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Apr 14 6 tweets 4 min read
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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Mar 23
I’ve got some professional news, and I figured what better way to share it than with a 🧵.

In the coming weeks I’ll be joining the @FreeBeacon as a staff writer focused on the media.
I’ll be writing about many of the same topics I have been as a freelancer for the last couple of years: media bias, the stories the media won’t cover (and why) and what it all means, plus focusing on political and media hypocrisy.
And, yes, the 🧵threads🧵 will continue, don’t worry. Plus thinking through creative ways to reach a wider audience - on and off Twitter - with them.
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Mar 17
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Then // now
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Mar 14
The man who was fired for baselessly suggesting someone was a Russian asset is back in the media for…baselessly suggesting two people are Russian assets.
Never forget: Image
I had forgotten how funny “Peter S and his lover, the lovely Lisa Page” was Image
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Mar 10

President Biden recently said “it’s simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production.”

I figure the fact checkers likely won’t touch this one, so I did the homework.

Biden’s claim isn’t true. I explain. ⤵️
Just two weeks ago, Biden froze new drilling permits and stopped leases on federal lands because a court ruled that they couldn’t use an elevated “social cost of carbon” to make it more difficult to drill.

Instead, they shut the whole process down: nytimes.com/2022/02/20/cli…
This opposition to domestic energy production isn’t new. When Biden first took office, he moved to ban new oil and gas leases on federal land (a huge slice of US energy) via executive order.

The measure was eventually stopped by the courts. nytimes.com/2021/01/25/cli…
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Mar 4
How it started // how it’s going
If you’ll permit me the soapbox for a second: this is why energy independence - something we recently had! - is so important. It means we aren’t beholden to other countries to keep the lights on here.
A lot of countries who have oil, in case you hadn’t noticed, aren’t exactly stable members of the global community. Russia & Iran are autocracies. Saudi Arabia has a legal system ripped from the Dark Ages.

We don’t have to rely on them doing the right thing if we’re independent.
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Mar 2
Incredible. Biden spends at least a third of his speech on foreign policy and @FareedZakaria says that we needed *more* of it.
We’ve had record numbers of overdose deaths each of the last two years in this country but the tv talking head set wants to know more about how Biden will make them feel good about Russia and the enemies of democracy wherever they may hide.
Did no one tell David Axelrod that we are not, in fact, at war in Ukraine…?
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