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Usual Suspects Desperately Try Downplaying Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ Release on Hunter Biden Story Suppression

Usual Suspects Desperately Try Downplaying Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ Release on Hunter Biden Story Suppression

“What Elon Musk’s Twitter files have revealed so far is that content moderation at Twitter WAS being decided by a team of people with differing viewpoints. Now it’s being decided by the richest man on Earth with an axe to grind against one political party — a true scandal.” – NBC News “disinformation” reporter Ben Collins.

One big thing new Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been promising is more transparency as to how things work at Twitter HQ under his rule and how things were run under the old regime. On Friday, he did not disappoint with the release of what are being called the “Twitter Files,” the first series of which detailed in part how in 2020 the Twitter Powers That Be worked hand and hand with Democrats to heavily moderate and, in effect, suppress content that was inconvenient to Democrats, oftentimes at the behest of those same Democrats.

Musk released the files to independent journalist Matt Taibbi, who pointed out in a very lengthy thread that though “both [major political] parties had access” to Twitter back channels in order to request content moderation/removal, that the system “wasn’t balanced” because far more leftists worked at the social media platform and thus “there were more channels, more ways to complain, open to the left”:

Another interesting development was the confirmation that (now-former) Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde was central to the New York Post‘s Hunter Biden laptop story being suppressed. Gadde, as we now know, was later rewarded by the Biden White House for her obedience:

Naturally, the Usual Suspects on the left, in the MSM, and on the NeverTrump “right” are performing backflips to alternately suggest with straight faces that most of the information posted was already known (false), that it’s no big deal (false), that what Musk is doing is dangerous (false), and/or that Taibbi is simply a Musk stooge who is in it for the money or whatever (even if so, so what? The documents don’t lie).

Ben Collins, who I have dubbed the Aaron Rupar of NBC News and who is purportedly a “disinformation” “reporter,” was especially displeased over the release of the documents:

He was far from the only one:

The GroupThink stuff was also a nice touch:

Best summary of their reactions so far:

Basically, Taibbi is doing what journalists are supposed do in shining the spotlight on this information. In turn, pseudo-journalists like Collins are whining about it and throwing tantrums. Their reactions are a reaffirmation of everything we know about the sad state of modern journalism, with little to none of it being any good.

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As previously indicated, these people have few, if any, morals and ethics. That makes them incapable of seeing what it obvious. That this is wrong in so many ways. They are true ideologues and dangerous to democracy with their authoritarian behavior.

Then again, they cover for themselves, when the evidence appears overwhelming, and is just starting to be revealed. They were, and still are, so arrogant. True believers. They they never imagined they would be caught.

    Some of them are True Believers and some are cynical opportunists. Commissars and collaborationists. The grudging neighbor. The ambitious and grasping co-worker.

    All of them empowered by Wokism.

The secular Eucatastrophe continues apace. Musk threw down the gates of the woke citadel, slayed the Captains, drove off their minions and is pillaging the castle.

The troika of evil: Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Surely there is a word for business and government colluding in secret against the people. Can’t quite come up with it though. Democrat politics as usual is more than one word.

    Milhouse in reply to Whitewall. | December 3, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Well, if the word you were searching for is “fascism” think again, because under fascism there’s nothing secret about the collusion. And it’s not just government and big business; the third partner in the fasces is the unions. Fascism is government, big business, and big labor working together to screw small business and independent workers.

The Gentle Grizzly | December 3, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Yet, after all the harrumphing and pearl clutching, not a single solitary thing will change.

    Everything is “old news” and since everything now and in the future will also be “old news” someday, there is nothing “new” to see. The members of the Central Committee of the USSR under Stalin had “varying opinions” also. Probably also in Mao’s Central Committee. And I would guess in the Central Committee directing FJoe Biden.

    Well that’s just not correct. Twitter has a new sheriff named Elon Musk and that is a big change here are some more:
    1. He just fired 85% of the the workers; the ideological assholes, at Twitter.
    2. Restored banned accounts
    3. Stopped the ideological suppression of mainstream political and policy viewpoint expression
    4. Dumped the pre election 2020 internal communications re suppression of the HB laptop

    That’s a lot of changes.

    The corporate media is deathly afraid that their role as info gatekeeper and as the folks who decide what is/is not news will be removed due to a neutral Twitter that allows individuals to post and share stories and ideas.

    The corporate media are right to be afraid as are the main beneficiaries of this suppression; the globalist, the grifters, the totalitarians, the fakers, the establishment of all kinds.

      Yeah. So much has changed and for the better. Media ‘influencers’ using twitter for self-promotion and all that. Years spent interweaving social media hyperlinks, upvotes, social reputation scores. Sowing and harvesting – link farming. Plus, many are twitter addicted junkies.

      Mastadon’s private-public server system simply can’t replace it. I don’t know if search engine bots are allowed to crawl those servers. It’s not what they think it is; a player versus player world.

“Publicly posting the names and identities of front-line employees involved in content moderation puts them in harm’s way and is a fundamentally unacceptable thing to do.”

This from the same crowd who researched and exposed every private detail of Joe The Plumber for asking a pointed question of a campaigning Barack Obama.

    “puts them in harm’s way”

    That which was formerly used to describe brave servicemen risking their lives to defend their country—is now used to describe cowardly liberals seeking to destroy their country.

    henrybowman in reply to Socratease. | December 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Taylor Lorenz was unavoidable for comment.

thalesofmiletus | December 3, 2022 at 1:57 pm

So can these cut-outs at Twitter be sued? It seem lawfare is the only non-violent solution before us.

This Collins twit is doing what the slavish, obsequious and water-carrying Dumb-o-crat media lapdogs/lackeys/prostitutes always do when they’re caught with their hands in the cookie jar — spin, parse, deflect, downplay and obfuscate.

The notion that Twitter’s old regime was engaged in “content moderation” that was equally applied to GOP/conservatives as to Dumb-o-crats is laughable and is manifestly false, on its face.

The censors will keep doing their thing until they start getting prosecuted into jail and/or bankruptcy.

Shameless and a terrible way to run a business. As broadcast news collapses, it doubles down on failure.

    henrybowman in reply to puhiawa. | December 3, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    I’m awaiting the Galt reawakening — the university, the news empire, the financial service, the medical network, the tech supplier — created by the purposeful accretion of all the “adults” cancelled out of the failing institutions of the First Galactic Empire. The new breed of social and commercial infrastructure that people with brains will flock to when they want stuff done right and on time, instead of farming it out to the same old luggage-stealing makeup clowns and hypo-wielding power junkies. I see institutions like Hillsdale and people like Musk, but I don’t see the formation of the Second Empire that I have to think is inevitable.

    Of course, the problem is possibly my own impatience — it’s the same old feeling of frustration I felt as a youngster as I waited for the rest of the class to struggle to make it to the point where we could begin again to make new progress in learning new things. Two years for the rest of America to realize what I and others like the people here knew about COVID, about Hunter, about the media, about socialism, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    Maybe the accretion of the Second Empire is indeed inevitable, just not on any time scale my children are likely to see.

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | December 3, 2022 at 9:04 pm


      I think there are smaller clusters of that forming some online and some IRL. Heck right here at LI is one of them where non conformist, non establishment folks communicate daily. Local VFW and many other civic groups.

      Many people are moving in the wake of the Rona mania away from the Karens to more free parts of their current State or to new States. This is an acceleration of the existing trend; the Great Sorting.

      My point is the groundwork for what you envision is being done everyday. If the past five to ten years have taught anything it’s that we must have the capacity to question the establishment narrative and the willingness to keep the weirdos and totalitarians off our local boards, commissions, councils and executive offices.

BierceAmbrose | December 3, 2022 at 4:28 pm

“…a team of people with differing viewpoints.” — spelled “token” wrong.

Also, “kill it” vs. “kill it a lot” is a distinction without much of a difference.

BierceAmbrose | December 3, 2022 at 4:35 pm

They’re just pissed that their social media Journ-o-list 2.0 (look it up) cool-kids table is reinfested. It was so much more fun when the down-people could see themselves being excluded.

I’m so old, I remember when Jr High coming of age movies were seen as nostalgia and naivete, not blueprints for grown-ups. (Heathers, Fast Times, The Breakfast Club, Pump Up the Volume, Meatballs, even Mean Girls.)

How did the mini-preppies take over after Animal House was a thing?

“the richest man on Earth with an axe to grind against one political party”

I’m relishing an adult beverage while I reflect that the two people in the world that drive Democrats apeshit the loudest are Trump and Musk — two people who were Democrats all their lives until the acceleration of Democrat insanity and corruption crossed their personal lines.

JackinSilverSpring | December 3, 2022 at 7:12 pm

The only disinformation here is from the Leftist Maoist State Media. I would not trust anything in those Media. They lie with impunity. Best not to buy or tune in to any “news” they put out. The intersection between their news and reality is a null set.

Steven Brizel | December 3, 2022 at 9:42 pm

This is smoking gun evidence of a conspiracy between pre Musk Twitter and the Democrats to suppress a vitally important story namely how much the Biden Family made from their dealings with China the country which was the source of the pandemic and which owns the worst human rights record on the planet

Most people who read the Washington Post and the New York Times are enemies of the people and are no different than supporters of NAZI Germany and WW2 Japan. They must be treated as such.