“It’s very easy to tell the truth when you don’t have anything to hide.” Rochelle Richardson, Diamond and Silk
Consumers of New Media news content should not rest easy. The platforms that you rely on to counterbalance the perpetual fake news and relentless false narratives are being systematically silenced, bled dry by lawfare and now those of us who work endless hours to parse through the news, brainstorm the programs and frame the content are being scrutinized and added to lists of “influencers.”
April 5, 2018 was a dark day. Cary O’Reilly, writing for Bloomberg Government, penned an article that jolted the spines of New Media personnel worldwide and instigated a queasy feeling that many of us have yet to shake. O’Reilly’s article is titled Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers.
There are a number of components to this story. Essentially the DHS is seeking bids from private companies that will monitor 290,000 global news sources and subsequently craft a database of “media influencers” based (in part) on the “sentiment” of the respective news sources. Currently, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is entertaining seven separate bids from seven private “big data” companies. Secretary Nielsen does not generate income; she can only spend her ever expanding budget, a budget paid for entirely with your ever expanding tax obligation.
This article will educate and inform each of you with the big picture and then I will utilize my position as the Producer of The Hagmann Report to present definitive examples of precisely how this Hitlerian compilation of “media influencers” is already affecting the content creators who many of you have grown to trust for your news and information.
Please bear with me as I break from my typical writing style and shift to first person. My strategy is to map out the plan as reported by Bloomberg Government, Forbes and Activist Post (among many others) and then I will shift the focus of this piece to the direct impact on platforms as diverse as Diamond and Silk, Steve Quayle, Lisa Haven News, Vets 4 Child Rescue and The Hagmann Report.
The Tyrannical Plan to Silence Us
Bloomberg Government reported:
The US Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.”
It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage related to the agency or a particular event, according to a request for information released April 3rd (2018.)
The data to be collected includes a publication’s “sentiment” as well as geographical spread, top posters, languages, momentum and circulation. No value for the contract was disclosed.
Not only has the Federal Government given themselves permission to do another totally unlawful end-run around our First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights, but corporate America is lining up to flip the bird to the Constitution and profit from an historically proven terrible step toward tyrannical, authoritarian control.
Profit Over Liberty
Excerpted from the same brilliant report, as written by Cary O’Reilly on April 5, 2018:
The DHS request says the selected vendor will set up an online “media influencer database” giving users the ability to browse based on location, beat and type of influence. For each influencer found, “present contact details and any other information that could be relevant, including publications this influencer writes for, and an overview of the previous coverage published by the media influencer.
It is my sincere hope that each of you reading this are getting angry and with all due respect, I fervently pray that your blood cooks to boiling temperature. Need I point out that said “media influencers” have broken no laws? As in, zero? This far supercedes the relinquishing of our basic civil liberties that the Feds mandated and we willingly gave up, post 9/11 when men who consider themselves brave inhabitants of the land of the free effectively said “yeah, that’s cool. You can look at my wife and daughter naked. We need to get on the plane and get to Disney World.”
It is called the Overton Window. Without undue discourse on where the name comes from or the history of the concept, it breaks down to this: the controllists know full well that in order to move society to their ultimate endgame goal, the easiest way to do so is to move the sheeple three steps toward tyranny and then allow a minor victory that appears to organically motivate one step backward, thus keeping the torches and pitchforks at home. The problem, the evil genius of the Overton Window, is that the flock is still moved two steps in the direction that they did not want to go. History is also replete with one war after another that had to be fought in order to move a given society back to the natural state of law and man, as created by God.
When the Great Depression/ World War Two generation was still the primary labor force and voting bloc in this country, the idea of hiring corporate tech-thugs to start putting journalists on a list, or lists, would have been more than enough to foment a call to arms. Forget 1776 momentarily; this would not have been acceptable in 1995.
Yet here we are. The DHS is admittedly accepting bids from the private sector in order that over 290,000 media platforms be scrutinized so thoroughly as to include the contact information of whoever wrote, spoke or edited a given story.
Trump Era Department of Homeland Security
Aaron Kesel writing for activist post.com on April 9, 2018 noted the following:
It seems that the Trump era DHS has forgotten the First Amendment not to step on the press and press-related freedoms, which it will by intimidating journalists, keeping dossiers on us all, and even compiling a list of bloggers who merely utter the entity’s name.
All of this is part of the department’s so-called “media monitoring” that was posted on the federal job finding site FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities.). The Job ad shows that the DHS is looking for “media monitoring services.”
Kesel goes on to enumerate some of the specific types of “coverage” that the DHS is interested in:
Online, print, broadcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, local sources, national/international outlets, traditional news sources and social media.
Tin Foil Hat Wearing, Black Helicopter Conspiracy Theorists
When asked for comment by the DHS, they ignominiously stated that anyone who has a problem with the program, that is, anyone who has a problem with direct violations of their First and Fourth Amendment Rights is a, “tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorist.”
Aaron Kesel pushes back nicely in the aforementioned piece when he reiterates:
They (DHS) want the government birth name of every Facebook and Twitter user that mentions the words DHS. What’s more is they will also have the ability to target everyone discussing a mass shooting or terrorist attack.
Moreover the criteria for DHS “media monitoring services” includes (but is not limited) to:
…ability to analyze the media coverage in terms of content, volume, sentiment, geographical spread, top publications, media channels, reach, AVE, top posters, influencers, languages, momentum, circulation.
Basically their criteria covers everything that we value and utilize to fight in the daily news-brawl of matching pennies against multi million dollar budgets and self-taught truth seekers who consistently outperform “trained journalists” and leave them stumbling around, looking for their missing clown shoe. We will continue. And the highest bidder will make tens of millions of YOUR dollars, divvied out by the Department of Homeland Security, to spy on the New Media voices you have grown to trust and by default, to spy on you.
The “Influencers” and How We Are Being Unlawfully Criminalized
The second part of this article will feature two components. I will incorporate direct quotes from: Craig “Saw Man” Sawyer, Lisa Haven, Steve Quayle, Doug Hagmann and Tracy Beanz (all of whom were kind enough to speak with me offline and help me distill and clarify the witch’s brew that is this latest attack on liberty.) I will also explain in detail what happened to me professionally, that not only wasted the limited time and money that our listeners and viewers underwrite, but could have compromised any number of working relationships with several hundred guests, with whom we conduct business regularly.
I personally encourage each of you to take a few moments with this article and follow the links. Put together the puzzle pieces like I did and you will arrive at the same “ah ha!” moment alongside many New Media personalities whose content you have vetted over time, discerned for factual accuracy and basically trust. It is professionally irritating, immediately concerning and most importantly, it is historically horrifying.
Diamond and Silk, Media Influencers
Can anyone argue that Diamond and Silk are the most influential spokespersons in the New Media? I first discovered Diamond and Silk (Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson) in the summer of 2016. I remember it was hot and muggy in Washington State and I was in a grumpy mood when a thumbnail came up on my YouTube channel that featured two African American women, a screenshot captured them in the middle of a rant while sipping Kool-Aid from an enormous wine goblet. I was hooked before I even heard their comedic genius and culturally daring commentary. I had no clue on that summer day, as I sat jobless on the Olympic Peninsula, that less than a year later they would be regular guests of President Donald J Trump and debut guests on the Hagmann Report, having responded promptly to the invitation proffered to them.
Who could have guessed in the heady post-election days of 2016 that Lynnette, Rochelle and (somehow) myself would be victims of the systemic assault on the free market of ideas, as perpetrated by mainstream news, Facebook, Google and leftist muckrakers who cannot accept that Hillary’s coronation proved to be a scantly attended party where the “belle of the ball” collapsed in a Chardonnay puddle and had to send her pedophile campaign manager out to tell the left there would be no pantsuits and no tiara in the White House?
Incremental censorship is relentlessly foisted on Americans by a handful of tech companies, a pit of propaganda vipers who slither through cyberspace scheming for vengeance since we, the New Media, used their platforms to put our guy in the Oval Office. It is payback time and the piper came seeking his due on April 30, 2018.
The Diamond and Silk interview presented Hagmann Report viewers and listeners with multiple examples of how these two thoughtful, lovely and absolutely hilarious women have been silenced by the social media snakes in every manner possible. In the course of our half hour visit with these #MAGA-nation superstars we learned that their Facebook posts are “black holed” regularly. Their YouTube channel has unsubscribed tens of thousands of their fans based on algorithmic whimsy and Twitter unabashedly politicized satire and dished them more of the same. Why? Because the left in America cannot stomach the fact that two African American women hold conservative ideals and support President Donald J Trump.
Lest we forget the complete government complicity in this ongoing disaster for freedom of speech consider what Lynnette Hardaway had to say in response to Doug Hagmann’s opening question regarding their congressional testimony; testimony given under oath:
“You have Mark Zuckerberg, which took our data, sold it to the highest bidder — he wasn’t under oath. You even have people like Hillary Clinton; they’re not under oath, but you take two African American females who don’t even match the status of these two (Zuckerberg and Hillary Clinton) and they put us under oath like we (are) some type of common criminal.”
Lynnette Hardaway continues:
“It is very sad how this congress treats the American people, yet they work for the American people.”
When asked by Doug Hagmann about censorship, Ms Hardaway remarked:
Let’s give you the ways that we’ve been censored — we had, back then, 1.2 million followers that liked to follow our page, that were not receiving our notifications, not receiving our content.
In the digital age of information exchange, Diamond and Silk are a business. What business, big or small, can absorb a 1.2 million consumer hit and remain viable? This is a simple but profound question. What right do the social media platforms imagine they posess to steal content regardless of political persuasion? That’s right, I used the word “steal.” All of the socials make big bucks on the backs of Diamond and Silk. We should surround these sisters with love, support and respect. They built a unique and uniquely powerful platform in their living room with an iPhone, a pitcher of Kool Aid and the courage to share the truth with the world. And everything in Facebook land was copacetic until Diamond and Silk’s truth starting landing with the people who need it most. There is no way in hell that the Democrats are going to willingly relinquish their hundred year hold on Black America and the truth (as hilariously hammered home by Lynnette and Rochelle) that has the power to free millions of African Americans from the big, fat lie that the Democrats give a damn about anything but enriching themselves.
Hey, Maxine Waters, you selfish idiot, are you picking up what I am laying down? I know your town and I know those streets in California’s 43rd Congressional District. The only street that Maxine Waters pinches her nose and travels in Inglewood, California is the one that leads to the bank. Her bank. Her constituents are nothing to her but convenient dupes and a vote. When God empowers voices like Diamond and Silk, the Maxine Waters, the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s and the Sheila Jackson Lee’s get nervous; because truth bombs decimate their multigenerational ghettos built on lies.
Rather than gobble up words transcribing the entire April 30th interview with Diamond and Silk, simply review it in its entirety here. Please keep in mind that YouTube distorts our publicized views so egregiously that after the interview, we received more emails regarding Diamond and Silk than we did views, credited on YouTube.
Lisa Haven, Media Influencer
Lisa Haven, Founder and Host of Lisa Haven News is a welcome voice in many of our living rooms, cars or earbuds. She is a fearless fighter for freedom from fake news and she willingly takes risks that no one at Fox News would ever consider. She also gets it right a lot. Lisa enjoys over 288,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel and played a critical role in helping me discover early on a Friday morning, two weeks ago, that I had most likely landed on Google’s “media influencer” list.
I spoke with Lisa offline and explained what I was experiencing (an experience that I intend to share with all of you at the end of this piece.) I asked her for her take on the condition of the New Media, a solid year into the social media censorship that is exacting a significant toll on our ability to consistently bring to you all the real news; news that you must be apprised of in order to make proper decisions for your life and the livelihood of your family and loved ones. Lisa Haven News steps, bold as brass, in front of the cameras everyday in a spirit of genuine altruistic concern for not only the patriot community, but for all Americans. After all, Lisa grabs something that politicos like Maxine Waters will never admit: we pay for the exact mechanisms that are being used to deceive us!
Lisa, in her own words:
“Mass censorship of conservatives and patriots isn’t coming. It’s already here. My channel has been targeted. Yours will be next.”
Before we move on, I will remind you, respectfully, that the foul collaboration between DHS, Facebook and Google is not going to stop with “media influencers.” No. That is just the next step, the next push of the Overton Window, moving us into an inescapable control grid of falsified information that naturally results in society making the wrong decisions. Errant decisions are made at kitchen tables nationwide, often with longterm awful consequences because you were lied to through the baseline knowledge (propaganda) upon which you made said decision(s). The goal of the legitimate New Media is to equip you to break this cycle. We stand squarely next to the engines that run this country. You are that engine.
It is mission critical that each of you understand that we have the numbers and consequently we have the power. Consider Lisa Haven’s parting shot as we wound down our conversation”
“Those who do nothing to stand against the attacks on our First Amendment will rain down tyranny on our once free land.”
Craig “Saw Man” Sawyer, Media Influencer
What do you get when you take one of the best snipers in the US Marine Corps, combine him with a US Navy SEAL and then infuse his heart with fire from Almighty God to stand in the gap between innocent children and those who would torture, rape and kill them? In the most heinous cases, the same Luciferian reprobates consume the adrenochrome infused blood and/or make talisman trinkets from victimized baby bones. What do you get when a former spec-ops badass coordinates a team who are committed to stopping this darkest, filthiest of crimes? You get a man who you better hope you can outrun: Craig “Saw Man” Sawyer.
I met Craig just over a year ago at Pastor Paul Begley’s Conference, outside of Chicago, Illinois. Like 99.9% of those who meet the “Saw Man” I was immediately impressed, standing face to face with a warrior whose eyes emanate clarity with all that he observes in a manner that comes solely through years of extensive, intensive training and an anointing from God. A lot of Christians have a very hard time with this and I consequently have a very hard time with them: God chooses, equips, anoints and tasks Christian warriors. Craig Sawyer is one of them.
To be clear, the Body of Christ has many parts, all of which were designed to work in perfect symbiosis. The multi-milinnea problem is that we get in the way of the perfect function that The Lord designed. Some are called to wear their knees raw in prayer closets. Others are commanded to pick up the sword and vanquish evil.
When I met Craig we enjoyed great one on one fellowship on a Saturday afternoon and in honor of the fact that throughout several hours of discussion he never once alluded to his military career, I will refrain from doing so here. Craig is on THE mission for which I believe he will be most remembered on earth and most welcomed in The Kingdom.
Craig Sawyer did not set out to be a “media influencer” but he is most certainly accomplishing that when he is not busy kicking in doors and cuffing pedophiles. Saw Man burst into the New Media approximately 18 months ago in an explosive interview with Alex Jones on Infowars. He and I spoke a fews days later. When he explained his mission, I threw the full support of the Hagmann Report behind his organization, Vets 4 Child Rescue, said support that remains firmly intact today.
When I discussed my ambition to pen this article and asked Craig if he would be willing to comment on the record, he readily agreed, but with a very significant caveat. He simply asked that I present his remarks with the following fact: Vets 4 Child Rescue is an apolitical organization. In my opinion, that is exactly what the organization should be. What better common ground can we attempt to occupy with the left in this country than the shared agreement that our kids are sacrosanct and any attempt to hurt them in any way will result in a world of hurt coming down on a pedo-perp’s warped head?
To reiterate: in eighteen months working with Craig Sawyer and his fine team of veterans, sheriffs, cops and D.A.’s, their single mission focus has nothing to do with politics. Vets 4 Child Rescue has everything to do with putting sexually sick people in a concrete box where they are kept away from the most defenseless among us, our kids.
When asked his opinion about the censorship that is crippling the New Media, Craig said the following:
“What you described with Google is an attempted communications coupe. They haven’t been able to get Trump railroaded out yet, so they’re trying to suppress the strong patriot voice — diabolical.”
Vets 4 Child Rescue will remain. The organization will strengthen. Craig Sawyer, although he is the last guy who would ask for such a thing, will continue to influence the media. Why? Because he applies his strategic, tactical and intel gathering skills to busting pedophiles and he refuses to allow the MSM plastic heads to quiet the gut wrenching information that organizations like Vets 4 Child Rescue consistently reiterate by their actions, which demand that child trafficking be reintroduced into the national conversation.
Saw Man’s team work in a very difficult and very dark environment but they get results. Serving to influence the media is a byproduct of doing what it takes to remove the men pictured below from the streets. Take a good look at each of these faces. What they all share in common is a desire to rape underage kids and each currently has at least one indictment against them in St. George, Utah. Removing these scumbags from society before they could get their hands on your child is what firmly ensconces Mr Sawyer and his crew as not only guardians of the community, but media influencers as well.
Steve Quayle, Media Influencer
Steve Quayle is inarguably one of the paterfamilias of the patriot and preparedness minded movement. Long before the Ron Paul Revolution, long before the advent of The Hagmann Report, it was Steve Quayle who hosted patriot talk radio in its infancy and it is Steve Quayle who pioneered and trail blazed the road that we all travel. Steve is tireless in his dedication to demanding the truth and encouraging any and all to get real with He who made you. Like it or not, Christian or not, you are going to meet your Maker. It is the one guarantee that everyone has from minute one, to minute none.
Steve Quayle was informing Americans about things that are Biblically accurate but culturally ignored, while concurrently organizing fledgling groups of truth seekers back in the days before James Wesley Rawles penned the famous prepper go-to manual, Patriots. Steve was risking life and limb to inform the Christian Remnant prior to the dot com era. In fact, Doug Hagmann and Steve Quayle published a news letter many years ago when preparedness minded individuals tuned into Bill Cooper’s Hour of the Time on shortwave radio.
I would be a little less than honest if I failed to admit that even after landing the job with Team Hagmann, I was duly honored to develop a working relationship with a legendary innovator, like Steve, who shares the truther stage with the likes of William Cooper, John Todd, Hawk, Hal Lindsey, Colonel Jeff Copper, Mel Tappan and of course, James Wesley Rawles.
So a week ago Saturday I called Steve and asked him if he had time to offer some advice. He indicated that he did. I explained the logistical problems that I seemed to be incurring as the Producer of the Hagmann Report, post-Diamond and Silk interview. He listened and offered one piece of advice that I choose to keep private, but he offered another incredibly profound statement that I have heard him articulate before, but it carries greater weight when it pertains directly to you.
“Jon I don’t know how long exactly you’ve been following my work, but I have been warning people of this time for fifteen years. We are in a Dunkirk moment. The satanic, demonic New World Order globalists will do the following to any voice that stands in their way. Write it down.”
I already had a pencil ready to rock.
“Identify, Villify, Nullify and Destroy.” Steve dropped each word like a hot mic hitting a hardwood floor. Classic Quayle. There it is. You dont have to believe it and you don’t have to like it, but there it is.
I asked Doug Hagmann where he thinks we are in that four part paradigm:
“We’re past the sign that says ‘nullify city limits.'”
Keep in mind that I asked Doug for commentary during a network break, so he kept the answer short and to the point. Classic Hagmann.
The four hundred year old plan that swept ghostlike across the City of London to Bavaria and later to Jekyll Island and Washington DC is still very much alive and at its crux it is still one thing: death. Regardless of your opinion of President Donald J Trump, the Luciferian covens of witches and practitioners of Illuminati rituals and rites, the Initiates, have not given up due to a singe election. Not even close. They are regrouping and this fight will persist. If you remember nothing else from this article please remember this: the status quo globalists intend to destroy those who dare get between them and their plan for singular world domination. You need not take my word for it; it is in The Book.
I implore you, use this time wisely. God, in His abundance of love for his naked, blind and wretched children, has granted us respite in the form of the Donald Trump Presidency. But is is respite, not reprieve. Prep up. Pray up. Train your mind and your body to the very best of your ability and when you have reached your limit, pray that God will stretch your capabilities beyond your earthly comprehension. Because brothers and sisters, you’re going to need it. The new lists are just the next step. Using our tax dollars to compile and construe lists of “media influencers” is nothing more than a small step, because we are very few, using the volume and amplification that has been loaned to us by God. You, however, are many and more than adequate in number to occupy until Jesus returns. We are working in many cases 18 hours a day because each of us, individually, has undergone a Damascus moment. As my fingers slow and tire on these keys, it is 2:46 in the morning. My day started 20 hours ago. Why do we do it?
It is going to get much, much dirtier. It is going to get more violent than most reading this can imagine. There will be want and woe. There will be broken hearts, destroyed homes and bellies full of nothing but hunger pangs. These are eventualities, not flight of dystopia fantasy. Time is critical. Knowledge is critical. Liberty is critical. The forces that we fight and defy daily want to take all three from you.
Tracy Beanz, Media Influencer
There is no finer reporter/researcher on YouTube today than Tracy Beanz. I called Tracy and explained the smackdown that I experienced recently and she assured me that she can relate.
In her words:
“We have seen an overwhelming number of every day Americans come to realize that the MSM is NOT the friend of the people, and that it exists solely as a propaganda arm used to control a narrative that is often times, especially as of late, uncomfortable to those in positions of power. This ‘media influencer’ list, while Orwellian at best, also serves to take the peoples’ focus off of what is important- the facts. I want to REPORT the news, and I have no interest in BEING the news. It’s time we move back to real journalism, and that means the government stays OUT of the fray.”
Amen, Tracy. There is nothing that I can add to her statement, except to say a very heartfelt “Thank You” for all of the arduous work that she is doing. Tracy works six and a half days a week analyzing and digesting complicated political issues that are created by professional liars. Her most recent piece is here.
Making the “List”
I very much agree with Tracy’s aforementioned sentiment regarding how best to play our positions. My job is to produce a well established news program that stands on a unique dais in our community because (as our formal guest invitation states) The Hagmann Report analyzes political, cultural and world events from a Judaeo Christian, Constitutionalist perspective.
I, too, do not wish to be the news. In fact, in 2015 I stumbled into a bizarre and unexpected intersection of major life decisions.
After Hollywood escorted me off of the lot at Universal Studios and consequently I found myself downgraded from an IATSE member in good standing, to persona non grata and my name was applied to the blacklist in wet ink, there were decisions to be made. After a few appearances on some of the big platforms in New Media and a couple of scheduled public speaking events, my itinerary seemed to be the path to becoming the go-to “Hollywood guy” in the patriot, Christian Remnant community. It seemed realistic and appeared to be laid straight and narrow, right in front of me. The plan would have been to bang out a couple of books, hit the conference circuit and monetize a website.
But something didn’t feel right. I prayed several times about it and The Lord instructed me to pass on some huge opportunities and wait on His direction. So I did. For over a year. It was a difficult period of time. I lived in a cornfield, behind a church, in Washington State, near Canada. But God had a plan and He is faithful.
Here’s what went down:
I typically produce The Hagmann Report with myriad methodologies that are applicable to an enormous pool of potential challenges and problems that typically have three things in common: a desire to honor God and His will for my life, a mandate to never lose sight of the massive responsibility that exists on my desk and across a thousand chicken scratched notes, because it is there that every show begins, and it is there that millions of God’s children will be influenced. Lastly, it is a commitment to an awesome family who brought me across the country to help them accomplish something so much bigger than all of us.
For operational security purposes, I cannot detail exactly how shows come together but I am willing and able to divulge a little bit of what it takes. It starts with the news from every corner of the globe. We run each story through the criteria that I already shared (verbatim) from our formal invitation. Then we determine which guests are best qualified to express truthful perspectives that are usually based on their presentable body of work, areas of expertise and social media prominence of persuasion. We map out the calendar with a given period of advance planning, always leaving room for “day-of” reporters who are often invited and confirmed moments before airtime because that is the only way to bring to you the stories of the day, while it is still today. All of this requires uniform methods that can be applied to thousands of different personalities, logistical needs, timezones, quirks and of course constant and consistent editorial input from the Hagmanns. Lastly, we encourage one another to embrace of an ever-developing sense of what our global audience cares about in a given news cycle. There is no “I” in team and that statement has never been more true than at Hagmann Investigative Services, Inc and our three daily broadcast platforms.
There is a dirty little secret that every Producer of every platform across the New Media faces like clockwork. Every month, we turn the page and are greeted by somewhere between 28 and 31 empty boxes. These boxes represent hours that need to be developed into shows. For the evening show alone, we create 60-66 hours of original content per month. Every month. The news does not go on vacation and frankly, neither do we.
We featured Diamond and Silk on Monday April 30, 2018. On Tuesday May 1st, I went about my usual activities, planning the Hagmann Report calendar for the back end of May, beyond May 14th. Aside from our four weekly regular guests: Peter Barry Chowka, Stan Deyo, Pastor David Lankford and Keith Hanson, from May 15th forward, we had exactly zero show content planned and exactly zero guests scheduled. This scenario was daunting in my early days with the program, but two years hence, it is status quo. Normally I invite the well known return guests who frame the skeletal architecture of the following weeks. Then I budget the enormous amount of time that it takes to locate, contact and develop debut guests. Lastly, as I stated, we shade in the broadcasts with reporters from The Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, Infowars, Daily Caller, Washington Free Beacon and on and on and on.
A normal business day guarantees a minimum of two dozen emails that I must address, but that number can (and often does) explode upwards of one hundred. By Friday May 4th I began to notice that I was not receiving anywhere near the normal number of emails but of much greater concern, I had a couple of dozen invitations out to potential guests and not a single response. To be clear, not a single response (not to be confused with invitations that garner a “pass” for whatever reason.) Cinco de Mayo crept up the following day and Memorial Day is around the corner so I chalked it up to the weather, particularly after the brutal winter that the east and midwest endured.
By Monday May 7th, we had over 30 invitations out to guests as diverse as Gregg Jackson to Gerald Celente. Crickets. On Tuesday May 8th, I sat down with Doug Hagmann and indicated that there was something wrong, especially as we had not experienced such a definitive slump throughout my tenure producing the show, dating back to late summer of 2016. Doug advised patience (he knows that I basically bat zero in the patience category.) I accepted Doug’s advice but could not shake a sense of trepidation.
So I prayed. It is a prayer that both The Lord and I know well. “Father, I seem to be missing something here, so I lift the calendar up to You, Lord and I have complete faith that You will bring forth the voices and ideas that You would have Your children hear. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”
I felt better. For one day. By May 9th, I had only a few precious days remaining with confirmed guests. I tossed and turned that night and spent the entire following day wanting to curl up in the bags under my eyes and take a nap. Thursday May 10th I sat through a haircut and caught myself grinding my teeth in the mirror. My stylist caught it too. The grinding was audible.
Laura Loomer was in Israel and I heard her interview on Thursday afternoon on Infowars. I shot her a text and invited her to join the show for a thirty minute segment the same evening, Thursday May 10th. I subsequently followed up the text with an email. Laura Loomer is not only a brilliant renegade reporter; she turns around emails like a robot. But I received no response from her. Until 11:30pm EDT, 6:30am, Jerusalem time. She texted me apologizing for failing to get back to me and assured me that she would have been happy to do the show. Sleepless night number two. I prayed again. And somewhere in the fragile state between awake and asleep, God reminded me of the article that I read while my mom drove me from the Seattle Airport to her home back on April 5th. I led off with that article at the beginning of this piece. I unclenched my jaw and slept.
On Friday May 11, 2018 I awoke and asked God to give me direction. I remembered the article about “media influencers”; in fact, I tweeted it out on my personal account the day it published. Then God directed me straight to a report by Lisa Haven. The report indicated that Google announced a week earlier that they, too, were working up a list of “influencers.”
That is when it all came together. The gmail account that I have used since day one to invite over 400 guests to join us on The Hagmann Report is…well, gmail. As in G-mail. Google mail. I had zero return email communication from super solid regular guests like: Laura Loomer, Josh Tolley and Jack Posobiec. But Laura texted me back from across the world. Google was actively interrupting the normal business of The Hagmann Report.
I arrived at The Hagmann Report Studio early on Friday May 11th and sat down with Tech Eric to troubleshoot what was going on. We immediately moved my primary account to the Hagmann Report server, which is located in an undisclosed country that does not look kindly on American, NSA-brand spying. Since the moment we moved my correspondence to my current email to @hagmannreport.com, every email that I have sent has been responded to and responded to promptly. With a little extra work last Saturday, May 12th I tore into my Rolodex and built two weeks of programming over the course of three stormy hours as lightening popped open the Pennsylvania sky and thunder served to tighten the metaphor of the challenges the New Media, OUR media faces today. A new list, or lists of Constitutionalist malcontents.
God is good and He is faithful. As demonstrated throughout this piece, He has blessed me and blessed our show with an enormous cadre of incredibly dynamic, crazy-strong, terminally tenacious and deeply loving people. They backed me up fully in a time of confusion and ultimately in a time of need.
But the reality that I must confront and conquer and share with each of you, not by way of catharsis, but as a warning to you: if you love God and you value liberty, if you refuse to bend your knee to the corrupt government but willingly weep tears of gratitude before Almighty God, then the DHS and their social media control cronies are putting you on a list of “media influencers.” Fear not. You have generously spent several minutes of your valuable time today reading not just my words, but the words of over a dozen influencers who are beautifully unique and share the same pledge to the truth, defense of the defenseless, a fight-to-the-death for the Republic and the love that it takes to wake up every day and care enough to put it all on the line.
My spirit is buoyant in this simple fact: there is another list. It is kept at a security clearance accessible only by the blood of Christ. Are you on that list? Are you an influencer in the most important story in the history of humankind? A story so real that the purveyors of fake news would sooner die than proclaim it. Each and every one of you are not only empowered but commanded to become a “media influencer.” We have the numbers. We have the authority given to us by the Most High. Yes, there is a list, kept by New Word Order satanists. Yes, I am on that list. And I am well satisfied to be on it because our Father knows our hearts and our deeds and He manages the only list that bears any relevance whatsoever when our work here is finished.