Sen Ted Cruz is holding hearings on the social media banning of conservative speech. He says that the Twitter censorship of the movie Unplanned will be part of those hearings. Twitter shut down their site and liberal owned or run TV stations refused to allow ads for the movie.
Despite all of the sabotage, the movie took in a surprising 6.1 million in its first weekend, finishing fourth overall. Liberals call Republicans war mongers but in the history of the United States 1.1 million soldiers have been killed, almost half in the Civil War. In 2017 there were 879,000 abortions performed.
That means in 18 months more babies are killed than all the wars in US history.
Sen. Ted Cruz has announced that a committee he chairs will hold a hearing to investigate whether Twitter and other social media are seeking to censor conservative speech — and one prime topic of conversation in the hearing will be the anti-abortion film “Unplanned.”
The film, which was released March 29, takes a critical look at Planned Parenthood. “As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices,” movie review site Rotten Tomatoes says in a brief description of the film. “Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.”
Shortly before the movie came out, Twitter briefly suspended its page.
When it comes to Unplanned, “The ridicule of the mainstream media and Hollywood is to be expected,” Cruz told The Hollywood Reporter. “But big tech’s attempted censorship of (Johnson’s) story during it’s opening weekend is deeply troubling and revealing. I have repeatedly asked tech companies for basic data on how many voices on their social platforms are silenced and to what extent it is politically targeted. I intend to keep asking these questions, and hold them accountable.”
As far as I’m concerned, it’s part of a systematic bias against conservative media,” added Konzelman. “We were on Twitter for nine months and an error occurred on opening weekend? That’s not much fun. It’s the film’s theatrical debut. Couldn’t they check their facts a little bit?”
Despite huge forces aligned against it, “Unplanned” pulled in big money in its opening weekend. The picture hauled in $6.1 million from 1,059 theaters, the Reporter wrote. That’s a bit more than the movie cost to make — just $6 million. And “Unplanned” pulled in an average of $5,770 per theater, topping “Captain Marvel” by about $650 per screen, Box Office Mojo reported. For the record, the latest super-hero movie cost nearly $150 million to make.