“For censors and political operatives in Twitter,” Turley writes, “Baker likely seemed like a ‘made man’ for a company committed to systemic censorship. He would be working with the chief legal officer at the company, Vijaya Gadde, who functioned as the company’s chief censor. Gadde was widely reviled by free speech advocates for her dismissal of free speech principles and open political bias.”
Of course, Twitter’s rejection of the laptop story was echoed by so-called “journalists” who were all too eager to accept the false narrative that the laptop was “Russian disinformation.” As NPR said after the story broke in the NEW YORK POST, “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.”
The real waste of time would have been listening to NPR. Or getting politics from Twitter. Unless, of course, you just wanted to feel informed while remaining ignorant. Those of us who really want to be informed --- especially before we vote --- should be infuriated.
As you know, the idea that the laptop might have been hacked was just an excuse for Twitter not to go with the story, as they did have a policy not to publicize materials that had been hacked. The FBI knew good and well that it was not hacked, as they had the full story after spying on computer repair technician John Paul Mac Isaac as well as Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and NEW YORK POST investigative reporter Miranda Devine. (That’s how they knew the laptop story would be breaking in October 2020.) The staff at Twitter figured out right away that this was just pretext for quashing an inconvenient story. So it was one of those nudge-nudge-wink-wink situations. And as Matt Taibbi tweeted last Friday, “...No one had the guts to reverse it.”
Although James Baker did NOT hesitate to spread the fake Steele “dossier” story when he was at the FBI –- knowing it could not be verified, even after Steele had been offered $1 million to do so –- he stood in the way of the real laptop story at Twitter, saying in a “privileged and confidential” memo, “I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked. At this stage, however, it is reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted. There are more facts that indicate that the materials may have been hacked, while there are others indicating that the computer was either abandoned and/or the owner consented to allow the repair shop to access it for at least some purposes. We simply need more information.”
One surprising aspect of John Paul Mac Isaac’s story, as told in his highly recommended book AMERICAN INJUSTICE, is that before he passed the contents of the laptop to the FBI, he went through and outlined all the revelations (besides all the porn and drugs) that they would find interesting –- the memos that dealt with the influence peddling, shady business dealings and internal financial arrangements of the Biden family, including then-VP and future President Joe Biden. So the FBI KNEW from the start what they had, and they’d had it for almost a year before the 2020 election. They also had the service slip that showed Hunter had left the laptop for over 90 days and that it was therefore considered abandoned and the legal property of Mac Isaac. And once the story broke, there was also the interview given by former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski.
But as we now know, the FBI was meeting weekly with social media executives, warning of “hack-and-leak” operations “likely” coming in October when they already knew the imminent laptop story was real and not hacked.
And, yes, they apparently specified that the story was about Hunter Biden. They were even lobbying to get social media companies to change their terms of service to be able to do more censoring of content. Big Tech and Big Media were working in service to Big Government --- and, for the most part, still are, with their treatment of the Twitter story. Believe it or not, as recently as Sunday (!), THE NEW YORK TIMES was referring to the laptop as “stolen.”
The major Sunday news shows on ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN devoted a total of seven seconds to the story. Musk called them out.
Here’s how CNN reported the story on Monday. Pathetic.
And the WASHINGTON POST’s condescending attempt to defend itself backfired in an amusing way.
“I just assumed that it was at the bottom of the Potomac,” he said.
For two years, he’s been waiting for justice, he added, “and Elon...has probably delivered me the most justice I’ve been able to witness, and I support him 100 percent. I have no intention [of] revisiting my lawsuit with Twitter, even though now it’s apparent that they were cheating. I don’t want to stand in the way of what Elon’s building over there.”
Speaking of Yoel Roth, he defended suspending Libs of TikTok and the satirical BABYLON BEE. Eye-opening reading...
She also said this focus “won’t do anything to help a single American improve their lives.”
Well, not unless Americans wish to exercise their right to free speech. And here we also have the familiar “old news” dodge. I think this is a bit of “old business” we must take up immediately!
RELATED: There may have been yet another cover-up related to Hunter Biden, this one by the Secret Service. Thanks to the characteristic persistence of Judicial Watch, the Secret Service has finally “found” documents relating to their role in investigating the incident in which Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s brother Beau with whom he had a relationship, threw away Hunter’s .38 revolver. Details here.