The whole point of revealing the ‘Twitter Files’ was to unveil old news that former Twitter executives and government officials purposefully suppressed to promote a political agenda. So, it’s unsurprising that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is using the term “old news” to deflect from the importance of the suppression at play.
In her latest White House media briefing on Monday, she called the revelation of how the Hunter Biden laptop scandal became suppressed a “distraction.”
During the briefing, a reporter brought up White House observations of Elon Musk’s changes to Twitter and how the ‘Twitter Files revealed decisions to censor reporting on specific stories. The reporter asked if the White House viewed the decisions as appropriate now that the information had been shared with the public. Jean-Pierre’s response?
Jean-Pierre calls 'Twitter files' revelations about censorship of Hunter Biden laptop story a 'distraction that is full of old news' https://t.co/QDBrXCnwc4
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) December 6, 2022
The press secretary says the White House views the documents as interesting and coincidental. The administration seems confused about why Twitter suddenly wants to share “old news” with the public. To the Biden administration, government officials, and former Twitter bigwigs, the story should be old news — almost three years old, to be exact. But it’s unclear why they would discredit the fact that most Americans were kept from seeing this “old news.”
Instead of giving a valid answer, Jean-Pierre deflects with the narrative of hate speech on the social media platform. She says Twitter is faced with a “rising volume of anger, hate, and anti-Semitism,” and Musk is just letting it slide. President Joe Biden declared the platform dangerous last week and called for more leaders to “speak out and reject this,” according to the press secretary. She then concluded her brief Twitter talk by saying, “our focus right now is helping the American family.”
Karine Jean-Pierre says @elonmusk is pushing a "distraction" by releasing the information surrounding Twitter's censorship of the Hunter Biden story: pic.twitter.com/7n9kUFUmoK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 5, 2022
Musk’s “Twitter Files” consists of internal emails related to the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 election. The emails show correspondence between the Biden campaign and former Twitter executives to block tweets and users who shared the Hunter Biden story. Executives said the story violated the terms of service on the platform, although it’s unclear how that could be. As censorship on the laptop story began, more censorship related to other commentaries that went against a left-leaning narrative followed.