• Behind The Scenes At The Twitter Purge – With Peter Van Buren and Scott Horton

    August 9, 2018

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    • George McBride said...


      The social media platforms contend that they can not be sued for their content because they do not exercise “editorial discretion”, therefore the content is not their responsibility.

      Recent events, suggest that these platforms are preparing for the upcoming election. This seems like they do exercise “editorial discretion”, Which means they can be sued.

      08/9/18 10:10 AM | Comment Link

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      08/9/18 12:15 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Peter – if THE ICEMAN COMETH is being staged close by you should try out for the role of Hugo. The beard does suggest a house anarchist for the alternative press. I admit still being stuck in Harry Hope’s bar with my career pipe dreams but wouldn’t want to take over any role in the play. If I’m banned from your blog for a personal offense against your character I accept that you have the right to block me.

      08/9/18 12:38 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      After seeing the video I trimmed back the beard a bit. I’ll need to full homeless face shield someday soon, but not quite yet. Also it’s hot.

      08/9/18 2:18 PM | Comment Link

    • chucknobomb said...


      If you watch the video upside down it looks like Peter has a Brother Cornel West full head of hair. Hope PVB is back to Twitter soon and history restored. ( Cornel and Peter work for Truth)

      08/10/18 5:51 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...



      If you want my sympathy, don’t be the guy who cried on the American Conservative about censorship. It regularly censors my comments because they don’t fit the websites particular narrative.

      08/10/18 10:52 AM | Comment Link

    • chucknobomb said...


      Will PVB Censor this? USA #!. Wake Up to Truth, Free Assange and Others…

      08/10/18 2:10 PM | Comment Link

    • chucknobomb said...


      Truth is good, very good! Keep On.

      08/10/18 2:14 PM | Comment Link

    • chucknobomb said...


      Will PVB eat my face if I post bad thingys here? Some times my sarcastic comments are bad ( or do you not get it, because it is tooo deep). Think?! Help your neighbors and others. Wage Peace and Truth. Free Assange and others…

      08/10/18 2:17 PM | Comment Link

    • David Edward Garber said...


      My condolences, Peter.

      Yes, it’s perfectly legal for Twitter to refuse service and delete disfavored tweets, just like it’s perfectly legal for a library to refuse new books and burn unwanted inventory, but it’s also terribly unwise to selectively-censor otherwise-open discourse.

      Speaking of burning books… Germany’s Nazi rulers mobilized German students on 1933 May 10 to participate in a nationwide “Action against the Un-German Spirit” to theoretically cleanse Germany of allegedly-degenerate influences, which culminated in a massive book-burning of politically-disfavored authors. As one of those disfavored authors had written, “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people”—and history proved him correct within 10 years. If American elites start deleting people from social-media, then I’m curious how soon they might start “deleting” them from life?

      08/11/18 12:10 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      You just don’t get it. Your peanut gallery opinions are worthless. Soon you won’t be able to buy peanuts,

      “The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. It is also one of the most unequal. As a report released today shows, the U.S. ranks 23 out of 30 developed nations in a measure known as the “inclusive development index,” which factors in data on income, health, poverty, and sustainability.

      The index comes from the World Economic Forum, whose annual summit is taking place in Davos this week. It is a rather comprehensive measure of inequality, and the fact that the U.S. ranks so poorly is a sign of the country’s dramatic wealth concentration.Of all the factors in the index, the U.S. performed worst in what the WEF calls the inclusion category, which measures the distribution of income and wealth, and the level of poverty. Additionally, the country received particularly low marks in the areas of social protection—defined as efficiency of public goods and services and robustness of social safety nets—and employment and labor compensation. The U.S. joins Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa as countries with inclusive-development rankings that fall below their GDP per capita rankings, a sign that their economic growth is not being shared, the report says. The U.S. had the largest gap between the two measures.”

      Deleted, no. Talk is cheap. But your vote under Citizens United, you are Disenfranchised,

      08/11/18 7:38 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      A twit is a silly, annoying person. Clearly, Twitter suffers from a lack of self-awareness.

      08/13/18 10:46 AM | Comment Link

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