That escalated 🙃
Two of the most blatant and harmful Kremlin propagandists on the “left” side of the horseshoe took shots at me over the last couple of days on Twitter. Both Matt Taibbi and Jimmy Dore thought they could own this particular lib. I’m not going to pretend I didn’t enjoy it. Here’s some background on “tankies.”
The “Twitter Files” is just Musk’s psyop to distract people from what really happened on Twitter before he owned it, and to give himself an excuse to turn Twitter into 8chan.
Matt Taibbi was in charge of “Twitter Files #15” for Elon Musk which was all about cherry-picking emails from Twitter executives to allege they were overzealous in their concerns about Russian interference and blames a data analysis tool called “Hamilton 68” for a “new McCarthyism.”
So I did a counter-thread.
Matt Taibbi objected with a classic straw man where he intentionally conflates “Russian influence” and “Russian propaganda” with literal Russian citizens.
The vast majority of Russian influence in America comes from compromised Americans, as Matt Taibbi knows because he’s one of them.
It’s fascinating that Kremlin apologist Matt Taibbi’s whole thread is based on emails collected from the guy who oversaw my illegitimate ban from Twitter, Yoel Roth. Taibbi is trying to spin Roth’s comments to “prove” liberal bias, when, as I know from direct experience, the truth is quite the opposite.
But the tankie attack didn’t stop with Matt Taibbi. Horrific tankie propagandist Jimmy Dore got mad when I tagged him while tweeting about Nancy Pelosi’s would-be hammer assassin David DePape and took the opportunity to spread more lies.
Jimmy was intentionally sending his cultish followers to try to intimidate or silence me. I got several hundred replies from his fans. These are mild ones.
You may be surprised to learn that I did not, in fact, back down from propagandist Jimmy Dore. When the video came out disproving Jimmy’s lies about “gay hammer sex” I took the chance to ask him to make a correction. So far no luck.
For the record, I repeat: If you do not need to use Twitter, you should abandon it. There are still good people on Twitter and I’m grateful for my friends and followers there, but it is being turned into a neo-Nazi radicalization engine in front of us.
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Jimmy Dore somehow brain wormed my brother. Hope he's not among those now attacking you over calling out that red-brown turd. I mean, if Dore's not being paid by the Kremlin, he should be. How to explain that since my bro started following Dore he thinks Hillary is Satan incarnate and Putin does bad stuff mainly because ...well...Hillary and the Dems pushed him into it...or something like that. I don't get the appeal of Dore. I found him obnoxious from the first time I ever saw him.
I did think it was kind of cool when he threw a drink at Alex Jones when Jones and Stone crashed the YT set at RNC '16 (I think it was). Now I wonder if that was all just staged, political theater.