I’ve been looking everywhere for something to blog about that doesn’t involve Donald Trump. No such luck. I am sorry, Dear Reader.
Last month, a bunch of crybabies threatened to sue Trump for blocking them on Twitter. Yes, that’s what I said: People want to sue Trump for blocking them on Twitter. And now they’re carrying out their “threat.” Charlie Savage, NYT:
A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump sued him and two top White House aides on Tuesday, arguing that his account amounts to a public forum that he, as a government official, cannot bar people from.
The blocked Twitter users, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, raised cutting-edge issues about how the Constitution applies to the social media era…
By blocking people from reading his tweets, or from viewing and replying to message chains based on them, Mr. Trump is violating their First Amendment rights because they expressed views he did not like, the lawsuit argued.
One of the most prominent whiners in the group is a lovely lady named @AynRandPaulRyan. If you go on Twitter and try to ask her about this, you may run into the same issue I did:
If she’s going to literally make a federal case out of getting blocked on Twitter, why would she… block people on Twitter?
I have no idea if Obama has ever blocked anybody. Nor do I care. People have the right to say what they want, and nobody else is under any obligation to listen.
As I said when this circus started a month ago:
If a person in power blocks you on Twitter, you shouldn’t sue. You should celebrate! You may or may not have done something right, but at least you momentarily annoyed someone you don’t like. That’s what the Internet is all about. Take the win already.