Devin Nunes' Defamation Trial Against Twitter Begins

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For someone who prides himself on being a Second Amendment absolutist, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is more than a little squishy on the First Amendment.

Nunes took great umbrage to some parody Twitter accounts which mocked him under the names of "Devin Nunes' Mom" and "Devin Nunes' Cow" as well as conservative commentator Liz Mair, who would tweet about Nunes running out of town halls and avoiding constituents. Rather than develop the tougher skin that other public officials develop while respecting the very American value of free speech, Nunes decided to sue these anonymous accounts (and Mair) and Twitter itself. Because he can't admit that he has even thinner skin than his buddy Trump, Nunes laughably claimed that this lawsuit is also part of his plan to prove that Twitter is censoring conservatives, through a non-existent process that conservatives call "shadow-banning". The fact that Mair is a longtime conservative advisor to several Republican campaigns over the years makes her inclusion in this suit odd, but petty grievances are what they are.

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