Twitter: On second thought, we’ll allow Blackburn’s pro-life ad

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  1. Zorro

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    Her announcement that she was running to replace Corker was banned by Twitter before twitter grew brains:
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    “Our first Senate conservative victory.”

    How gracious of them! Twitter initially blocked Marsha Blackburn’s campaign-launch video as a paid ad for using the phrase “baby body parts,” a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood’s income from fetal organ and tissue sales. A day after boosting Blackburn’s credibility while destroying their own, Twitter execs belatedly thought twice about becoming political editors for candidates on their platform:

    The social media network said on Monday she couldn’t promote the video on Twitter unless she removed the phrase, but changed course Tuesday.

    “Our ads policies strive to balance protecting our users from potentially distressing content while allowing our advertisers to communicate their messages. Nowhere is this more difficult than in the realm of political advertising and the highly charged issues that are often addressed therein. After further review, we have made the decision to allow the content in question from Rep. Blackburn’s campaign ad to be promoted on our ads platform,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

    “While we initially determined that a small portion of the video used potentially inflammatory language, after reconsidering the ad in the context of the entire message, we believe that there is room to refine our policies around these issues.”

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    Gee, ya think?

    There are no good reasons to act as a censor on official campaign releases from legitimate candidates, especially over something as picayune as the exact verbiage to describe fetal organ and tissue sales, which no one disputes is happening.

    On top of that, Blackburn ran a congressional probe into this issue, making it a key point in discussing her record.

    Blackburn called this “our first Senate conservative victory” while discussing the late-night Twitter reversal with Fox and Friends this morning:



    “The American people have just risen up, and I said this is our first senate conservative victory,” the Republican lawmaker told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning. “Because we stood firm and Twitter reconsidered, and they are going to allow us to put my campaign announcement back up to push it out on their platform, which is exactly what we’re going to do.”

    While Blackburn complained that her anti-abortion stance had been unfairly censored by Twitter, the Republican lawmaker also utilized the incident to fundraise, telling potential donors that “Silicon Valley elites” had attempted to “impose their values.” Wednesday morning, she complained that “the liberal left cannot continue to think they have the right to sensor free speech.”

    Twitter handed Blackburn her first “conservative victory” by blocking her ad in the first place. The social-media platform has taken a sharp turn leftward in its speech policing and silencing. They had to backdown to Blackburn as their partisanship was undeniable.

    Twitter has gone too far and probably doesn't feel like tangling with a future US Senator.
     
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    Corker needs to go and I'd take Blackburn over that idiot.
     
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    THE VIOLENT LEFT WING MOB COMES TO TENNESSEE: Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner.

    Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday.

    Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked.

    Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.​

    Disgraceful. You don’t hear of Republicans targeting places like this for hosting Democrat events.
     
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    Great.

    I hope the boycott works

    What kind of an idiot would rent a meeting room to tInfoil Hat Looney Tune like Blackburn?
     
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    In TN they don't bend to scum Leftwing mobs.

    Betting odds are Blackburn 79-20

    Looks like you folks are going to get your asses kicked again!

    https://www.predictit.org/markets/search?query=TN Senate
     
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