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Three Dots: Well, that was weird…

The Weaponization of Government, World War III, and other news of the week.


“So-Called Journalists”

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Michael Shellenberger @ShellenbergerMD
“So-called journalists” @mtaibbi

Well, that was weird.

Yesterday we helped break what could be the most important story of the year, if not the decade: U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation, have been financing and working private sector entities to secretly censor ordinary Americans.

Michael and Friend of Public Matt Taibbi testified before the House Committee on the Weaponization of Government about our findings. Did the Democrats respond by thanking us for exposing this imminent threat to the First Amendment? They did not.

Rather, Democrats spent the hearing impugning our motives and calling us “so-called journalists.”

Happily, the Republicans on the committee showed appropriate levels of alarm and promised to investigate our charges.

The highlight of the hearing came when Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) asked Michael about how he got involved in the Twitter Files. After Michael explained that our friend, Bari Weiss, invited us in, Rep. Garcia said, “So you’re in this as a threesome?”

Peals of laughter rippled through the hearing room at the unintended innuendo. “There were many more people involved than that,” deadpanned Michael.


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