One of the most popular conservative political analysis websites in the U.S. is The Conservative Treehouse. It won the 2016 Blog of the Year Award for its political commentary and receives between 500,000 and a million unique visitors per day.
Just days after the election, the proprietors of the Treehouse received a notice from its hosting provider that it was no longer welcome:
What was our violation? After ten years of brutally honest discussion, opinion, deep research and crowdsourcing work -with undeniable citations on the events we outline- there is no cited violation of any term of service because CTH has never violated one.
The WordPress company is not explaining the reason for deplatforming because there is no justifiable reason for it. At the same time, they are bold in their position. Perhaps this is the most alarming part; and everyone should pay attention. They don’t care.
Truthful assembly is now the risk. CTH is now too big; with a site reach of 500,000 to a million unique readers each day; and with well over 200,000 subscribers; our assembly is too large, too influential, and presents a risk… we guard the flickering flame.
Ten years of work assembling a library of factual citations and explanations of those discoveries, positions CTH to be a leading force in the rebel alliance push-back. [Heck, that’s why this place was started… that was our purpose: “The Truth Has No Agenda.”] However, that also makes us a target; hence the deplatforming.
Having read CTH for years, pretty much every day, I can assure you that I have seen nothing that warrants de-platforming. Unless it's the occasional prayer that ticks off Automattic. Every article is copiously documented with links to court filings, public statements, and video clips. Its celebrates patriots of every creed, race, faith and color.
This de-platforming is yet another signal that the Left despises American values of free speech and religious liberty. It's time to put an end to this through peaceful, yet forceful, action.
Below you will find information on how to contact Automattic's leadership team and its investors.
Ask the investors whether they think that disenfrachising nearly 75 million American voters is a wise business choice. SalesForce Ventures, for instance, recently put $300 million into Automattic.
- 1-800-667-6389 - Matt Garratt - Matt.Garratt@SalesForce.com
- 1-800-667-6389 - Alex Kayyal - Alex.Kayyal@SalesForce.com
- 1-800-667-6389 - Julie Kainz - Julie.Kainz@SalesForce.com
- 1-800-667-6389 - Claudine Emeott - Claudine.Emeott@SalesForce.com
As for Automattic itself:
Ask Matt and Mark whether they support the First Amendment of the Constitution. And, if they claim to, why they are acting as fascists and suppressing free speech.
I also recommend those who participate in LinkedIn to review their network connections to Automattic.com and SalesForce Ventures (as well as other investors).
Don't be shy. Ask them why they are mimicking the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and Communist Red China with active censorship of political speech with which they disagree.
Failure to act now will only allow the fascists to gain confidence.