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Apparently, it’s very very bad to make fun of CNN’s Brian Stelter on Twitter.

So you probably shouldn’t share my story in which I call him a “simpering potato” for not only not asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki any real questions when he was interviewing her, but playing a lapdog role, asking her things like how could media be better at covering the Biden team. Now, I generally don’t like to call people names; I reserve it for when they really deserve it, like Brian.

Stelter got a lot of backlash from folks who thought his bootlicking was ridiculous.

Former Trump administration staffer Will Upton compared him to The Gimp from Pulp Fiction.

Fun fact… @brianstelter is The Gimp from Pulp Fiction. https://t.co/Yoxp3vDDQV

— Will Upton (@wupton) June 6, 2021

That got Upton suspended by Twitter. He appealed and won, arguing that nothing in that violated Twitter’s terms of service.

LOL. This tweet got me temporarily suspended from Twitter… I appealed… and won. I simply pointed out that comparing a public figure to a fictional movie character does not violate their terms of service. https://t.co/bruTlnCxx5

— Will Upton (@wupton) June 7, 2021

But, in the meantime, Internet Accountability Project founder Mike Davis came to Upton’s defense with this tweet where he apparently committed the same crime of comparing Stelter to The Gimp.


— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) June 8, 2021

Then he was suspended, also when nothing in the tweet violated the Twitter terms of service.


— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) June 8, 2021

Imagine if that qualifies as “hateful conduct.” They’d have to suspend everyone’s Twitter account.

They released him a little earlier today from Twitter jail after he appealed.

So what rules did they actually trip? That rule that one should not mock a CNN anchor, even when he so richly deserves it? I’m not sure where in the TOS I see that admonition. But there does seem to be an unwritten rule: Thou shalt not offend the Democratic narrative/liberal media.

The response when it’s so obviously wrong, as here, is frequently

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