Elon Musk has done it again. He’s managed to make all the right people mad, this time by releasing the internal files detailing Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
As RedState reported, though, things go even further than that, with the Biden administration directly colluding with Twitter to do its bidding for political purposes. That follows another recent revelation that the FBI was also working with social media companies to suppress the Hunter Biden bombshell.
As expected, instead of reacting with horror at the corruption (and collusion) that existed on social media during the 2020 election, “journalists” are trashing Musk for daring to expose all this. Transparency is bad again.
Speak* truth** to*** power.
**selective leaks from the richest man in the world
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 2, 2022
Ben Collins is the dumpster fire of a reporter who completely botched the Q-club shooting in Colorado, originally making all kinds of wild claims about him being a far-right purveyor of conservative thought. Yet, once the news broke that the shooter was actually non-binary, Collins quickly shifted gears, still blaming the right, but this time for supposedly having bullied the shooter. Heads I win, tails you lose.
Here, he’s going after Matt Taibbi, who received the Hunter Biden files in question and did a long Twitter thread on them. So let me get this straight. NBC News’ supposed disinformation reporter is not mad that something that was true was suppressed. Instead, he’s mad that the details of how that happened are being revealed. Makes sense.
Then there’s the most predictable take of all coming from Bulwark hack Tim Miller. Apparently, the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop were “revenge porn.”
Matt Taibbi is very upset that the Biden campaign asked a platform to take down some revenge porn targeting the candidates son.
I’m sure matt would be totes cool with people tweeting out his adult kids dick bc they didn’t like him and would not ask his buddy Elon to help. https://t.co/MyfmBe1c91
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) December 3, 2022
Taibbi is blowing the lid on the fact that the Biden team was colluding with Twitter to have inconvenient tweets removed, an incredibly improper act. The fact that it happened behind closed doors makes it even more so. Despite that, Miller is describing the Hunter Biden laptop as “revenge porn” as a way to defend a campaign coordinating with a social media company to suppress politically damaging information.
One, it’s not revenge porn because that’s not at all what revenge porn is, and misusing the term is stupid. Two, does anyone want to take a guess as to whether Miller would have that same opinion if we were dealing with one of Donald Trump’s sons?
Meanwhile, others delivered the same type of consternation, writing snarky headlines in an attempt to downplay what Musk has released.
Also have seen highly salty responses from Mother Jones, Daily Beast, and other outlets that went very heavily in on Russiagate and/or initial dismissal of the Biden laptop as Russian disinformation.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) December 3, 2022
We can all see what this is. Musk laid bare exactly how the sausage is made in Washington, with Democrats directly working with private companies to censor information and gain an advantage politically. You’d think the news industry would be happy to receive that level of transparency.
That they aren’t happy about it shows exactly what the press is, which is simply a conglomeration of partisan outlets looking to put their collective thumb on the scale to help Democrats win elections. They are used to playing gatekeeper and deciding what constitutes a ball and strike. Musk has blown up their monopoly, and watching them freak-out over it is glorious.