GotNews.com editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson appears to have been banned from Twitter permanently for using the metaphor “take out.”
He was referring to doing an expose on DeRay McKesson, a radical activist with ties to Black Nationalist organizations…. and Twitter.
Not content to censor just Johnson Twitter has also banned Gotnews.com’s twitter feed as well in a first ever mass censorship.
Of course this is a selective application.
The more interesting material is what’s coming out from the “journalists,” none of whom have offered to contact me.
Politico’s Dylan Byers has this paragraph which is worth refuting:
He wrongly accused two New York Times reporters of revealing the address of the police officer in the Ferguson shooting. He wrongly accused another Times reporter of posing for Playgirl. He wrongly claimed that Sen. Cory Booker did not live in Newark when he served as that city’s mayor. On one occasion, he was temporarily suspended from Twitter after posting photos of someone he claimed had been exposed to Ebola. His most high-profile moment came when he rightly cast doubt on the Rolling Stone article about the University of Virginia rape accusations. Then he threatened to expose the student who made the accusations, attacked her on social media and published a photo of a woman he thought was her — but wasn’t. Johnson has also suggested that President Obama is gay.
In fact Johnson published the addresses of two New York Times reporters who published the name of the street Darren Wilson and his wife lived on. He also published the criminal record of Times reporter Julie Bosman.
In fact Johnson was reporting the statements of Cory Booker’s neighbors, including a U.S. Census worker. Johnson traveled to Booker’s two homes in Newark which were vacant.
In fact Johnson published the name–Nina Pham–of the girl who got ebola twelve hours before everyone else. He was correct but was suspended because Internet trolls, led, in part, by another blogger spammed Twitter to remove him.
Johnson did wrongly get a photo of what he thought was Jackie Coakley which he corrected in less than 50 minutes. He also mistakenly thought a Times reporter had posed for Playgirl (which was written in the Daily Princetonian) when David Kirkpatrick had merely been arrested for being nude outside.
As for Obama being gay, why did he first join Occidental’s Gay Club in 1979? Why do multiple blacks in Chicago and elsewhere describe him as gay? Why did he live with gay men? Why can we only identify two women who claim to have dated Obama and neither of them have ever claimed a sexual relationship?
CNN didn’t even call Johnson before they publicly accused him of raising money to assassinate someone.
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) May 25, 2015
Nor did the Washington Post reporter:
Charles Johnson, your least favorite person, has been permanently banned from Twitter. 👋🏼 http://t.co/EffPvASkX3
— Caitlin Dewey (@caitlindewey) May 26, 2015
(Apparently censorship is good for the over 25,000 people who followed Johnson and the millions that read his tweets.)
Post columnist Wesley Lowery has been upset with Johnson for exposing several stories he got wrong. (Lowery also has a history of lying and even celebrated Thanksgiving and profiled a man who burned down his own church.)
Chuck C. Johnson uses @Twitter to attack alleged rape victims, libel & harass journalists and threaten activists – and Twitter does nothing
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) May 24, 2015
Johnson isn’t wrong but that doesn’t mean he can’t be mocked by worse journalists.
Quite the rundown of things Charles Johnson has gotten wrong… http://t.co/3A1xeynB2a
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) May 26, 2015
My name is Charles C. Johnson. Father to a pack of lies, husband to a catalog wife, and I will poop on the floor in this room or the next.
— Big Scary Jeb Lund (@Mobute) May 25, 2015
Or by those who owe their careers to their parents…
Not only is Chuck Johnson banned from Twitter, his Game of Thrones fansite seems to have gone down, too.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 26, 2015
Johnson’s ban was heralded by journalists opposed to due process for young men accused of sexual impropriety.
Really glad @twitter finally suspended Chuck C Johnson. Wish they would have done it earlier when he was harassing & threatening women, but.
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) May 24, 2015
And one other thing…
Why is the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, meeting with people who instigate riots?
— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) December 26, 2014
Can we talk about how your technology is being used to coordinate riots, Jack?
The resistance is beginning…
Even the hacker Weev is in.
— grab em by the weev (@rabite) May 26, 2015
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