A Twitter without Instapundit is like a ship with no sail.
Ok, fine, that’s super melodramatic but this stinks. As Twitchy readers know, mouthy but informative (and doggone it, highly entertaining) Conservative pundit, Jesse Kelly, was magically and permanently suspended yesterday due to the dreaded ‘multiple violations’ excuse that Twitter uses when they can’t really explain why the account is suspended but it sounds better than, ‘Because we felt like it.’
Typically it means the person was spam or mass reported … not that this editor has any experience with that.
Anywho, Instapundit aka Glenn Reynolds deactivated his very popular account in protest of Twitter’s recent banning frenzy of Conservatives:
BREAKING: Law professor Glenn Reynolds (instapundit) has deactivated his account after Twitter has continued to crack down on only conservative accounts.https://t.co/jRuxnw5eUC pic.twitter.com/9MpNxCa0P7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 26, 2018
Twitter Gone WILD!
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 26, 2018
But Jack assured everyone they don’t block accounts based on content or ideas.
He promised even.
[email protected] was one of my first follows. Following him is like following about 15,000 people. Nice work, @jack. I assume you had a staff meeting to find new and creative ways to screw up your company and you nailed it.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 26, 2018
When thoughtful, responsible conservatives like @Instapundit are voluntarily leaving @Twitter, you have to wonder if Twitter hasn't jumped the shark. @Jack should be paying attention, unless he just wants Twitter to be a place for SJWs to conspire. https://t.co/PsKyOvJRbp
— Tom Giovanetti 🗽 (@tgiovanetti) November 26, 2018
Insty gave a bit more detail as to why he deactivated:
On his blog, @instapundit has added an update on his leaving Twitter, and honestly, he says things that I have been thinking too. I'm still hooked, but I'm poking around looking for a new online home. (I've been online since 1985, parts of me only live online, so I need a place.) pic.twitter.com/aArWhx6LYI
— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) November 26, 2018
Like we said above, this stinks.