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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Price and Robinson discuss the latest in the Twitter soap opera.
For the past few weeks Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, has released a treasure trove of internal Twitter communications that allegedly show company executives deliberately (or at best inadvertently) censored conservative voices and stories during the crucial 2020 election period, possibly affecting its outcome. Haven’t heard anything about this story? Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone as by and large the mainstream media has completely ignored these revelations. “Frankly, it doesn’t fit their narrative so they don’t want to touch it.” Explains entertainment executive, producer and lawyer Warren D. Robinson, “They [mainstream media] would have to admit that what conservatives have complained about for years and what they have denied-is actually true. So instead of admitting they were wrong in their coverage of these issues they would rather just ignore it.” Robinson believes all Americans regardless of their political leanings should be troubled by the media’s silence on this issue. “The first amendment protections for freedom of speech and of the press are the hallmarks of journalism in America; so when you have a major tech platform responsible for connecting millions of people across the globe intentionally suppressing those rights (during an election no less) that should be a rallying call for all media outlets and all supporters of the first amendment.” Robinson concludes, “The mainstream media’s silence not only makes them complicit in suppressing the first amendment but it is also a dereliction of their duty as news outlets.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE