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PBC News & Comment: Twitter Ignores Trump’s Violations As Journalist is Blocked for Sarcasm

Trump has re-tweeted name of “whistleblower” while Yasha Levine is suspended for sarcastic tweet about killing Russians “over there”….–Trump breaks rules with impunity, as “Surveillance Valley” author Yasha Levine battles censorship by robots and unidentified human

–Trump’s tweets and other public comments about disgraced SEAL Eddie Gallagher are contradicted by other SEALs

–Trump trades taunts with Ayatollah Khamenei after US blames Iran for attack on Green Zone embassy in Baghdad

–Donald’s brilliant strategies with Iran and North Korea are not working

–Russia says it is deploying its new hypersonic weapon, seen is signal for new arms control talks

–Netanyahu fends off Likud challenger, as Israeli supreme court defers his plea for immunity from corruption trials

–Turkey’s strongman Erdogan gets approval to enter Libyan war

–Turkey detains 7 over violations by crew that snuck former Nissan CEO Ghosn out of Japan to Beirut, via Istanbul

–in fresh interview, investigative reporters Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers expose Rebuild Northbay Foundation as front group set up by PG&E lobbyist Darius Anderson

–Trump’s favorite movement media, One America News, amplifies Trump’s talking points with Rudy Giuliani’s “evidence”; you can watch the agitprop here

WashPost exposes redactions from OMB docs that show resistance to Trump’s order to delay Ukraine aid

–Biden first said he would reject impeachment subpoena, then walks it back, then he said he would consider Republican running mate

–media blackout on Bernie Sanders eases, but corporate media still pushing Mayor Pete, as Julian Castro drops out of the race

–as we start 2020, Shadowproof and The Intercept haven’t forgotten about Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

–Google has enough cash stashed offshore, will end its use of “double Irish Dutch sandwich” tax dodge

–Google’s human rights advisor was fired, he says for opposing new plan to serve China with censored service; he’s running for Senate against Susan Collins of Maine

–devastating wildfires leave wide swaths of Australia charred

–campy San Francisco musical drops curtain after 45 years