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December 05, 2018

The People On The Weekly Standard's Deplaforming Target List Aren't Super-Sad to See the Weekly Standard Deplatformed by... Free Market Forces and the Wisdom of the Invisible Hand That They Supposedly Champion



Yeah, Jim Swift and a lot of the other now-unemployed train-hobos of the Weekly Standard were obnoxious to an almost Ben Shapiro level in celebrating the deplatforming of people who had the sick audacity to disagree with them.

Here is some of The Weekly Standard's recent work in the arena of advancing free expression:





Jim Swift also promoted anonymous twitter accounts, who seemed to be acting as if part of some paid political op, who were making career-ending (and almost completely spurious) charges against Selena Zito -- who is technically Jim Swift's colleague, albeit working for the Weekly Standard's sister publication the Washington Examiner.

Why was Swift permitted to try to take down a colleague? Was he acting with the authority of some higher-up at the Weekly Standard? Seems he'd need some protection for going scalp-hunting a colleague.

People weren't amused:


Weekly Standard cuckling Andrew Egger offered a mild gripe with Twitter's banning of Jesse Kelly, after he saw Jim Swift getting pounded on Twitter.

Days prior to that, however, Andrew Egger was high-fiving Jack Dorsey for Twitter's banning of Laura Loomer.

Here was Egger, defending the deplatforming of Laura Loomer, and claiming those who compared it to the non-deplaforming of racist New York Times editor Sarah Jeong were making a false equivalency, because she only made "some bad tweets once."

Bad tweets once?




Jeong literally had hundreds, I think more than 800, racist tweets over a four year span.

All the Weekly Standard people aligned with Kristol, Hayes, and Last seemed to be working hand-in-glove with the left's deplatforming operations.

Are we now supposed to feel bad that these people have been deplatformed not by artificial social pressure campaigns conducted in coordination with leftwing groups like Sleeping Giants but rather deplatformed by the wisdom of the free market, which these Donation-Subsidized Socialists are supposed to be such big believers in?

I think Kurt Schlichter summed it up well:




But now the Free Hand of Capitalism has caught them in its benevolent, magical grasp, and suddenly these Donation-Subsidiezed Socialists don't like it all that much.

The replies to this tweet suggesting that someone set up a GoFundMe for the Weekly Standard are heartening.

This reply is especially tart, but they're all swell.

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