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Okay, some of these are too good.

Quick 🧵 of the wackiest @elonmusk potentially buying Twitter takes vs. what those folks had to say when Twitter booted President Trump. ⤵️
From Twitter is a private company “to which the 1st Amendment doesn’t apply” to “this is what oligarchy looks like” in the twinkling of an eye.
Live by the tweets, die by the tweets, @mmpadellan.
We sure went quickly from Twitter can do “whatever it wants to” because “that is its freedom of expression” to living in “the last evening in a Berlin nightclub at the twilight of Weimar Germany,” @jeffjarvis.
My personal favorite: Schrodinger’s private corporation. When it does something @maxboot likes, it can’t be questioned.

But when it goes against Boot? Cue political outrage.
I…don’t really have anything to add to this from @David_Leavitt

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More from @DrewHolden360

Sep 28

The FCC is trying to bring back net neutrality. In 2017, the media & Dems declared that repealing the rules would destroy the internet. Instead things got better. Me for @FreeBeacon

Do you remember the takes? I do. Follow along⤵️
You really can’t overstate how ridiculous the coverage was. This was @CNN’s homepage when the rules were rolled back. Image
And it wasn’t just CNN. Here’s @NBCNews who said it would sever the internet lifeline for lgbt people. Image
Read 15 tweets
Sep 14

There’s media bias, and then there’s a press actively pushing government propaganda because the president told them to.

Today we saw perhaps the most egregious recent example of the latter. Follow along ⤵️
Yesterday the White House sent out a memo to heads of major media organizations telling them to more aggressively defend the president as he faces impeachment.
Rather than be insulted that the president would presume to use the American press as his mouthpiece, the media largely obliged.

Just look at this from @CNN.
Read 18 tweets
Aug 30

Before the fires were put out in Maui the media had already blamed the disaster on their pet issue: climate change.

I want to walk through some of the coverage b/c the way it’s bad is emblematic of how the media (wrongly) covers climate. @FreeBeacon
Maybe the clearest example comes from @nytimes.

In explaining how lush Hawaii had become the site of a disaster, they declared it was “as straightforward as it is sobering” - climate change.

It wasn’t. It was messy, and multicausal, and complicated. As disasters often are.
Similar theme here from @TheAtlantic. Perhaps it is a warning - about the role of human error and corporate failure and bad local policies.

But it isn’t a warning about how climate change is “accelerating” at all. Image
Read 10 tweets
Jun 21
The media has gotten to the bottom of who the real victim is in the charges against Hunter Biden: Hunter Biden himself.

Me for @FreeBeacon. A few real gems 🧵ed below.

There was a lot of “this isn’t a big deal because it’s happened before!” takes. This from @USATODAY is my second favorite. Image
And that’s because @AP likening Hunter’s travails to the misadventures of Teddy Roosevelt’s young children has to take the top spot. ImageImage
Read 6 tweets
Jun 20
It has been 82 days since @ddale8, @CNN’s presidential fact checker, has fact-checked Joe Biden, the president.

In the interim, he has fact checked Republicans 29 times, and former President Trump 18 times.

What gives? @FreeBeacon freebeacon.com/media/daniel-d…
I know that there’s been some Trump news in the interim, but not all of those 29 checks seem mission critical. ImageImage
Especially because there is a sitting president who is saying things that aren’t true - even other mainstream outlets are pointing it out. ImageImage
Read 6 tweets
Jun 1
When Donald Trump walked slowly down some wet stairs the entire mainstream press lost its mind. ImageImageImageImage
Have we tracked down an explanation of Biden’s fall yet @washingtonpost? Image
As always. @JRubinBlogger Image
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