On Friday evening, journalist Matt Taibbi released Part 1 of the Twitter Files, the internal documents regarding Twitter’s moderation and censorship under its previous management.
Part 1, which pertains to Twitter’s coordinated efforts to suppress the New York Post’s October 2020 bombshell about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, confirmed much of what we already suspected.
Twitter was actively participating in the effort to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election by helping to cover up Joe Biden’s corruption.
Most of us knew that was the case at the time. But to see in the Twitter Files how the censorship sausage was made is still shocking.
The pretext Twitter execs used to suppress the New York Post’s story was laughable.
As I wrote in my October 15, 2020 column, The New York Post story and the ‘Streisand Effect’:
They claim that they won’t allow the story on their site because it was illegally obtained (it wasn’t).
When President Trump’s tax information was illegally obtained and published by the New York Times just a couple weeks ago, Twitter not only allowed the story on its site, it amplified and promoted it.
From the records Taibbi includes, it is clear that Twitter execs knew that their excuse was just that, an excuse. But they did it anyway.
By the time Taibbi finished laying it all out in a Twitter thread, the Blue Check journalists began attacking Taibbi’s reputation while dismissing the revelations from the Twitter Files as a whole lotta nothin’.
But their nastiness and vehemence gave the game away.
Last year, Mollie Hemingway released her infuriatingly good book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Election. If you’ve read it, the information from Part 1 of the Twitter Files, as well as the Blue Check journalists’ reactions to its release, probably doesn’t come as a shock to you.
The Federalist writer John Daniel Davidson titled his review of Hemingway’s book, “The 2020 Election Wasn’t Stolen, It Was Vandalized.”
The Twitter Files expose some of that vandalism.
Big Tech and the American corporate news media colluded with the Biden Campaign and the Democrat Party to plunder our free and fair elections by any means necessary, including by elevating every negative story about Donald Trump while suppressing anything that would hurt Joe Biden.
The point is that the American corporate media’s hands are not clean and they know it.
The Blue Check journalists aren’t losing their minds over Part 1 because it was especially explosive. They’re losing their minds because Part 1 was only the beginning.
There’s more coming.
Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that Part 2 of the Twitter Files should be released sometime in the next few days.
If I had to guess, I’d say those media hacks screeching the loudest about Part 1 suspect that their names might crop up in the additional releases so they’re doing their best to discredit Taibbi and dismiss the revelations before their participation gets exposed.
And the Twitter Files aren’t just going to be about the 2020 election. You think Twitter’s collusion stopped once Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump?
Oh, no. It continued. There was COVID and vaccine “disinformation” to censor. There were narratives about the “Big Lie” and the “insurrection” to maintain.
After vandalizing the election, Big Tech and the corporate news media continued to collude to help the Biden administration both by acting as propagandists and by helping the White House violate the First Amendment by proxy.
And the last thing these Blue Check journalists want is for their schemes to ever see the light of day.
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