking adults views if they do not sensor as well.

WillyGroper's picture


folks are sickovit.

with any luck, goog, yt, fb all end up in the spook dustbin of history.

they'll have to sing a bit louder for their supper.

A Nanny Moose's picture is already starting to play games.

dark fiber's picture

Dailymotion  and vidmax are pretty much uncensored in my experience, unless you go all the way overboard.  

GGuy's picture

Jootube???? In the tank for the J00 World Order??????







GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) GGuy Jan 13, 2017 5:36 PM

Next I'll learn that J00gle is also Chosenite run!

peddling-fiction's picture

You would be right.

Who Controls Google?
Of the six(6) Google executives, four(4) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 67%. Of the ten(10) Google directors, four(4) are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 40%. Jews are approximately 2% of the U.S. population.* Therefore Jews and spouses of Jews are over-represented among the Google executives by a factor of 33.5 times(3,350 percent) and over-represented among the Google directors by a factor of 20 times(2,000 percent).

Here is the mother of all lists showing who really controls the U.S.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Thank you for confirming my thesis that Jews possess many or most of the Attributes of Success and Domination -- be it in board rooms or other halls of Power and Influence:

- High value on Education, financial success, separateness from the Masses, collaboration with own, loyalty to own, fearlessness, perseverance, determination to beat adversaries and vanquish foes. A Jew will almost never sell out a Jew to a Gentile.

How many of these traits / attributes do the Christian majority have?  Not enough, evidently, if ruled by a 2% minority.

The answers and root cause of the problem you seek, can be in the mirror, my ZH friends.

Stop playing the Victim and the Blame Game. Start thinking and acting like YOU were chosen to rule. That might be a bit difficult though, as long as you subscribe to the Reverse Darwinism worldview of that hippie, pacifist Rabbi JC, and his BS "Advice for Sheeple", from the Sermon on the Mount.

TwelveOhOne's picture

I agree with you that they are "racist" (they deal only with themselves, and use media to denigrate other races as in "why don't you two fight?") -- however, I disagree that Christians are "playing the Victim and the Blame Game", as they exceed at both of those: they stick a knife in someone and say "stop hurting me!"

peddling-fiction's picture

It is a mafia connected to the brotherhood, and intel.

Being really good profesionally makes no difference nor believing you are chosen as a Christian. You need to grovel if you want to get ahead.

You need to play dirty and have the cash and tools.

What is funny is that they do believe in the Principalities, and you believe in Star Trek. They seem to know something that helps them a lot.

What a hoot. Chuckle.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Friend, to me Star Trek is just a useful Metaphor, a prop, a mental tool for lateral thinking. Even though I get a giggle out of the lines and trappings associated with the genre, and tend to ham it up a bit much at times -- for purposes of emphasis.

peddling-fiction's picture

Well you sure help to keep it present in the human psyche.

“To infinity… and beyond!” said Buzz-lie-every-year (evil in Antarctica, wheeze, wheeze)


TwelveOhOne's picture

Well I voted you down for stating that I "believe in Star Trek"; how did you come to that conclusion?

peddling-fiction's picture

The Star Trek belieber is Kirk. Now he is a metaphorical denier. Chuckle.

GGuy's picture




Right jewseph Goebells?

inosent's picture

Ruthlessness, cunning, avarice, the insatiable appetite for material things, the lust for power, to the extreme of doing anything and everything to attain the objective, without regard to how many people you kill, lies you spin, extortions and blackmails committed, death threats, wars to start, false propaganda, genocides, etc etc etc.

Lots of people are a lot smarter, by a massively wide population scale. The difference is, ordinary decent human beings understand that the pursuit and value of the Good, to honor the demands of the conscience, and live a life pursuing the highest and best in good faith are not so wholly committed to a purely evil agenda to compete with those who are.

100% of all the limelight 'jews' I am aware of, the ones you ostensibly applaud for their material 'success', are lying, murderous, despicable, evil scum. They have no respect for the rule of law, they respect no constitutional principles, and are loyal to no nation. They only manipulate laws, constitutions and nations to promote their agenda.

If the 99.8% were to play the game the jews' way, the 99.8% would simply annihilate all of them in one day and rid themselves of the problem. While the jews have been using the Christian principles under girding the rights of men, equality and liberty to cry foul with respect to the tiniest perceived slight to their poor little 'ol persecuted minority of minority selves, they have been ruthlessly and systematically destroying western civilization, having insinuated themselves within it like the virus they have turned out to be.

In other words, they play a dirty game where there is no law, no conscience, no barriers. Everything and anything is justified in the pursuit of their material lusts for wealth, fame and power. Their entire disposition is diabolical.

Conceptually, as the framers pondered the wickedness of the ambitious over the centuries, and how this evil is magnetized to government, and thus the danger of government principally, let alone authoring a central federal government, they sold it to us by, among other things, highlighting their ingenious (to them) system of checks and balances. The underlying premise of moral governance is every man is equal under the law, and so long as there were laws and a system to keep the corrupted ones from penetrating the barriers of this moral governmental scheme, everything should work out.

But, then, there came the jews with respect to the first and second banks of the united States. There came the jews who were the primary slave trader/brokers, there came the jews with their role in setting the country aflame between 1861 and 1865. There came the jews from the Russian ghettos in the 1870s to pitch their ideas about the establishment of the jewish state in Palestine to government officials in England. There comes the jews talking about the "great war to come" in 1903 to be the key to their objective, a war they would foment. There came the jews to blackmail Balfour and George into selling out England to insensibly divert England's treasure and blood to Palestine to give the jews guns and ammo to being their 'holy mission', which naturally included genociding Palestinians like yahweh told the israelites of old in the myth they carry around, pretending it is all true, but only a scrape of text they used to justify the horrors they perpetrate against mankind.

There came the jews to compromise Wilson, and FDR and Truman, through blackmails and extortions, preying on politicians' greed and desire for fame and political power to twist the arms ever so which led to the partition in Palestine (UN res 181, 1948).

As I have been chastized for writing long posts, I will stop with the examples, though there are hundreds more at least to point out.

Are these the sorts of "traits / attributes" the Christian should aspire to? That we then all would be reduced to barbarians, and recreating the ancient world of blood lust, vengeance and power? Are we to dispose of the tenets of western civilization to accommodate the lawless and demonic barbarian?

The so-called 'Christian' needs to get real about who and what 'jews' are, come to terms with exactly what it was that was entrusted to them at the peak of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason (the principles of civil law/western civilization), and the courage to destroy the things that threaten it.

I don't see why I should be converted into a jewish barbarian craven materialistic demonic blood-thristy deceptive dog to 'outmaneuver' the jews at their own sickening game.

But I surely should be determined to destroy them and their game, within the scope and reach of the civilized principles of the rule of law, relying heavily on the notion of the moral legitimacy of self-defense.

The best way to attack the jews is to get rid of

  1. The non-federal reserves nothing scamstem
  2. The UN
  3. Stop providing any aid to israhell
  4. Do not pay attention, take the advice of, or give ear to a jew

The jews dug their own grave. Their actions have sealed their fate. They cannot and should not be trusted, so they should be isolated (like they prefer anyway), only kept out of banking, government, media, education and the courts. Why? Because all they do is manipulate and connive and leverage their position to deceive and steal and murder in the pursuit of their own separate agenda. They simply use ppl, nations, etc, to get what they want, pretending to be something they are not, demanding civil rights, while stabbing everyone around them in the back. leading the host nation into wars and bankruptcy.

Whatever it is you have deduced the jew has, it is definitely nothing we should aspire to. Indeed, it should immediately be rooted out and permanently and eternally disposed of. And I can assure the reader it will be. It is only a matter of time.



peddling-fiction's picture

*standing ovation*

Wow. The truth delivers a KO punch.

No fear.

IntTheLight's picture

I agree. The fault is with whites. They don't stick together. They do not help their own. In fact whites go out of their way to hurt their own and help people who are overtly hostile to them.

In Ze No's picture

I think the concept your referring to is called "kissing up".

 It's a widely accepted form of social climbing, a no holds barred modus operendi practiced in American suburbia.

I never considered before that it might be so structurally cultivated.  I have long equated certain upper middle class women with street gangs in their ferocity to destroy those who don't comply.

c0nan's picture

Bull-malarkey, jews systematically destroy all non-jew opposition in business. Period. They are not super intelligent, 'chosen to rule' race. Clever yes, but they have very low morals, and are full of back-stabbing treachery.

They promote each other, and shun all others. This is how they take over businesses and market sectors. Giving jews preferential treatment (i.e. better prices, bigger loans, etc).

BecameParanoid's picture

Thanks man, Mr Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of you (i know, bad joke).

peddling-fiction's picture

Those are only facts. So when you run out of ammo, your last resort is to shout racist. Right out of Alinsky's (Zio) Rules for Radicals. Just to poke fun at O'Mama, Alinsky was also a community organizer. Sounds like a disorganizer to me.

Goebbels, Hitler et al were financed by bankers, who, yeah, you know, are Zio's. Chuckle.

God fearing Jews are ok. Not Zios.

The problem is that many "good" Jews support or are forced to support Zionism or else.

LuckyLips's picture

Throughout the centuries, many ethnicities and family lineages have practiced inbreeding and incest. Primarily for the purpose of preserving the estate, wealth and land and power. In simplistic terms, without genetic diversity, any species falls ill to physical and mental diseases. Therefore we have such diseases such as Tay Sachs, Crohn's, and psychopathy and sociopathy.

Witness all of the interelated royalty in Europe and Asia for the past 500 years. Hint, Bush is a distant relative of the British royal family. In prewar(WW2) Soviet Russia, the Bolshevicks were predominantly Jewish. However, according to Solzhenitsyn, at the time, thousands and thousands of Jews, also, were jailed, exiled, or executed.. Also, at the time, as a whole, the Zionists were compartmentalized and excoriated by the Bolsheviks. Individually, many were jailed and murdered.



In Ze No's picture

That list really wakes one up.  Look at the banking ratios.  I had no idea they were that blatantly skewed.  

Grave's picture

starve the beast
stop using and visiting their shites (shit sites)
no money no power
and shites will shrivel and die
just like the parasitic scum behind them

Croesus's picture


Download anything and everything Alt-media that's worthwhile, in your opinions...

Sooner or later, it will disappear, thanks to the Politburo.

It'll never make it into the Library of Congress, and some of this stuff really should be preserved.

Jim Sampson's picture

That's why I buy physical books.

Paul Morphy's picture


Soft copy data can easily be edited or changed or deleted. So anything written on soft copy is vulnerable.


Hardcopy is the only way to go. Items like typewriters are coming back in to vogue because more and more people are choosing to communicate in writing using hardcopy rather than softcopy.

TwelveOhOne's picture

While I mostly agree with you, I can no longer find my old "Berenstein Bears" books, which were hardcopy.

They've changed (the cracks in the bindings are still the same, so I don't think they were "replaced" by someone) -- now, they read "Berenstain Bears".

Both my mom and I distinctly remember me asking how to pronounce it -- is it "Beren steen" or "Beren stein"?  With "stain" there's no ambiguity, so I wouldn't have asked that question!

This is an example of the Mandela Effect, which also includes "Sex In the City" is now "Sex And the City"; and "Interview with A Vampire" (remember the posters, with the words in white except the "A" was in red?) is now "Interview with The Vampire".  And many more.

MrYukonC's picture

Web 3.0 running in a truly decentralized manner (not the centralized garbage we have now) with encrypted file storage (also fully decentralized) will eventually solve all of these problems.  Probably sooner than people think.

Imagine and decentralized YouTube-like video service, a decentralized Facebook-like (I know, I know, but still) service, and a decentralized Twitter-like service.  All of which cannot be all.

Like I said, it's coming.  It will of course be pushed back against and attempt to be squashed by the establishment every step of the way.  But, it's inevitable. I can't wait.