On Tuesday, Twitter suspended Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe after the independent conservative journalist released a series of videos exposing the radicalism of the staffers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. While Twitter used for justified the suspension by accusing O’Keefe of posting “private information,” there is no indication or evidence that Project Veritas did anything of the sort.
Late last month, Dave Weigel of the Washington Post falsely reported that O’Keefe’s videos centered around unpaid volunteers associated with the Sanders campaign.
This drew O’Keefe’s ire, and he tweeted: “RETRACTION REQUEST, @daveweigel of @washingtonpost. The subjects featured in #Expose2020 are not ‘Sanders volunteers’ Both Kyle Jurek and Martin Weissgerber are STILL paid employees of the @BernieSanders campaign. Kindly retract another factually inaccurate bit of reporting.”
In that tweet, O’Keefe linked to a Federal Election Commission website that showed the truth of his claim.
Weigel retracted his reporting, but apparently Twitter did not appreciate the evidence. They suspended O’Keefe, saying: “You may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.”
In a statement to the Daily Wire, O’Keefe said the suspension was without merit. “The information we reported is in the public domain, there is nothing ‘private’ about it,” he said.
Because Twitter’s stated logic behind suspending O’Keefe’s account makes no sense whatsoever, we can only conclude that he was suspended for violating The Narrative. And while the mainstream, corporate media likes to give Crazy Bernie the short shrift, social media leftists LOVE them some Sanders Socialism. So it could not have gone down well in their loony land to watch O’Keefe’s videos and see Sanders’ paid staffers saying things like:
“We would need a federal government and a labor movement that is working together to strip power away from capitalists and preferably directing that violence towards property.”
“After we abolish landlords, we don’t have to kill them…”
“Well, the gulags were founded as re-education camps. What will help is when we send all the Republicans to the re-education camps.”
“The Soviet Union was not horrible. I mean, for women’s rights, the Soviet Union — I think — was the most progressive place to date in the world.”
“Do we just dissolve the Senate, House of Representatives, the judicial branch, and have something Bernie Sanders and a cabinet of people, make all decisions for the climate? I mean, I’m serious.”
Like…that kind of stuff could lead people to think that it’s a BAD idea to elect a communist to the highest office in America.
Can’t have that.