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The #FreeStacy Story: Why Was My @rsmccain Account Suspended?

Posted on | February 20, 2016 | 427 Comments

Unexpectedly, and without explanation, my @rsmccain Twitter account was suspended Friday evening. Based on past experiences, my guess would be that this resulted from a complaint by one of the leading “social justice warriors” (SJWs) who have been at war with #GamerGate since August 2014. However, there was no reason stated for the suspension, and who knows? So I’ve switched to the @SexTroubleBook account I created to promote my book and meanwhile, friends who are fed up with Twitter’s bias and censorship started the #FreeStacy hashtag. This morning I shared some thoughts with a blogger friend who followed the #GamerGate saga:

As I have said for years: Being notorious is not the same as being famous, but it’s better than being anonymous.
That is to say, I don’t often complain about being hated or misunderstood. It comes with the territory. I started out in the news business as a $4.50-an-hour staff writer for a tiny weekly newspaper in Austell, Georgia. Most people have no idea what I did before I got involved in political journalism as an assistant national editor for The Washington Times in 1997, or even have any idea of the work I did there. The vast majority of people who read my blog or follow my Twitter feed have no knowledge of or interest in my personal “backstory.” It’s not about me. I am not the story. I am the guy telling the story, or I am the guy making jokes about the story. I understand that. But I think some people in the New Media era lose sight of this reality.
Politics is like football. It’s a team sport. Until I was in my mid-30s, I was a very partisan Democrat. Bill Clinton (who I voted for in 1992) cured me of my Democrat loyalty. During the 1990s, I began a rather deep autodidactic study of politics, history, economics, philosophy, etc. My politics are conservative, my economics are Austrian, my faith is Christian. It’s that simple — and certain people HATE me for it. But those people hate everybody who is not a Democrat. Fine. I understand that kind of hate, having once been a Democrat myself, but Democrats think of their personal hatred as “social justice.” And so I understand them better than they understand me.
However, it’s not about me. . . .

You can read the whole thing at The Ralph Retort.

This has been a crazy experience, but then again, my whole life has been a crazy experience, so I’m cool with it.

UPDATE: Linked by Darleen Click at Protein Wisdom, Legal Insurrection, Da Tech Guy Blog, Battleswarm, featured at Twitchy, Vox Day, now a Memeorandum thread and welcome, Instapundit readers!

UPDATE II: Robby Soave quotes me accurately at Reason magazine, and they’ll probably never forgive him for it.

UPDATE III: Here’s a podcast I did today:

UPDATE IV: Linked by Donald Douglas at American Power and by Dean Esmay at Dean’s World. Arguably the most interesting post, however, is Ken White at Popehat explaining why he really, really dislikes me and yet . . .

Well, he hates me with every fiber of his being, which is OK. It is a free country, and nobody is required to like me, or even to pretend to like me. However, if Hillary is elected president and our nation descends into anarchy and civil war, and from this chaos emerges a military junta in need of a Supreme Leader as figurehead of New America, I’m available for the gig.

Under such a regime, Generalissimo McCain will not only be obeyed, but also respected and, in fact, it will be the duty of his people to admire and praise the Generalissimo.

Is such an outcome . . . likely? Probably not, but you can’t say it is impossible. You are my people, America, and should circumstances require me to rescue our beloved nation — a swift coup d’état, at a time of crisis — then you understand it will be my duty to answer the call. The Enemies of the People will tremble! And the enemies of the Generalissimo are also the Enemies of the People, obviously.

Blog wars? The Generalissimo will be merciful. It would ill behoove the junta to be settling personal grudges and besides, our manpower will be strained to its limits, rounding up Women’s Studies majors and feminist Tumblr bloggers, giving them a few days’ training, loading them onto C-130s and dropping them by parachute into places like Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, etc., as part of our effort to bring about world peace.




  • Doug

    From his blog
    I’m very glad that Kaitlyn Hunt did not apologize to the victims family. They are religious nut-jobs [zealots] that have done nothing but attempt to ruin Kaitlyn Hunt’s life and indirectly disrupting their daughters life. They are despicable human beings and they do not represent Lord Jesus or anything their religion represents.

    I accidentally hit the down arrow by mistake, I aplogize for that.

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  • Daniel Freeman

    He takes RSM’s motto “crazy people are dangerous” personally, and is also a leftist.

    Remember when there used to be halfway reasonable people on the left, civil libertarians who actually believed in the Constitution? He might be the last one, since even the ACLU has elevated “civil rights” over its eponym.

    So of course he sees everything RSM does in the worst possible light, since his perspective is colored (that’s raaaaacist!) by his feelings.

  • Quartermaster

    Ken White also has mental problems. I don’t know how much of the problem relates to White’s mental problems, but I’m sure there is at least some connection.

  • Daniel Freeman

    You can undo it by hitting it again.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Oh this is awesome, looks like someone archived it 8 months ago (not me) Safe link
    And there he is defaming the victim’s family I’m so NOT surprised!

    I have gotten to know the Smiths their lives were almost destroyed by the vile hateful #FreeKate goons. And the Smiths are the nicest most decent people I’ve had the privilege to know. They were just protecting their daughter from a sexual predator.

  • Quartermaster

    Sez a lot when you can say the porn is the good part.

  • The Spooky Ghost

    in ~4000-6000 years of recorded human history, our species has proven itself unable to function without religious faith. Some individuals can, most can’t, although I do think that upbringing, education, etc, are significant factors in this.

    Anyway, nowadays, gods and religions are going out fast, but it’s easy to see that this religious fanaticism hasn’t actually gone anywhere – we’ve simply displaced it onto things like politics and science.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Since you don’t cheat on your wife, I can safely assume you did not sleep with Ken White’s wife. You like dogs, so you probably caused no harm to any of his canines. Which leaves only one conclusion:

    How did you get the keys to his liquor cabinet and how come I was not invited to partake?

  • Finrod Felagund

    Like it or not, the white nationalist/supremacist types who are obsessed with that stuff have taken over the term. Every time I see someone using it, when I look into their posting history I see racist crap, and most of them support Donald Trump.

  • Prime Director

    The trouble with unlimited power:

  • Prime Director

    Captain Adams/Leslie Nielson looks like ROM

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  • RS

    Strumming the ol’ one-string?

  • Wombat_socho

    Previous occupants of the AG’s office have had dubious mental stability. He’ll fit right in at DOJ and we can make sure he stays on his meds.

  • RS

    I searched “Robert Stacy McCain” on Popehat and didn’t find any negative references to McCain beyond an oblique allusion to some of Stacy’s comments on the Left’s attempts to mainstream pedophilia and the Left’s trotting out the “born that way” trope. Maybe there’s more there I didn’t see, but White’s reaction is very “over-the-top.”

  • Wombat_socho

    Anita’s going into Afghanistan with the first wave of the Amazon Legion. I doubt she’ll be bothering us much from there.

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  • Fr. Paul Lemmen

    Cornuke DOES present compelling evidence even through the grammatical errors and shitty editing!

  • Fr. Paul Lemmen

    Heh, Ken isn’t a big fan of me either! However. I AM deep in Ken’s debt for putting up the popehat signal a few years ago when Brett Kimberlin and crew were attempting their legal shutuppery on me… Ken came through with a great attorney that quashed their attempt with one phon call … pro bono at that. Ken is entitled to dislike or even hate me as much as is humanly possible and I would still defend his right to do so! Stacy’s too (I do not know how Stacy feels about me nor does it matter, I still admire him and am regretful that I have not always behaved properly towards him (something I have disclosed to him privayely and asked his forgiveness for.)

  • Fr. Paul Lemmen

    Even the ice cream variety?

  • Fr. Paul Lemmen

    I personally find them relevant and funny, but I rarely ‘uncloak’ from my lurking …

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’ve read a theory that the Temple should be where the Dome of the Tablets is instead of the Dome of the Rock. The entire Temple could in theory be rebuilt without disturbing the Dome of the Rock save the outermost court, which I believe in the Book of Revelation is said to have been given over to the infidels.

  • Finrod Felagund

    If you click a downarrow or an uparrow by mistake, just click it again to reverse it.

  • Prime Director

    How to deliver an ultimatum:

  • Finrod Felagund

    It’s always been used for porn. Much like the printing press; the first book to be printed was the Bible, the second was porn.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Thank you very much for taking out the trash, Wombat.

  • Prime Director

    Totalitarianism and the end of love:

  • Cenobite

    I bet the bans last until after the presidential election at least. The great political no platforming begins.

  • Christinefgoodwin4

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  • Christinefgoodwin4

    ?my .friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet.”….two days ago new McLaren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Here!b!431????? http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsPin/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:?2:::::!b!431…

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  • Fail Burton

    Piracy pays. Just ask Star-Eyed Stella and her crew of women.

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  • Esau’s Message

    A windowless office with a door that locks from the outside.

  • S Kamel

    People, “Rev Magdalen” is a specially made sock puppet. You can tell by looking at her comment history. Obvious leftists do not start disqus accounts to help out RSM “because they like him.”

    Just ban the fraud.

  • Queen Hotchibobo

    Tumblr is Facebook for crazy people.

  • Soupy

    Obviously you can’t read. I personally hate feminists, but not sure if I hate them or their reactionary MRA, Manosphere, Gamergate, Puppies counterparts more? It’s a hard call. Thankfully I have no children, and don’t want any. Bringing children into this world is immoral.

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  • flataffect

    I just deactivated my Twitter account. Maybe if enough of us do the same they’ll notice it.

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  • Quartermaster

    Grant Jeffery held that the rock under the small dome north west of the Dome of The Rock was the foundation stone on which the Ark sat in the Holy of Holies. Archeological evidence in the City of David, however, has now ruled out the tradition Temple Mount as the location of the original Temple. The true location is now known.

  • Quartermaster

    Not if it’s hand cranked 🙂

  • Quartermaster

    I don’t think the evidence is controvertible. Once the entire case is officially published, I think attention will turn south, and they will rebuild the Temple. I’d say within the next 5 years we will see it start. All hell will break out in the area when that happens.