The Overnight Yawn
I have to be honest. The initial revelations about the Biden campaign getting Twitter to delete and censor were not super revelatory. I know if you are on the right, you’re supposed to be screaming about it all. But, to be honest, there is not a lot there we were not already sure about.
According to Mat Taibbi, to whom Twitter gave access to the materials, both Republicans and Democrats had access points into Twitter whereby they could get Twitter to take down tweets that violated Twitter rules. But, Democrats seemed to have more access points just because of Twitter’s political biases.
Twitter’s rules related to the Hunter Biden laptop story were nebulous and imposed by largely left leaning Twitter employees while keeping Jack Dorsey mostly in the dark about what was happening. Ro Khanna, a highly progressive member of Congress from California, was one of the few voices from the left urging Twitter to back down in the name of the First Amendment.
About all we learned that is new is that Twitter staff largely kept Dorsey in the dark at first. We got confirmation their processes were nebulous, on the fly, often contradictory, and pretty inconsistent with a bias towards the left.
Again, a lot of this stuff we knew or suspected, and Friday night was mainly a vindication of our priors. We can extrapolate that the Biden campaign behaviors went into the White House, and undoubtedly, Twitter paid even more attention to requests, given those requests came from the government.
The really interesting stuff was the mainstream media reaction.
They not only acted with outrage that this stuff came out, but they seemed downright frightful about further revelations.
Given what came out, you’d think they would be laughing about a nothing burger.
Instead, they are squealing like stuck pigs attacking Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi for the data dump. The level of groupthink in the outrage suggests many of them were on some Slack channel somewhere preparing together. It also suggests there is much more to come that will be interesting.
Given the reaction of NBC News’s “disinformation team,” I’m suddenly very curious to see if we get any reveals of their conversations with Twitter.
Again, given what was revealed, the outrage is disproportionate to the revelations, and that suggests there are surprises and big reveals to come.