By Sarah Rumpf | Mediaite
When Rick Wilson tweets, “I’m in a goddamn mood,” you know something is a-brewin’. What got the Florida-based political strategist and writer fired up on this particular Thursday was a decision by Facebook to censor the “Mourning in America” video ad produced by the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump PAC founded by Wilson and several other prominent Never Trump former Republicans.
The video takes a highly critical view of President Donald Trump‘s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, and already has been viewed nearly eight million times on Twitter and on nearly two million times on YouTube alone.
Unsurprisingly, Wilson was displeased with Facebook’s move.
Speaking to Mediaite, Wilson called the decision “the typical fuckery we’ve come to expect from both the Trump camp and their tame Facebook allies.”
“Facebook is perfectly content to allow content from QAnon lunatics, anti-vaxxers, alt-righters, and every form of Trump/Russian — but I repeat myself — disinformation,” he pointed out. “This is a sign of just how powerfully ‘Mourning In America’ shook Donald Trump and his allies. Their attempt to censor our ad isn’t a setback for us; it’s a declaration of an information war we will win.” [ . . . ] Full story at source: Mediaite
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The second of Richard Thompson’s Facebook Live concerts recorded at his home in New Jersey during the coronavirus lock down of 2020. Richard is joined by his partner Zara Phillips for part of the performance.
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Bathsheba Smiles (3:03) Angel From Montgomery (7:45) Walking On A Wire (13:30) Beeswing (19:25) Sloth (28:47) Turning Of The Tide (34:37) Persuasion (38:04) The Storm Won’t Come (44:48) Dry My Tears And Move On (50:25) Wall Of Death (56:22) My Enemy (1:00:48) When The Saints Rise Out Of Their Graves (1:06:09)
Recorded on Sunday 19th April 2020. We do not claim copyright of this material, just uploading here to give broader access in the spirit that the original concert was intended. Originally streamed on Richard Thompson’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RichardThomp… Donations link: https://www.paypal.me/richardthompson…