Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stifling Deviant Behavior


For John, BLUFDeviant in the sense that he has wandered off the beaten Democratic Party path.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




That would be Mr Milo Yiannopoulos, the Editor of Breitbart Tech. Either the Brietbart Reporter, Mr Ben Kew, is on a first name basis with Mr Yiannopoulos or Mr Yiannopoulos is one of those people who goes by his first name, like Madonna.  The third possibility is one that gives me concerns on my own behalf.  The name is too long and complicated to jump to memory when typing.  I just cut and paste. 
Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter once more just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event takes place at the Republican National Convention.

The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the site.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly reached out to Jones late on Monday evening after she complained about “abuse” on the platform.  Milo was suspended despite the fact that he sent no abusive tweets to the actress.

BuzzFeed gleefully reported that the suspension is permanent, citing a statement from Twitter promising a clampdown on “targeted abuse.”  Milo has also received a message from Twitter confirming that that his ban is permanent, copied below.

So, has Milo be a bad boy on Twitter?  The article says no.

The alternate explanation is he is being punished for not conforming to Democratic Party/Neo Progressive norms.

Law Professor Glenn Reynolds, in a comment on this story, asks "Why are Democrat-run institutions such rampant cesspits of anti-free speech homophobia."  I hope that isn't the case.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  The thing is, once upon a time I missed 21 on a 20 question spelling test, misspelling even my own name in the upper right hand corner of the paper.

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