MSNBC’s Dylan Byers on Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s complaint that social media platforms “collude” to silence conservative voices -including White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, who found himself unable to access Facebook when the platform mistook his account for a bot– reminded him of his “crazy uncle” who didn’t know how to use a computer.
“It’s absolutely not a legitimate complaint from the White House,” said Byers. “With all due respect to the president and to Dan Scavino, it’s basically the equivalent of when your crazy uncle calls and tells you there’s a conspiracy theory against him, because his computer isn’t working.”
“In this day and age in 2019, tech has become such a great scapegoat and such a great target for myriad reasons,” Byers continued. “Some of them legitimate having to do with issues like data privacy, hate speech, fake news, and then for some of them that are actually quite illegitimate having to do with conspiracy theories about anti-conservative bias, which I can assure you at global companies operating at the scale of a company like Facebook, just quite honestly do not exist.”
“I don’t want to overuse the word ‘irony,’ but here’s the most powerful man in the world taking time out to go after Twitter,” chimed in contributor Charlie Sykes, saying that Trump was playing the “victim card” was rich. “Donald Trump and his movement are creatures of social media. He swims in this sea of paranoia and conspiracy theories that never would have gotten traction if not for the social media platforms.”
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‘Schumer is the Devil!’ Screaming pro-Trump protester storms the Senate gallery before being seized by Capitol police
On Wednesday, during the second night of arguments in the impeachment trial, the Senate chamber was startled by a screaming protester — evidently opposed to removal of President Donald Trump — charging the gallery before being seized and thrown out by Capitol police.
The protester, who reportedly was shouting about abortion and calling on senators to dismiss the charges, was ordered ejected from the chamber by Chief Justice John Roberts. He continued to shout as he was being removed from the premises.
A protester just burst into the Senate gallery, Gallery 5, across chamber from the dais, yelling something like "Jesus Christ! They're trying to overturn the election!" Capitol Police instantly grabbed him and pulled him out to the hall. Yelling continued. #impeachmenttrial
Mitch McConnell just gave Democrats a huge gift — by publicly tainting any acquittal of Trump: columnist
It seems all but inevitable that the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will end with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) mustering the votes to block conviction, no matter what the evidence says and no matter whether Democrats successfully bring in new witnesses and documents.
But McConnell has already handed a victory to Democrats in one key aspect, wrote columnist E. J. Dionne for the Washington Post. His handling of the trial has removed any possibility that impeachment will bolster the president's approval — and emboldened Democrats to take their case to the American people as hard as they can. Indeed, wrote Dionne, Democrats "owe a debt" to McConnell.
Here is how Jason Crow ‘pulled rank’ on John Roberts — and exposed the Chief Justice’s bias
Former Army Ranger Jason Crow repeatedly drew upon his experience serving three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during his prosecution of President Donald Trump as an impeachment manager.
Crow, who was awarded the Bronze Star and retired as a Captain, attended law school after his military service before successfully winning a seat in Congress during the 2018 midterm elections.
Elie Mystal, a justice correspondent for The Nation magazine, explained how Crow pulled rank on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Mystal broked down how Crow put Roberts in his place with the subtle question of whether senators were getting restless and needed a break.