I'll be on Fox's MediaBuzz show at 11:40 am ET, on the latest proof of the authenticity of the Hunter Biden docs that Facebook & US media suppressed, as well as USA Today's attempt to prevent people from raising legal funds, part of media's ongoing targeting of private citizens:
Columns like this one from Maureen Dowd continue to confuse what the Biden story was about. Nobody responsible cares about Hunter's drug use or consensual adult sex. Only issue was his influence-trading in Ukraine & China & Joe Biden's involvement:

Pretending that the Biden laptop story was about sex or drugs is utterly deceitful. A person's addiction struggles & consensual adult sex is not news. The story was (and is) about financial corruption. And there's *zero* doubt the docs were authentic:

At this point, the bigger part of the Hunter Biden story -- bigger than what the docs revealed about Bidens' influence-peddling in Ukraine & China -- is how Silicon Valley giants censored the story. Who can justify that election interference & censorship?

In response to the above tweets and article, and my discussion of it on Fox today, I'm seeing that many liberals do not know Twitter and FB joined to suppress discussion of the Hunter Biden reporting. At the time, journalists *cheered* this censorship:

I really do not understand how one can identify as a "journalist" and think it's a good, healthy, or justifiable event for Silicon Valley giants to use their tech to block pre-election reporting. I get that some found flaws in the reporting, but this?

The ongoing attempt by journalists at major outlets to place themselves off-limits by claiming it's "abuse" or "harassment" to criticize their work is bizarre, and a total perversion of both journalism and the prevailing power dynamic:

These journalists are distorting the classic journalism decree -- comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable -- to turn *themselves* into the victims, into the "afflicted" which the *public* must comfort. They attack private citizens, then self-victimize, using sexist tropes:
Journalists at major outlets wield immense power. They can shape discourse, propagandize the public and ruin people's reputations and lives. Increasingly, they use that power not against power centers but private citizens, and much worse, insist that the real victims are them.
Here's a video excerpt of my discussion this morning about the bizarre and contemptible campaign of journalists with major media outlets to cast *themselves* as marginalized victims in order to render criticisms of their work by the public off-limits:

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2 Apr
My debut column for @CartaCapital -- on how so many of the crises in Brazilian democracy with Bolsonaro can be traced to the unjust 2016 impeachment of Dilma and the corruption of the "anti-corruption" Car Wash probe -- is now available in English:

The column also describes my own involvement in Brazilian journalism and what led me to use my platform to start reporting on Brazil. 🇧🇷
I have lots of great interviews lined up for next week to talk about my new book -- about Brazil and my experiences with Bolsonaro doing the reporting we did -- that will be out on Tuesday. Given everything that's going on there, the timing is perfect.

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2 Apr
Hilarious attempt by @mattyglesias to deny the reality that MSNBC (and CNN's) ratings are plummeting with Trump gone: he cites the first quarter, which includes January when Trump was still in office, with the Capitol riot & impeachment trial. Try looking now:
That MSNBC & CNN's ratings are plummeting with Trump gone is an indisputable fact that, evidently, only @mattyglesias is denial about:

WashPost, to its credit, published a long article showing the data manipulation that Matt "Data Journalist Explainer" Yglesias just tried to peddle. They all had a ratings boom in January *because of Trump* - election fraud claims, Jan. 6, impeachment. Now it's all collapsing.
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1 Apr
The issue with @ACLU is a bit more complex. They still have a few great lawyers who do old-school civil liberties work independent of partisan agendas. But the ACLU hides that work because they're so dependent on liberal donors, and because the dominant faction there opposes it:
ACLU still does stuff like represents NRA against NY State's attempt to destroy it. They represent @Snowden; still represent white supremacists' free speech & condemn Assange's prosecution. But they mostly hide rather than promote that. And it's increasingly just a liberal group.
From what I hear, one of the best reporters at the NYT is doing a big examination of the internal changes & factional conflicts within the ACLU: how liberal activism & Dem partisanship are drowning civil liberties. I examined some of that here:

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30 Mar
"Many of those who invaded the halls of Congress on Jan. 6 are likely to get little or no jail time.....almost a quarter of the more than 230 defendants formally and publicly charged so far face only misdemeanors."

More here from the @washingtonpost on how judges are growing increasingly angry with attempts by prosecutors to imprison the Jan 6 protesters prior to trial, since so many of them used no violence or force: just strolled in as part of a protest:

The media/Democratic narrative that this was a "coup" or "insurrection" or existential threat to the Republic was the same kind of moral panic hysteria that reigned during the first War on Terror. What happened to the "insurrection"? It just vanished.

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30 Mar
Bolsonaro yesterday forced out *six* of his ministers: including Defense Secretary, Attorney General-equivalent, and Foreign Minister. His Health Minister "resigned" last week. Part of it is an effort to consolidate control over the military as his presidency is shaken by crises.
As is typical for Brazilian politics, there's no pat explanation or unifying narrative. Lots of moving parts. But that's a lot of political instability for a country which is plagued with what is, by far, the planet's worst COVID crisis.

Major political crisis in Brazil right now. After 6 of Bolsonaro's ministers were fired or quit yesterday, including his Defense Minister, the 3 top military commanders - the heads of Army, Navy & Air Force - just quit in protest, leaving Bolsonaro very isolated but dangerous.
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29 Mar
Journalists Attack the Powerless, Then Self-Victimize to Bar Criticisms of Themselves

Powerful media figures now invoke sexist and racist tropes to cast themselves as so fragile and marginalized that critiques of their work constitute bullying and assault.
The *only* purpose of that @USAToday article -- like so many from CNN, NYT, Daily Beast, etc. -- was to ruin the lives of powerless private citizens: prevent them from raising donations for their legal defense!

Then these bullies turn around and self-victimize to bar criticism.
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