Update - Matt has posted the whole thing on his site now. Hello friends, I’d hoped to send you off for the weekend with a story but instead, I got distracted by the breaking news that Matt Taibbi is releasing the internal documents on the Hunter Biden laptop story. They’re unfolding in real time.
Matt has posted the whole thing on his site:
There will certainly be a backlash against Taibbi (it’s already happening) but Musk couldn’t have chosen a better journalist to write this story. He is a truth teller.
What a crazy fucking couple of hours it's been following this on Twitter.
You should share all of your Twitter comments with the followers.
Sasha, I just want to tell you how much your substack has meant to us who feel so abandoned and dismayed by our former (liberal) friends and family. Also, Matt is great but he needs women like you to really get the word out. Thank you.
The following comment isn't directed at you Sasha or anyone else that has taken the slight risk of disbelieving our beloved media: How you like them apples? Paying attention now?
The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it ✝️🌹🇺🇸. Enjoy your weekend 🥰
In Note 32, Ro Khanna seems far more interested in backlash to Biden than defense of First Amendment. I disagree with what I think is Matt’s inference that Ro was defending First Amendment because she explicitly refers to backlash.
Thanks for the head’s up, Sasha. Your “Elon trying to save Democracy ‘ article could not have been more timely. Cannot wait for your follow-up that puts the released Twitter files in context. Hoping this is a real turning point of some sort.
Let the light shine in.
Taibbi is great
Interesting. Matt just posted on Substack that he had a breaking story that he was going to post on Twitter, but not (yet) on Substack.
I’ve never been on Twitter. Should I be?
Sounds like something of a palace revolt or an actual revolution there in the inner sanctums of Twitter. May yet be some serious "blood" -- figuratively speaking at least -- in the streets before the dust settles.
About time -- as JFK put it, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
En passant and FWIW, I had been defenestrated by the Star Chamber there at Twitter -- twice -- and had recently asked to be reinstated; new broom and all that. But seems the previous cuts weren't deep enough since I had been told, once again that:
"Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct."
Largely because I had fallen afoul of the Tranish Inquisition there for this tweet:
@MuertoPirata @Cane_the_femboi @CritFacts What? What 'doesn't work like that'? And which 'joke'? Young's quip about 'identifying as dogs pissing on fire hydrants'? Seems right on the money, an accurate analogy for the idiotic & quite demented claims of #TransLoonie nutcases. Are transwomen females or not?"
The rather cogent and quite prescient tweet of Cathy Young that I had linked to and quoted:
Something of a major heresy there at Twitter to even suggest that transwomen are most certainly not females.
“December 2021) Institutional corruption is a phenomenon in public bodies that has been defined by the UK Independent Inquiry into the Murder of Daniel Morgan as placing the protection of reputation above fidelity to the truth, especially in the context of an independent or public inquiry.” Twitter practiced institutional corruption. It’s not illegal but is unethical for sure.
This breaking story is disjointed and v hard to follow (on Twitter). Why would Matt be the mouthpiece for Elon? This is puzzling.
As an infrequent Twitter user, why is all garbled up? Whenever I see these "Tweet 1 of n" type threads they usually show up in order.
This is all jumbled up whether I am on iOS or laptop. See the first 8 tweets, then 10 random people reply, then tweet 12 (missing tweet 11), then random replies, then jumps to tweet #20-#25, more random replies, then missing tweet #11 shows up, etc.
Is how these types of tweets start out and later the server organizes them? Or is a professional tweeter like Taibbi making mistakes? Or something else?
I am posting this here to add to the discussion about what Twitter has been since our government(using Twitter) took out Mubarak and Quaddafi in 2011/12. I have followed the following author since he was way in front of the media during the Trayvon narrative build by the media. He is not wrong about these things very often and I think he was a high level DC insider or Wall Street guy.
Please give this a read at least for a broader picture. There are supporting links at the bottom. A lot is explained here that makes sense; I think Musk is finding out now what he is getting into. Pray for the guy.