Twitter Vs. Instapundit [UPDATED]

What were they thinking?

Whoohoo censorship! Free-speech advocate and well-known Conservative [Glenn Reynolds] @Instapundit suspended on Twitter

Posted at 8:05 am on September 22, 2016 by Sam J., on Twitchy

People get suspended on Twitter every day and let’s be honest, it is a private company and can honestly do as it pleases when it comes to policy and procedure. This suspension however is newsworthy because the person in question is Instapundit, aka Glenn [sic] Reynold[s] , a well-known columnist for USA Today and what many would call a “staple of Twitter.”

Apparently in response to the riots … err… protests in Charlotte, Reynolds suggested motorists not sit in their cars waiting to be beaten to death. Sure, he was far more direct in his tweet but the intent was defense, not murder.

Huff Post and other “media” outlets are already writing about Reynolds being suspended but are not sharing the actual tweet, and of course they’re calling the people surrounding vehicles “demonstrators” instead of what whey really were, rioters.

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If one is in one’s car, surrounded by rioters, and remembers what befell Reginald Denny, Glenn’s advice may well save your life and the lives of everyone else in your vehicle.  One will still be held to account for using one’s car as a weapon, but it remains better to be judged by 12 than carried by six.

Because you know, it makes more sense to sit in your car and wait for the angry “protesters” to beat you to death and steal your car. Sure.

In all seriousness, hell no.  If one finds oneself in the middle of a riot, one has both the right and the duty to protect themselves and their family from violence.

Fuck Twitter.  They are just another creature of the Left preparing the electoral battlefield for their preferred party.

UPDATE

U. of Tennessee “Investigating” Professor for Tweet

By September 23, 2016, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

In recent years, colleges and universities have shown a disturbing willingness to punish students and faculty members for Internet postings that, while consisting of constitutionally protected speech, are labeled “violent,” “offensive,” or “harassing” towards some person or group. FIRE has seen many instances of this trend. A common thread in these cases is that, rather than being driven by a sober assessment of the law or commitment to principle, they tend to be driven by a public relations imperative to distance the institution from expression it thinks will be unpopular. That pattern is playing out again this week, as the University of Tennessee (UT) announced yesterday that it is investigating law professor and blogger Glenn Reynolds, founder of the blog Instapundit, for online speech.

Yesterday morning, Reynolds opened up Twitter to find that the service had suspended his account. His offense turned out to be a tweet—since deleted, but preserved on Twitchy— reading “Run them down,” which linked to this tweet from a Charlotte, N.C.’s WBTV, reporting, “Protesters on I-277 stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles. AVOID.” (WBTV actually sent aseries of tweets about this.)

The University may come to regret this…

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  • Constitution First

    Glenn is saying out-loud what every sane person is thinking to themselves: I have a 7,500 lb 4X4 with 21″ tires and a 350 HP V-8, I think I’ll let the rioters have their way with me. NOT.

  • If you’re lighting fires on the freeway and getting ready to throw people in the bonfire, I’ll take my chances with a jury over waiting patiently for your tantrum to subside.

  • Hank_M

    Twitter sucks. Seems like the place for wounded SJW’s to vent. That and for the media to coordinate their attacks.