Award-winning journalist Dustin Levitt was informed Friday morning that his recent interview with future president Joe Biden had been removed from the platform.
“I just couldn’t believe it. When I got the email, I immediately reached out to one of my YouTube contacts, who said they’d actually had to delete the video and acid wash the server because it was ‘grossly offensive to people of color from all walks of life.'”
Drawing in a total of 210 million viewers (coincidentally the same number of Americans that have died of COVID-19), 200 million of whom had watched live (coincidentally the same number of Americans that had died of COVID-19 as of the first presidential debate), the interview would have gone down as the most-viewed livestreaming event in human history had someone only bothered to update the appropriate Wikipedia page.
Mx. Levitt feels the video was improperly flagged and removed due to a lack of contextual understanding on the part of the YouTube censors.
“Context is important. As a journalist, I know this better than anyone. And look, Joe Biden is kind of an old guy. He’s been in government for 47 years, so he’s bound to occasionally drop some word that nobody outside of the African-American community is really supposed to say.”
“Joe Biden is not a racist. Joe Biden is the exact opposite of a racist — he’s an Antiracist. You’ve seen how the Republicans keep trying to trick him into denouncing Antiracism and Antifascism, but he’s not about to fall for that sort of thing.”
Speaking off the record, Mx. Levitt told NPC Daily that he felt he owed it to the American people to consider his legal options.
“200 million Joe Biden supporters tuned in to hear the Democrats’ plan to shut down the economy for the next four years, and 120 million of them took the time to smash that like button. That’s the same number of people who’d died of the virus back in June when Trump put out that really obnoxious tweet. You know the one.”
NPC Daily wishes Mx. Levitt and Lawyer Andy the very best in their lawsuit against Google. Perhaps if Trump had spent more time thinking about COVID and less time obsessing over Biden, those 210 million Americans would still be alive.