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“If I wanted America to fail” video-maker suspended from Twitter after video goes viral
michellemalkin.com ^ | 4/23/12 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/23/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by Ballygrl

“If I wanted America to fail” video goes viral, but Twitter suspends

By Michelle Malkin • April 23, 2012 08:34 PM

This weekend, a video produced by Free Market America went live on YouTube — and it is racking up nationwide hits. Deservedly so. The Earth Day-timed message is compelling and extremely relevant this campaign season. As the group writes: “The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism — it’s become an economic suicide pact. And we’re here to challenge it.”

For some reason still unknown, Twitter suspended the group’s account. They’ve tried to get answers about the cause of the suspension. But no replies. Adam Bitely at NetRightDaily notes:

for some strange reason, Twitter silenced the official account for the new Americans for Limited Government project Free Market America. The account, @FreeMarket_US, went live a few days before Earth Day and was slowly picking up steam.

On Earth Day, the official website for Free Market America was launched and [its] Facebook and Twitter components started to come to life as well. The first video put out by Free Market America, “If I wanted America to fail”, got over 120,000 hits in less than 36 hours!

But you would never know that if you tried to follow the Twitter page–it was suspended by Twitter midway through the day on Earth Day!

After numerous attempts to contact Twitter and see what the story was behind the suspension, we still have received no reason why the account was suspended.

When it comes to using Twitter as a tool for promoting your political cause, you better hope that Twitter approves of your message or else you will be censored. So watch out, you could be next!

We would greatly appreciate if you could help our cause to figure out why Free Market America is being censored. Please Tweet the following message: “Why has @Twitter suspended @FreeMarket_US? #Censorship”

This is just bizarre. The Kill Zimmerman account was left untouched for weeks before finally being taken down. What is Free Market America guilty of? Advocating free markets. Is that against Twitter terms of service?

I’ll update with any word from Twitter about the suspension.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americafail; michellemalkin; twitter; twitteracctsuspended
I think Twitter has a political agenda.
1 posted on 04/23/2012 6:23:06 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl
I think Twitter has a political agenda.

Nah!! Now why would you think that?

2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:25:14 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Ballygrl

Doesn’t “Earth Day” sometimes coincidentally occur on Hitler’s birthday? It’s only fitting that its opposition be stifled by the Twit Reich.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

Karl Marx’s birthday, 2 or 3 days after Hitlers


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:31:40 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: Ballygrl; ntnychik; potlatch; dixiechick2000; Fred Nerks; onyx
According to WHO Des Moines (Ronald Reagan's station) drive-time host Simon Conway, George Zimmerman's release on bond was met by a tsunami of violent threats tweeted without any problem--yet political speech opposing progressive dogma gets the ax. Maybe there's a bias here.
5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Ballygrl

Dumb move on Twitter’s part...now everyone will want to see the info they are trying to suppress...


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:01 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: arasina
"Earth Day."

AKA "Jackass Day."

7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:27 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: PhilDragoo

Exactly!


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:57 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: arasina

Actually I believe it was Lenin’s birthday.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RaceBannon; Ballygrl; arasina

Hitler’s birthday is April 20th, Earth Day (designed by hard core leftists including the notorious killer Ira Einhorn) celebrates the birthday of a different left wing hero/mass killer - Vlad Lenin.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by narses
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To: PhilDragoo

Precisely.

Eventually, there’s going to be He// to pay.

The Marxist-in-Cheif hasn’t thought through this one.

He’s going to learn he’s on the wrong side.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:25 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Ballygrl

If you want to really piss off a liberal, nothing beats telling the truth!


12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:44:26 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1189 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Ballygrl
If only they had used an Obama look-alike to speak the message.
This video hits Barack Hussein Obama II and his minions dead center, and knocks them off their feet.
Outstanding, just OUTSTANDING!
13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Ballygrl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc&feature=player_embedded


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:48:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
Wow. That was powerful! And it was 100% on the mark.

Thank you for the link.

15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: RaceBannon

Adolf Hitler; 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ; 22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924

Earth Day ; April 22, 1970


16 posted on 04/23/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Ballygrl

After all the anti Obama/Dem/Islam tweets I’ve put up there is no way that’s accurate. Sorry.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: samtheman

175,850 views on youtube

I’m going to check tomorrow; hope it’s a much bigger number.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:06:06 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: arasina

It is on Vladamir Lenins birthday


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: samtheman

Great video!!!


20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:13:54 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Ballygrl

Now, wouldn’t it be a hoot of someone started a competing twitter, say, out of Iceland? With a slightly longer message length, say, 256?

I know some Icelanders who’d be all over it ;).


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:14:20 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: PhilDragoo

[Maybe there’s a bias here. ]

And it’s going to get worse - before it can get better.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: mamelukesabre

Spot On!


23 posted on 04/23/2012 7:15:18 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism is not a party slogan, but a mindset guided by core values and walking the walk.)
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To: samtheman

Send the link out to your email group and/or put it on facebook. It will get a lot more exposure.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by mia
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To: Ballygrl

25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: Ballygrl

Does twitter have any competitors?


26 posted on 04/23/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ballygrl
Both Beck and Fox showed this video or parts of it today. Very powerful,

it reminded me of all the flack Rush took from media when he said I hope Obama fails with his agenda.

This video highlights Obama's actions to make us fail.

27 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Ballygrl

Twitter suspended his account for making that video? Good thing he didn’t REALLY offend Twitter. Who knows what they would have done if he had done something REALLY bad, like threatening to kill a judge!


28 posted on 04/23/2012 7:44:26 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: Ballygrl

Good News, Twitter reinstated the account. @FreeMarket_US


29 posted on 04/23/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: mamelukesabre

Excellent video! Nails the progressive agenda to a wall! If The Twits censored it then we now know their agenda!


30 posted on 04/23/2012 8:12:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mamelukesabre

The video needs a thread all its own on FR!


31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Not a bad idea


32 posted on 04/23/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: C210N

They probably got their orders from Washington


33 posted on 04/23/2012 8:23:55 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Ballygrl

So does youtube.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:50:52 PM PDT by odds
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To: Ballygrl

Excellent
Sent that one out and about!


35 posted on 04/23/2012 9:23:34 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Ballygrl

Twitter must operate under all sorts of governmental regulations etc etc - sounds like a lawsuit to me - equal treatment, freedom of speech, civil rights violation - if it’s offered to the public it should be open to the entire public, or shut down.....


36 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: samtheman
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

37 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:54 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Ballygrl

Fantastic. Let’s hope this plays many times where the American people see what has been done to this once great nation by this committed Marxist in the WH. This is the most important election of our lifetimes. Don’t waste your vote and don’t stay home and let the collectivists have their way.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 9:59:04 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: onyx

Everything, so far, is backfiring. lol


39 posted on 04/23/2012 11:47:06 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Ballygrl

BTTT


40 posted on 04/23/2012 11:55:04 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: mia
Send the link out to your email group and/or put it on facebook. It will get a lot more exposure.
Also: join twitter.

"Follow" a bunch of highly followed twitter-sites (whatever they're called, I don't even know, "sites"?) and tweet this link once a day to each of the lists (or whatever).

That alone will give it a lot more exposure than if the original twitter feed (or whatever) had not been suspended.

41 posted on 04/24/2012 1:49:08 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

269,297 views on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc


42 posted on 04/24/2012 3:20:24 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


43 posted on 04/24/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: samtheman

317,450 views on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc


44 posted on 04/24/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Ballygrl
I think Twitter has a political agenda.

So does Facepuke!

Try posting a pro 2A comment to the 'Virginians for Responsible Gun Ownership' wall or page or whatever the hell they call it and see how fast it disappears.

45 posted on 04/24/2012 4:36:55 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (PTSD has a cure, it's PTSF (Peace! Through Superior Firepower...))
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46 posted on 04/24/2012 10:22:04 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------insanity_is_alive_and_mucho_malignant----------)
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