Twitter Suspends Former Trump Official and Internet Watchdog for Comparing Brian Stelter to Pulp Fiction Character

Apparently, it’s very very bad to make fun of CNN’s Brian Stelter on Twitter.

So you probably shouldn’t share my story in which I call him a “simpering potato” for not only not asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki any real questions when he was interviewing her, but playing a lapdog role, asking her things like how could media be better at covering the Biden team. Now, I generally don’t like to call people names; I reserve it for when they really deserve it, like Brian.


Stelter got a lot of backlash from folks who thought his bootlicking was ridiculous.

Former Trump administration staffer Will Upton compared him to The Gimp from Pulp Fiction.

That got Upton suspended by Twitter. He appealed and won, arguing that nothing in that violated Twitter’s terms of service.

But, in the meantime, Internet Accountability Project founder Mike Davis came to Upton’s defense with this tweet where he apparently committed the same crime of comparing Stelter to The Gimp.

Then he was suspended, also when nothing in the tweet violated the Twitter terms of service.


Imagine if that qualifies as “hateful conduct.” They’d have to suspend everyone’s Twitter account.

They released him a little earlier today from Twitter jail after he appealed.

So what rules did they actually trip? That rule that one should not mock a CNN anchor, even when he so richly deserves it? I’m not sure where in the TOS I see that admonition. But there does seem to be an unwritten rule: Thou shalt not offend the Democratic narrative/liberal media.

The response when it’s so obviously wrong, as here, is frequently “whoops, mistake.” But sorry, that doesn’t fly. The “mistake” seems to always be largely against those on the right. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

This is the second time that Twitter has suspended Davis. His prior tweet was also not violative of the rules in any way.

But probably not the best idea to go after the founder of a group against Big Tech censorship. Needless to say, it doesn’t make him more of a fan.

From Fox News:

“I’m clearly on their target list because I launched the Internet Accountability Project and we’ve been highly successful in getting conservative lawmakers and influencers to change their position on antitrust on Big Tech,” he reasoned.


The IAP issued a statement on Davis’ suspension that you can see here and calling for Big Tech’s immunity to end.

“The reason that Big Tech has the power to cancel conservatives and other everyday Americans with whom they disagree is because they have too much government-sponsored power. And they have this power through the government’s decision to grant Big Tech antitrust amnesty and Section 230 immunity, both of which must come to an end.”


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