Taibbi and Shellenberger Take the Twitter Files to Congress

This is the big one.

We’re blowing the lid off the Dems and their censorship, once and for all.

New York Post:

Journalist Matt Taibbi eviscerated Twitter and other social and mainstream media outlets during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, saying their collusion with the federal government over “disinformation” had created “a form of digital McCarthyism” in the 21st century.

“Effectively, news media became an arm of a state-sponsored thought-policing system,” Taibbi, 53, told members of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in his opening statement.

“We learned Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other companies developed a formal system for taking in moderation ‘requests’ from every corner of government: the FBI, DHS, HHS, DOD, the Global Engagement Center at State, even the CIA.”

Taibbi — who along with fellow reporters Michael Shellenberger and Bari Weiss was granted access last year to Twitter’s internal communications by CEO Elon Musk — said his “Twitter Files” investigation revealed that the social media giant collaborated with the US government “to turn the internet into an instrument of censorship and social control” as part of an “anti-disinformation” push.

He said the so-called “Twitter Files” found the government’s actions pose a “grave threat to people of all political persuasions,” citing the suppression of The Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.

“It’s not possible to instantly arrive at truth. It is however becoming technologically possible to instantly define and enforce a political consensus online, which I believe is what we’re looking at,” Taibbi told Congress — a reality, he said, that Shellenberger has termed the “Censorship-Industrial Complex.”

Taken as a whole, the social media companies’ commitment to policing free speech, Taibbi said, violates the original purpose of the internet.

It has basically nullified the internet.

I watched some clips. It’s whatever.

The funniest thing was that disgusting yenta Washerwoman Schultz saying that Taibbi is just in it for the money, which really did seem like some kind of joke. She was like “so, you make money by working, huh? That’s very convenient.”

I also liked when some black bitch pronounced “Binance” like I will always pronounce the name of Jay-Z’s fat wife.

But yeah, overall, I mean. I already knew all this stuff was happening, because I am the most censored person on earth.

It’s really just exhausting to talk about it at this point. On some level, sure, I’m glad it’s now a matter of public record that the government is doing the censorship. But I also know as an absolute matter of fact that Democrats do not care, and actually support the government silencing people they disagree with.

This ultimately amounts to just more of this “oh, now we’ve proved the Democrats are wrong!” stuff that simply does not do anything. Frankly, I look at this, and it looks like a net negative. You’ve got the smooth talker Jim Jordan up there making it look like the Republicans are doing something by “exposing” the FBI – but what are they doing to stop this from happening? Elon Musk isn’t working with the FBI as the head of Twitter, but the FBI is still running the censorship for Facebook, Google, etc. and Republicans are not going to do anything about that.

Instead, they are going to “own the libs” by proving them wrong. The libs will not admit they are wrong and will instead simply laugh at Jim Jordan. But the Republican base will celebrate the fact that Jordan owned them, even though he is doing precisely nothing to stop the Democrats from doing what they are doing.

Once again: the real enemy is not the Democrats, the Jews, the FBI, or whatever. The real enemy is Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, Jim Jordan, and the rest of these Republicans who refuse to do anything to stop the Democrats and their agenda. We don’t have any other way of stopping them other than the Republican Party using its power in the government to stop them, and instead of stopping them, the Republicans do these big circus shows to keep proving them wrong over and over again.

Do you see how this is all just very pointless?

Taibbi and Shellenberger seem like good guys. I’m not criticizing them. I’m sure they would like to see the Republicans do something to stop this censorship from happening.

Shellenberger called for truth and reconciliation, which would be real.

We would all like to see that. The entire right-wing.

But the Republicans are never going to do that or anything else. They are going to act like proving the Democrats wrong is doing something, as the Democrats continue to do whatever the hell they want with virtually no resistance from the GOP.

Fast talker Jordan is a major boon for these people. This guy does literally nothing, ever. But he talks like a radio host!

It’s exhausting and I’m sick of talking about it.

Here’s the full hearing, for anyone who cares.