Well, crazy grandpa is at it again.
You may have thought that you dodged the bullet, avoiding his rants by carefully red lining him from your list of Thanksgiving dinner invites, but no, here is is again, raving incoherently about a stolen election, deceptive big tech companies, massive fraud and the need to “terminate” all rules and regulations, even those enshrined in the Constitution, that prevent his diapered ass from being hauled out of the extended care home in Mar-A-Lardo and reinstalled in the White House…
Trump this morning calls to be reinstated as president and declared the winner of 2020, or to have a new election immediately. pic.twitter.com/lNLe05yshc
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) December 3, 2022
And to what do we owe this latest binge of mad barking from the gilt ladened South Florida looney bin?
We can thank Elon Musk and his fellow Russian asshat Matt Taibbi for this outburst.
Yesterday Musk chose Taibbi to lay out Twitter’s investigation into precisely what happened in the lead up to the 2020 election – when Hunter Biden’s purported laptop, which, in my opinion was most likely not Hunter’s at all, but a Russian election interference prop – filled with Hunter’s files, yes, but files most likely hacked from him by the GRU while Biden was networked into his Ukrainian employer’s computers – that conveniently found it’s way to Rudy Giuliani’s favorite kilt-wearing computer repairman in New Jersey, and became the central framework upon which all manner of GOP innuendo-casting fantastical farcical fairy tales were spun.
Taibbi, who, before his turn in the barrel with the “Me too” movement, based on his actions while working in Russia in the 1990’s on a muckraking magazine, The eXile, was a somewhat respected journalist… (New York Magazine’s Intelligencer perhaps details his fall best)…
“Taibbi’s work at The eXile would come back to haunt him decades later, with the Me Too movement in full swing. Just as Taibbi was preparing to promote his new book on the police killing of Eric Garner, I Can’t Breathe, passages from a 2000 book co-written by Taibbi and Ames on The eXile years resurfaced. Both men, especially Ames, trafficked in twisted satire. Passages written by Ames described purported sexual harassment at The eXile and portrayed Ames as having sex with a 15-year-old girl, coercing a woman into having an abortion, and raping other Russian women. Both men insisted none of it was true, but accusations of misogyny spread across the internet.
In 2017, as the firestorm built, Kathy Lally of the Washington Post wrote that she and other female journalists who served as correspondents in Moscow were subject to boorish writings and pranks from Taibbi. “The eXile’s distinguishing feature, more than anything else, was its blinding sexism — which often targeted me.” (Lally declined to comment for this story.)
Taibbi offered a lengthy Facebook apology in wake of the controversy while denying he sexually harassed anyone. “As a young man, I wrote and said some very dumb and hurtful things,” he wrote. “But it was never more than that. I know the list of revealed harassers is growing, but I am not on that list, nor should I be. I belong to a much bigger group. I was young once, and a jerk. And I am sorry for that.”
The damage, to some extent, was done. Taibbi’s publisher, Penguin Random House, dropped him. His relationship with Rolling Stone would continue, but not for much longer. Elizabeth Spiers, a longtime media observer and founding editor of Gawker, argues Taibbi’s experience with Me Too precipitated his fierce attacks on the left. “It tapped into some white male grievance things he has,” Spiers said. “If you look at his critiques more recently, they’re knee-jerk, on the other side whatever the left is interested in right now.”
… and thus a likely choice for his fellow misogynist POS Musk to “reveal” what Twitter had uncovered about Candidate Biden’s reaction to the publication of some of the more salacious images found on the Four Seasons version of his PC.
For what Taibbi “uncovered” yesterday, I refer you to the summation published by our conservative allies at The Bulwark.
“While normal humans who denied Republicans their red wave were enjoying an epic sports weekend, an insular community of MAGA activists and online contrarians led by the world’s richest man (for now) were getting riled up about a cache of leaked emails revealing that the former actor James Woods and Chinese troll accounts were not allowed to post ill-gotten photos of Hunter Biden’s hog on a private company’s microblogging platform 25 months ago.
Now if you are one of the normals—someone who would never think about posting another person’s penis on your social media account; has no desire to see politicians’ kids’ penises when scrolling social media; doesn’t understand why there are other people out there who care one way or another about the moderation policies surrounding stolen penis photos; or can’t even figure out what it is that I’m talking about—then this might seem like a gratuitous matter for an article. Sadly, it is not.
Because among Republican members of Congress, leading conservative media commentators, contrarian substackers, conservative tech bros, and friends of Donald Trump, the ability to post Hunter Biden’s cock shots on Twitter is the number-one issue in America this weekend. They believe that if they are not allowed to post porno, our constitutional republic may be in jeopardy.
I truly, truly wish I were joking.”
And so it was Elon Musk, who is so eaten up with right wing ideology that he allowed actual God damned Nazis back on the social networking platform that he bought with Russian and Saudi backing…
Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who was booted off Twitter in 2013, has had his account restored. pic.twitter.com/sEv5UDVUw2
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 2, 2022
And Taibbi, a disappointed journalist whose once promising career was upended by revelations of his past vile treatment of women that he undoubtedly hoped would never see the light of day…
Matt Taibbi literally admitted to going on drunken rampages during which he would terrorize Russian women
Elon could’ve picked anyone to leak his “big reveal”. He picked a proven degenerate https://t.co/dm7OcDH9tE
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) December 3, 2022
… two Putin lickspittles that no sane person should give the least credence to, that drumpf based his call for a new election and abrogation of all election law and the U.S. Constitution.
It would be almost funny if it weren’t so sad.
What choice do we have?
When a twice impeached, one term loser who never reached a 50% approval rating and left the WH with a bunch of nuke secrets says on his fake twitter that we need to terminate all rules even the ones in the Constitution – you kinda have to do it.
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) December 3, 2022