Friday, April 16, 2021

Election 2020: Twitter Bans O'Keefe and CIA retracts "Russian Bounty" Reports

Two relatively big stories today. First, in the ongoing fallout of Project Veritas's sting involving a CNN director, who admitted to a cunning young maid (after 5 Tinder dates) that CNN had been all in against Trump in the election, that CNN was rooting for WuFlu deaths and BLM riots for ratings and admitting that coverage of black-on-Asian hate crimes would 'set back' BLM movement (PM). These revelations prompted Twitter to ban James O'Keefe and Project Veritas, accusing them of violating some part of their user agreement. It's like they're not even trying to hide it anymore. Ace, Twitter and CNN Team Up to Ban James O'Keefe and Project Veritas. PM, Twitter permanently bans Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe "After a scathing series of exposés dropped by Project Veritas about CNN's anti-conservative bias this week, Twitter has suspended the outlet's founder, James O'Keefe." Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media, The Morning Briefing: Area Fascist Jack Dorsey Purges James O'Keefe From Twitter. Tyler O'Neil at PJ Media, BREAKING: James O'Keefe to Sue Twitter Over Suspension Following CNN Sting Videos and John Sexton at Hot Hair, Twitter bans James O'Keefe, O'Keefe says he plans to sue. Insty, HEY, HEY, JACK DORSEY, HOW MANY TRUTHS DID YOU SILENCE TODAY? Twitter Permanently Suspends James O’Keefe for Alleged ‘Platform Manipulation and Spam’ [UPDATE: O’Keefe to sue Twitter for Defamation]. Sundance at CTH, Comrade James O’Keefe Becomes Official Dissident – Permanently Suspended From Twitter for Subversion of State and Big Tech Interests

Project Veritas Founder and CEO James O’Keefe issued a statement today, following the suspension of his personal Twitter account by the big tech giant.

“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay. Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday.”

The other big one is the quiet revelation that the report that Russians had place bounties on American soldiers lives in Afghanistan, widely used by both the media and Democrat politicians to hammer Trump in the runup to the election, was, well, not very sound. Da Beast, U.S. Intel Walks Back Claim Russians Put Bounties on American Troops, thereby relieving Joe Biden of having to do anything about it.

It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread money around the longtime central Asian battlefield for militants to kill remaining U.S. forces. It sparked a massive outcry from Democrats and their #resistance amplifiers about the treasonous Russian puppet in the White House whose admiration for Vladimir Putin had endangered American troops.

But on Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate” confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is, at best, unproven—and possibly untrue.

But they though it important enough at the time to leak it to the NYT. Da Caller has a helpful Tweet on how this was used in the election:

Mary Chastain at LI,  Biden Administration Doubts Russia Placed Bounties on U.S. Troops "You want to talk about election manipulation? Let’s look at the latest example of journalism malpractice here in America." Sundance at CTH, U.S. Intelligence Now Says Story of Russian Bounties on American Troops Likely False. Ace, Revealed: The Story About Russia Paying Bounties For Americans' Heads Was Yet Another Psyops Hoax Directed at the US By Its Rogue Enemy Intelligence Agency, the CIA "Via John Sexton at Hot Air -- the CIA concocted another false information operation and directed it at the taxpayers paying for its bullshit." From Twitchy, Glenn Greenwald thread spotlights media member ‘most responsible for spreading deranged conspiracy theories’ There are a lot of contenders, but he picks Rachel Maddow. It's a pretty devastating collection of tweets. I wonder how long it will be before he's banned?

Switching back to the response of corporations to the new Georgia election integrity law, According to Karen Townsend at Hot Hair, Coke is having second thoughts Coca-Cola to conservatives: Never mind, let's be friends. Maybe they realize they have real competition in Pepsi. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.15.21, The Geller Report reports Wall Street Corporations Team Up With Soros-Backed Org To Pressure States Against Reforming Elections. At Red State, 'Bonchie' thinks It Sure Looks Like the MLB Made a Big Mistake by Getting Political
And while Republicans once made up one of the strongest consumer bases for the MLB, things are cratering. Anxious
In mid-March, MLB's net favorability rating among Republicans was 47%, the highest of the four major U.S. sports leagues. Since then, it has plummeted to 12%, dropping the league below the NFL and NHL, according to new data.

Saurabh Sharma and Nick Solheim at Am Great, Americans Need to Break the Chains of Corporate Slavery and from Sundance, Ned Ryun Gets it Right, It Will Take Individual State Action to Stop The Advance of Corporatism

A slow awakening amid conservatives?… Is there hope?… This guy gets it. American majority CEO Ned Ryun discusses the distinct difference between corporatism and capitalism and points out how JoeBama’s big government model is based on the principle of letting the multinationals erode civil liberties. 

David Catron at Am Spec, The Voter Suppression Swindle "The facts don’t support Democrats’ lies about election integrity laws." At the Atlantic, Russell Berman points out  The Blue States That Make It Hardest to Vote, "Democrats are criticizing Republicans for pushing restrictive voting laws. But states such as Joe Biden’s Delaware can make casting a ballot difficult. Jazz Shaw at Hot Hair hides Banning voter ID remains a wildly unpopular idea behind the VIP paywall, which doesn't make any sense to me, it's been all over. Eric Felten at Da Fed writes For Years, The New York Times Reported Absentee Voting Boosts Fraud — Until Donald Trump Agreed,"What accounts for the New York Times' change from a dark presentation of absentee voting to a decidedly rosy one? The 2020 election, it appears."

Also From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.15.21, Louder with Crowder catches my drift on Nancy Pelosi Claims She Would Have Knifed Rioters With Her Stiletto.

After a few months of back-and-forth legal battles between the Arizona state senate and the Maricopa County board of supervisors, the ballots in Arizona’s most populous county are going to be audited beginning in approximately one week, April 22nd.

However, it is my opinion the Board of Supervisors is intentionally trying to set up an issue with chain-of-custody to nullify the results of the audit.

Maricopa County officials refused to allow the audit to take place in the tabulations center where the ballots are currently stored {Go Deep}. As a result the ballot audit will take place at the Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds. The auditors are trying to be as transparent as possible knowing the outcome, if it turns out as predicted to find significant fraud, will be legally challenged.

The auditors are allowing any person who lives in the county to be a participant in the physical audit and re-canvassing. The auditor are being proactive toward establishing transparency and legitimacy; however, the county board of supervisors appears to be operating with an intent to undercut the audit results. [You can follow the audit on Twitter Here] – [You can apply to assist the audit HERE]

Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links. The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Hane Ame and FMJRA 2.0: Yes, That Song ready and waiting at the The Other McCain.

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