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Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter for criticizing Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar

Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter for criticizing Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar

Twitter double-standard of what is permitted political discourse protects people like Louis Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar and thousands of deranged anti-Trump conspiracy theorists, but hammers people put in the media “far right” box.

The Twitter purge continues, but only of certain people.

If you are an Islamist anti-Semite like Louis Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, or Congresswoman-elect Ihlan Omar, you are safe. If you are the military wing of Hamas, you are safe. If you are an unhinged anti-Trump conspiracy theorist, you are safe.

If you are accused of being “far right” (regardless of whether that’s an accurate description), you are at risk.

Alex Jones, who is no conservative but is put in the “far right” box by the media, has been deplatformed from numerous social media services, in a charge led by CNN.

If you thought it would stop at Alex Jones, you haven’t been paying attention, as I wrote in The Big Tech censorship storm has landed:

The targeted takedown of Jones was strategic.

Few people want to defend the substance of his content. So CNN gets to wrap itself in self-righteousness, even though it was an act by CNN of political activism.

And yes, these are private companies who can do what the government cannot. We understand that. But they have taken on a role approaching public utilities, without whom we can’t communicate politically.

This is something we’ve covered a lot in the past year, how an oligopoly of left-leaning high tech firms control virtually all of our social media interactions….

The social justice warriors have moved from shouting down speakers on campus to pressuring high tech companies to expand the definition of “hate speech” and “community standards” to the point that anything right of center is at risk….

These social justice censors start with neo-Nazis, then define everyone who opposes them as the equivalent of neo-Nazis. So they move on to Alex Jones, then the NRA, and won’t stop until mainstream conservatives are banned….

This battle is not about Alex Jones. Anyone who thinks it is, hasn’t been paying attention.

Laura Loomer just got the Twitter boot because of a tweet calling out Minnesota Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar.

Loomer is a “controversial” figure because of her bold tactics, such as getting in the face of left-wing politicians and shouting out provocative questions. Those are tactics that the media normally defends when directed at Republicans. She also challenges Islamism, which makes her anathema to the left-leaning media. This all gets her put in the “far right” media box.

Her most famous encounter was disrupting a Shakespeare on the Park production depicting the killing of Trump:

Here is the tweet that got Loomer suspended:

Here is one of Ilhan Omar’s most controversial tweets, widely condemned as perpetrating anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/269488770066313216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E269488770066313216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2018%2F06%2F09%2Fisrael-has-hypnotized-the-world-throwback-tweet-from-congressional-candidate-turns-heads%2F

Whether Loomer was accurate in all the details of her criticism of a politician, her commentary was not out of line with what happens every second on Twitter in terms of political discourse.

Here’s Loomer’s explanation of what happened, including her simultaneous 30-day suspension from Facebook:

Why would Twitter single out Loomer? Omar is a politician and doesn’t hesitate to criticize others in the worst possible ways. The language used about Omar was mild in comparison to the vitriol heaped on Republican politicians.

Even people who are not fans of Loomer are defending her over the Twitter suspension.

Of course there are others, like Michael Avenatti, who are celebrating:

Which is not surprising considering Avenatti was “Loomered”:

Perhaps the worst take was when prominent feminist author Jessica Valenti used the Twitter ban as an excuse to mock Loomer’s looks, which goes to show you that feminism as practiced by people like Valenti is a fraud:

https://twitter.com/JessicaValenti/status/1065437618803040257

Unless there is a lot more to this, this looks like another Twitter targeted hit based on a double-standard of what is acceptable political discourse.

If you think social media deplatforming will stop at Laura Loomer, then you haven’t been paying attention.

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    Elzorro in reply to n.n. | November 24, 2018 at 5:09 am

    The Twitter Social Justice Thought Police are on the job again. Facts can never ge racist. They just are facts. Inconvenient facts. It is Social Justice itself that always ends up with exactly what it purports to prevent. Racism and Segregation.

Jessica Valenti is especially hypocritical since she threw a tantrum back when Althouse posted “Let’s take a closer look at those breasts”

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2006/09/lets-take-closer-look-at-those-breasts.html?m=1

Althouse:
Eventually, Jessica from a blog called Feministing, shows up and says: “The, um, ‘intern’ is me. It’s so nice to see women being judged by more than their looks. Oh, wait…”

    Fen in reply to Fen. | November 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Jessica Valenti: “I thought she had 10 years on me”

    More irony. 12 years ago a young Valenti criticized Althouse for being a withered hag jealous of Valenti’s youth. Now she’s portraying exactly that.

    Valenti is a famous icon of feminist hypocrisy – attending a lunch with serial sexual predator and (inadvertently) striking a Monica wannabe pose with Clinton for photographers.

    It was the equivalent of Jesse Jackson kneeling beneath David Duke under the Confederate flag.

I’m currently in FaceBooo jail for commenting on a local news story. My comment? “A woman cannot run over her ‘wife.'”

That’s it. That’s all I said. I was flagged for ‘hate’ speech.

I hate government intervention or regulation, but it’s long been in place for the publishing industry regarding libel, complicity, negligence, facilitation, etc.

FaceBoo, tweeter, etc. have long abandoned any pretext of being mere platforms for open forums of discussion. They are obviously publishers which edit content, and should be held accountable and regulated as such.

Stop the charade.

regulus arcturus | November 23, 2018 at 8:54 pm

Leftist socialist media no longer makes any effort to attempt to appear impartial. It is time to regulate them as public utilities, and destroy Suckerberg’s et al. power and monetary influence.

These entities have abused their position in society and will now incur the slow death of heavy handed government regulation.

Per the previous judicial ruling on Trump’s twitter account, wouldn’t this be a violation 1st Amendment per previous precedent?

    No, it would not. Twitter is a private company and is entitled to censor anything it likes. Trump’s account is a government account, and the interactive portion of that account is a designated public forum, which is therefore not entitled to exclude people based on the content of their speech. It was entirely his choice to make it a government account; he could have kept it private, using it only himself and only for private business. He chose to have government staff use it, and to do government business on it; that makes it a government account.

Does anyone else here have this awful pop up of the top 5 articles here at LI ?

    Yes. They keep popping up and covering 3/4ths of the entire page.

    There is a small x hidden in upper right corner in black on black text to close the pop up if you can find it.

    But I’ve closed it twice now and it pops right back up.

    Alex, I’ll take “how to tank your website in 24 hours” for $500 please.

    Guess we’ll find out if the admins follow Breitbart’s Rule…

      BKC in reply to Fen. | November 23, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks for the tip. I wanted to reply but couldn’t get to the submit button. – Had to delete twice.

      SDN in reply to Fen. | November 24, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Which is why I have popup blockers, ad blockers, etc. and never see any of them.

        Fen in reply to SDN. | November 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        Right, but we all have different circumstances. For I stance, this is my 8th phone in 12 months. I don’t ha e time to fine tune all the settings and upload the same software and apps every time.

        Regardless, the burden for pop up maintenance shouldn’t be shifted from the site to the guest. Not cool.

        Speaking of which, have we even gotten the courtesy of a “sorry guys, everyone is on holiday but we are aware of the problem, please be patient “… ?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gonzotx. | November 28, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Legal Insurrection is using ad revenue to pay the bills. As ad revenue dropped, they added better paying and more obnoxious ads.

    That is when I turned on ad blocking for LI, but also sent a donation.

Obviously, the tycoons have done the algorithms, and learned they didn’t need half of America to make money as they are Globalist, so throwing all of us out of social media is a win win for them.

They are using our laws to protect themselves

We are sunk unless viable options prevail.

I heard that Gab has started censoring conservatives also.

    Yep, because they’ve found that unless you can build your own Internet and banking system, SJWs will force you to comply… and the government enables them.

Closed the pop up 5 times now. Yay.

Wack a mole. 😉

The Friendly Grizzly | November 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm

To Fen: what is Breitbart’s Rule? Add clutter?

    “Always read the comments”

    It’s why he was so wise 😉

    But seriously, he was a vociferous reader of comment sections, not just on his own site but many other conservative site as well. I doubt he would have been caught off guard by Trump.

If someone tweets and no one is there to read it, did the tweet make the proverbial sound?

Ignore Twitter the same as you would child porn.

Both Facebook and Twitter began as frivolous, and rapidly morphed into malevolent, with no useful stage in between. I’ve had, and have, nothing to do with either right from the start. The world would probably be a better place if more people did the same.

Oddly enough, I have a Facebook account, but I didn’t set it up; Facebook did it all on its own, using an old Yahoo mail account I don’t use nowadays. Perhaps “malevolent” isn’t the right word for Facebook; “malignant” might be better.

My understanding is that on twitter you can make statements like that to a group but when you make them about an individual you cross the line. Maybe if she had prefaced her comments with “Islamists like…” or “In the teachings of Big Mo, Ilhan Omar follows to the word…”, she could have gotten away with it. Probably not since Islamists are protected. That doesn’t excuse twitter in my mind. Everything she said was true and factual and she is public person who has a stage to defend herself that private individuals don’t.

Being banned from social media is being inoculated from social diseases.

The base motivator for these social media companies is simply fear. We like to think that these actions are taken because of an ideological perspective, on the part of the SM companies. But, it is actually based upon fear of being targeted for violence if they do not toe the liberal/Progressive line.

Conservatives, including Christian conservatives, do not accost people restaurants. They do not show up at their homes and harass them. They do not burn down people’s homers and businesses. They do not physically attack people on the streets. And, they do not go around randomly shooting LEOs. They do not gather in mobs to attack those who believe differently than they do. They do not fly airliners into skyscrapers. Guess who is responsible for all of these things. Now, which group of people might the leadership of the SM companies feel it is in their best interests to cater to, in the short term?

Godfather (Glen Reynolds at Instapundit) has just announced he’s ditching Twitter.

Same reason I left FacePlant – if they are going to ban you eventually anyway, why not leave on your own terms.

I know I’m getting older (a few years past starting my seventh decade), but if that picture of her is reasonably accurate then I think she’s a good looking young woman.

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