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Democratic Representative at Twitter Files Hearing Demonstrates Lack of Understanding of How Internet Works

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Sylvia Garcia, a Democratic House Representative, doesn’t understand the internet or the First Amendment.

She seems to think she is setting herself up to slam dunk journalist Matt Taibbi when she asks him what conditions he accepted to receive the Twitter Files.

Taibbi explained that the conditions were that Twitter was used as the source and that the results of his investigation be published on Twitter.

“First, sir, or did you give it… to the committee first?”

“The thread came out first?”

“Where?” she asks.

“On Twitter,” Taibbi replies, clearly confused about the line of questioning.

“But you didn’t break it on Twitter. Did you send the file that you released today to Twitter first?”

Taibbi has become legitimately confused at this point. He starts to realize that the woman he’s talking to doesn’t understand Twitter. She doesn’t seem to understand journalism.

Garcia’s line for questioning then collapses into itself as she doesn’t know where to go next.

Garcia’s South Texas District isn’t sending its best.

Garcia, as previously reported, also revealed in the same hearing that she does not know Bari Weiss’ identity. Although Garcia is not a favorite journalist, it is clear that she is prolific and well-known in public discourse. She was a prominent writer at the New York Times (the liberal Bible), until her resignation.

This is a reminder that anyone who keeps up with current events, even normie libs, should at least be aware of Weiss as a journalist of note.

She interrogates the other journalist present for the inquisition, Michael Shellenberger, about whether “his friend” Bari Weiss works for Twitter. Taibbi informs her that Weiss is a journalist, to which Garcia replies: “Sir, I didn’t ask you a question.”

“Yes, ma’am, Barry Weiss is a journalist,” Shellenberger answers, barely repressing a grin.

Garcia presses, “So you work together with her?”

Garcia says, “So you’re here as a trio?” She refers to Taibbi Shellenberger and Weiss. Garcia fails to grasp the absurdity in her questioning, despite all appearances.

It has all the atmosphere of a retired teacher in a public school, a part-time substitute teacher who is aging. He was highly respected as an architect and respected by his peers. He is bored at home and moonlights in his classroom while the regular teacher goes on maternity leave. However, he is clearly out of his element. He should have stayed home to enjoy the golden years.

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