We covered the story yesterday of how Twitter had locked out sports journalist Jason Whitlock because he criticized BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors in a tweet, noting how she bought a $1.4 million home in the very white area of Topanga Canyon. He also noted that the area has a “black population of 1.4%,” then said, “She’s with her people.” Twitter claimed that just saying that alone violated the rule against disclosing “private information.”
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) April 9, 2021
Whitlock never posted any street address or anything that actually qualified as “private.”
Twitter removed the tweet saying it violated the rules. Whitlock spoke with the Daily Mail yesterday and said that his account was locked around 4 pm Friday. He explained Twitter told him that he had to delete the tweet. Whitlock said that “BLM is one of Big Tech’s sacred cows.” He also thought “Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me.”
Obviously, the purchase was discussed widely on Twitter and many people shared the information without incident, so it would seem that Whitlock was targeted. He may have been mass reported by BLM supporters, but there was no justification for it. Curtis Scoon of Scoon TV also reported that he was locked by Twitter for the same thing although he’s now been restored. Whitlock then appeared with Scoon on his Youtube channel to discuss what had happened.
Whitlock said that he was “still in Twitter jail,” he hasn’t posted since his account was locked. “I won’t post bail. I’m not sure if I’m going to post bail,” he said. He said he can’t remove the tweet anyway since Twitter already did it. But Whitlock said that he had done nothing wrong. He spoke to the point about how only 1.4% were black. “I find it hypocritical,” Whitlock declared. He said they already “disappeared” the tweet so he can’t even do that. So he said he was going to sit back and do nothing and see where this story goes. “I’m going to play Nelson Mandela in the Twitter jail,” Whitlock pointed out Cullors was Marxist, and Marxists “want the state to own all the property, but she’s out buying property all across the country. She’s acting like a capitalist.” As we reported over the weekend, Cullors had actually acquired four houses since the start of BLM, 3 in the Los Angeles area and one in Georgia, totaling $3.2 million in value. She’d also started a consulting business with her spouse, basically selling social justice. Whitlock said BLM founders like Cullors were “making millions of dollars off the backs of these dead black men who they wouldn’t spit on if they were on fire and alive. It’s sickening to me.”
Twitter didn’t respond to the Daily Mail’s request for comment.
So, Twitter, what’s the justification for locking out Whitlock and Scoon? Do their black lives and opinions matter? There was no private information. Unless “private information” = pointing out what hypocrites BLM are. We pointed out how George Washington professor Jonathan Turley was highlighting what happened as one more sample of Twitter appearing to insert itself politically and take a side. This is just the latest example.
The relevant part is from about 32:32 to about 58:00. They both do a great job breaking BLM down as completely false and using the deaths of black men for their own gain. Also, there is a great breakdown about police encounters before 32:32.