For expressing her opinion about Joe Biden’s hypocrisy, an opinion shared by tens of millions of Americans, Twitter slapped Townhall senior columnist Marina Medvin with a temporary suspension.
Around the same time, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s “arbiters of truth” silenced Medvin, vile tweets caused the hashtag #wrongtrump to trend in response to the death of the president’s brother.
For pessimists, perseverance in the face of such egregious bias can seem like an exercise in futility. But not for Medvin, who explained in a recent column why she’ll never surrender. (Townhall)
Twitter disagreed and decided to suppress my voice. Some leftist with a mute button working for corporate Twitter deemed me in violation of Twitter’s “abuse and harassment” policy. Twitter claimed I committed “targeted harassment” by “wishing or hoping someone experiences physical harm.” Certainly, Twitter’s allegations are entirely inconsistent and completely removed from my words, but I’m not in control of that mute button, and my opinion is inconsequential to Twitter controllers. Twitter demanded I delete the comment and then benched me for seven days after I complied with their demand.
I immediately alerted my Parler followers. “Twitter suspended me for criticizing Biden for suing nuns,” I posted. Conservative heavy-hitters like Jack Posobiec, Michelle Malkin, Dan Backer, and Joel Fischer started alerting Twitter’s conservative base that my criticism of Joe Biden’s plans to sue nuns resulted in a suspension from the platform. The users weren’t shocked. Many chimed in with their own stories of suspension on grounds that were entirely incongruent with their actions. My unsubstantiated suspension wasn’t an anomaly; it was the norm.
So why do we stay on Twitter? The answer is simple: Trump. For as long as Donald Trump continues using Twitter, so will his supporters and the media. If and when Trump decides to shun Twitter and move over to Parler or another substitute, Twitter will fall. Until he makes his move, we’re at Twitter’s mercy. Twitter remains the judge, the jury, and the executioner.
I wear this suspension proudly, a nice chip on my shoulder. I’m not Catholic, but I have no regrets about defending the Little Sisters from a communist-wannabe tyrant. I would do it again and again and again. This country gave me the greatest gift a country could – freedom. I will be proudly defending my freedom, and yours, with every chance that I get and on any platform that will have me. After all, I’m an American, and that’s what we do.