Majority of YouTube channels cater to “left-wing” audience
If you are online and seeking to hear conservative ramblings, then you should probably stick to streaming radio shows. Most of the rants and opinion shows that YouTube host have a drastic leftist bias.
When searching for “conservative YouTube channel” you are more likely to find articles that display the negative ways that YouTube has treated its members, rather than what you are looking for.
For instance, look at the case of Madeleine McAulay. She posted a video to YouTube that voiced her opinion on same-sex marriage. It became quite popular before YouTube banned the video from their site.
Here is the video in question:
YouTube sent this as their justification for pulling her video:
Thank you for submitting your video appeal to YouTube.
After further review of the content, we’ve determined that your video does violate our Community Guidelines and have upheld our original decision. We appreciate your understanding.
— The YouTube Team
Of course, Madeline’s video violates so-called “Community Guidelines”, but The Amazing Atheist Channel has over 800 videos and more than 500,000 subscribers. The point is not that atheists should be silenced; but that if they aren’t silenced, Christians should not be either.
Mark Dice had a similar discrepancy with YouTube following an anti-Obama campaign launched on his YouTube channel.
From Dice’s personal website:
YouTube has deleted my channel… and removed all 800+ of my videos for what they said were “Severe Terms of Service Violations” which is a lie and they have disabled the dispute feature.”
Dice’s channel has since been reinstated along with all of his original content. The problem with this is that he did not do anything wrong in the first place, and YouTube practically admitted that by putting his content back on their website.
So why take it down in the first place? Because they don’t agree with Conservative politics.
This is not a right vs. left issue; if The Young Turks can make fun of Conservatives, then it is only fair to let Mark Dice perform his “man on the street” too.
Since 2012, things have only become less balanced. YouTube planned a launch of 100 channels, and for that plan not one conservative group made the cut.
YouTube released 100 new channels in April, and there’s not a conservative voice to be found. The site embraced lefty culture with a vengeance, and liberal voices rule the social realm. From former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur to lefty new age author Deepak Chopra, liberals are commonplace figures in the new content.
YouTube’s new channels make it an ideal video platform for the left. While the channels feature prominent liberal personalities, there are no conservative voices in the lineup. Instead, the channels feature the defamation of Christians, attacks on capitalism and advice to mothers from a former Playboy model.
YouTube did not respond to repeated inquiries about its new lineup. The company’s fixation on liberal ideology surely spawns from the top. Its parent company Google is known for leaning left, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt openly supports President Obama and the Democratic Party.
All this does is discourage people from speaking their voice if they know it could be silenced. YouTube doesn’t advertise as “fair and balanced” and for good reason.