SSDD


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Twitter used to silence conservatives?

Conservative Chris Loesch, music producer and husband of radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended on Sunday. He was apparently targeted by leftist users who utilized the “Block & Report Spam” function to trigger the social media account’s automatic spam algorithm. He was notified of his suspension via an email from Twitter claiming it was due to multiple unsolicited mentions to other users. “You will need to change your behavior to continue using Twitter,” the email admonished.

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Conservatives suspect a coordinated campaign to report as spam users with whom liberal users disagree. Several users sent out tweets bragging about getting Mr. Loesch blocked, including one claiming “my life job to make conservatives lives miserable.”

If Twitter is indeed using an algorithm that allows user accounts to be reactively suspended according to malicious whims, that’s a threat to free speech for everyone — regardless of individual political views. Though Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Mr. Loesch was told that the company is going to try to create better safeguards to address this issue for the future.


Remember in the Spring of 2008 when the blogs of Hillary supporters mysteriously got shut down as spam? Looks like Obamanation is up to its old tricks.

(h/t Tom Maguire)


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50 Responses to SSDD

  1. WMCB says:

    The Left under Obama’s leadership has become freakily authoritarian. It’s something I never thought I would see. Block from the airwaves/internet and shut up those who are disagreeing with you.

    And BTW, that’s not the behavior of people who have a winning argument. That’s the behavior of those who are losing the argument, and know it.

    Short of violence and death threats, I don’t want ANYONE made to STFU. Whether I agree with them or not. I don’t even want Rush off the air. I do want the public to react and point it out loudly when he’s a sexist asshole. And if he loses listeners for it, good. But purposely try to drive him off the air? Nope.

    • DeniseVB says:

      How do you feel about telling Jessie and Rev. Al, and their little black KKK friends too, STFU ? And whoever that Congresswoman with the pink cowboy hat who pronounced GZ guilty of murder because he had hate in his heart ? I need a scorecard to keep up with the Obama WTF Re-Election committee ….. we haven’t even touched on the Kill the Tea Party unions either. What a mess. Thanks Obama 😦

      • WMCB says:

        I don’t want to suppress their speech – not even crazy pink hat lady. I want OTHER speech to have the balls to call them out.

        • WMCB says:

          The remedy for “bad” speech is not suppression. It is MORE speech to compete with that and show them up.

        • Well, that is the problem. Here the left had built this magnificent noise machine using ostensibly liberal values of equal access, and the opposition uses it better than they do. That can’t stand. More turf wars, just like the bitches of leftist feminism barking any other political bitches out of the yard.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Gotcha 😀 Would that be the media’s job then to prove sometimes da Free Speech has consequences, as in defamation lawsuits? I think team GZ is gearing up for one. I do see the usual pushback from conservative sites on hate speech, but they’re usually called right wing nut racist teabaggers for daring to criticize his oiliness Sharpton.

          Such a fine line between constructive criticism and stirring up sh*t. I learned that in my anti-war-bush-is-a-criminal days of activism. I was against the war and the bush policies, but I certainly didn’t wish him strung up in the town square. Nor do I wish that on Obama…..or Zimmerman. I didn’t even feel comfortable with the horrific deaths of Sadam, OBL or Khadafy. OK, they’re horrific animals, but do we have to become them?

          In my perfect America, the Jessie and Al dog and pony show would go around pulling the pants up on those little zipperheads and teach them the Cosby rule …. whitey didn’t put you in jail, robbing the 7-11 did.

  2. yttik says:

    I had on my “dissent is patriotic” bumper sticker to protest the Bush years. It’s still on the car except now I actually get complaints from Obama supporters about it. Last week somebody actually left a note on my car about how they didn’t appreciate my bumper sticker. The whole experience has been very revealing about people’s attitudes and misguided politics. This current bunch do not believe in free speech or dissent of any kind.

    • WMCB says:

      Yep. The sheer tribalism of the Left really got revealed when so many of the things they screamed and yelled and protested Bush for are suddenly OK, and dissent NOW makes you a bad evil person.

      Me, I had a problem with executive overreach, intrusive power-grabbing bureaucracies in the name of the “public good”, crony capitalism, and free speech suppression all through the Bush years. I still have a problem with those things. I didn’t change.

      The Left in this country have revealed that their belief system is basically “Excessive power in the hands of those we don’t like or agree with, that is used to shut up or oppress our guys, is bad. Excessive power in the hands of those we like and agree with, that is used to oppress and shut up people we don’t like, is good.”

      The constitution was all the rage from 2000 to 2008. We went on and on and on about our love for the rule of law, and quoted the founding fathers all up and down the lefty blogs. I participated, I saw it, and I know what was said. They would like to disappear that down the memory hole, but I KNOW. Now mentioning the constitution makes you a nasty teabagger.

      The attacks may flip again if a Republican gets in power. It may be the right that then attacks me for pointing out constitutional principles. Because right or left in power, I am not changing my principles.

      • DeniseVB says:

        ^5 and I’m right there with ya.

      • gxm17 says:

        I agree with you WMCB. But I don’t consider these people the left. I’m the left. Maybe we could start calling them the reft, after all they stole the Democratic Party for the apparent purpose of destroying it.

        • I do like the term “reft.” has a nice ring to it, could be punned a number of ways. Nice work, gxm. 😀

        • cynic says:

          I like it! Reft, the past tense of reave:reave 1 (rv)
          v. reaved or reft (rft), reav·ing, reaves Archaic
          v.tr.
          1. To seize and carry off forcibly.
          2. To deprive (one) of something; bereave.
          v.intr.
          To rob, plunder, or pillage.

          ——————————————————————————–

          [Middle English reven, to plunder, from Old English rafian; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

        • votermom says:

          gxm, I used to think I was the left too, but I’ve decided since then that I’m a populist who thought the left was populist when they were actually authoritarian. I don’t think left or right really represent me.

      • angienc says:

        ITA. Want to see something outrageous? Go read the comments at Daily Howler (now that comments can be made) — about 75% are complaining about how much Bob Somerby has changed.
        I’ve always said it: cognitive dissonance & a total lack of irony are requirements for Obama support. No wonder we all didn’t fall for him.

    • angienc says:

      Wait a minute, some random person took the time to write & leave you a note expressing her displeasure with your bumper sticker? Forget how pathetic it is to write a note about a stranger’s bumper sticker, what kind of empty life must one be leading to even has the time to do it?

    • Obviously whoever left the bumper sticker on the car did not know it was from the Bush days. The fact that someone went out of their way to complain about it, to try to bully you to remove it, because they believe it pertains solely to Obama. That’s frightening.

      • Erica says:

        Frightening, but typical.

        Like narcissists in general, 0 is self-referential. And ditto with his supporters. Everything pertains to, or refers to 0. They have no further frame of reference, thus their arguments are empty and they can take no stand beyond “it’s good (or bad, as the case may be) for Obama.”

  3. HELENK says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/headline/twitter-freechrisloesch/

    more on twitter and just who gets their account suspended

  4. votermom says:

    I think someone (Denise?) mentioned this downthread – the coroner who autopsied Brietbart died the same day the county released findings. Freakish coincidence?

    http://www.infowars.com/breitbart-coroner-turns-up-dead-before-final-cause-of-death-report-is-released/?

    abc news says his daughter said he was vomiting violently, LAPD suspects poisoning
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8639963

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/poisoning-suspected-in-sudden-death-of-coroners-official.html

    • yttik says:

      Hmmm, weirdness. We’ll have to wait for some more info to get a better idea of what happened.

    • That is just weird. I’m not one to buy into conspiracy theories without a mountain of evidence, but suspicious and timely deaths like this do trigger alarm bells in me.

      • wmcb says:

        I’m not a tinfoil hatter either, Lola, but there have been LOTS of weird deaths around Obama. That Arkansas delegate, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the gay guys in his church in Chicago, one of Rezko’s lawyers, the guy who looked into Obama’s passport, etc.

        There is a list here of the violent and weird deaths that surround Obama. It could just all be coincidence, but it’s a LOT. Is it Tuesday yet?

        http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/crossing-obama-can-be-deadly/#more-14951

        • zaladonis says:

          And of course Osama bin Laden, which Bill Clinton says was “the more honorable path.”

          My patience is wearing very thin for Bill these days.

  5. ABG says:

    and Tin Foil hats for everyone just in case!!!!!!!

    Hilarious, I came back here for a laugh and you are throwing out this type of quality ridiculousness!?!?!?!!!!

    Awesome.

  6. http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/04/bill-clinton-says-economic-recovery-ahead-pace-looking-back-years-history/arIN1bNfuvP5cWiipzcYtJ/index.html

    Bill Clinton endorses geologic time perspective on economy. Love him, but he was always willing to sell his soul before the auction was even over.

    • cj says:

      Guess we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for BC’s tell all book…right?

      Can’t say I love him much anymore. Not when he’s out there enabling the most corrupt, inadequate and lazy “preezy of the steezy” that I’ve seen in my lifetime. Especially not when the snake slithers in to trade on Hill’s hard work and popularity.

      “Hillary and I — we’ve spent the last three and a half years cleaning up after other folks’ messes. And by the way, we’ve got them — we’re starting to get them pretty cleaned up.” Gag me.

    • yttik says:

      Rumor has it some sort of deal was struck between Bill and Obama, where Bill campaigns for Obama’s re-election and Obama pays off Hillary’s debt.

      It’s kind of an interesting situation. Usually Obama would have helped to retire Hillary’s debt, but he’s a self centered ass. Hillary herself can’t do anything about it because she’s SOS. Even Bill Clinton must be very careful because of a potential conflict of interest. So the only ones who can really pay off her debt are Obama supporters.

      • cj says:

        How much is left on her debt? If that’s what’s keeping them tethered to the O, I wish they’d consider paying the damned thing off themselves.

        I’m not going to badmouth the Clintons; I did very well during his presidency. But I will say this. After being decimated with medical costs over the past decade, I’ve got pretty much nothing, certainly no power, no influence, no politcal party looking out for me, and other than a teeny, tiny retirement fund & social security, not much money either. But I’m willing to vote against my own self-interest this year for the good of the country & with the hope that with O banished, the Democratic Party will eventually come to its senses.

        Principles do matter. And with someone as corrupt & dangerous as the O, you have to take a stand. I really, really wish the Clintons would.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think the boy from Hope (AK) is paying for play now. Sad. I won’t ever say anything negative about the Clintons, it was a good 8 year run, but I won’t defend them either. Obama’s not anywhere close to their league, wish they’d keep their distance.

      Sidebar: Is there anyone, ANYONE, on deck for 2016 should Obama lose in Nov ? OK, if he should win too. Not Biden, that’s for sure. There’s only two Dems that tingle my leg right now, Mark Warner and Cory Booker. Should Obama drop Biden in 2012 (let’s choose a nice health issue excuse, I’m not that mean) and put Booker on the ticket, the Dems would be guaranteed another 12 years. Geesh, why doesn’t Debbie Wasserman-Schultz listen to me !? Heh.

    • votermom says:

      I consider the Clintons to be in a sort of “hostage” situation right now. Best way to free ’em is to kick Obama out of the WH.

  7. DandyTiger says:

    Points to article by Bristol Palin about the continuing lie about McCain’s bad VP pick meme (h/t Votermom for the RT):

    • DeniseVB says:

      PDS continues on HBO, saw a review of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s VEEP as Julia playing Tina Fey playing Sarah. It’s that awful.

    • leslie says:

      It’s clear Gov. Palin still scares the stuffing out of TehOne. Why else would he bring her name up ar the a$$kissers dinner on Saturday night?

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