Another really big shew today. First, Twitter files #7 dropped, really detailing how the FBI effectively took directed political censorship at Twitter (and likely the other social media companies) and second, the to the surprise of absolutely no one, the Jan. 6 Star Chamber held their last hearing by voting to refer Donald Trump to the DOJ for prosecution on insurrection and other bullshit, and filed ethics charges against prominent Republican opponents, including Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy (the next speaker of the House, if he can ever get his act together).Will Musk Step Down After Twitter Poll? The Anti-Free Speech Movement Certainly Hopes So.
On Twitter Sunday, Musk seemed to say that he would follow the results but expressed pessimism about the prospects for a new CEO. He said that the person “must like pain a lot” to run a company that “has been in the fast lane to bankruptcy.” He further noted that “no one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
That is precisely why the left wants Musk out. As shown in companies like Disney, the left can muscle executives to take actions even against the interests of the company or shareholders. The left has strived to make such campaigns personal for executives, who often yield rather than risk being individually tagged and targeted.
That is why it was essential to remove Musk. The political and media establishments generally are unstoppable forces — but they met their first immovable object in Musk.
Jim Treacher, It's Okay to Log Off, Elon, "It'll still be there when you get back." At PI, Elon Musk Makes a Point About Power That Conservatives Need to Understand “Those who want power are the ones who least deserve it.” At Twitchy, Iowahawk already has big, bold plans for Twitter if Elon Musk decides to step down. I like his platform.
Michael Shellenberger dropped the 7th Twittergate file here. "The FBI & the Hunter Biden Laptop. How the FBI & intelligence community discredited factual information about Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings both after and *before* The New York Post revealed the contents of his laptop on October 14, 2020." At Fox, Twitter Files Part 7: FBI, DOJ 'discredited' information about Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. "'Organized effort' by intelligence community to influence Twitter, independent writer says." Kevin Downey at PJ Media, THE TWITTER FILES, Part VII: The FBI All Up in Twitter's Business. Sundance at CTH, Twitter Files Part 7 – The DHS/FBI Teleporter One-Way Telecommunications Channel into Twitter, How the FBI Used and Paid Twitter for Censorship and Twitter Files Supplemental – DHS/FBI Demands So Pervasive, Even Top Woke Twitter Executives Began to Think the Govt Was Going Too Far. Technofog's Substack, More Twitter Files: Intelligence Community Pressure Campaign against Twitter And - FBI paid millions to Twitter for its cooperation. At Newsbusters, Rep. Comer: FBI Had Its Own ‘Ministry Of Propaganda. Nice Deb at Am Great Reports FBI Conducted Domestic Influence Operation Targeting Social and Corporate Media to Discredit Hunter Biden Laptop Story. Ace, Twitter Files Part 7: The Guns Begin to Smoke
My qualifications:— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 19, 2022
Twitter could do worse, and always has
Occasionally create content that people who otherwise hate each other both enjoy
Keen ability to recognize and curate my TL of accounts that step over the worthless asshole line, regardless of politics
Twitter is now mostly open, for now. The rest of the venues remain wholly controlled. Brownstone has posts tagged, throttled, and sometimes deleted from LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and it is a constant struggle to avoid Google’s own push against our content. Even ridiculous sites with no credibility or reach appear high in search engines when our content is searched. This is not an algorithm at work.