Rep. Plaskett, citing MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan, floats prison time for Matt Taibbi
Jesus F-ing Christ! How on earth do we put a stop to this stuff? No one I’ve asked has even heard of the Twitter Files, people who consider themselves informed, yet I don’t think there’s been a bigger scoop in my lifetime (I was born in 1974, right after Watergate).
I’m involved with all kinds of groups that want to change politics but I can’t see beyond the current horrorshow that is the media landscape. I don’t see how we get from here to there without completely annihilating corporate access media.
What a complete and utter piece of power-hungry garbage Plaskett is. I hope she gets everything she deserves.
This is one of my favorite Substack subscriptions. Thanks for shedding light on these tactics of gross overreach and intimidation. Now that we know MSM has completely sold out to big Pharma and political interests, independent journalism is incredibly important. Keep up the good fight..and thanks for all you do!
By the way, I believe Plaskett has an axe to grind because she made herself look like an absolute fool during Matt’s testimony.
Neofascism in America looks stranger and more imminent every year. We need to stop bickering about D vs R and vote ALL of these scumbags OUT.
What the everlasting evil??? Thank you, Lee, for defending Matt, specifically, and a free press generally. The snowballing of this concoted distraction into a potential prosecution is yet another example of our disgraceful, inept Congress.
Thanks for this, Lee. I’m glad you’re working on this. In Taibbi’s testimony, I was shocked, outraged and appalled by the hostility toward and general ignorance of the first amendment from the Democrats. They’ve truly become a menace to press freedom.
Second time this week that I'm glad I subscribed. A thousand thanks for your commitment to the truth and your defense of Matt. The IRS and now perjury. Unbelievable! Anyone who doesn't believe this government will harm anyone who does not conform to "the narrative" has drunk the Kool-aid.
This is so deeply ignorant, as was Plaskett's questioning of Taibbi. But now the whole thing has grown morally obscene and terrifying. I'm not on social media but I'm always ready to show up & speak up and out. This can't continue. Thank you, Lee, really truly thank you for doing your work as you do it. We need more shining points of light in the descending darkness.
If ever there was a righteous moment for the Streisand Effect to assert itself in full force, that time would be now.
Plaskett's conduct during those hearings was absolutely disgraceful. She should have been kicked off the committee and out of office, instead of threatening jail time for one of the last honest reporters in America (present company excluded, of course).
Plaskett knows not with whom she trifles.
You measure the skill of a golfer NOT by his/her good shots but instead by how well he/she recovers from their bad shots. A professional journalist is measured by how they handle an inaccuracy in their reporting.
Who is the professional journalist here... Medhi Hassan or Matt Taibi? The question is rhetorical.
Best part? She is actually NOT a voting member of Congress. She is a special representative for USVI.
You shine light on yet another instance of shameless intimidation. Thank you.
Here come the real fascists
Thank you!! I immediately called my Representative who probably won't do anything but is the only person I could think of who is in the House who would be even vaguely interested even taking a call from me. Disgusting. There should be some punishment for her actions, which I said to the poor guy who took my call.
Del. Plaskett has a deep thirst to become an AOC level celebrity influencer and Matt appears to be her chosen vehicle. Criminal referrals to Merrick Garland’s DOJ wouldn’t surprise me.
Taibbi needs to start a GoFundMe page for legal expenses and 24/7 security. No joke. Have we seen any absurdity the woke left won’t gleefully double down upon?