YouTuber David Rubin is leaving the crowdfunding site Patreon, after Patreon unveiled its bizarre new ‘hate speech’ policy.” Rubin spoke to Tucker Carlson about his plans to launch his own version of the online donation site.
This is all well and good—but will Rubin allow true freedom on his business, or is the Rubin venture to be reserved only for an acceptable range of expression? Will Rubin allow Richard Spencer, for example, to transact on his site? That would be a real measure of freedom.
But any time the truly great Tucker has the likes of Dave Rubin on; it’s time to stop listening. Rubin is interchangeable with other, standard issue, left-leaning Republicans or right-leaning Democrats.
If this is his usual white noise, it might just turn out to be a safer version of Patreon, reserved for establishment Republicans and slightly off-beat, but acceptably, others.
The Emptiness of #DaveRubin | 1791: "The question of why social media corporations would target his show never seems to occur to Rubin, [when] most disagreements on his show are about mundane political trivialities: tax policy, regulation." https://t.co/KdQfaLTjqm
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) May 23, 2019