Candace Owens Gets Suspended From Twitter

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/the-assault-on-free-speech-continued.php

Candace Owens was suspended for 12 hours for unspecified reasons. The guess is she reversed colors from white to black on prior tweets by the new New York Times writer, Sarah Jeong. Candace Owens has 663,000 followers that were denied her tweets. If it was for political reasons and allowing only one side privileges that the other side doesn’t have will hurt our democracy.

Freedom of expression and fairness of rules are close to my heart. I have noticed that people think things are unfair when you reverse their words. The examples are too numerous to go into.

Openness and truth would cure things. If clear reasons were given for judgments. If so, the biases would be seen and then be corrected. Usually people in power go silent when the answer aren’t palatable.

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37 thoughts on “Candace Owens Gets Suspended From Twitter”

  1. Multi-year chart of Twitter.

    I have no idea if Twitter will continue to grow or not but it looks like there is a lot of debt to erase from prior years. Those who know stocks better than I how do you interpret this?

    My rough estimate is about – 2,430 million to about +252.2 million.

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  2. I agree completely with this analysis but twitter had a brief shining moment for 2 months earlier in the year so I took advantage. But it doesn’t take long for the financials to register with the public; the stock has plummeted and I wouldn’t touch it now.

    FB barely missed its earnings projections this month but suffered the biggest single drop in market history.

    I bought more when it dropped. What can I say? I think that kid is the smartest techie on the block and he will figure out how to overcome cumbersome regulations and negative press. This is a highly unusual stance for a conservative investor like me to take and nobody I trust (including my husband) agrees with me.

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  3. I wonder how much of the profit to Twitter is from Trump. People around the world want to read his tweets and follow so they have signed up. Who knows?

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  4. 10 Cents:
    I wonder how much of the profit to Twitter is from Trump. People around the world want to read his tweets and follow so they have signed up. Who knows?

    Shoot. I drop everything to watch his rallies on TV so this has to be a legitimate observation.

    Of course, we will probably never be told the real numbers …

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  5. Nope, the point is that Twitter isn’t losing money and that’s the topic of this post, not YouTube.

    I thought the topic of the post was about Candace Owens getting suspended, because the title was “Candace Owens gets suspended from Twitter.” That is, the topic was really about censorship.

    Interesting speculation with no supporting evidence.

    If you think Twitter is doing just fine, than you have missed the entire point of my post. I said I bet Twitters stock price would be higher if etc. I think it is bad for business to discriminate against a vast portion of potential customers, but I admit that may or may not be in evidence.

    What if discriminating against conservatives is good for business? Are you OK with that?  I’m not.

    And if you haven’t noticed that the NFL has run into difficulties lately, or that NASCAR has had similar problems- well, in light of the rest of your commentary, I can’t say I’m surprised.

    I favor freedom of association.

    Of course you do! Everyone favors freedom of association, just ask them!!

    Except you don’t seem to have a problem when the left says otherwise, because you wrote a nice long paragraph about blah blah do nothing.

    If a private firm wants to discriminate against conservatives, liberals, tall people, or whatever, have at it.

    Blah blah blah do nothing. In actual practice private firms can discriminate against conservatives without consequence while discrimination against leftists results in lawsuits, etc. How can you not have noticed this?

    Whinging about unfairness is more of a prog thing, especially if the reasoning is because “I don’t like it.” Next thing you know, Christian bakers will be forced to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings.

    Bake that cake is the law of the land, because leftists whinged that they didn’t like that Christians could refuse. You know that, right?

    Gosh, I suppose it’s whinging if Christians complain they they have to bake that cake for gay weddings, but Muslim bakers don’t have to. I recall a video where someone went and asked for just that, and the Muslim baker flat-out refused. No lawsuit ensued, not did any campaign by conservatives to save the target of leftist outrage get banned by gofundmne. Meanwhile, there was a court case that decided that Muslim truck drivers didn’t have to deliver alcohol, because it conflicted with their religious beliefs.

    Free association, what? Muh principles, muh sacred principles!!

    Just stop, stop, stop. I have the same principles- but our leftist adversaries don’t.

    We should notice this and react accordingly.

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  6. Xennady:
    I see no reason why we should allow them to do this. I will repeat- we need to use the armed might of the state to force- I emphasize force– the left to stop discriminating against us, even though they don’t want to, and even though they will squeal even louder when they are made to.

    And this is where we disagree. Do not assume for one moment that any politician (other than DJT) has a defined ideology or a sense of what is right or wrong for this country.

    Pols are reflections of their constituents. The majority of American voters are liberals; Hillary won by 3 million popular votes. (Yeah, yeah, I know this was NY and mostly CA) but those people live in this country and vote nonetheless. Not to mention that my home state Michigan was won by one county alone (a mere 10,000 people).

    We have fortuitously elected ONE person who may be able to convince the electorate by activating strong economic results to elect mayors, governors, congressmen, and senators who support Trumpism.

    We have to see a change in the mindset of the voter or we are doomed.

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  7. The majority of American voters are liberals…

    You can agree or disagree as you like. But I’d like to dispute this.

    First, if the left wasn’t able to import new voters they’d be a fringe movement in this country, especially with their present level of crazy. For example, I wonder who would won Minnesota in 2016 absent the hundreds of thousands of Somalis that somehow appeared in that state. I bet it wouldn’t have been Hillary. And the fate of California is well known. This is why the left works so hard for open borders and against a sane immigration policy.

    Second, if the left wasn’t able to get away with vote fraud more-or-less with impunity I bet there would be a lot fewer leftists in office. For example, when Jill Stein challenged the election it turned that plenty of precincts in the city of Detroit tallied far more votes for Hillary than had actually been cast. And Kelly Ayotte lost her election because of illegal votes from out of her state.

    Third, if the gop wasn’t such a worthless puerile excuse for a political party, none of the above would have been allowed to happen. But the GOP doesn’t seem interested in challenging the left, ever, and actively seems to hate the people who vote for it. We’ve noticed. I suspect this depresses turnout a bit.

    So I’d say we can’t actually claim most American voters are liberals. Not all voters are legally entitled to vote, actually in existence, or have a party that will actually represent their interests. All this matters.

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  8. Xennady:

    The majority of American voters are liberals…

    You can agree or disagree as you like. But I’d like to dispute this.

    First, if the left wasn’t able to import new voters they’d be a fringe movement in this country, especially with their present level of crazy. For example, I wonder who would won Minnesota in 2016 absent the hundreds of thousands of Somalis that somehow appeared in that state. I bet it wouldn’t have been Hillary. And the fate of California is well known. This is why the left works so hard for open borders and against a sane immigration policy.

    Second, if the left wasn’t able to get away with vote fraud more-or-less with impunity I bet there would be a lot fewer leftists in office. For example, when Jill Stein challenged the election it turned that plenty of precincts in the city of Detroit tallied far more votes for Hillary than had actually been cast. And Kelly Ayotte lost her election because of illegal votes from out of her state.

    Third, if the gop wasn’t such a worthless puerile excuse for a political party, none of the above would have been allowed to happen. But the GOP doesn’t seem interested in challenging the left, ever, and actively seems to hate the people who vote for it. We’ve noticed. I suspect this depresses turnout a bit.

    So I’d say we can’t actually claim most American voters are liberals. Not all voters are legally entitled to vote, actually in existence, or have a party that will actually represent their interests. All this matters.

    Sad and true. Those of us on the right of the political spectrum (properly understood) suffer from an inherent disadvantage: our default approach is to live and let live, to leave well-enough alone. Our identities and self worth do not depend upon ginning up the next “injustice” and warring against it 24/7.

    Unfortunately, as you point out, the Republican party is invertebrate. It can’t even muster the fortitude to yell over and over again the truth: that the Democrats believe and act upon their beliefs that everyone from anywhere in the world has the right to move here, to vote and to collect benefits. We, the citizens, according to the Dems, must not only pay for this suicidal system; we must either remain silent or even like it. The fact we cannot even resist this glaringly-obvious, slow-motion suicide tells me that – despite the brief respite that is Trump – we are doomed. Our children and grandchildren, barring a miracle, will live in a “socialist utopia.”

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  9. I actually agree with every one of your points: irresponsible immigration, fraud, and lack of conservative initiative. My argument is that those immigrants are most likely to stay, fraud can be improved but think it’s a negligible influence, and last but not least, you make my point about conservatives (actually pols in general) – they have meekly allowed all the nonsense because they are afraid to alienate voters who have been successfully indoctrinated for decades by the Alinskyites permeating schools, higher education and the culture at large.

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  10. The fact we cannot even resist this glaringly-obvious, slow-motion suicide tells me that – despite the brief respite that is Trump – we are doomed. Our children and grandchildren, barring a miracle, will live in a “socialist utopia.”

    You may well be correct, and I know I shouldn’t try to predict the future- but I suspect not. It seems to me that the left is almost played out, here and everywhere, and its increasingly hysterical attempts to silence opposition and import a new, more left-friendly populations aren’t signs of strength.

    Not only that, but if the American people actually wanted to live in a socialist paradise, Obama and his friends wouldn’t have gotten such a political shellackings in 2010, 2014, and 2016.

    The problem is the that the GOP simply isn’t willing to take any action that might cause stock prices to decline or the cost of labor to go up, which utterly hamstrings it in fighting the left.

    Hence, Trump, who went through the GOP like a proverbial blow torch through butter.

    My opinion, which of course could be wrong.

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  11. Xennady:
    The problem is the that the GOP simply isn’t willing to take any action that might cause stock prices to decline or the cost of labor to go up, which utterly hamstrings it in fighting the left.

    This is what bothers me and I’ve mentioned it many times: Is the GOP afraid to take action because they fear the reaction of their own constituents?

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