Man Who Revealed Hunter Biden Laptop Sues Big Tech For Their Attacks – The repairman who revealed scandal with Hunter Biden’s laptop now sues Big Tech for their attacks on him. The rock star, Alice Cooper, now professes Christ and much more!
Air Date: 05/20/2022
On-air Personalities: David Barton, Rick Green, and Tim Barton
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- Arizona Police Force Reversal of Non-Prosecution Policy by Continuing to Make Arrests
- Repairman who revealed Hunter Biden laptop sues Schiff, CNN, Politico and the Daily Beast
- Alice Cooper talks Heaven, Hell and Satan: I wake up, grab coffee and read my Bible
- SCOTUS unanimously rules Boston violated group’s rights by refusing to fly Christian flag
- Pence draws cheers, few protests at U-Va. after debate over speech
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Alright, that’s enough, lead up, enough teasing. Let’s get to the good stuff. David Barton’s got the first piece of good news. David.
Okay. Rick, I’m going to start with a story out of Arizona. And it’s really kind of an amazing story. It’s somewhat from a very liberal viewpoint. But this individual involved in what we might call this liberal progressive viewpoint actually looked at the facts and said the facts aren’t supporting what I’m trying to do here so I’m going to change my policy to make it align with what truth and reality is. And this goes to a prosecutor in Pima County, Arizona and the prosecutor there as COVID and other things had gone to the prison said, look, we got to have fewer people in prison, there’s too many people in there. We can’t do all the COVID protections we need to and people are crowded in there and so we’re going to reduce prison population.
So I’m not going to prosecute drug crimes anymore. If you’ve got a drug crime possession or distribution or whatever, I’m not going to do that. If you arrest someone for those crimes, you take them to a drug treatment center, but don’t bring them to the jail because we have to get the jail population now. So she stopped prosecuting these particular type of drug crimes.
A few months later, she noticed that the person population was up and not down. Can’t imagine that, that you would actually stop prosecuting a crime and think that crime would go down when you don’t prosecute the crime. And so she stopped prosecuting the crime, and was surprised that there were actually more people in prison when she stopped prosecuting, because it does encourage other things. We know that drugs are often a gateway for lots of stuff, there’s property crimes, violent crimes, person crimes, all these other crimes and so she’s not doing it.
And by the well, I’ll take you back. For those that don’t remember a guy named Rudy Giuliani when he was the mayor of New York City and at that point in time, I remember you did not want to walk anywhere in New York City, didn’t want to work in Times Square and that may be the only part in New York City I love going to is Time Square and the Broadway area a longtime square. And so before Giuliani came in as mayor, it was so crime ridden, nobody wanted to go down there.
And so when he got in there with all the violent crime, he told the officers alright, I want you to start arresting the guys who jumped the turnstiles in the subways, I want you to go arrest the guys who haven’t paid their parking tickets. And they said, wait, we’re trying to deal with murder here, we’re trying to deal with things like theft and burglary and armed robbery. And he says, look, if you’re a law breaker, you’re a law breaker. Arrest the law breakers and crime will go down. And so they put into practice what he said. They started arresting the guys that had parking violations that refused to pay them or whatever and suddenly, crime plummeted all throughout the city. And by the time Giuliani left, people wanted to go to New York, they wanted to go to Broadway, they wanted to be in Times Square, really neat place to be.
And so that really was the change that happened that when you start prosecuting law breakers, even if it’s small stuff, you affect the big stuff. Well, New York City now hasn’t learned that, so they’ve stopped prosecuting and now people aren’t wanting to go to Times Square anymore because it’s becoming much more violent. But in Pima County, Arizona, this prosecutor who had to same philosophy and said, hey, don’t be arrested guys to violate these drug laws, prison population went up and her objective was to take it down. So, good for her, she’s back to prosecuting those who break the law, those who violate crimes, and hopefully, she’ll see the prison population come back down.
Well, and I think we’re saying good for her, because we believe in a redemptive restoration. Certainly, man, what a dumb thing. But we’ve seen a lot of people make dumb decisions intentionality. In fact, that not long ago, I think just a couple of weeks ago, you had comedian Dave Chappelle out in California who had a guy come up on stage and attacked him on stage and you had multiple noted people who were there. I think Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock and some other noted people were there and certainly Dave Chappelle security team dealt with this guy in a pretty forceful way.
Nonetheless, you had the Los Angeles district attorney say that he was not going to prosecute for Dave Chappelle being attacked on, it’s own camera, like this was not something that well, I’m not sure we have the evidence. No, it was on camera. There’s hundreds, if not thousands of people that could vouch for what happened. But when you see district attorneys decided they’re not going to prosecute obvious crimes, we all likely should know the result. It’s like this movement of defund the police. If you’re saying we don’t want police around, there’s an obvious thing you should know is going to happen. And certainly, it seems like this is where we’re lacking some common sense.
The good news is, I guess, in this case for some people is they don’t have to learn the lessons the super, super hard way, maybe just a little bit of the hard way and they can correct course. So hopefully, this course will be permanently corrected in this situation and they’ll be able to stop bad guys from doing bad things.
Alright, well, that’s our first piece of good news. Tim, what’s our next piece of good news?
Alright, guys. Well, this one, dad, you mentioned Rudy Giuliani in your article that you were covering, this kind of roundabout way he deals with Giuliani, except more specifically, this deals with a gentleman named Mac Isaac. Mac Isaac is probably somebody that most of us don’t know that name. However, you probably do know the story he’s connected with. Mac Isaac was the computer repairman who had the computer repair business that had Hunter Biden’s laptop.
And actually, this is the story backs up in 2019 when Hunter Biden I think was April goes and drops off his laptop, April 2019, he’s going to get it fixed and then he doesn’t show up and return. And so if you haven’t paid for it, if you haven’t picked it up, whatever the case is, then they keep the laptop. So he kept it and he was looking on the laptop and started finding some really interesting stuff.
Well, he went to the FBI with a copy of the hard drive, said hey, guys, there’s some interesting stuff on this you all might want to check out. And the FBI sat on it for months and so then he decides I’m then going to take it to Rudy Giuliani who was one of Trump’s attorneys. So he took it to Rudy Giuliani and Rudy Giuliani is the one who leaked it to the poser, shared a copy of that hard drive with the post. And then in 2020, that story broke on the post. And this is where Facebook and Twitter started censoring and saying, oh, you can’t share, this is Russian disinformation.
What ends up happening is Mac Isaac ends up being harassed so badly as being a Russian stooge, called all kinds of names. His business is attacked. People show up and they start throwing eggs and fruit and dog excrement at his business. It’s not safe for him to be there anymore. He was in Delaware, very close to some of the Biden’s homes. And so he has to close his business down, he goes into hiding and Colorado for a year. And now this is where there’s some good news.
Now he’s come out, and he is suing Adam Schiff, CNN, Politico and The Daily Beast for the defamation, the harassment, all the things that he had to endure because of their accusations leveled against him that he worked for the Kremlin, that he was a stooge working for Vladimir Putin and on and on and on the list goes. What’s crazy about this too is that part of the lawsuit he points out that when the story came out and not only did Twitter and Facebook censor this, but Adam Schiff and 51 former intelligence officials labeled the laptop Russian disinformation. And that’s where he really endured so much of the criticism.
And as a 45 year old man who had his own business and then being forced to close his business because he endured these false accusations of being a Russian spy, and etc, etc, etc, guys, what I’m excited about, not in the sense of somebody is trying to get vengeance or they’re taking justice in their own hands, no, no, I’m excited that we’re in a place that we’re seeing more and more people stand up to some of the big corporations, to some of the big outlets, some of these politicians and call them out for some of their blatant lies.
Going guys, this is utterly ridiculous and actually, in this article it has several quotes from him from his attorney, where they point out part of what they’re doing that they’re not just trying to vindicate his name. Part of what they’re doing is trying to expose so much of the nonsense that happened. When you had 51 former intelligence officials come out and label this as Russian disinformation when it was very clear where the information came from, it came from an actual laptop, they had a copy of the hard drive, etc, etc. I mean, they knew what this was. And yet, they chose to run a smear campaign. And certainly, we know they were trying to cover for Joe Biden and there was an election going on and etc, etc. And still they were trying to make Trump look bad and all these things that were happening.
Guys, I’m excited to see that there’s somebody standing up and pushing back. And this will not be the only time that CNN has been sued in the last year or two for some of their blatant attacks against average everyday Americans, whether it be for a 17-year-old young man who found himself in a really bad situation. And Kyle Rittenhouse is the individual talking about where he has a lawsuit now against CNN or it Nick Sandmann who was one of the kids from Covington Catholic and CNN slanders him and he gets a settlement from them. I mean, guys, we’re seeing more and more of this nonsense coming from some of these news outlets. And it’s great that there are people working now to hold them accountable. That is really good news.
We’re going to take a quick break, guys, we’ll be right back. We got more good news for you when we return how WallBuilders Live.
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In the middle of a crazy culture, in the middle of a nation going in crazy directions and right now we’re seeing in academia where even Christian universities are promoting critical race theory, teaching the 1619 project, we want to do something to help equip young people the next generation, to know the truth, the truth of the Word of God, the truth of America, the truth of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the free market, we want to get into a lot of this. And this is something that if you are an 18-25 year old, or if you are a parent or grandparent, if you have an 18 or 25 year old, if you’re in church, you know 18-25 year olds, this program is something that can be life-changing for them, you want them to be a part. Go to wallbuilders.com and look for the summer institute to be part of this program.
We’re back with David and Tim now to get some more good news on our Good News Friday. And David, I think you’ve got the next piece of good news.
Rick, this next one I think you’re going to know about, I definitely know about, I’ll see if Tim knows about. But it deals with Rockstar Alice Cooper. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tim, what do you know about Alice Cooper?
You just said most of what I know. I know he’s a rock star KISS, right? I think the band was KISS, seems like painted face. I think they’re ones with a long tongue… Now, I mean, Rick, this is much more your bailiwick. I grew up in a van listening to like Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. So I really don’t know much beyond them. But I’m pretty sure that’s the connection I’m making with Alice Cooper.
Well, Alice Cooper is now quite old. He’s getting up there with me. Because when I was in high school, he was a big thing at that point in time. And Alice Cooper was always maybe the most twisted person and rock and roll. The stuff he did on stage, I mean, he had a big problem with alcohol. He had a big problem with cocaine, really hard drugs, really rough stuff. And his concerts really showed that.
Well, and let me also throw out. Saying he had one of the worst, I think probably most people in that industry who were stars on some level had a lot of those problems as there’s been many biographies done of some of those individuals from that era where the kind of adage that went together were sex, drugs and rock and roll. And it seems like that’s a lot of what was going on, a lot of debauchery, a lot of people pursuing flesh and ungodliness and pursuing it really hard. So I don’t know if that makes him an anomaly as much as maybe the norm and kind of par for some of what was going on in the industry at that time. Nonetheless, certainly, known for alcoholism, among other things.
Yeah, what really made his concerts different was he seemed to promote really radical violence: guillotine or whether it was hanging or electrocution or anything, he was always into death, death, death, death, that really kind of marked him and so I’ve never followed Alice Cooper at all because he just wasn’t one of the music that I did at the time and especially with the antics that he had with it. However, I just saw this article just about a week ago and it says “Alice Cooper talks heaven, hell and Satan. I wake up, grab coffee and read my Bible daily.” I’m going wait a minute, Alice who? That Alice Cooper, rock and roll?
So, like, I know I’m going to say this and probably a lot of the audience won’t get it, but I’m pretty sure was it Alice Cooper also on an episode of Monk, the TV show?
Very possibly he was.
I think he was a rock star on Monk… I know right like okay, Rick, dad, you and I, we enjoyed Monk. I don’t know if anybody else even knows a TV show Monk, It was pretty fun. But I think he was the rock star that was one of the episodes of Monk as well.
Yeah, I remember that episode, and it could well have been Alice Cooper. And now Alice Cooper says “I’m up before five in the morning, I get straight out of bed, I make a cup of coffee, I grab my Bible and then spend the next hour reading and praying. I read a couple chapters a day. This is my 12th reading of the Bible. It puts me in a positive frame of mind.” He says I’m rarely in bed later than 11 then I pray for a while. I believe in heaven and hell. I love this what he said. He said “People think of the devil with horns and a pointy tail. Man, you are so far off the mark.” And he goes on to say “The devil is going to be best looking, smoothest talking guy in the room. He’s going to make you feel like a million bucks. But you better watch out because he’s got a whole lot of different plans set for you.”
And I was just flabbergasted that he use an old school turn that Alice Cooper who was so far on the other side is now way over on the Christ side and the Christ field side in the Bible. So I thought that was a great piece of good news, especially for those who may remember Alice Cooper or saw his concerts or went there anything else. That’s a great redemption story to see Alice Cooper on the other side of things now.
Alright. Tim Barton, what’s our next piece of good news?
Hi, guys. So this one is dealing with a case from the US Supreme Court and this is something, I think, man, maybe two months ago we had Mat Staver on to talk about this case he had just argued before the Supreme Court and it could have been three months ago, bur sometime earlier this year. And it was the case dealing with the city of Boston and there’s a flagpole in the city of Boston. And there was a group Camp Constitution that wanted to fly a flag and it add some Christian imagery on it. And the city of Boston had flown all kinds of flags on this flagpole.
It was like 230 different flags or something, wasn’t it?
Guys, it seems like it. This article doesn’t highlight it. But that’s my recollection as well. It was well over 200, 230 very well could be the number or something along those lines. But the city of Boston said you know what, this one we have a problem with and what their argument was anything we put on this flagpole is actually us as a government endorsing this speech and we can’t endorse religion because separation of church and state, and we can’t have government speaking religious things. So my recollection of the case it was the first flag they said no to, nonetheless, they didn’t say no to this flag and so Mat Staver from Liberty Counsel…
Yeah, they had not said no to any previous flag. This is the one.
So Mat Staver from Liberty Counsel is one that had this case, and again, we had him on talking about this and he even said at the time, he said he felt pretty good about it based on the questions he got. And he said at the time, he would not be surprised if this was an 8-1 or 9-0 decision because just based on the questions he got.
Well, not only was this a 9-0 decision, but Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the court’s opinion for this, which is also kind of a mind boggling thought. He’s not the conservative individual on the court. He’s actually one of the four very liberal justices. And yet in this 9-0 decision, they recognize that Boston did not make the raising and flying of private groups flags a form of government speech. So he said every other flag you flew, you didn’t say that was government speech. It wasn’t until this one you said it was government speech, and you said, so you didn’t have to display this flag because it was religious and you can’t do that. That’s discrimination.
Guys, I know we’ve talked on the program before, you all have said many times how the vast majority of Supreme Court case decisions are overwhelming majority if not unanimous. It’s just that we don’t really hear about those unanimous decisions because the media isn’t covered, it’s not controversial. However, I’m a bit surprised in a very positive happy way to see a unanimous decision in favor of religious liberty. Absolutely incredible news.
And this is yet again, one of the great examples of some of the work that Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel does, helping defend the constitutional rights of Americans, so much good stuff they do. We’d encourage you to check out more about Liberty Counsel, you go to lc.org and find out more about the organization. They’re a great group to donate to as they’re fighting to defend not just religious liberty, but constitutional rights in general. So, kudos to Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel for their work in this case.
Okay, David, we’ve got just enough time for one more piece of good news. What are we going to close it out with today?
Okay, I’ve got one that deals with any elite higher university. Tim, if I were to say University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where does that rank on the liberal scale to you?
Well, the University in Virginia in general, so let me just say like University of Virginia, ACC, I just want to make sure we’re talking the same school, right?
Yeah, we’re talking elite, elite University.
Alright. Well, I I hesitated asking because usually, when they have an elite school, you hear about like your Harvard or your Princeton, your Yale, more of your Ivy League school. I don’t usually think of University of Virginia in the Ivy League sense.
Well, it’s not an Ivy League school, but it’s considered at that level. It’s an elite academic institution. And it goes back to Harvard and Yale and Princeton and all those Ivy League schools. These are all started about the same time thereafter.
Well, yeah, but I mean back for certainly Thomas Jefferson the role he played, very important. So if we clarify this is an academically elite institution, I’m already going to suggest it’s incredibly liberal, because that’s what they pretty much do at these “academically elite institutions”. So I don’t think I would say it’s like in the top 10 most liberal. Again, if it’s academically elite, it’s going to be very, very liberal. It’s hard for me to imagine the scale of what that looks like, though, because now it seems like every State University, every major university is becoming liberal. University of Texas is becoming very liberal. We can go down the list.
However, again, I would assume it’s pretty liberal. I know on their campus, they are not fans of Thomas Jefferson, by and large, which is a little mindboggling. Clearly, they don’t know their history which puts him on par with most other college students today. So let’s just say that we agree they’re very liberal.
They are extremely liberal. Charlottesville is considered hands down the most liberal town in the state of Virginia and Virginia is got some really liberal towns, not the least of which is up all around Washington, DC. And this considered even more liberal than all those areas in northern Virginia.
So how did the university respond when Mike Pence came to give a speech on campus? And he’s not Mike Pence, the Vice President, he’s Mike Pence, the guy who was with Trump and you know what Trump’s response is, you know how people respond to Trump. And so here came Mike Pence on campus to the University of Virginia. And as you can imagine, it started firestorm. I mean, here what the editorial papers of the school after, you can’t have the scowl on here, the academic, the professor’s went after him, you can’t let this guy speak; in the name of free speech you can’t let this guy speak. I always find that ironic that free speech we won’t let you speak. But there was a huge furor about him even getting there.
And so once he got there, to the surprise of everybody, he got a number of standing ovations; students there, they had a good exchange with him. They talked. They asked him a lot of questions. He says, look, the answer to cancel culture is freedom, what you need is freedom. And I mean, he just kept giving answers that people said, oh, that’s really thoughtful. And somebody asked him, well, if you’re a conservative on this campus, and you get confronted all the time, what should you do? He said, speak the truth and smile. That’s a good answer. And so, he got a lot of standing ovations, very well received no riots during the speech. And even though the elites at the top and the elites in the editorial pages really didn’t want him there, the crowd really liked him and the students really responded well.
Well, and I would certainly imagine too that the audience was primarily made up probably of conservative people that wanted to hear him. So you would think it probably was going to be a receptive crowd, although in the modern era, certainly, we’ve seen a lot of people show up to try to shout down the speakers. We’ve seen protest at these crowds at these universities for some noted speakers…
Yeah, I mean, think of Ben Shapiro and think of Charlie Kirk and all those other guys.
Absolutely. And if they would show up to oppose those guys, someone directly connected with President Trump, you would certainly imagine that would be the case for him. And so one of the things we are seeing is on college campuses that there are many students who are very winnable, who are very impressionable, and they’ve just never had real conversations. And one of the things that is lacking in society on a massive scale is just human interaction with other people. And even with other people that we would maybe have some significant, diametrically opposed political positions, our philosophies of government, whatever the case might be, could be very, very different.
But if you can just talk to people as people and you realize, oh, you’re a person, and we actually have some of the same desires, we want things to be better, we want to help people, we want to serve people, we want people to be taken care of, we just have different ideas of the best way to do that. Once you can make a human connection, then it’s a lot easier to, in theory be more civil.
And I would think Mike Pence is certainly one of those guys who could help bring some civility to the conversation who definitely can be personable, who could be friendly. I know there’s many conservatives that are very frustrated with him because of Trump connections or relations and whatever else. But Mike Pence certainly has been someone for the vast majority of his career, you look at and go man, this is just an incredibly honorable guy who he is and what he did. So that’s really encouraging that he did have a very receptive crowd in Virginia without the craziness and chaos.
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