Time to Leave Twitter?

Featured image That is what my friend Roger Simon says: “Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to Get Off Twitter.” Whatever Jack Dorsey and his minions dislike, whatever threatens them, is automatically banned or, at best, temporarily tolerated with some supercilious notation about its supposed wrongheadedness. (And they claim they’re a public facility—like the phone company.) Almost never do they say with any specificity why they are censoring. »

Voter Fraud: The Crime That Must Not Be Mentioned

Featured image Following the election, the social media monopolies did their best to ban discussion of voter fraud, lest confidence in Joe Biden’s “victory” be shaken. Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on their platforms’ political biases and influence. I don’t know what to make of Dorsey. He looks like a homeless person and, based on videos I have seen of his »

Big Tech On Trial

Featured image CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee on Big Tech censorship, and its naked support of the Democratic Party. The hearing lasted for nearly four hours. This exchange between Ted Cruz and the apparently homeless Jack Dorsey has been the most discussed moment in the hearing: We may add further clips as they come to our attention. Basically, the Silicon Valley giants are sitting »

Ten Per Cent for the Big Guy

Featured image The Twitter fiasco continues to reverberate. For a while, Twitter suspended the Trump campaign’s account, as well as Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s account and many others, for linking to the New York Post’s story about Joe Biden’s corruption. Republicans have reacted angrily, and Senator Josh Hawley, on behalf of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Crime has requested Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg to appear and testify at »

Ted Cruz Wants to Know

Featured image Today the New York Post published an explosive expose on Joe Biden. Here are some of the highlights: Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post. The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned »

We’re In Good Company

Featured image I wrote earlier about YouTube’s latest act of censorship: they have deleted our video of Heather Mac Donald demonstrating that there is no epidemic of police racism directed at black men. Heather’s conclusion is an indisputable fact, but it undermines a key narrative that the Democrats are counting on in November, so YouTube doesn’t want the word to get out. Social media companies censor all the time. The striking thing »

Conservatives turn to bias-free alternative to Twitter [With Comment by John]

Featured image Given the anti-Trump and anti-conservative bias of Twitter, it seemed likely that an alternative platform would come to the fore. Now, it looks like one has. According to this report by CNBC (which can’t be happy about it), a social medium platform called Parler is suddenly making huge strides. After a Wall Street Journal story reported that Team Trump is looking for alternatives to Twitter and Facebook, and mentioned Parler »

Trump vs. Social Media [Updated]

Featured image Today President Trump signed an executive order intended to address the problem of liberal bias in the major social media platforms. Reporting on the order has generally been poor. This is some of what it actually says, after a long preamble: Sec. 2. Protections Against Online Censorship. (a) It is the policy of the United States to foster clear ground rules promoting free and open debate on the internet. Prominent »


Featured image Earlier today, Candace Owens was banned from Twitter, where she has 2.2 million followers, because she encouraged Michigan residents to go back to work. This was the offending tweet: That reminds us of the fact that the two California doctors who posted an hour-long video on YouTube challenging the government’s shutdown narrative were similarly banned. YouTube has taken down their video wherever they have found it. Yet these are two »

Exposing Liberal Hypocrisy Is Dangerous [Updated]

Featured image Before this New York Post story, I had never heard of Carlos Maza. But a lot of people had; he has 150,000 followers on Twitter and YouTube. Maza is a social justice warrior, and he hates rich people. This is how he describes himself in his Twitter profile: “Marxist pig. Liberal fascist. Queer scum. He/Him. YouTube profits off of hate speech. IG: gaywonk.” He has specialized in exposing the hypocrisy »

Man! I Feel Like a Woman

Featured image The boy Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, says mean Twitter messages made him feel like a woman, bringing to mind (for me, anyway) Shania Twain. But let’s set the stage: President Trump planned a major rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Frey publicly stated that he would like to bar the president from entering his city, but sadly lacks the power to do so–that pesky Constitution again! He »

Twitter Delenda Est

Featured image Twitter must go. It is a threat not only to our democracy, but to whatever sanity our body politic still possesses. The latest instance is that of Dr. Ray Blanchard, one of the world’s leading experts on gender dysphoria. Dr. Blanchard is one of the psychologists responsible for the discussion of gender dysphoria in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard reference work »

Josh Hawley: Let’s have a third-party audit of Twitter

Featured image In a letter to Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, Sen. Josh Hawley has called for a third-party audit of Twitter’s account suspension policies. It’s pretty obvious to conservatives that Twitter blocks more conservative than liberal content and that there is no good explanation for the disparity. An independent audit would either confirm or disprove this suspicion. The immediate impetus for Hawley’s letter comes from Twitter’s treatment of the new pro-life movie »

Tweeting Into the Void?

Featured image Both Paul and Scott have commented on the New York Times leak-story to the effect that after President Trump fired James Comey, the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was a Russian agent. You can’t make this stuff up! Today the president himself got into the act, denouncing the Times and the miscreants at the FBI: Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former »

Time to Quit Twitter?

Featured image I tweet my own posts pretty often, but in the last couple of years have rarely actually gone onto Twitter, mostly because I consider it a cesspool of stupidity and hate. But it has been a useful communications medium for many, including Glenn Reynolds, who had a lot of followers and tweeted often. But no longer: TWITTER’S GONE CRAZY BANNING PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT, so I’ve deactivated my Twitter account. »

Is Trust-Busting the Answer?

Featured image Our friend Glenn Reynolds has an op-ed in USA Today in which he urges antitrust enforcement actions against the dominant tech firms: “Donald Trump must bust Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google monopolies like Teddy Roosevelt.” Roosevelt built a strong reputation by going after the trusts, huge combinations that placed control of entire industries in the hands of one or a few men. He broke up John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, the »

Farewell, Gay Patriot

Featured image Bruce Carroll, the Gay Patriot, was one of the most entertaining voices on Twitter. My daughters loved him, and his tweets often enlivened our family chat system. But Gay Patriot is no more: not on Twitter, anyway, which was his natural home. Twitter has permanently banned him for unspecified “hateful conduct.” Given that Twitter does not ban liberals who engage in hateful conduct like threatening to kill conservatives’ children, it »