'Journalist' Gets the John McClane Treatment After Sudden Discovery About Twitter's Rules

Actor Bruce Willis' character "John McClane" from the 1988 movie "Die Hard." (Credit: 20th Century Studios)

In the aftermath of what was arrogantly dubbed the “Thursday Night Massacre” by self-important journalists who Twitter CEO Elon Musk temporarily suspended on grounds they were trying to do end-runs around Twitter’s policy on doxxing users, you’d think that the journos might have calmed down a bit considering their accounts were restored far quicker than conservative accounts were under the old regime for doing much less.


But as of this writing, the wailing and gnashing of teeth from our intellectual betters in the press continues, as evidenced by a recent tweet from former Vox.com writer Aaron Rupar, one of the most notoriously dishonest people on the social media platform.

Rupar was one of the media figures Musk suspended Thursday. Miraculously, not long after his account was restored, Rupar seemed to have had an awakening with regards to that feeling one gets when access to their account has been snatched away from them for what feels like arbitrary reasons.

“The rules are so vague you can get banned for anything, which is probably the point,” Rupar whined.

Now keep in mind that Rupar knows good and well he was suspended for violating Twitter’s privacy policy – which Musk updated, as he noted in a piece he wrote for his Substack newsletter:

But apparently, in Rupar’s view, he should have been considered an exception to the rule because he is an “independent journalist” who admittedly relies heavily on Twitter to promote his work. Relatedly, I should point out that a deceptively edited video clip Rupar shared on his Twitter page in March 2021 nearly got a Georgia sheriff’s deputy fired.


What about his livelihood, Aaron? Or did that not matter to you?

In response to Rupar inadvertently admitting that he now knows how conservatives felt in the Dorsey/Roth era of Twitter, where we know that conservatives and other like-minded individuals were routinely flagged, suspended, and or banned for daring to engage in WrongSpeak — and sometimes at the behest of federal intelligence agencies and Democratic lawmakers — some conservatives gave Rupar the John McClane treatment:

“Welcome to our world, pal,” conservative commentator John Hawkins wrote in reply to Rupar. “Except for us, it was on every social network except Twitter until Elon took over. Enjoy the new perspective on how the other half lives.”

“Welcome to the party, pal” refers to this famous scene from the classic 1988 Christmas movie (?) “Die Hard”:


In case there’s anyone out there who feels one iota of sympathy for Rupar’s journalistic plight (and one that he will undoubtedly cash in on at a later point), take note of this:

Yeah … no.

Under the previous Twitter “leadership team,” Rupar routinely got away with things conservative accounts would have never been allowed to slide on. That he was suspended Thursday by Musk was long overdue. Now Rupar knows how it feels to have to worry about whether his access will be restored.


Will this mean Rupar has learned his lesson? Of course not. He’ll just keep on doing what he does, because apparently clicks and RTs from like-minded “reporters” and appearances on far-left networks are far more important than journalistic integrity.

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