As befits a Saturday, the picking from the wrack line today are most yesterday's news. More ruminations about the testimony of Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger to the House Weaponization Committee (and related events), more discussion of the consequences of Tucker Carlson's J6 video revelation, and just some plain old politics as usual.
Matt Taibbi sums it up at The Democrats Have Lost the Plot "Reclaiming some time, from a House hearing on free speech"
Testifying with Michael Shellenberger before a House Subcommittee was one of the more surreal experiences of my life. I expected serious attacks and spent a nervous night before preparing for them. Then the hearing began, and an episode of Black Adder: Congress broke out. The attacks happened, but it was more farcical horror and a parade of self-owns that made me more sad than upset.
The Democrats made it clear they were not interested in talking about free speech except as it pertains to Chrissy Teigen, seemed to suggest a journalist should not make a living, and finally made the incredible claim that Michael and I represented a “direct threat to people who oppose them.” Of all that transpired yesterday, this was the most ominous development — perhaps not for me but for reporters generally, given our government’s recent history of dealing with people deemed “threats.”
At Da Caller, ‘Twitter Files’ Hearing Descends Into Anarchy As Dems Push Journalist To Reveal His Sources. At Reason Robby Soave is outraged that Democrats Deride the Twitter Files Reporters as 'So-Called Journalists.' Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.10.2023, Louder With Crowder says Matt Taibbi shuts down Democrat questioning his journalistic integrity so hard she won’t look at him. Ace, Congressmen Smear Liberal Reporters Matt Taibbi and Michael Schellenberger as "So-Called Journalists," Pressure Them to Reveal Sources, Claim They Are Motivated Only by "Clicks" and Money (Unlike CNN and MSNBC!!!) and at Da Fed, Margot Cleveland says The Censorship Complex Isn’t A ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy, And The ‘Twitter Files’ Just Dropped More Proof. Matt Margolis at PJ Media, Dem Congresswoman Asks the Most Awkward Question Ever on the House Floor “So you’re in this as a threesome?” Dave Strom at Hat Hair, Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger are terrorists or something: Rep. Stacey Plaskett@StaceyPlaskett "Chairman Jordan called before us two witnesses who pose a direct threat to anyone who opposes them." At Da Caller, Harold Hutchinson , ‘A Very Disturbing Event’: Michael Shellenberger Describes ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex’ Created With Taxpayer Funds and It’s Pretty Clear That Democrats, Liberal Media Really … Really … Hate Transparency. Mary Chastain at LI, Twitter Files Journalist Shellenberger: Govt. Censorship is ‘Mechanism’ Only Seen in ‘Totalitarian Societies’ “It’s not a slippery slope.” And I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the FTC Hires Anti-Musk Activist Amid Agency’s Investigation of Twitter "New hire Sarah Miller highlights close relationship between FTC and left-wing advocacy groups that objected to Musk's Twitter takeover" (at the Free Bacon).
In other censorship related news, the Peacock is aghast that the House votes unanimously to declassify intelligence on origins of Covid pandemic, sending bill to Biden. At Da Wire, Massive Platform Yanks Tim Pool’s Music Without Explanation, Pool Floats Legal Action "Oh wow okay so it really is #bannedcamp isn't it Band Camp?"
At Am Great, The redoubtable Julie Kelly provides A Handy January 6 Fact Sheet. "Plenty of other falsehoods and misrepresentations animate the fable of January 6. But for those honestly seeking the truth, consider this a cheat sheet for future use." PJ Media's Kevin Downey gives Three Reasons the Libs Will Never Believe J6 Was the Definition of a Mostly Peaceful Protest. I only need one, it damages their narrative. I&I accuses Democrats and the media (but they redund) of Turning A Blind Eye To Inconvenient Truths About Jan. 6. Matt Margolis again, J6 Committee Chair Makes a Disturbing Admission. They never really looked at the videos. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.10.2023, Da Tech Guy: Everybody Gets to See, even Bernie Thompson! Bob Spencer at Front Page reveals What the Jan. 6 Revelations Confirm About the Left’s Ominous Agenda "The larger, more insidious goal at the heart of the Democrats' "investigation". Twitchy, What Kevin McCarthy announced about #J6footage should freak Dems/Lefties and Liz Cheney TF OUT Mike LaChance at LI, Tucker Carlson’s Ratings Skyrocket With Airing of January 6th Video Footage, “Fox prime time doubled MSNBC’s average of 1.49 million total viewers and brought in more than six times the viewers of CNN.” Dave Harsanyi at Da Fed thinks We Wouldn’t Need Tucker Carlson If The Jan. 6 Committee Hadn’t Put On A Partisan Show Trial. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media, Tucker Carlson's J6 Video Gain Is the Dem Media's Pain
Althouse, Musk contrasts Jason Chansley with the man who attacked Dave Chappelle. Elon Musk@elonmusk "Chansley got 4 years in prison for a non-violent, police-escorted tour!? Dave Chapelle was violently assaulted on stage by a guy with a knife. That guy got a $3000 fine & no prison time." Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.10.2023, The Geller Reports Defendant Moves to Dismiss Jan. 6 Case Based on Newly Disclosed Footage, FBI Testimony, Name and Indict the J6 Violent Feds and Antifa Terrorists. At ET, Jan. 6 Proud Boys Trial Paused as Defendant Attorney Alleges FBI Altered Evidence.
JUST IN: Censored video re-emerges of Jacob Chansley reading Trump’s tweet, telling protestors to GO HOME and remain peaceful..— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 10, 2023
WON’T SEE THIS ON CNN…
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