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Notes on the Twitter Files (15)

Featured image Matt Taibbi has posted the fifteenth installment of the Twitter Files. It is a thread that comes in 42 tweets that can be accessed via the first (below) or read in unrolled form via the Thread Reader app here. 1.THREAD: Twitter Files #15MOVE OVER, JAYSON BLAIR: TWITTER FILES EXPOSE NEXT GREAT MEDIA FRAUD pic.twitter.com/bLRpDpuWql — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 27, 2023 Taibbi’s thread addresses the Hamilton 68 “dashboard” fronted by »

A Twitter Files footnote (7)

Featured image Maria Bartiromo interviewed Matt Taibbi on a segment of her Sunday Morning Futures show this week. I have posted the video below. The segment provides a highly condensed summary of what we have learned so far. Outside the world of the New York Post and FOX News the Twitter Files revelations have been given the silent treatment except insofar as the mainstream media outlets have devoted themselves to trashing Elon »

Notes on the Twitter Files (14-A)

Featured image Matt Taibbi has posted a 10-part supplemental thread to the fourteenth installment of the Twitter Files. The supplemental thread can be accessed via the first tweet in the thread (below). Bruce Golding covers the thread for the New York Post here. 1.TWITTER FILES: Supplemental More Adam Schiff Ban Requests, and "Deamplification" — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 13, 2023 In this thread Taibbi devotes special attention to the dogged efforts of »

Notes on the Twitter Files (14)

Featured image Yesterday afternoon Matt Taibbi posted a 40-part thread that stands as the fourteenth installment of the Twitter Files. It can be accessed via the first tweet in the thread below. The thread is unrolled here on the Thread Reader app. Taibbi comments on the thread in the related post at his TK News site on Substack in “America Needs Truth and Reconciliation on Russiagate.” 1.THREAD: Twitter Files #14THE RUSSIAGATE LIESOne: »

Notes on the Twitter Files (13)

Featured image Elon Musk opened the Covid-related records of old (pre-Musk) Twitter to Alex Berenson. Berenson has posted a 29-part Twitter thread conveying his findings. The thread can be accessed here. I have embedded the first tweet in the thread below. 1/ For those of you who'd rather see the whole Gottlieb #TwitterFiles in a thread… here goes! On August 27, 2021, Dr. Scott Gottlieb – a Pfizer director with over 550,000 »

A Twitter Files footnote (5)

Featured image RealClearPolitics reporter Paul Sperry was suspended from Twitter a few months Adam Schiff sought his banning as a result of his entirely accurate reporting for RCP. We learned of Schiff’s behind-the-scenes efforts in part 12 of the Twitter Files per Matt Taibbi. Now Sperry explains and responds in the fantastic New York Post column “How Democrat Adam Schiff abused his power to demand I be kicked off Twitter simply due »

The Twitter Files so far

Featured image I have followed the Twitter Files as posted by Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, Bari Weiss, and David Zweig in a series of Notes on the Twitter Files. Taibbi has now posted a set of capsule summaries of each of the 12 installments posted on Twitter so far at his TK News site on Substack. It is posted here in accessible form. Most of Taibbi’s posts at TK News are behind »

Notes on the Twitter Files (12)

Featured image In the twelfth of the Twitter Files threads Matt Taibbi documents the central of the FBI. Students of James Joyce’s Ulysses may think of it as the Omphalos Ultimatum. The thread consists of 40 tweets that can be accessed via the first (below). The thread is unrolled here in the Thread Reader app. 1.THREAD: The Twitter FilesTwitter and the FBI “Belly Button” pic.twitter.com/nfOGQGlvUM — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023 »

Notes on the Twitter Files (11)

Featured image Matt Taibbi posted two more Twitter Files threads yesterday afternoon. They are the eleventh and twelfth such threads posted by the journalists to whom Elon Musk has opened the files of old Twitter. Taibbi has taken the lead in documenting The eleventh thread includes 33 tweets that can be accessed via the first (below). 1.THREAD: The Twitter FilesHow Twitter Let the Intelligence Community In — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, »

A Twitter Files preview (2)

Featured image Matt Taibbi has reviewed additional sets of Twitter Files and will post threads summarizing his findings just in time to disrupt my holiday weekend. At his TK News site on Substack, he previews his findings with a focus on the government-related issues that have been the subject of my interest. He anticipates that “the broader picture will eventually describe a company that was directly or indirectly blamed for allowing Donald »

A Twitter Files footnote (2)

Featured image I think the ongoing story of the Twitter Files reported by Matt Taibbi et al. as a result of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is the most important story out there. The dissolution of our southern border by the Biden administration ranks up there with it. The stories share something in common. Both have received similar treatment by the mainstream media. That would be the silent treatment. Take the Star »

Notes on the Twitter Files (10)

Featured image David Zweig posted a tenth set of Twitter Files in a 41-part thread yesterday. This set is addressed to Twitter’s moderation of Covid issues. Zweig summarized his findings in the first of his 41 tweets. 1. THREAD: THE TWITTER FILES: HOW TWITTER RIGGED THE COVID DEBATE – By censoring info that was true but inconvenient to U.S. govt. policy– By discrediting doctors and other experts who disagreed– By suppressing ordinary »

VDH: On the FBI’s drivel

Featured image Victor Davis Hanson comments on the FBI statement responding to the Twitter Files last week: The FBI on Wednesday finally broke its silence and responded to the revelations on Twitter of close ties between the bureau and the social media giant—ties that included efforts to suppress information and censor political speech. “The correspondence between the FBI and Twitter show nothing more than examples of our traditional, longstanding and ongoing federal »

Notes on the Twitter Files (9)

Featured image Matt Taibbi delivered part 9 of the Twitter Files as a Christmas Eve special last night. Part 9 is an important contribution to the series. I think readers can access the thread beginning with the tweet below, although I can only pull up the first 30 tweets at this point. 1.THREAD: The Twitter FilesTWITTER AND "OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES" — Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 24, 2022 When I read the thread »

A Twitter Files preview (1)

Featured image Explaining the disruption of his professional routine, Matt Taibbi explains: “The reason for all this of course is the Twitter Files story.” Responding to the FBI’s drivel, Taibbi adds this preview to what we have seen so far: This last week saw the FBI describe Lee Fang, Michael Shellenberger and me as “conspiracy theorists” whose “sole aim” is to discredit the agency. That statement will look ironic soon, as we »

Notes on the Twitter Files (8)

Featured image Lee Fang has made a previously unannounced appearance as chronicler of the Twitter Files. He posted part 8 here yesterday. Who is Lee Fang and what is he doing here? This is the beginning of Fang’s thread with the subject heading and topic sentence. 1. TWITTER FILES PART 8 *How Twitter Quietly Aided the Pentagon’s Covert Online PsyOp Campaign* Despite promises to shut down covert state-run propaganda networks, Twitter docs »

The Post on the Twitter Files

Featured image Through the Twitter Files we have learned in some detail how the FBI and the intelligence community conspired to suppress the New York Post’s October 2020 reporting on the Biden family corruption. Jesse O’Neill reports on the latest revelations in the New York Post story “FBI pressured Twitter, sent trove of docs hours before Post broke Hunter laptop story.” The Post also runs the valuable companion editorial “Evidence shows FBI, »