Gang, I got this email from the BEE today (in part):
Readers of the Bee,
We received a notice from Twitter last night informing us that we've been locked out of our account for engaging in "hateful conduct." Our crime? We jokingly selected Rachel Levine — a prominent transgender government official — as our pick for "Man of the Year." (This was our satirical response to Levine's being named one of the top women of the year by USA Today. Yes, that actually happened.)
We've been told our account will be restored in 12 hours, but the countdown won't begin until we delete the tweet that violates Twitter Rules.
Here's Twitter's statement to the media regarding our account's suspension: "The account you referenced has been temporarily locked for violating our hateful conduct policy. The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account."
Twitter could, of course, delete the tweet themselves. But they won't. It's not enough for them to just wipe it out. They want us to bend the knee and admit that we engaged in hateful conduct.
I can promise you that's not happening. Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it. We won't compromise the truth just to keep our account.
The media has picked up the story now. Even left-wing sites are covering it. I'll be on Tucker Carlson later tonight to talk about it. But a couple of days of media attention doesn't make up for what could potentially be the permanent loss of our Twitter account and the traffic it generates
I actually saw the Rachel Levine headline but didn't read the story. (BTW, Rachel is a Biden administration official now but had been Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's right hand, uh, man when Wolf was at the height of his Big Bro violating of individual freedom during Blue states' goverors' Covid Reign of Terror.)
It seems to me that these days the political right is the home of mirth, lightheartedness and laughter...
...and the left is the bitte valley of death whose logo is a scowl.
The Babylon Bee doesn't spew hate. It is classic satire. Time was, not so long ago, where satire had a happy home among progressives.
I've lamented many times how what it means to be progressive has changed...tragically. Pathetically.
Here's a case in point.