The Lead: The Twitter Files
The second dump of Twitter files has been delayed after a shocking revelation about the first batch. This is regarding information new owner Elon Musk promised, showing how Twitter has censored content in the past.
On Tuesday, journalist Matt Taibbi explained it thusly: After the first round of Twitter files showed us how executives inside Twitter had censored the story about Hunter Biden before the 2020 election, it was discovered that the documents provided to the investigative journalists had been filtered. Filtered by whom? Twitter Deputy General Counsel and former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker. When Musk discovered this, he fired Baker.
Baker is, as the New York Post puts it, the Kevin Bacon of government scandal. He is related to Russiagate, Clinton, Trump, Biden; you name it. It’s hard to believe this isn’t fiction! THAT GUY was censoring the public release of government scandals and Musk didn’t suspect anything until this weekend?
When the movie of this is made, who do you think will play Baker? My vote is for Michael C. Hall.