Pandemonium Breaks During Hearing When Former MSM Journalist Spars With Dem – WATCH

There were a lot of fireworks during a House Weaponization Committee hearing.

Now independent journalist Matt Taibbi appeared to give testimony regarding his coverage of the “Twitter Files.”

For starters, Taibbi is a liberal and, for a long time, was one of their darlings. Taibbi was a freelancer for The Nation, was a regular on Kieth Olberman’s show, a guest with Rachel Maddow, and in 2012 wrote a piece titled “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a D**che.”

In other words, Taibbi has never been a right-wing nut job.

Around 2008 Taibbi started to remove himself from the mainstream media, disillusioned by Washington’s behavior after the subprime mortgage, and started freelance writing. He has been vocal about the media’s behavior over the Russiangate, the pandemic, censorship, and critical of both parties.

Now many on the left are furious he’s teamed up with Elon Musk to expose the collusion between the government and the social media company Twitter.

Musk gave Taibbi, Abigal Sheirer, and Michael Shellenberger access to Twitter’s internal communications with government officials. The independent journalists’ reports blew the lid off what took place beginning in 2020.

You can click here to read his reporting. 

As a result of their reporting Rep. Jim Jordan of the House Weaponization Committee asked them to testify and there were a lot of fireworks.

In his opening statement, Taibbi took no prisoners:

We learned Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other companies developed a formal system for taking in moderation “requests” from every corner of government: the FBI, DHS, HHS, DOD, the Global Engagement Center at State, even the CIA. For every government agency scanning Twitter, there were perhaps 20 quasi-private entities doing the same, including Stanford’s Election Integrity Project, Newsguard, the Global Disinformation Index, and others, many taxpayer-funded.

A focus of this fast-growing network is making lists of people whose opinions, beliefs, associations, or sympathies are deemed “misinformation,” “disinformation,” or “malinformation.” The latter term is just a euphemism for “true but inconvenient.”

Undeniably, the making of such lists is a form of digital McCarthyism.

That seemed to get Democrats like Rep. Sylvia Garcia fired up however, she embarrassed herself several times.

Look, it’s not expected for everyone to know what Substack is, but you darn well should if you are a member of congress questioning a witness during an official hearing. For those that don’t know, substack is a website where writers can write long form free of censorship. Other users can subscribe via email. When a blogger writes a piece, the user gets an email.

Then Rep. Stacey Plaskett tried to get Taibbi to reveal his source, and let’s just say she didn’t come out well.


A note about Plaskett: She’s a non-voting delegate from the US Virgin Islands which means she can’t vote on legislation but can vote on the committees she is a member of.

That was when Rep. Garcia tried once again to get Taibbi to give his source and all hell broke loose.

To add insult to injury…I don’t even know where to start with this one.

She really didn’t handle how things went during the hearing well.

You can click here to read Taibbi’s opening statement; it is scathing. 


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