Whoa: AdamBaldwin Just Quit Twitter Over Muting of Conservatives

First of all, he’s NOT one of those Baldwins.

He’s this one:

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From “My Bodyguard”

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From “Full Metal Jacket”

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From “Independence Day”

From "The Last Ship"

From “The Last Ship”

For years, Baldwin has been an extremely outspoken conservative on Twitter. On Monday, disappointing his 230,000+ followers, he deleted his entire timeline except for this:

In an interview with Independent Journal Review, he explained himself:

“I’ve had enough. Twitter is dead to me. I’m going to find greener pastures elsewhere and I’m not coming back.

It’s really a shame that so-called ‘liberal thinkers’ and the so called ‘tolerant crowd’ is intolerant of varying viewpoints. They’re so afraid to hear people disagree with them. Instead of ignoring it or providing their own arguments in return, they say ‘shut up!’

This group-think, Orwellian, so-called Safety Council is really killing the wild west of ideas that Twitter was. That’s what made Twitter fun. You could run across all sorts of differing viewpoints. That is what free speech is all about. As long as you’re not threatening people with violence, have at it.

They are very good at hiding whatever algorithms they have. They don’t explain themselves and they are not transparent. The onus is on Twitter to explain exactly why they ban people. It’s their company. I just choose not to participate in the suppression of ideas anymore.”

As explained in the link he provided, conservative activist Robert Stacy McCain was blocked from Twitter, seemingly as part of the new “Safety Council” that Twitter has implemented. This is, at least in part, to what Baldwin is responding.

Two comments:

  1. I will definitely miss his feed
  2. Two years ago I was invited by Adam to play a round of golf with him and his regular group (all non-Hollywood types); he’s a total class act and an incredibly cool down-to-earth guy

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