It’s A Shame That Twitter Is Such A Deliberate Enabler Of Single Party Rule, A Hypocritical Speech Censor And An Enemy Of Democracy, Because There Is A Lot You Can Still Learn There….

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1. For example, you can learn that CNN is just as untrustworthy as Twitter is….

CNN tweet3

Only occasionally I wish I had the complete absence of a life necessary to hang around Twitter and make trenchant, witty and withering responses to something like that tweet, which show either an epic lack of self-awareness by the tweeter, or a deep, deep belief that its consumers are complete idiots. I vote for the latter.

Here are some of the responses:

  • “It’s a show where they just run the @CNN logo for the hour”
  • “It’ll be a useless conversation if you fail to examine the role of @CNN in fueling and sustaining the division for ratings and profits”
  • “Any final shred of CNN sense of self-awareness was apparently surgically removed years ago.”
  • “Your fucking network, that’s what!”
  • “Here’s a good place to start: CNN covered up the mass killing of thousands of NY seniors because it has an anchor who is brother to sociopath.”

2. You can learn that many conservatives don’t comprehend the concept of “ethics”…

Tweet re Greene

Rep. Greene’s old tweets and Facebook posts, as she has already demonstrated repeatedly, accurately reflect her complete lack of fitness to be in the House. This is a legitimate subject for concern for all citizens. The attitude that one must ignore and even support unethical conduct by one’s own “side” is unethical itself, and leads to chaos and ethics rot culture-wide.

3. Back to CNN: you can learn that the lack of a tweet can be as eloquent as the posting of one.

Kenosha had experienced arson and riots after Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer though the facts of the case indicated that Blake was dangerous, resisting arrest, and already facing rape charges. Nevertheless, the Washington tweeted that Blake was “an unarmed Black man

in order to stay loyal to its party’s Black Lives Matter support and that organization’s racist agenda. Blake himself had admitted in a “Good Morning America” video that he had a knife, and the Post finally had to stop lying. It posted,

Post Blake tweet

CNN’s Jake Tapper, however, continued to push the “unarmed black man” lie. All the better to divide America politically!

Yet no similar apology or retraction has yet been tweeted by “The King of Truth”…

Tapper King

9 thoughts on “It’s A Shame That Twitter Is Such A Deliberate Enabler Of Single Party Rule, A Hypocritical Speech Censor And An Enemy Of Democracy, Because There Is A Lot You Can Still Learn There….

  1. “The attitude that one must ignore and even support unethical conduct by one’s own “side” is unethical itself, and leads to chaos and ethics rot culture-wide.”

    Is that what David Reboi was doing? I don’t know that he is saying Greene should be ignored but ignoring some of the other positions and only focusing on Greene’s idiocy may not be a valuable use of time. Stephanie Ruhl posited it might be necessary to conduct drone strikes to kill domestic terrorists – think about that . I try to look at things on a continuum. I suppose one could claim it is a rationalization such as there are worse things but I tend to see things in terms of degrees of harm.

    No doubt Taylor Green is a whacko but I can say the same thing about others. Jack said “Rep. Greene’s old tweets and Facebook posts, as she has already demonstrated repeatedly, accurately reflect her complete lack of fitness to be in the House. That may be true but it is an opinion. Fitness for office or lack thereof is determined by the voters is it not? How many times has that been said here when rebutting those suffering from TDS? If I lived in Georgia and had to make a choice of who I would vote for I can only say that “it depends on the opponent”. Sometimes the lesser of two whack jobs is strategically necessary.

    Until, the current crop of elected leaders choose to work for American interests instead of their own political interests using Machiavellian ethics we will keep electing the likes of Greene, Waters, and the guy who thinks Guam will tip over.

    • Well, I was ready for that point. Greene provides a perfect cheap shots for those who want to criminalize her entire party and conservatives generally to make her their ugly face, just as AOC and the Squad have been used to characterize the Democratic party. But that Party has refused to condemn that collection of communists, racists, bigots and anti-Americans, so the association isn’t completely unfair.

      Greene is a representative, not a President. She may be “fit” to represent the constituency of fools who elected her, but that doesn’t make her fit for the job of a national legislator.

      I consistently objected as unethical to those who used “he’s not fit” to justify trying to overturn the election, or to prevent Trump from doing his job. Then he deserved the chance to prove he WAS fit, which he did, in some ways, and did not in others.

      This is January, the first month of Greene’s term, and she has already filed an unethical impeachment bill worthy of Democrats, and earned TWO incompetent elected official of the month nods based on what she has done since being elected.

      Meanwhile, presumably Republicans and the “chattering conservatives” can chew gum and walk at the same time. Pointing out that a Republican is an embarrassment and should be tutored and taken in hand does not stop legitimate criticism of the other “side.”

      • The chattering conservatives don’t walk and chew gum at the same time, though. This happens all the time. Left wing pundits and politicians go off the rails saying racist, antisemitic or totalitarian things, so the progressive chattering heads point at something like Green’s idiocy, and then conservative chattering heads spend all day, every day condemning it into the ground. It does stop legitimate criticism of the other side.

        Condemn all the whack jobs equally, or shut up about the whack jobs entirely. There are bigger problems than idiotic tweets to talk about, and those bigger problems are what I want focused on.

        Green is a crazy person. She thinks stupid, crazy things. Got it. Agreed. Now can the media talk about some of the crazy people on their side? Nope.

        If it doesn’t go both ways, then I don’t care what the crazy people said. It’s been agreed that it is allowed. If things are not universally wrong, then I’m not playing the selectively wrong game. It just descends into a conversation about how bad, and evil, and crazy conservatives are in a 24/7 hatefest. I’m tired of it.

        • If it doesn’t go both ways, then I don’t care what the crazy people said. It’s been agreed that it is allowed. If things are not universally wrong, then I’m not playing the selectively wrong game. It just descends into a conversation about how bad, and evil, and crazy conservatives are in a 24/7 hatefest. I’m tired of it.

          Double standards asre a threat to standards.

      • I would not publically chastise an employee or coworker. The pundits push R’s to condemn other R’s publically but not D’s. This is part of the game plan, use people in the same party to condemn another member which gives credibility and then smear all the members of the opposition with the allegations leveled at the condemned.

        There are ways to mold colleagues to behave more appropriately without giving ammo to the opposition.

        House leaders and potential leaders need to show some of these newbies that they are harming the conservative agenda with their antics. If they don’t want to play ball as serious legislators then they need to know the leadership will work to find a better candidate to primary them.

        • I agree: the job of Greene’s colleagues is to address the problem forcefully, privately and professionally, and the role of the “chattering” critics elsewhere is to steel their spine so they actually do it, unlike, for example, the irresponsible Democratic leadership who have allowed “the Squad” to behave abominably.

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