We’ve seen a lot of takes trying to downplay Elon Musk and Matt Taibbi’s #TwitterFiles, which showed “the Biden team” communicating with Twitter to censor tweets about the Hunter Biden laptop story and Twitter execs coming up with the “hacked materials” excuse after the fact. We’ve seen plenty of reporters repeat the identical talking point about Taibbi doing “free PR” for the world’s richest man on a Friday night. Some have even tried to make Hunter the victim in all this, with Musk smearing a man who struggled with addiction. The usual suspects, like The Bulwark, chided “MAGA activists” for “getting riled up” while “normal humans” were spending the week watching sports.
We do have to hand it to Rolling Stone for coming up with a unique take — according to them, people who used to work for Twitter are calling the Twitter files a “snoozefest.”
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) December 3, 2022
Adam Rawnsley reports:
Responses online amounted to a collective yawn.
“Nice to land and read Twitter files only to find out there aren’t any(?),” one former Twitter employee quipped to Rolling Stone.
Yeah, that’s the story. Rawnsley admits that “the social media platform initially suppressed the story from appearing in its recommendation algorithms but then banned links to the story outright under its distribution of hacked materials policy.” And one nameless former Twitter employee — was he fired or did he quit? — quipped that “there aren’t any.”
That’s says it all about these “former employees” if this sort of stuff is a snooze fest for them, it’s a good thing they no longer work there
— shane (@hoodyavenga) December 3, 2022
goes to show how nonchalant they were about censoring people
— TheOutlanderArt (@TheOutlanderArt) December 3, 2022
They suppressed information crucial to a presidential election for no other reason than to sway the election outcome according to their will & the will of the DNC.
But that's a snooze fest???
There's has to be some federal law on the books that frowns on this kind of stuff. https://t.co/Yil4ZEZhpg
— Scott Johnson (@ruffedge) December 3, 2022
In any conflict, control over the tools of propaganda is essential to success by either side
— Mitch Meyers (@MitchMeyersNC) December 3, 2022
Makes it easy to see what team they play for!
— Jason Hay (@JasonHay15) December 3, 2022
The tabloids hitting hard
— 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝔸𝕝𝕞𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥𝕪𝕍𝕖𝕘𝕘 (@XVeggieManX) December 3, 2022
To be fair, if I were caught doing something evil like this, I'd probably be trying to play it off as nothing as well
— Alex Johnson (@AlexMJohnson573) December 3, 2022
It's a snooze to them, because they already knew.
— Sarena Wiebe (@SarenaWiebe) December 3, 2022
— Random Rationality (@RandomRation) December 3, 2022
Yep, the same Rolling Stone that called the New York Post scoop a vile, baseless conspiracy theory.
Because they're all guilty of the same thing and they have no guilt.
— 𓋹 Luke Pawlowski 🎱 (@managalar) December 3, 2022
When "fight the man" becomes "we are the man".
— Richard (@fastbeemer) December 3, 2022
It’s the first drop of what I assume will be several files. We have no idea what’s to come, but we’re all paying attention.
— Hannah (@HannahSaysNoo) December 3, 2022
They’re attacking it to reduce the possible fallout. Discredit it before even everything is even made public.
— Andree K (@KAndree) December 3, 2022
Same magazine that published that UVA rape article that they so thoroughly researched. Sad.
— Stephen Pleasants (@CriticalStephen) December 3, 2022
It's a sad attempt to bury a truly damning report.
— Deerock69 (@Deerock6971) December 3, 2022
Nothing to see here. Move along.
— _Federalist_ (@_Federalist_) December 3, 2022
Let's be fair here Doc, to those who knew, condoned, then execute(d) these actions it is a total snoozefest especially when their goal is zero attention by others.
The person who wraps the gift is never excited by the opening of the gift, they are excited by the reaction.
— Red Foreman (@DustinBertag) December 3, 2022
A blatant and desperate attempt to minimize the damage this story will cause for "The Establishment". It would be quite funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
— Jonathan D. Cardin (@Daeouse) December 3, 2022
It's a "snoozefest" because they don't believe they did anything wrong.
— Uncommonly Nuanced Otter (@88Otters) December 3, 2022
That seems to be the attitude among mainstream journalists. We all knew this, but that was, like, two years ago. Move on.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2022
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