Wednesday’s dramatic House Oversight Committee Hearing did more than show the nation how former Twitter executives squirmed as their actions were dragged out for all to see. It also exposed a false Democratic narrative over the explosive Hunter Biden laptop.
A major example of Democratic dishonesty came to the forefront when Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) addressed the key issue of social media censorship. Concerning the laptop intrigue, the representative likened the committee’s probe into the Biden scandal as “trivial pursuit.”
After all, as Raskin claimed, Republicans “have tried to whip up a faux scandal about this two-day lapse in their ability to spread Hunter Biden propaganda on a private media platform.”
He further called the hearings just a part of the GOP’s “obsession,” which he described as “silly.” Raskin added that the brief time-out for the New York Post “had no discernible influence on anyone or anything.”
BREAKING: Rep. Donalds unleashes during Twitter hearing, suggests Twitter may have broken federal election laws by censoring the Hunter Biden story.
Lock them up.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 8, 2023
Unfortunately for the Maryland Democrat, his obvious deflection is demonstrably false. None other than former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called the blocking of critical laptop information a “total mistake.”
The most telling response came from the New York Post’s acclaimed journalist Miranda Devine, who more than anyone exposed the Hunter Biden laptop story for the bombshell that it was. In the face of enormous amounts of corporate censorship, Devine firmly held her ground.
Rebutting Raskin’s charge, the reporter confirmed on Twitter that the so-called “two-day period” was actually two weeks that the Post’s account was locked. And it was not just any two weeks but encompassed the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
The actual dark period was from Oct. 14 to Oct. 30, 2020. Further, Twitter went after other accounts that shared the explosive story, including that of former President Donald Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Despite what Raskin and the former Twitter executives asserted, there was a widespread and coordinated attempt to suppress the laptop story until after the presidential election. Why? Because critical information such as that contained in the laptop could have swayed the election.
The Republican House was right to shine the white-hot spotlight on insidious efforts by social media platforms and many in the federal government to stifle the truth. And the false narrative that the censorship was merely a two-day blip was rightly exposed for what it is.