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December 16, 2022

Laugh of the Day: There's a whole lotta screamin' goin' on, because Elon Musk has suspended the Twitter accounts of several journalists at CNN, MSNBC, the WASHINGTON POST and THE NEW YORK TIMES.

As reported late Thursday night by Trace Gallagher, media critic Steve Krakauer had seen that several accounts were suspended and had tweeted in response, “This is outrageous.” Krakauer retweeted Jason Kint's comment on the suspensions, “I don’t know what happened here, but if @elon musk doesn’t fix this within the hour with an explanation by morning, I’ll be on Capitol Hill tomorrow demanding that he be hauled in front of Congress.”

CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, whose is now suspended from Twitter, went on the air to speak of “the potential chilling impact this might have for freelance journalists, independent journalists...” That is just so funny.  I wonder how many of these suspended 'journalists' ever showed concern for the “chilling effect” that banning conservative journalists caused.

NEW YORK TIMES reporter Trip Gabriel tweeted, “Musk is a blatant hypocrite when it comes to free speech.”

But Elon Musk tweeted this explanation: “Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not.”  He said that reporters were violating the rules by tracking his location and tweeting or re-tweeting it, offering what he characterized as "assassination coordinates."

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  • Gerard Glynn Traigle

    12/17/2022 01:10 PM

    Anyone giving out details related to a person's whereabouts is in violation of many Privacy Act & Laws around the Country. So he has every right to band such reports. Would you want just anybody to know your location at any or all times?