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By Jack Devine, Patriot Post, Dec. 15, 2022

The Twitter Files are not just another case of political one-upmanship. This one matters.

Political blockbuster news always seems to evoke the same responses: one side pounces on “the smoking gun,” while the other side yawns dismissively at the “nothing-burger.” The latest such blockbuster is Elon Musk’s release of the so-called Twitter Files, documentation that confirms the platform’s long-suspected systematic restriction — with possible government collaboration — of conservative viewpoints.

While the media seems obsessed primarily with Musk and his motivations, this one is not just another case of political one-upmanship. It’s a big deal. It matters, for at least four reasons:

1) Illegality: If the facts hold up — and they seem solid — much of what we’re seeing is flagrantly unconstitutional. …

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