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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Twitter's censorship problem is on the left

WKRP in Cincinnati was a fun sitcom in the 1970s, a tribute to AM radio in the 1960s. It was also informative. It taught me that turkeys cannot fly. One serious episode concerned censorship. A group convinced Arthur Carlson, the station manager, to ban lewd songs.

There went Donna Summer's career.

Then they objected to one song too many, and Carlson said to heck with it. You can never satisfy censors, you only appease them.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, was an infant when the show began. I wish he had watched it in reruns because he is learning the hard way about censorship.

Before the election, Dorsey appeased the left by shutting down the New York Post's account over stories that proved Hunter Biden is on the take raking in millions for him and his father.

After the election, the Senate called him in and he apologized for being a jerk.

In an editorial, the New York Post said, "Jack Dorsey is finally starting to admit Twitter’s censorship problem."

The Post then went through its ordeal with Twitter.

The editorial ended, "The first step to fixing a problem is admitting it exists. Maybe Dorsey is almost there."

Oh, Dorsey knows that he censors. He will admit that because there is no penalty now for censoring conservatives. That is not a problem. If he ticks off a few conservatives, so what? He does not care. We can go to Gab or Parler, but we do not matter to him. To him, we are just a bunch of little old ladies in tennis shoes. We are not his target audience.

His real problem is now that he has started, he cannot stop censoring.

Once you dance to the left's tune, the music never ends. Oh the tune and the tempo change, but you can never stop dancing.

Meeting their demands was a poor decision because appeasing the left is an endless chore that eventually wears one out. Their demands are ever-changing. They will never be satisfied because what they want is control. The outcome is unimportant.

Dorsey may think he is in charge, but he is not. The left is.

There will always be one more thing he has to change -- one more hoop he has to leap through -- one more request to fill -- one more demand to meet. The left loves power and making the head of a multi-billion-dollar company their flying monkey is an awesome power.

Arthur Carlson got off the hook easily. His censors were conservatives. They forgive. Plus, he was a fictional character, which always helps in real life situations.

Dorsey has made a pact with the devil. He will never be free.

45 comments:

  1. The turkeys thrown out of the helicopter was a classic. Quiz of the day...what song was it that pushed Carlson to say "no more censorship"?

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    1. Ding, ding, dong... We have a weiner!!!! See what I did there BJ54? Back to the Al Dick jokes.

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    2. yeah they claimed back in the 70s that if you played a part of stairway to heaven backwards you would hear ‘all hail to my sweet Satan.’

      The electric light Orchestra was accused of this so they actually did put a backward message on one of their albums face the music. If you played it backwards it would say

      The album is reversible, but time is not. Go back. Go back.

      I miss WKRP, Bailey Quarters, and the 70s - not disco - it was a lot more fun back then, when we only had four channels and had to get out of our chair to change them.

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    3. I have that album but nothing to play it on :)

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  2. Wild turkeys, at least, do fly. Just not much and not often. Domesticated not so much. I'm surprised you, as a country, or at least rural, boy do not know this. If they couldn't fly they would be dead.

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    1. Wild turkeys protect themselves through camouflage, as their feather array resembles tree bark.

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    2. Anyone who's tried hunting wild turkeys knows that it's not easy. No comparison to the domestic farm animals.

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    3. My Pop and I would hunt wild turkeys in NE Oregon. Black powder. Two things yes they can fly and no they are not stupid.The turkeys here are the Rio Grande sub-species from northern New Mexico. They do quite well they even are problem in town,but so are deer, coyotes and cougars...

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    4. We have a flock of wild turkeys living near us. They absolutely can fly. I've seen them do it.

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    5. Wild turkeys sleep in trees. Among other things, It protects them from some predators.

      Turkeys have amazing senses of vision and Hearing. If they could smell worn a darn, they would be near impossible to kill while hunting. They are amazing to hunt. Not stupid in the least.

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    6. Ok,ok, we were talking about domestic turkeys. You know Butterball and all that stuff...ing. If it's Wild Turkey we are discussing, let's all raise our glass of good ol' 101 and toast to the Don! Or we can digress back to Al Dick jokes!

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    7. Don't discount the wild turkey's wingspan...One decided to cross the road in front of my big ol' wide '99 GMC Suburban >>> So, it took flight and blotted out the daylight blackening the entire windscreen. I have hunted greater Canada geese, yet the wingspan of this thing rivaled a bald eagle's...Huge!

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  3. He's going to find out the hard way. Seen this many times in management types of situations. Someone thinks he can "triangulate" between honest people and lying, advantage-seeking t*rds... first alienating the honest people for his not standing up for them, then alienating the t*rds when he tires of them and tries to stop delivering for them.

    One of the better (but largely-forgotten) Civil War songs, "Always Stand on the Union Side" contains this excellent piece of advice:

    Tis better in defense of truth,
    To be both brave and bold;
    Than side with traitors and at last,
    Be "left out in the cold!"


    Excellent life advice.


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    1. Mark Twain was more succinct. "When in doubt, tell the truth."

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    2. Admit you're in doubt. Then work through that doubt.

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  4. I am a pretty easy going person who doesn’t wish bad things on others. I make exceptions. Twitter, Facebook and google are evil. They may be the most powerful companies ever. I would love for them to crash and burn, taking their evil executives with them.

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    1. Not only are they going to crash and burn, the whole globalist agenda is. Sidney Powell is unleashing the Kraken this morning as I type this.

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    2. I agree: totally evil.

      Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai are all on the Left, all globalists, and none of them give a damn about people like us.

      All of them are evil, all of them think they know better than we do what's good for us. If they were on fire, I'd toss them a match. No, I'd toss them a whole book of matches!

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  5. Twitter has shown that Dorsey is not in control. They've no management controls to limit the abuse random employees can do to users or what can be censored.

    And 15-yr old girls consider Twitter lame. It's popular with the Chattering class. Just as Facebook is popular with old people. According to the trend setting teenage girls.

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    1. I bet the average 60 Minutes viewer is about Leslie Stahl's age.

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    2. I learned about Facebook from my then high school nephew in '06, when he said how lame MY Space was, every kid was now using this 'The Facebook'. Social Media platforms will go away replaced by new...Zuckerberg's misogynistic site rating coeds was just an outtgrowth of paperclipped opinion bools in my middle school, where each classmate had a page with their name on it and each classmate used a corresponding number to their name, to list their number under someone's comment written on the student's page (today's fb likes). zb

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  6. I wonder what would happen if Don put this post on Twitter?

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    1. Well, if Jack's sensors allowed it, which seems highly unlikely, at any rate, it would carry the "this claim about twitter is disputed" banner.

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    2. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW DISPUTED CLAIMS ABOUT TWITTER ARE NOT TRUE.

      :-)

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  7. So Jack made a pact with Satan and it might not work out long term?

    Zero sympathy here.

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  8. “Once you dance to the left's tune, the music never ends. Oh the tune and the tempo change, but you can never stop dancing.”

    Okay, this one makes it into my “Book of Anecdotes and Aphorisms” (with full attribution, of course 😉).

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    1. Heh. Puts me in mind of the closing dance of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."

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  9. BAM!

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/19/watch-live-trump-campaign-holds-press-conference-to-outline-viable-path-to-victory/

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    1. Rudy was on fire. You can hear the anger in Sidney's voice, and rightly so.

      With all of the evidence of mail-in ballots, the lack of GOP observers watching the counts, along with the servers seized in Germany (and Spain?), there will be reckoning coming!

      Never bet against Trump! And his team of lawyers.

      Biden will NEVER be POTUS. Suck it, leftist MSM (I'm looking at you George Stehadufalous). Suck it good! Suck it hard!

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    2. I feel here that the key is to convince a court that the evidence adds up to sufficient probable cause to obtain and execute the search warrants that will prove conspiracy. Only with such proof will the Supreme Court invalidate all or parts of the election.

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    3. I hate to mention the trolls (heh, where are those idiots?), but last week when the Trump administration started their counter attack, and it was mentioned that mail-in and absentee ballots dated after the polls closed were ordered by SCOTUS to be segregated from the other such ballots submitted prior to polls closing. The stupid trolls stated there was no way that they could be separated from the count, when they were brazenly mixed in. Well, to them I offer this from a lawyer who possesses common sense:

      "As a lawyer, one thing that has struck me about about the Left's reaction to it all has been non-lawyers and non-election-fraud experts talking about how Trump has "no chance" to succeed in his suits. I mean, I can understand why the corporate media and lawyers for Biden would be so dismissive publicly---they are paid to engage in such pro-Biden PR puffery--but lots of name-but-unpaid TDS sufferers with no legal experience are claiming legal expertise on the matter."

      Yeah, like the idiotic trolls have any legal expertise, or expertise on ballot fraud period. Just remember, the trolls are stupid, so, ignore them. But laugh at them daring to spew their pretend expertise on all matters of vote fraud.

      Bwahahahah!

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  10. Like most on the Left, Dorsey is happy to appease the Left. He's on their side and it doesn't cost him anything to do so. Congresscritters call him in. He looks sheepish and apologetic in a Rasputinal sort of way. And then he goes home/s and rolls in money figuring out how to screw some more enemies of the Party.

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