Sunday, December 4, 2022

Flotsam and Jetsam - More Muskiness

The discussion of the revelations from Elon Musk's release of some Twitter files relating to the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story has reached a full swell. Stacy McCain writes #TWITTERGATE: Elon Musk Exposes Twitter’s 2020 Election Interference "One of the things Elon Musk bought for $44 billion was proprietary rights to Twitter’s internal communications and — whoo, doggies!what a treasure trove it proves to be. . . " Sundance at CTH, Elon Musk Delivering Red Pills to Masses – Notes U.S. Use of Social Media, Including Twitter, to Manipulate Brazil Election and Elon Musk Releases Documents Showing U.S. Government Instructed Twitter Platform to Remove Political Content, a Clear First Amendment Violation. Instructed might be too strong a word, forcefully suggest, backed by the power of the US government might be better. John Solomon at JTN says Bombshell Twitter files suggest censorship driven by politics and connections, not facts. At Da Mail, Elon Musk says Twitter was 'acting on orders from government to suppress' Hunter Biden laptop story . Ryan King at WaEx reports Elon Musk drops new details on Twitter's suppression of Hunter Biden laptop and ranks the Top five revelations from Musk's disclosure on Hunter Biden laptop suppression. PM, Twitter files reveal Vijaya Gadde behind censorship of Hunter Biden laptop story. Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair has A few thoughts on last night's Twitter expose' debacleMax Abrahms@MaxAbrahms, "The Democratic Party was so concerned about misinformation and election interference that the leaders lobbied the media to lie to American citizens to ensure their candidate became president." Stacey Lennox at PJ Media thinks We Can Reasonably Blame Former Twitter Executives' Censorship for at Least Five Major Consequences

Of course the story would not be complete without reactions from the other side. At the Babylon Bee, Elon Musk Vows To Reveal Government And Media Collusion Once He Figures Out Where These Red Dots Are Coming From. Ian Schwartz at RCP hosts a video, where the unsinkable Mollie Hemingway says the Left Is Freaking Out About Twitter Because So Much Of Their Power Comes From Social Media Platforms. Matt Vespa at Town Hall appreciated Gleen Genwald's take in Liberal Reporter Has a Spot-on Take About How the Media Will React to the 'Twitter Files'. Mediaite hosts The Twenty-Seven Most Embarrassing Reactions to Taibbi Thread About Twitter Censoring Hunter Biden Tweets. At Twitchy, Ben Collins’ pissiness over Matt Taibbi and Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ speaks volumes about modern MSM and BRAAAAAAAKKKK!: Parrots disguised as journalists attack Matt Taibbi for reporting news. At Da Caller, ‘Humiliating Sh*t’: Corporate Media And Liberals Circle The Wagon, Attack Matt Taibbi For Unveiling ‘Twitter Files’. Jeff Blehar from NRO, cited at Haut Hair, Taibbi's Twitter files exposes key point: sneering elite-media bias. At News Busters, MSNBC Absurdly Claims Twitter Files Makes Twitter Look Good and Haut Hair's Capt. Ed comments "I’m sure it did look good to MSNBC. They were getting exactly what they wanted from previous Twitter management — suppression of dissenting views and voices." Althouse, responds to Elon, And the more conventional news improves its signal to noise ratio, the less relevant Twitter becomes. Elon Musk@elonmusk "The more Twitter improves its signal to noise ratio, the less relevant conventional news becomes." 

Twitchy, Joey Jones doesn’t see Hunter Biden as the victim in Elon Musk’s release of the #TwitterFiles. Joey Jones@Johnny_Joey,"Struggled with addiction and, struggled with addiction and… broke federal and state gun laws, abandoned a child, used his father’s position in our government to get rich, lied about his laptop, dishonored our country’s service…" replying to Jon Favreau@jonfavs "Elon is spending the evening trying to embarrass someone who’s struggled with addiction so that he can juice engagement on the platform he bought that’s hemorrhaging money. Great guy." At Fox, James Woods fires back at Twitter, vows to sue over censorship on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' "Woods says his Hollywood career was ruined by censorship following his speaking out on Hunter Biden's laptop" At Ace's Thread before the Gardening Thread, K.T has insight on "How did Musk come to choose Matt Taibbi for the Twitter reveal? Well, I can't say for sure, but I have a clue. On November 30, Taibbi and Douglas Murray debated Malcolm Gladwell and Michelle Goldberg in the prestigious Munk Debates in Canada on this subject: "Be it resolved: Do not trust the mainstream media."" Althouse is less than pleased with Donald Trumps response, "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution." "Trump's "truth" is so hyperbolic and disrespectful of the rule of law that it's idiotic clickbait, only worthy of attention because the man is running for President, and apparently, as polls go, the leading candidate." David Strom at Haut Hair calls it Trump commits political suicide.

Bonchie at Red State announces Elon Musk Adds Bari Weiss to the 'Twitter Files' Team, Which is Sure to Cause Mass Consternation. At Twitchy, Elon Musk reportedly gave Bari Weiss access to the #TwitterFiles Saturday. Insty, HE’S A QUICK LEARNER: “I was initially skeptical of Elon Musk. After all, he has never been, or claimed to be, a conservative, and he voted not only for Barack Obama but for Slow Joe Biden. But give the man credit: he is catching on fast.” Capt. Ed notes WSJ: Apple to start moving production out of China

 'Bonchie' at Red State, Deposition Reveals Complex Plot by the FBI to Influence the 2020 ElectionEric Schmitt@Eric_Schmitt "BREAKING: In our deposition of FBI agent Elvis Chan on Tuesday, we found that the FBI plays a big role in working with social media companies to censor speech - from weekly meetings with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election to asks for account takedowns. Sundance at CTH, Under Deposition FBI Admits Giving Targeting Instructions to Tech Giants and Social Media Companies for Blocks and Content Removal

But wait, a lot more washed up on the beach. Weasel Zippers catches Biden: “I’m Going To Georgia Today To Help Sen. Warren.” Reality: He’s Going To Boston….  NewsMax, Newt Gingrich warns Underestimating Biden Has Him Winning. KT at Haut Hair, Biden in Massachusetts: Walker "does not deserve to be a senator" Democrats can't stand Blacks off the plantation. 'Bonchie' reports Joe Biden Moves to Rig the 2024 Primary, by making NC first. It would be a downer for the incumbent to lose the first five primaries and caucuses or so. Ben Whedon at JTN, DNC committee approves making South Carolina first state in its primary calendar, "President Joe Biden earlier this week lent his support to the plan, asserting that the current calendar left out many of the party's diverse voters in the early stages."  Don Surber is delighted that Bidenomics leads to NYT strike, let them enjoy the fruits of their labor. 

AP, cited at Haut Hair, despairs Last outstanding House race called for GOP in CA-13, but as Capt. Ed notes "This pretty much cinches up 222 seats for the GOP, which is exactly what Democrats had in this session. The Colorado-3 race is not yet officially called, as Lauren Boebert’s lead is small enough to trigger the state’s mandatory recount, but Adam Frisch has already conceded it." John Sexton, GOP officially at 221 seats in the House with one race left.

ADN American thinks Hispanic American vote could decide Georgia Senate runoff election, Dems and GOP mobilize Latino target groups. Richard Vigilante at The Next American Century warns In 2024 Republicans won't have the economy to run on. "They better come up with something else to talk about 'cause is inflation going and the recession will be gone, gone, gone" It would be nice, but I don't think so. Matt Hirsch at BoldTV claims young people are responsible for the collapse of the 'red wave,' How Young Voters Impacted The 2022 Midterm Elections. At Fox, West by God Virginia state senator leaves Democratic Party for the GOP, "The Putnam County West Virginia Republican Party welcomed Jeffries to the GOP on Thursday,"

At the TN Star, Legal Group Sues over Racine over Mobile Voting Van. I'll bet it didn't collect ballots in rural red areas. Also, Democrats’ ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ Myth Debunked Again as Early Voting in Georgia Runoff Tops 1 Million. At Gateway Pundit, Failed Candidate Stacey Abrams Now Pushing For Position At The Federal Communications Commission. Just make her the face of the Democratic Party, please! 

 At Da Lid, McCarthy Tells J6 Committee He’s Coming After Them When GOP Takes Over. "McCarthy also said the Republicans’ review will keep in mind the law that prohibits lying to the federal government; it wasn’t clear what or whom he was referring to. He also said the GOP House will hold hearings to learn “why the Capitol complex was not secure” on Jan. 6, 2021."

At Da Fed, Mike Hunter sees how Merrick Garland Ignores Calls For Hunter Biden Probe To Instead Interfere With Trump’s 2024 Chances. At WaEx, Mail thieves steal $20,000 in donor checks to Rep. Elise Stefanik. Jazz Shaw, Did postal workers steal thousands in campaign donations to Elise Stefanik? as she implies? FWIW, there is an enormous amount of mail theft going on now. The water co-op whose board I am on had a small check stolen at DC area postal center and used to make a false check for $23,000. Theft by postal workers is strongly suspected but not yet proven. It doesn't need to be enemy action against Stefanik, but it could be. 

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