RUSH: Here is Mark in Pittsburgh. It’s great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. And on a lighter note, did you notice Facebook was fined $5 billion yesterday for doing what the credit card companies, the credit bureau, Dun & Bradstreet, the insurance companies, all these people been doing for the last 40 or 50 years: buying and selling and trading our data amongst each other and back to ourselves. And Joe Biden, I blame him for starting it. You notice all those credit card companies headquartered in his state? I think he’s the one that legislated the concept of opting out.
RUSH: Oh, yeah, Delaware. Yeah. Delaware, it’s a credit card and businesses like Liberia when you register ships. Well, Facebook’s in trouble for one thing.
RUSH: And, by the way, $5 billion fine for Facebook is the equivalent of you being fined 50 cents for a DUI.
CALLER: And I would complain about that, too.
RUSH: What, too much or too little?
RUSH: Oh, you would complain about being fined 50 cents for a DUI. No, Facebook’s problem — I’m gonna tell you, the sum total — aside from the fact that tech people hate Zuckerberg because he’s done something they can’t do, two words: Cambridge Analytica.
CALLER: But it was an accident. They didn’t do anything wrong.
RUSH: Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t matter. Zuckerberg let it happen. Zuckerberg let the Mercers use Facebook to identify potential Trump voters, and for that Zuckerberg needs to be strung up, crucified, and sent to Hawaii to be buried. That’s it. Cambridge Analytica. That’s the only sin. They’ve added other things to make it look like — but that’s what the left and that’s what the tech blogs and that’s what the Drive-Bys are all upset about, Cambridge Analytica. And everybody was doing what Cambridge Analytica does just like you’re talking about all the banks do what Facebook does, all the credit card companies.
CALLER: I know. Look at all the junk mail we’ve gotten over the years —
RUSH: G-nay! Exactly right.
CALLER: Forests eliminated.
RUSH: Cambridge Analytica. Make no mistake, folks. The Mercers, the Mercers, underwriters of Breitbart, underwriters of any number of other things, early donor supporters of Trump. Computer whiz, Mr. Mercer, Robert Mercer is a computer science whiz, came up with a way to mine data about voters, and they think since Republicans found a way to do it, that it is cheating. That’s why they hate Zuckerberg.
RUSH: Cambridge Analytica did a quiz, and the quiz data was only used to help Ted Cruz. Cambridge didn’t even back Trump until a long time later, but since they did back Trump, Cambridge Analytica became a bunch of thug criminal hackers with ties to the Russians.
By the time the data was expunged and gotten rid of from Facebook, Trump didn’t benefit from it at all. But that’s it. If you want to know, if you want to know why the media, and if you ever encounter tech media, tech blogs, if you want to know why they hate Zuckerberg, it’s Cambridge Analytica.
All the other reasons they hate Zuckerberg are just human nature. He has more money than they do. He’s younger than they are. He’s smarter than they are. Facebook’s the biggest thing in the world than they are, and Zuckerberg flaunts his wealth by buying whole islands in the Hawaiian chain, all kinds of stuff. It really just ticks ’em off.
But Cambridge Analytica, it’s just so obvious, it’s so transparent about — and Cambridge Analytica, what they did pales in comparison to the way the left and the Democrats are using Facebook for the exact same reasons! I mean, it’s Cambridge Analytica versus the Facebook news feed, for crying out loud. It’s just like they had this irrational hatred Fox News. They’ve got 98% of the Drive-By Media is left-wing. They have everything except for talk radio and Fox News, and they hate Fox. Oh, they hate talk radio. Oh, they hate it. Just because we’re here. Make no mistake, Cambridge Analytica.