by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Derek Hunter writes at TownHall.com about the Twitter files he anticipates in the days ahead.
I truly do believe in conservative principles which dictate a private company can do pretty much whatever it wants. They should, however, be honest about it. Twitter was not. At least under the old leadership.
That leadership should be investigated to see if any of them committed perjury. It’s not enough that they lied or misled, it’s whether or not they committed perjury. There’s a difference and that difference is important. …
… [W]hat is unique is how so-called journalists are reacting to it. They have spent years denying what everyone saw happening, pretending the very idea was beyond the pale. Now they’re pulling the “Everyone knew it was happening, they were open about it” card. Or at least trying to.
Unfortunately for them, the Internet is forever. We saw them, we heard them, and we remember them. And, if you’ll allow me to speculate there, I suspect we’re about to find out a lot more about them and what they did. …
… While I’ve never threatened any of them, having your lies called out not only with facts and sources but also with a big attitude and unfriendly adjectives has to be annoying. That a lot of people would amplify that and continue to remind them of just how awful/stupid they are likely only added to their annoyance. This makes me think there will be a treasure trove of emails from those “journalists” drawing the attention of Twitter executives to the “harassment” they faced at the hands of people unpleasantly disagreeing with their politics. That’s the real gold yet to be mined.
Forget about banning Donald Trump, which has been covered more than the JFK assassination, the real issue is how many people with a job to report the news were busy behind the scenes trying to silence Americans, high profile or not.