A pretty big day in the fight against government censorship through social media. Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger testified at the House Weaponization Committee (poor Bari Weiss didn't make the cut) and Matt Taibbi release yet another (#18) set of Twitter Files. A Grabien video at Hat Hair shows Michael Shellenberger telling Congress It's no longer a slippery slope -- it's real totalitarianism. The Wombat hosts a number of articles at In The Mailbox: 03.09.23, Twitchy, Jim Jordan Makes It Awkward After Democrat Claims “No Actual Evidence” Of Censorship, Hogewash, Yep, Journalists (and Bloggers) Protect Our Sources, Power Line, The Democrats Make War On Twitter [Updated], Transterrestrial Musings, Twitter Hearing Bares Hatred And Ignorance of Democrats, and at the The Federalist Democrats Desperate To Implement Censorship Regime Disregard Free Speech In Weaponization Hearing. Also at Da Fed, Tristan Justice, Democrats Desperate To Implement Censorship Regime Disregard Free Speech In Weaponization Hearing. Capt. Ed at Hat Hair highlights The dumbest five minutes of Congress, ever: Dems demand sources from journalists who exposed government-media censorship complex. A high bar, indeed.
As sundance at CTH notes A Familiar Brand of BS from Former DOJ Lawyer, Turned New York Rep, Dan Goldman. At Victory Girls, Twitter Hearing Bares Hatred And Ignorance of Reps.
Rep. Daniel Goldman (who bought a congressional seat) says "you cannot find actual evidence of any direct government censorship of lawful speech."— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 9, 2023
Rep. @Jim_Jordan then pulls out an email from the White House to Twitter asking them to censor a tweet from @RobertKennedyJr. pic.twitter.com/HEsr3rQC5E
Also, Real journalists Aaron Rupar and Keith Olbermann dunk on so-called journalist Matt Taibbi. At Da Fed Margot Cleveland explains How House Weaponization Committee Republicans Can Get The Most From Their ‘Twitter Files’ Witnesses "Guide Them So They Tell a Coherent Story." Taibbi, Shellenberger and Weiss will tell a coherent story, if Democrats let them.
Reporter @mtaibbi calls out Ranking Member Plaskett for referring to him as a “so-called journalist”:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 9, 2023
“I’ve won the National Magazine Award, the I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, and I’ve written 10 books, including four New York Times bestsellers.” pic.twitter.com/6LNOr9HmlP
THE CENSORSHIP-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. At the Summit Elon Musk Accuses Biden Of “Weaponization Of A Government Agency” Against Him Over Twitter Files. "Biden’s FTC is going after the journalists Musk provided with access to Twitter records"
From Da Blaze, Tucker Carlson Tells Glenn Beck No Journalists Have Asked Him for Jan. 6 Tapes. Not even at Fox. Capt. Ed, J6 committee co-chair: None of us watched the surveillance video, actually. The let the staff pick out the good stuff. Breitbart, GOP Senators Angry Tucker Carlson Accurately Described January 6 as ‘Mostly Peaceful.’ At Da Fed, the unsinkable Mollie Hemingway complains Dear Mitch McConnell: You Were Not Elected To Do The Bidding Of Chuck Schumer And CNN. At RCP, commentary from Peder Zane says Critics of Fox News Need To Look in the Mirror.
I just secured FBI Director Wray’s commitment to stop stonewalling @HouseGOP's investigation into the politicization and weaponization of the FBI, by agreeing to provide a witness for the upcoming @Weaponization hearing.— Rep. Elise Stefanik (@RepStefanik) March 9, 2023
Accountability is coming. pic.twitter.com/oTvVWwGRqT
Schumer was going to vote, along with all other Democrats, to uphold DC's bill decriminalizing crime. But after a Democratic congresswoman was attacked in the elevator of her own apartment building by a homeless drug addict and career criminal constantly turned out on to the streets to victimize more citizens, Democrats began getting queasy about once again voting in favor of crime, while pretending to not be part of the Defund the Police/Throw Open the Prison Doors left.
Ace, Oh No! Mitch McConnell Hospitalized After Tripping and Falling at a DC Hotel. Bob Spencer thinks It's Time for Mitch McConnell to Retire. So much for the tie in the Senate. On the other hand, 'Bonchie' at Red State thinks The John Fetterman Situation Just Got Much Weirder. The staff is issuing stuff in his name. What's weird about that? That's how the Senate works, but in most cases the Senator isn't in a mental hospital, and unavailable to see what's being issued in his/her name.
Vicky Marshal at Da Fed reports Kevin McCarthy Signs Bill Killing Biden’s ESG Rule For Retirement Plan Investments.
Eric Lendrum at Am Great reports 6,000 Public Schools in the U.S. Hide Students’ Gender Status from Parents. John Sexton thinks About that USA Today poll on Republicans' understanding of 'woke'. At Reason, Cops Harass Parents Who Let 6-Year-Old Daughter Take a Walk Outside, Arrest Dad "He did "what any dad would—he went to hug his crying kid," says town councilman Keith Kaplan." My parents would have died in prison.