Washington Post pushes Twitter, Facebook to silence Milloy

Reposted from Junk Science

Steve Milloy,

Below is today’s Washington Post article (Web | PDF), where as it turns out, ‘climate misinformation’ is meant to mean Steve Milloy’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Who else drives the bad guys this crazy?

Here is the WaPo attack in relevant part:

Here is the offending tweet referenced by the WaPo:

Is any of that false? Let’s see.

Colorado has a long history of natural drought. Here’s a reconstruction of the past 1,200 years. Note Line F.

La Nina can heighten the chance of drought.

Drought-causing La Nina can be triggered by solar activity… as per this 2020 Washington Post report.

Was the fire ‘manmade’?

There was an early report of a downed Xcel Energy power line. But that has been doubted as the downed lines were actually telecom lines.

But there have been no reports of lightning, so manmade is looking like the only explanation.

So my tweet hit on all cylinders and is hardly “false” or “misinformation.”

Backing up my hypothesis is the report below volunteered by a local. I confirmed the basic facts for Boulder: Rainfall in 2021 was significantly higher than average (20.68 vs. 18.1) — despite the drought of the past few months.

So why would the Washington Post launch such a nasty and baseless attack?

Early this week, I tweeted about the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang total forecasting fail concerning this week’s East Coast snow storm.

Ouch. I guess that one hurt someone’s feelings at the Washington Post. They say ‘payback is a bitch’ but here payback is just silly.

Finally I would note that the Washington Post went to both Twitter and Facebook to seek redress about my “bad” behavior.

Both seem to have declined to take action as of now. Good for them.

But I would note that Facebook has been forced to admit that its climate “fact-checking” is just its “opinion.” Here’s an excerpt from Facebook’s answer to John Stossel’s defamation complaint:

The same would apply to Twitter as well.

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Tom Halla
January 7, 2022 6:10 am

Facebook is using the Rachel Maddow defense, that they have so little credibility that a label of false is just obviously an opinion.

niceguy
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 7, 2022 9:24 pm

The Rachel Maddow defense but not the Infowars defense, so I guess MSNBC is now legally, officially, a really literally truly less credible outlet than Infowars. For real. In a literally literal way.

David Elstrom
January 7, 2022 6:14 am

Censorship is the leftists admitting defeat. There are no logical arguments, so try to silence truth tellers.

Steve Case
Reply to  David Elstrom
January 7, 2022 6:37 am

Censorship is the leftists admitting defeat. There are no logical arguments, so try to silence truth tellers.
________________________________________________________________________

Uh, I’d say it’s part of the plan, the USSR, China, N Korea, Pol Pot, Cuba, etc. they all engaged in censorship.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  David Elstrom
January 7, 2022 6:43 am

No. It simply means they feel safe openly advocating it. People don’t move from argument to censorship because argument fails; they make that move when prior arguments have created a climate where censorship no longer seems so unreasonable. The next stage is openly promoting legal prosecution of those disseminating “harmful” misinformation.

Steve Case
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 7, 2022 7:08 am

 The next stage is openly promoting legal prosecution of those disseminating “harmful” misinformation.
______________________________________________________________

There are more than a few Green Mobsters who have suggested legal action.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Steve Case
January 8, 2022 8:29 am

It’s about control.
“The Hockey Stick” was just a lever.
Silencing the opposition is the MO of “The Cause”.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/washington-gov-inslee-wants-to-make-lying-by-officials-about-election-results-a-crime

alastair gray
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 7, 2022 7:09 am

Unfortunately I think you are right Alan. They want censorship but we do remember the Nazi book-burnings so they don’t want to move too fast lest the masses see through their ghastly plans.

We must accept that the green lobby is getting stronger and they are so entrenched and control so many propaganda levers that we can not fight them on the basis of reason, fact or science.

Any rational plan for a fightback against the forces of unreason? Where is John Galt when you need him?

michael hart
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 7, 2022 7:12 am

Exactly, Alan.
Like the answer to the question “Why do dogs lick their bollocks?”.
Because they can.

alastair gray
Reply to  michael hart
January 7, 2022 9:57 am

How about fighting fire with fire. If we all join Facebook and Twitter and pump out fake news on climate matters that is manifestly complete bollocks then we could debase the currency of twitter fake news.

For example global warming is causing more holes in socks.
Climate change is causing politicians to lose credibility with their constituents.
Atacama desert draughts prolonged because of AGW,
Pyramids shrinking due to AGW
CO2 causes genital warts
Climate change is causing an epidemic of transgender people who either do or do not menstruate more than most.

Trouble is you will always find that most of the nitwits will actually believe you.

TonyG
Reply to  alastair gray
January 7, 2022 10:26 am

Trouble is you will always find that most of the nitwits will actually believe you.

I once posted a distorted image of cars on a Las Vegas freeway and said that “global warming is melting the asphalt in Vegas”.

You are absolutely correct with your statement.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  alastair gray
January 7, 2022 11:10 am

But you have to have peer – reviewed journal articles and refereed conference papers to support your claims.

James Stagg
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 7, 2022 8:33 pm

<Make them up as you go along!

Rocketscientist
Reply to  alastair gray
January 7, 2022 11:34 am

That’s why we retreat into towers when the nit wits rise. Somebody will have to teach them how to draw the sword from the stone once again.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 7, 2022 8:47 am

“The next stage is openly promoting legal prosecution of those disseminating “harmful” misinformation.”

Hasn’t that already occurred, de facto, in Australia with the case of Dr. Peter Ridd?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 7, 2022 2:41 pm

People don’t move from argument to censorship because argument fails; they make that move when prior arguments have created a climate where censorship no longer seems so unreasonable.”

I think both things can and have happened in our current political environment.

Joseph Zorzin
January 7, 2022 6:20 am

“… from which he has shared false or unproven information about global warming and its effects…”

But, NOTHING is proven regarding global warming and its effects. There are theories and models but no proof. Ergo, the WP should be demanding an end to all accounts by ALL “climate scientists” and any and all commenters on the subject.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 7, 2022 9:13 am

I wouldn’t elevate AGW to the level of theory. Nothing more than hypotheses. There is no coherent AGW theory. For proponents, if you believe otherwise, please state precisely what it is, and we’ll show how it’s been falsified.

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Redge
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 7, 2022 11:13 am

My thoughts exactly

John Andrews
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 7, 2022 2:39 pm

“But, NOTHING is proven [true] regarding global warming and its effects.”

You cannot prove a theory is true. You can only show that it is false.

2hotel9
January 7, 2022 6:22 am

It is Bezos’ beatch so of course they do as he orders them to. Yet again irrefutable proof that when all you have is lies you just keep screeching them as loud as you can.

AGW is Not Science
January 7, 2022 6:34 am

The censorship of “big tech” is disgusting, especially when all the “climate misinformation” is the shit they promote as being “factual.”

Derg
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
January 7, 2022 7:20 am

Kinda like the “vaccine”

🤔

Rud Istvan
January 7, 2022 6:40 am

This nicely illustrates why TMTG, now headed by Devin Nunes, is valued at over $4 billion despite not yet have commenced operations.

Dr Ken Pollock
January 7, 2022 6:57 am

One small comment on Washington Post. Some years ago, it ran a “fact check” on President Trump. They claimed that Trump was wrong to say the the Paris agreement said that $100bn would be committed to the third world every year from 2020. The WaPo claimed in its “fact check” that the figure was $10bn.

I challenged them on that and told them that it would take 30 seconds to read the webpage and demonstrate that Trump was right. They gave me the email addresses of the two authors of the piece, but neither replied to my challenge.

So much for the Washington Post and truth. And they challenge Steve Milloy???

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
January 7, 2022 9:59 am

You can’t challenge a “fact checker” because, by definition, they are always right! Just another con to fool the foolish people that use social media and/or read the Washington Post.

Ed Reid
Reply to  Paul Penrose
January 7, 2022 11:59 am

The “fakecheckers” are merely checking narrative compliance. Unfortunately for them and us, the narrative is not factual. If it were, it would be a very different narrative.

Independent
January 7, 2022 7:17 am

So why would the Washington Post launch such a nasty and baseless attack?

Because that’s what they are paid to do, produce propaganda to advance the chosen narrative and attempt to discredit any opposing arguments. You can tell they consider that their job because they do it 24/7/365. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a slimy outfit of contemptible liars like the Washington Post has anything to do with actual journalism or truth.

fretslider
January 7, 2022 7:22 am

The worst possible form of climate heresy is open mockery – and being seen to be right, too.

They have to have tight control of information to keep people in line, or on narrative. It is this dominance/influence over people that leaves little room to question authority, but rather to conform.

 The word pathetic springs to mind where the Washington Post is concerned.

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Michael in Dublin
January 7, 2022 7:31 am

So the WP reporter froze his butt off when he was caught in the snowstorm with his pants down.

Senator Tim Kaine being trapped overnight in a snowstorm in Virginia needs to happen to many of these journalists before they learn to appreciate global warming.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 7, 2022 8:04 am

More “global warming”…

RECORD SNOW FROM WA TO NY–100 MILLION AMERICANS UNDER WEATHER WARNINGS; JAPAN DEMANDS EXTRA ELECTRICITY AS FRIGID LOWS SWEEP THE COUNTRY, RECORD SNOWS SNARL TOKYO TRANSPORT; + “EXTRAORDINARY” SNOWFALL EVENT BESIEGES VANCOUVER ISLAND
January 7, 2022 Cap Allon
…realities that I’m sure will awake the public from their mass psychosis of hysteria and panic predicated on the failed hypothesis that planet Earth is burning up. [Who am I kidding with that…?]

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 7, 2022 11:14 am

Allan, it’s just weather.

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 7, 2022 10:43 pm

My last three papers nail the Climate and Covid scams.

It’s not satisfying to make correct predictions when they are ignored and the worst outcomes still happen. Schlachthof 6.

SCIENTIFIC COMPETENCE – THE ABILITY TO CORRECTLY PREDICT
by Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., October 20, 2021, Update November 8, 2021
http://correctpredictions.ca/

CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET
A Climate, Energy and Covid Primer for Politicians and Media
By Allan M.R. MacRae, Published March 21, 2021, Update 1e published May 8, 2021
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset-update-1e-readonly.docx

THE CATASTROPHIC ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (CAGW) AND THE HUMANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISES ARE PROVED FALSE
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., January 10, 2020
https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/the-catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming-cagw-and-the-humanmade-climate-change-crises-are-proved-false.pdf

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 7, 2022 1:28 pm

Record for what? One day? I’m in Western Washington, we had snow starting Christmas Day, it was nowhere close to a record.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 7, 2022 11:01 pm

Read the above-referenced article and other recent articles at electroverse.net

The popular hypothesis is catastrophic human-made global warming – that is NOT happening. There was some mild, naturally-caused warming, but it ended years ago.

The global warming alarmists have made 48 fully-expired, failed predictions to end 2020. Even at 50:50 odds per failed warming prediction, the probability of that being mere random stupidity by the warming alarmists is 1 in 281 trillion.

In 2002 we predicted global cooling starting circa 2020 – we will see. I think measurable cooling started in Feb2020, but there was a major crop failure across the Great Plains in 2019.

THE REAL CLIMATE CRISIS IS NOT GLOBAL WARMING, IT IS COOLING, AND IT MAY HAVE ALREADY STARTED
By Allan M.R. MacRae and Joseph D’Aleo, October 27, 2019
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/27/the-real-climate-crisis-is-not-global-warming-it-is-cooling-and-it-may-have-already-started/
 

Rudi
January 7, 2022 7:41 am

Well, one could always argue that more CO2 grows more grass. But that is true for food as well. The net effect of warming so far and at this moment is still positive. Only really dumb individuals would believe something else. IF the temperature was dropping instead, it would also be a “climate crisis”, but a real one, so there is no way around a climate crisis. It is a political phenomenon of our times to drive the globalisation project of the elites.

Laertes
January 7, 2022 7:51 am

This is not journalism. This is activism.

And pushing companies to cooperate, or else.

George Daddis
January 7, 2022 7:55 am

I don’t know if it is “legal” or not, but this is clear evidence of collusion among major media institutions.

gringojay
Reply to  George Daddis
January 7, 2022 9:32 am

Vindicated but not blue checked:

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Dave Fair
Reply to  George Daddis
January 7, 2022 1:07 pm

See the Columbia School of Journalism-initiated climate propaganda group of media and NGO players.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  George Daddis
January 8, 2022 11:53 am

Yes, it does reek of racketeering!

John
January 7, 2022 8:00 am

A shed or garage fire spreading quickly in high winds. That is on video. The rest is climate nonsense.

stinkerp
January 7, 2022 8:02 am

So why would the Washington Post launch such a nasty and baseless attack?

Because they are leftists. One of the defining characteristics of leftists is argument based on emotion, not facts in context. When someone challenges their nonsense, they resort to emotion again because they have no persuasive facts to support them, so you get name-calling, references to “experts” or “scientists”, popular appeal (“everyone knows it”), and of course the more direct “just shut up!”. You can never win because they won’t stay on point, but hopefully putting the facts out there will persuade those who can be persuaded.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
Reply to  stinkerp
January 7, 2022 6:16 pm

About those “experts”….

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CD in Wisconsin
January 7, 2022 8:13 am

“Finally I would note that the Washington Post went to both Twitter and Facebook to seek redress about my “bad” behavior.”

*************

This is not the first time that Facebook has been approached with an effort to silence members of the climate skeptic community.

The letter linked to below that was sent to Facebook back in July of 2020. Many of the signers of the letter are from the list of the most prominent people in environmentalism and the climate scare movements:

https://climatepower.us/facebook-letter/

Facebook is allowing the spread of climate misinformation to flourish, unchecked, across the globe. Instead of heeding the advice of independent scientists and approved fact-checkers from Climate Feedback, Facebook sided with fossil fuel lobbyists by allowing the CO2 Coalition to take advantage of a giant loophole for “opinion” content. The loophole has allowed climate denial to fester by labeling it “opinion,” and thus, avoiding the platform’s fact-checking processes.”

I have said this before: There is a real-world Orwellian Big Brother out there in the U.S. (and no doubt in other countries) with multiple components to it, including members of the mainstream media. This real-world Big Brother does not tolerate dissent against the climate scare narrative (and other headline issues) and will actively attempt to deal with the dissenters as thought-criminals who must be silenced.

It is this behavior that we see from these thought-police that tells the rest of us that there is something that needs to be kept hidden, something that the world must not be allowed to see and know because the knowledge is threatening to them and their agenda. The warning George Orwell left behind with “1984″ is every bit as relevant today as is was the day the published the book. Maybe more so.

Kudos to everyone like Steve, Anthony and all other contributors here at WUWT and elsewhere else on the worldwide web who help to keep the truth and sound science on this subject alive. You don’t win a football game if you are always on defense.

Ed Reid
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
January 7, 2022 12:05 pm

Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth” has blossomed into ministries of “truth” which have made “fact” one of the most misused words in the language. “Adjusted” data are not facts, nor are the outputs of climate models, nor are instant “attribution” studies.

Cheshire Red
January 7, 2022 8:28 am

Pathetic that a media leviathan like the WaPo is even thinking of targeting a single individual like Steve.

This has nothing to do with legitimate complaint and is obviously a personal attack.
WaPo = WnKrs.

Mac
Reply to  Cheshire Red
January 7, 2022 1:45 pm

I call WaPo the Washington Pustule…oozing yellow stinking journalism!

Mark BLR
January 7, 2022 8:28 am

… from which he has shared false or unproven information about …

I do not have a Twitter (or Facebook, or Instagram, or …) account myself, but I have read “opinion pieces” on other media websites indicating that a relatively large percentage of “tweets” include (or can even consist entirely of ?) “unproven” statements.

1) Can anyone provide concrete numbers about this conjecture ?

2) What fraction of Twitter accounts would have to be shut down if the only criterion was “You posted something that ‘we’ consider to be ‘unproven’ …” ?

3) Who gets to fact-check the fact-checkers ?

Drake
Reply to  Mark BLR
January 8, 2022 1:01 pm

We shall see in the spring of 2023 when the Republicans call the “fact checkers” to testify under oath to congressional committees. Require facebullsheep, twatterbs, etc. to specify WHO said something was false and subpoena to testify and make the claims UNDER OATH, then send them to the DOJ for prosecution for perjury if they don’t retract their false ‘fact checks”. Then use the Federal Election Commission to investigate the owners and operators of the companies for “like kind” contributions to the Democrat party and politicians in excess of that allowed by election law. Put them all in jail and fine and remove all involved, including all board members, directors and any employees behind the fraud.

The Hunter Biden laptop cover-up was a conspiracy that NSA records probably could prove through tracking of communication between the pertinent parties. Use all that information to take down the leftist elite then disband the NSA. But get the Hillary emails first and LOCK HER UP.

TonyG
Reply to  Drake
January 8, 2022 2:49 pm

“We shall see in the spring of 2023…”

You actually expect Republicans to do something?

TonyG
January 7, 2022 8:31 am

When in history have those who tried to silence the opposition been the good guys?

Gordon A. Dressler
January 7, 2022 8:41 am

What gross hypocrisy of the Washington Post, which has benefitted over so many years (WaPo was founded in 1877) from the privileges granted under the First Amendment of the US Constitution, to now be actively calling for censorship of another’s right to speak out.

The Graham family must be crying tears over what has become of their once-honorable newspaper since they sold it to Jeff Bezos’ holding company in 2013.

Sic transit gloria.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 7, 2022 11:21 am

It had been going down hill long before Bezos bought it.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 7, 2022 12:14 pm

True. The Washington Post probably reached its peak with its 1973 Pulitzer Prize award in the category “Public Service” for its coverage of the Watergate scandal (mostly credited to Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein). That Watergate coverage was a shining example of the power and benefits to US citizens of having a “free press”, established by the very words in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. It was fundamental to causing a corrupt, sitting US President to resign from office.

Again, it so disheartening to see how this once-great newspaper has fallen from grace with its recents calls for censorship.

Ted
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
January 7, 2022 4:09 pm

I must admit that I hadn’t read the the Post or any newspaper in 1973, but it had tanked by 1980. What I’ve read about the Tet offensive reporting shows they were biased then as well. Watergate may have been more a case of a broken clock being correct twice a day than an independent bastion of truth.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ted
January 7, 2022 6:26 pm

Tet coverage was total anti-war propaganda. By all the leftwing media, not just the Washington Post.

The Vietnam war is when reporters took sides.

Olen
January 7, 2022 8:52 am

Climate change crowd wants to be the only voice heard. How convenient to be the only voice with evidence or an opinion. With that kink of power anyone can speak with authority.

Ireneusz Palmowski
January 7, 2022 9:17 am

Solar activity is increasing very slowly, as evidenced by the high level of galactic radiation at Oulu. This level is higher than during periods of solar minima, to a minimum between cycles 23 and 24.comment image

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Ireneusz Palmowski
January 7, 2022 10:52 am

Relevance to this post?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Ireneusz Palmowski
January 8, 2022 12:01 pm

Have you noticed that all the posts have a theme, usually given away by the title of the post?

You might be doing a public service to notify readers about some very important news (Flash: Pearl Harbor attacked!). However, routinely posting things about your hot button don’t qualify.

Ireneusz Palmowski
January 7, 2022 9:19 am

The north Pacific circulation blockage continues. Rainfall continues to arrive on the west coast and snow in the mountains.comment image

Jim Steele
January 7, 2022 9:20 am

The Twitter and Facebook thought police just blocked me. For how long remains to be seen. Like Milloy , they are trying to silence the diversity of thought. They are the DIGITAL BOOK BURNING AND THE DEGRADATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC CULTURE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ihQsyq0jc&t=197s

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jim Steele
January 7, 2022 6:28 pm

I’m sensing an organized effort by the alarmists to silence skeptics.

Why now?

Elle Webber
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 7, 2022 7:05 pm

“Why now?” Ummm, because the Davos crowd thought that they could use covid as a crisis to implement their Great Reset plans for “owning nothing and being happy” by 2030. But Omicron being so mild has scuppered those plans (a little bitty cold isn’t as scary, is it? So you are not allowed to say that. It will be censored by Facebook.). Plus, I think the influx of cold weather makes it harder to push their Scary Warming scenario. Taken together, I think there’s panic as they see their window of opportunity narrow. Remember, these people are using climate/covid/whatever as “crises” to further their undemocratic world govt plans, not because they are true believers in those issues.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 8, 2022 2:46 am

“I think there’s panic as they see their window of opportunity narrow.”

I think you are correct. And I wouldn’t be surprised to find out it is coordinated.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 8, 2022 12:07 pm

I’ve noticed an unexpected number of pro-alarmism climate news items recently from the MSM. Considering that COP-26 is over, I couldn’t help but wonder why. My suspicion is that Xiden may be signing an Executive Order in the near future and the alarmists want to soften up the beach with heavy bombardment before it takes place.

January 7, 2022 9:30 am

My guess is Steve’s “climate bedwetting” snark is what hit too close to home for the @capitalweather gang.

January 7, 2022 9:41 am

The WashPo is around a year late on the bright idea of connecting Jan6th ‘disinformation’ to global warming ‘disinformation,’ the New York Times beat them to the punch on that last January. But it’s pure, pure, pure psychological projection of which side is dishing out all the disinformation, as I detailed last year about the NYT at my GelbspanFiles blog.

The Capitol Riot and Climate Disinformation” — John Schwartz, New York Times

Pat from kerbob
January 7, 2022 10:43 am

Cliff Mass showed that the moisture content in the area was average despite recent drought conditions.
Both he and Jim Steele showed how every aspect of that day was within normal ranges.

The only real difference is large populations in the way of a normal event (that never the less would not have occurred except for human ignition) but this is clearly a perfect example of the Expanding Bullseye effect described by Lomborg and many others.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 7, 2022 1:25 pm

Yeah, but they’re not the proper “independent scientists”, nudge nudge wink wink.

Doonman
January 7, 2022 11:14 am

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Bradbury

Alasdair
January 7, 2022 11:43 am

There is an irony in all this. For my part anyone who gets attacked by the Warmumists has obviously said something that true, sensible or otherwise worth reading, even if I may disagree. Then it is up to me to challenge if I can be bothered.
I suspect many people think likewise.

Facebook, Twitter etc. should appreciate that the referee should NOT kick the football or land a blow in a boxing match. The rules should be written oblivious of opinions.
Why would anyone want to know what the opinions of these platforms are?

aussiecol
January 7, 2022 12:33 pm

”If people can show I’m wrong they should shame me off twitter.”

There’s the problem for alarmists, they can’t prove you wrong, which means they can’t shame you off twitter, so they try and censor you instead. But in the mean time they continue to spew out false propaganda…. Now, where have I seen this happen before….Communist nations perhaps??

Doonman
Reply to  aussiecol
January 7, 2022 12:59 pm

The remedy for false speech is more speech, hence the first amendment which properly defends the liberty for all speech.

But we are continuously told that the first amendment applies only to government rules and regulations by the people who are not associated with the government.

Which then means that commercial entities get to trump the correct philosophy of human liberty and interaction.

Which then leads to capitalist oligarchy, which the left repeatedly claims to vigorously oppose.

As you can see by my short analysis, the people who are demanding fact checking and censorship (the left) are highly confused and a danger to liberty everywhere.

There is no way around that. They have voluntarily sealed their fate to remain sheep among wolves.

January 7, 2022 3:34 pm

The Obama EPA “Endangerment Finding” must be over-turned … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYhfrgRAbH4

John Hultquist
January 7, 2022 4:39 pm

Just for the record, Cliff Mass has also posted on the CO fire.
Choose your expert: WaPo or Cliff?

On an unrelated subject, I will say when a young person finds she or he has been lied to the source of the misinformation can never regain its former stature. There are going to be a lot of

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 7, 2022 6:22 pm

Roy Spencer’s blog was demonetized by google:

“Unreliable and harmful claims”: This website has been demonetized by Google

DrRoySpencer.com has been demonetized by Google for “unreliable and harmful claims”. This means I can no longer generate revenue to support the website using the Google Adsense program.

Elle Webber
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 7, 2022 7:21 pm

As was Cap Allon at Electroverse. All spearheaded by a cabal called “Centre for Countering Digital H*te” which is funded by secret philanthropic organizations. When I asked how we could find out who was funding this organization, my question was kicked off Facebook for allegedly promulgating h*tred ! (My family was in Germany in the 1930s, and there are eerie similarities to the present.)

marlene
January 7, 2022 8:40 pm

If anyone should be censored, it’s the Washington Post for massively spreading more disinformation & misinformation than almost every other downstream media. And remember, censorship always exposes the cover-up. And the cover-up always exposes the lies.

niceguy
January 7, 2022 9:19 pm

Many tweeter accounts are stupid and boring. OK. But you can usually find people who say silly stuff and still get it right on some topics. For almost all French speaking tweeter account discussing politics, there are some truthful statements, some relevant takes on important subject (well except for pure pro Macron pro En Marche tweeters, and then I can still agree with them on a few things).

In US politics, not so much. Often accounts are going to be “progressive” and “liberal” propaganda with zero good – or even non-crazy – take on anything. Literally. I’ve seen many accounts liking/reply/supporting Auschwitz Museum tweeter account take on the trivialization of you know what. I have checked a bunch of these accounts who apparently hate trivialization and each of them had, on their first few most recent tweets, one that did just that. (It’s rare that I can browse for an hour without one trivialization; a few days ago, I saw 7 trivializations in a few hours of browsing tweeter.)

So it’s just theater. I feel that US tweeter is a massive scam like the Ashley Madison cheating website.

It isn’t just a few silly tweets; it’s an observation, after hours of browsing (wasting time) on Tweeter, that most of the first replies to a tweet on US politics are from accounts that have almost no personality (and often extremely silly bios – low effort troll accounts?) and that promote these in particular:

David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) / Twitter
Don Winslow (@donwinslow) / Twitter
Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) / Twitter
NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) / Twitter
George Hahn (@georgehahn) / Twitter
Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) / Twitter
Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) / Twitter
Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ (@jimstewartson) / Twitter
Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) / Twitter
Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) / Twitter
Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) / Twitter
Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) / Twitter
Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) / Twitter
Chip Franklin InsideTheBeltway.com (@chipfranklin) / Twitter
BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) / Twitter
Southern Sister Resister – Wordsmith #IAmTheStorm (@ResisterSis20) / Twitter
Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) / Twitter
Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) / Twitter
Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) / Twitter
Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) / Twitter
Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) / Twitter
Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) / Twitter
Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) / Twitter
John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) / Twitter
Duty To Warn (@duty2warn) / Twitter
Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) / Twitter
Jill Wine-Banks (@JillWineBanks) / Twitter
Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) / Twitter
Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) / Twitter
Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) / Twitter
Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) / Twitter
Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) / Twitter
Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@grantstern) / Twitter
Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) / Twitter
ReallyAmerican.com (@ReallyAmerican1) / Twitter
Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) / Twitter
Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) / Twitter
CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) / Twitter
Aunt Crabby Calls Bullshit (@DearAuntCrabby) / Twitter
Kyla In The Burgh (@KylaInTheBurgh) / Twitter
Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) / Twitter
Robert Reich (@RBReich) / Twitter
Cole (@cole_hartigan) / Twitter
Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) / Twitter
Colin Martin (@NotGbo) / Twitter
Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) / Twitter
The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) / Twitter
Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) / Twitter
Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) / Twitter
Emily Winston (@Emywinst) / Twitter
TheSadTruth (@ReportsDaNews) / Twitter
TG (@TG22110) / Twitter
Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) / Twitter

These accounts are incredibly stupid, they don’t break news, they have no reason to appear sooooo often. Most are nobodies, a few are persons who are famous for saying stupid stuff elsewhere. Some are rogue actors like the disgusting Daniel Uhlfelder lawyer that was not disbarred (because only doing legitimate work can result in disbarment, probably). At least that one is inept but famous in the real world, for the worst reason (like a predator being famous).

It used to be that B52Malmet was the only account that was that inept and that often seen for no apparent reason. Now TheSadTruth appears very often. Again for no intelligent or stupid reason.
So I claim the whole stuff is 100% artificial and a con.

January 8, 2022 2:59 am

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PJB
Reply to  Hans Erren
January 8, 2022 11:58 am

His site appears to be down for “maintenance” … ? WUWT?

Clyde Spencer
January 8, 2022 11:43 am

There are always two sides to a story. If one is only hearing one side, then they are working with a half-truth.

If liberals try to suppress things they don’t agree with, then it is obvious they are not interested in the whole truth.

Why would that be? For the same reason that Biden hasn’t insisted on a bi-partisan committee to investigate the charges of voting fraud to remove the cloud over the legitimacy of his election. They are afraid of what might crawl out from under the rocks they start turning over.

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