The Saturday earlier than Thanksgiving, Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano was exhausting at work.
The conservative Republican legislator had organized a bicameral legislative listening to with Republican representatives and senators. The State Senate Republican Coverage Committee met in open session to analyze what occurred within the Pennsylvania election.
Trump marketing campaign attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis testified in particular person to the listening to, which was held within the well-known city in Mastriano’s district – Gettysburg. For awhile it was thought President Trump himself may seem, however that concept was later modified to a presidential cellphone name that was broadcast to the committee and the general public within the room.
However the true stars of the day had been the over a dozen witnesses who testified intimately about their experiences as ballot staff in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and varied Philadelphia suburban counties. There was one story after one other from these folks about how they had been bodily blocked from observing ballots, compelled to face behind steel limitations the place they might not probably see the ballots up shut, or being escorted out of the constructing by police.
Once more, the star of the listening to was Senator Mastriano. And, however in fact, he tweeted concerning the listening to and its findings. Then this, as headlined over there at The Epoch Times:
Pennsylvania Senator Suspended by Twitter After Election Listening to Speaks Out
The story mentioned, partially, this:
Twitter suspended the non-public account of State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, on Wednesday after lawmakers held a listening to on election points per his request.
Twitter, primarily based in California, left Mastriano’s official Senate account alone.
Talking concerning the matter for the primary time, Mastriano on Friday mentioned:
‘This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for many of my grownup life…’
‘The purpose of Twitter suspending this private account is to forestall me from posting to my Senate account—to silence our voice,’ he added in a tweet.
Mastriano is a retired army colonel and fight veteran. He retired from the U.S. Military in 2018 after 30 years of energetic obligation.
A Twitter spokesperson advised The Epoch Instances in an emailed assertion: ‘This account was mistakenly suspended for perceived violations of our impersonation coverage. This was an error. We’ve instantly reversed the choice and the account has been reinstated.’
Mastriano’s private account was offline for over 24 hours.”
This censorship enterprise is uncontrolled. To not point out the enterprise of double requirements. Within the case of the latter, it doesn’t get any extra vivid than this column in The Washington Publish:
As Individuals put together to assemble for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief
The story begins:
“International observers are watching with trepidation — and at occasions disbelief — as coronavirus instances surge throughout the US, and lots more and plenty of Individuals are selecting to comply with by way of with plans to go to household and pals for this week’s Thanksgiving vacation anyway.”
Drew Holden, a Washington public relations guide, posted this side-by-side on Twitter with another headline from The Publish earlier within the month. The headline:
Celebrations erupt after Biden-Harris election victory
This story started:
“Nearly as quickly as tv networks known as the presidential race Saturday morning for former vice chairman Joe Biden, his supporters started flocking to the streets. The celebrations that ensued — unbridled jubilation, dancing, singing and chanting — represented a launch of feelings after an excruciating four-day watch for the election outcomes, but in addition of a launch of 4 years of pent-up frustration and anger at President Trump, some mentioned.”
Obtained that? It’s horrific that Individuals traveled to see household and pals for Thanksgiving – however its pure pleasure that Biden supporters had been “flocking to the streets” in celebrations that featured “unbridled jubilation, dancing, singing and chanting.”
What’s clearly evident in each the Twitter censorship of Senator Mastriano and The Publish’s brazen double requirements is that neither Twitter nor The Publish care. Something that displeases Twitter shall be blatantly censored, and something that displeases The Publish shall be reported on negatively – until the exercise in query pleases the liberal agenda, through which case who cares about double-standards on show?
The thought that each one of this sort of habits by Large Tech and the liberal media shops like The Publish will by some means go away in a Biden presidency-era is a fantasy. Probably this downside will worsen as any criticism of Biden shall be taken down, and the brand new President and his supporters by no means held to account for something within the vogue that Trump and his supporters had been held to account.
Or in different phrases? To borrow from Joe Biden, America’s lengthy darkish winter of censorship and double requirements is at hand.