"There's A New Sheriff In Town": Twitter Nukes Liberal Pundits From Platform

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 - 02:40 AM

Twitter on Thursday evening began purging reporters from major media outlets, just one day after new owner Elon Musk changed the platform's "anti-doxxing" policy in response to a "crazy stalker" who climbed on the hood of a car carrying his two-year-old son.

Those kicked off the platform include:

  • Keith Olbermann of MSNBC
  • Ryan Mac of the NY Times
  • Anthony Webster of Bellingcat
  • Donnie O'Sullivan of CNN
  • Micah F. Lee of The Intercept
  • Matt Binder of Mashable
  • Drew Harwell of the Washington Post
  • Aaron Rupar of his mom's basement

Also booted was the official account for Twitter competitor Mastadon, which earlier in the day posted a link to track Musk's private jet.

It was unclear what prompted the suspensions, though it appears they are related to doxxing - current or in the past.

"Same doxxing rules apply to “journalists” as to everyone else," Musk said on Thursday evening, adding "Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not."

"They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service," Musk said in a subsequent tweet.

Aaron Rupar said in a statement to CNN's Oliver Darcy: "I never posted anything Elon Jet related or that could violate the policy about disclosing locations. Unless the policy is that you criticize Elon and you get banned."


Interestingly, the Washington Post's resident trust-fund snitch Taylor Lorenz deleted her 'entire archive and took her account private,' according to The Federalist's Sean Davis.

Corporate media has framed this as Twitter suspending journalists "who have been covering Elon Musk and the company."

A spokesperson for the NY Times said that the suspensions were 'questionable and unfortunate,' and said that no explanation was provided.

"We hope that all of the journalists’ accounts are reinstated and that Twitter provides a satisfying explanation for this action," said Charlie Stadtlander, communications director for the Times.

Some aren't taking the news well...

Oh Jason...

As expected, the reactions have been flying!