Can’t wait for these clowns to be held to the Trump standard?
Seriously, are these people not inciting violence?
And what happened to them?
Most were reelected or had their contracts renewed.
If Twitter is going to ban people for inciting violence they might want to take a look at this pic.twitter.com/ufNLcXUn5P
— J O E • M A Z (@JoeMaz) January 9, 2021
At least we can be grateful that some Australia politicians have embraced the virtues of free speech.
Mr McCormack, who is leading the government while Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes leave this week, said Twitter had gone too far in removing Mr Trump from its platform.
“I don’t believe in that sort of censorship. But, you know, I mean, there’s been a lot of people who’ve said and done a lot of things on Twitter previously that haven’t received that sort of condemnation or, indeed, censorship.
“That’s a matter for Twitter. They’ve made that call. They’ve got a company, they’ve got a business to run and they’ve made that decision.”
Remarkably (or maybe not), this has infuriated many in the media who are normally champions of free speech:
Michael McCormack comparing Capitol Hill insurgency with BLM protests. Utterly false equivalence.
— Linda Mottram (@LindaMottram) January 10, 2021
That’s your opinion. But aren’t you a reporter, not an opinion person? But would these views possibly taint your coverage? Or your future dealings with the leader of a coalition partner? Worth pondering.
This woman is an editor at Domain:
I don't think the protesters against extra-judicial killings last year were trying to overthrow a fairly elected government
— Elizabeth Redman (@elizabethredman) January 11, 2021
It’s always dangerous to quote Wikipedia, but it would seem that Redman is being just a touch melodramatic:
An extrajudicial killing (also known as extrajudicial execution or extralegal killing) is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. They often target political, trade union, dissident, religious and social figures.
So you’re wrong on that front.
By the way, Twitter says it has standards (ha!) … but this tweet is still there: