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There's Something Missing Amid the Release of the Twitter Files

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The Twitter Files have pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of the social media giant prior to Elon Musk taking over, including some of the company’s most controversial decisions. Musk gave the documents to three journalists—Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger—who have exposed how Twitter suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story, blacklisted conservatives, and battled over the decision to ban former President Trump from the site, and more. 

Much like how these former Twitter employees suppressed information and the voices of prominent conservative individuals, mainstream media outlets appear to be picking up where they left off, keeping Americans in the dark about the bombshell findings. 

According to a Fox News Digital report, NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN have given the Twitter Files minimal airtime. 

Since Fridaynetworks have only discussed the Twitter files for a combined total of 14 minutes. The term "Twitter files" has only been used six times on-air over the same span of time, according to a review of Grabien transcripts by Fox News Digital. […]

The Monday evening newscasts were filled with discussions about Twitter, including criticisms of Musk and the re-release of Twitter Blue. However, the Twitter files never came up on the networks, except a brief reference on NBC News when a reporter discussed how former top Twitter official Yoel Roth was forced to leave his home after receiving death threats. […]

On Dec. 4, the major Sunday shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN devoted a total of seven seconds to the story, prompting Twitter CEO Elon Musk to sound off on the overwhelming silence.

"I think those people should be looking in the mirror and wondering why they were deceptive. Why did they deceive the American public?," Musk asked. "And instead of trying to redirect blame to Matt Taibbi, they should be accepting some responsibility themselves for not being truthful to the American public."

Over the Dec. 2 weekend, MSNBC devoted three minutes of coverage and CNN covered the story for 10 minutes. CNN also covered Musk Monday evening in the context of his criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci. (FoxNews.com)

The exception was MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, who covered the documents for a full block on Sunday, though he argued there was no wrongdoing toward conservatives. 

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