“Democratic House member Gerry Connolly hoped to prove that the Twitter Files revelations were merely an exercise in promoting right-wing talking points – that is, until he got schooled by journalist Matt Taibbi, who explained that the Twitter Files revealed efforts to silence voices on both the right AND the left.
Jimmy and Pushback host Aaron Maté discuss Democrats’ clear lack of interest in investigating the Twitter Files in favor of attempting to score cheap political points.”
“We look at today’s hearing by a federal judge in Texas who could restrict medication abortions throughout the United States and revoke the Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval of mifepristone, the abortion medication used in a majority of pregnancy terminations across the country. The Trump-appointed judge has ruled against the Biden administration in numerous cases and is widely expected to favor the anti-abortion side in the case, though an appeal of any ruling is all but certain. Amy Littlefield, The Nation’s abortion access correspondent, says that while medication abortions are still possible without mifepristone, it can be less effective and more painful. “We’re talking about imposing suffering on medication abortion patients across the country,” Littlefield says.”
“The media wants Twitter GONE, because of Elon Musk. Or something. And many, many articles are now being written about how Twitter is “dying” like Tumblr and LiveJournal before it. Meanwhile, Facebook is working on a Twitter competitor. No, ANOTHER Twitter competitor.”
I think it would be okay, if we actually saw any progress on that committee to restore falsely targeted accounts.
That would at least establish a good faith effort on the part of Elon, that he is serious about dealing with the mess created by past twitter admin.
If Elon keeps dragging his feet…If twitter keeps being run like this…If they keep ignoring, or even keep in place this critical problem of targeting and censoring…
…Then it will be no great loss, when twitter goes down in flames.
…It’s sad so many people conspire to fuck up a [once] really good thing…while so many other people don’t even give a shit, so long as it doesn’t infringe on them.
“Robert F. Kennedy jr. is mulling a run for the Presidency and challenging Joe Biden for the Democratic Party nomination. Kennedy admits that the United States no longer has a functioning democracy, and that the Democratic Party is already manipulating the 2024 primaries and refusing to hold debates — all in order to protect Biden.
Jimmy talks to Kennedy about the 2024 race and why he believes he can break through despite the party’s rank corruption and win the nomination as an outsider like a 2024 Democratic version of 2016 Donald Trump.
“House Democrats try to “kill the messenger” with personal attacks against investigative journalists, Matt Taibbi and Micheal Shellenberger, who testified today about the Government agencies colluding with Twitter executives to censor users of Twitter violating the first amendment using tax payer money.”
“There is no more glaring example of Democrats’ abandonment of the working class than the situation faced by the Warrior Met Coal miners in Alabama who have been on strike for nearly two years while receiving little to no support from prominent Democrats in that time.
Jimmy and Seattle City Councilor, activist and dedicated socialist Kshama Sawant discuss Democrats’ betrayal of working people and the need for a new working class party in the United States.
“Robby Soave comments on the Twitter Files exposé that the media widely ignored instances where left-leaning politicians tried to pressure Twitter into censoring information they found unfavorable. Originally aired Feb. 20, 2023”