Twitter Locks Out Federalist Editor For Stating Truth About Rachel Levine

Twitter Locks Out Federalist Editor For Stating Truth About Rachel Levine

Federalist Senior Editor John Daniel Davidson was locked out of his Twitter account on Saturday for stating the fact that Biden administration official Rachel Levine is a man.

The moment came following a Friday tweet from Davidson on the growing Big Tech censorship of “everyone who dissents from their ideology.” In it, he correctly referred to Levine, who falsely claims to be a woman, as a male.

“They’re not even trying to hide it anymore,” wrote Davidson. “If you say that Rachel Levine is a man, they will come after you. Doesn’t matter that Levine is in fact a man. Truth is no defense.”

Less than 24 hours after Davidson posted this, Big Tech censors at Twitter removed the tweet from being viewed by the public and locked Davidson out of his account, claiming it “violated the Twitter Rules” and that he would “be able to unlock [his] account” within 12 hours.

“Note: you may need to complete some additional tasks to resume using Twitter,” the message said.

The social media platform sent an additional message to Davidson on Sunday, telling the Federalist senior editor that, to have his account restored, he would have to “acknowledge that [his] tweet violated the Twitter Rules” and delete it. Davidson says that he has no intention of deleting the post.

Davidson’s Twitter lockout comes days after a major crackdown on Federalist content by Twitter, with the social media company recently diverting users who click on Federalist articles “to a landing page warning that links ‘may be unsafe.’”

The actions were reversed following an inquiry by The Federalist, with a Twitter spokesperson claiming “the URLs referenced were mistakenly marked under our unsafe links policy

Other notable figures recently suspended for making factual statements about sex include Kyle Mann and Adam Ford of The Babylon Bee, as well as Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Shawn Fleetwood is an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood


While Everyone Else Panicked Two Years Ago, The Federalist Was Right About Lockdowns Doing More Harm Than Good

While Everyone Else Panicked Two Years Ago, The Federalist Was Right About Lockdowns Doing More Harm Than Good

None of us two years ago knew exactly how unprecedented lockdowns adamantly advised by the world’s most credentialed people and top politicians would change history. But some of us knew these “experts” generally didn’t deserve to be believed. Only two years later, we’ve been vindicated, and it’s likely we’ll continue to be vindicated as the evil effects of lockdowns continue to pound Americans and the world with suffering.

On March 19, 2020, California became the first U.S. state to implement mass lockdowns, upon the advice of President Trump’s Covid advisor, Dr. Deborah Birx. That same day, as fear became a social contagion more potent than even Covid-19, The Federalist published an article I wrote titled, “Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus?

Two years later, we know now that Birx — and everyone who listened to her — was completely wrong, and The Federalist was completely right. Here’s part of what I wrote at the time, with limited reliable information available:

We’re acting as if coronavirus is for sure going to amount to the worst-case scenario without knowing that is true. If we all do shelter in place for the next year and a half while politicians pass the equivalent of the Obama-Bush stimulus that suffocated the economy 12 years ago, the ‘experts’ will insist the nation’s long-term ability to provide for itself was required to save millions of lives. There will be no way to prove them wrong, even if they are.

It seems a fool’s errand to pre-emptively and indefinitely risk everyone’s livelihoods without hard information about what is happening and a risk assessment that includes the serious dangers of killing the U.S. economy, not what computers project will happen with lots of missing, unreliable, and rapidly changing information.

I also pointed out that the data available at the same time lockdowns were rolling across the United States and world showed that those with severe pre-existing diseases and the very elderly were the most vulnerable to Covid cases, while children appeared to be at very little risk. That has persisted. It means the data was available to support a decision not to lock down from the very beginning, and nearly no politician heeded it.

“Would it be more prudent to severely shelter those at risk while the rest of us keep the country going?” I asked on March 19, 2020. “We can take steps like this while not choosing to crush small businesses and employees who cannot telework for one or two months, let alone 18.”

Unlike the hysteria-mongering “experts” and the politicians who listened to them, my common-sense assessment holds up two years later, with lots more information available (and lots more apparently being withheld by the Centers for Disease Control and other federal agencies, which should tell you something). There is now overwhelming evidence that lockdowns caused more global death and suffering than the competing proposal of focused protection for the vulnerable would have.

A June 2021 study by world-renowned scientists across 43 countries, for example, found that lockdown length and strength were correlated with excess deaths, often due to delayed or missed medical care. A January 2021 study also by world-class scientists found that lockdowns did not reduce Covid deaths.

Besides their at best negligible effect at reducing Covid hospitalizations and deaths, lockdowns caused additional and completely unnecessary deaths from delayed or foregone medical care, as well as through starvation due to drastically increased world poverty. According to also-vindicated legitimate experts like Dr. Martin Kulldorff, lockdowns may have also caused additional Covid deaths due to prolonging the outbreak. In short, lockdowns cost lives, while at best saving none.

Various studies estimate lockdowns will have caused millions more malaria and tuberculosis deaths, as well as untold increases in cancer severity and deaths, hundreds of thousands more AIDS deaths, and likely millions more starvation deaths and children living hungry long-term. One study in The Lancet estimated up to 2.3 million additional deaths of children globally per year from lockdowns.

Politicians lied, children died. According to “the science,” that is not hyperbole.

Not only did lockdowns cost lives while likely not reducing Covid deaths, they also caused incalculable suffering from personal costs, such as the loss of friends, strained family relationships, and the inability to hold grandma’s hand while she died or one’s wife’s hand while she gave birth.

While my husband was mercifully allowed to attend the birth of our youngest child in May 2020, we were initially told he wouldn’t be. That atop threats to his job and us both forced into working from home with a horde of de-schooled small children made the last months of that pregnancy almost unbearably anxious.

I almost had a nervous breakdown on the phone once with my midwife. It was traumatizing. It destroyed the trust between me and my birth team that is often crucial for a healthy birth. As history often goes, the people who did this to us all have only as a class gained power, funding, and prestige upon the wreckage they made of millions, billions of human lives.

So how did I, a random journalist from the Midwest with zero scientific credentials, make a more prudent guess about public policy than most highly-placed advisors with Phds and long careers in fields such as statistics and public health? I suspect it’s my aversion to groupthink.

Here at The Federalist, every single day we focus on epidemics, not of physical health, but of information warfare. My Federalist-trained news sense, not to mention my flyover-country common sense and homeschool upbringing’s liberation from peer conditioning, were all blaring category five alarms over the ruling class’s wild and apparently unopposed rush into lockdowns.

Stampede in one stage-managed direction at the alarmist demands of “experts” who repeatedly failed upwards? Check. Demands to do something (shut down all of society indefinitely) that utterly defies common sense and has never before been attempted? Check. Wild and unverifiable claims of catastrophic consequences for not supporting the stampede? Check. Massive social pressure against anyone who raises valid objections or even questions? Check.

(By the way, anyone paying attention is noticing right about now that all these factors are operative right now in the direction of getting the United States to go to war with Russia ostensibly on behalf of Ukraine. That’s what it is currently. It will be something else in a few weeks at most, unless the push to enlarge the war succeeds in dragging out this hysteria longer.)

Covid might have been deemed essentially “over” because perpetuating the overweening fear of it is no longer stampeding Americans in the direction the ruling class wants them to go. But the factors that accelerated our nation and the world’s loss of its everloving mind haven’t gone away. If anything, they have intensified. The organs of censorship and repression are only stronger in the wake of the Covid craze.

Don’t think Communist China, the non-stupid members of the American ruling class, and all their fellow travelers won’t hesitate to do it again. Surely, they already are. As long as this dangerous spiral continues, The Federalist will provide sense and insight to anyone who wants to observe the people behind the curtains and their true motivations instead of the show they’re putting on to keep us distracted.


Twitter Is Censoring Federalist Reporting As ‘Violent Content’

Twitter Is Censoring Federalist Reporting As ‘Violent Content’

Twitter started censoring posts from The Federalist on Wednesday, diverting users who click on Federalist content to a landing page warning that links “may be unsafe.”

“The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe,” Twitter’s warning reads with a caution to users that the content could be “violent or misleading.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s inquiries about why article posts are being throttled, nor has it provided any warnings or explanations.

The episode follows Twitter’s crackdown on The Babylon Bee, whereby it froze the satirical website’s account along with several of the publication’s staff for posts rejecting the leftist orthodoxy on sex. In order to reclaim its account and avoid a permanent suspension, the paper is required to delete the offending post, which featured an article headlined “The Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year is Rachel Levine.” The article mocks USA Today for naming Levine, President Joe Biden’s transgender-identified U.S. assistant secretary of health, as one of its 2022 women of the year.

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, however, pledged in a separate post that “we’re not deleting anything.”

A post from Fox News’s Tucker Carlson in support of the Bee was also stripped from the website.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at


Left-Wing Rating Agency Grades Media That Botched Hunter Biden Story With 100 Percent Credibility

Left-Wing Rating Agency Grades Media That Botched Hunter Biden Story With 100 Percent Credibility

News groups dedicated to discrediting misinformation have a history of amplifying misinformation. On Wednesday, The New York Times conceded the authenticity of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden whose content was found and published in October 2020 then censored as “fake news.”

The computer’s files, first obtained by the New York Post after the laptop was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop, exposed new layers of family corruption as then-former Vice President Joe Biden ran for the White House, with mere weeks to election day.

“Emails,” the Times wrote on a story related to Hunter Biden’s federal tax investigation, “were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden.”

Had the same statement been made in October 2020, and by a right-leaning news outlet, the Times’ article would have been suppressed across Twitter and Facebook and its Twitter account suspended while rival outlets smeared the paper and any other publication as parroting Russian disinformation. That’s exactly what happened to the New York Post when it revealed Joe Biden had been lying when he denied ever discussing business with his son, “or with anyone else.” Another story revealed Joe Biden stood to personally profit from his son’s potentially criminal overseas business ventures.

The state-funded editors of National Propaganda Radio (NPR) announced days after the first trove of stories from the laptop were published that the government news operation would continue to ignore the blockbuster revelations.

“We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories,” NPR editors wrote.

Jake Sherman, a Politico writer at the time, apologized for even tweeting the story from the New York Post.

Politico then claimed nearly a year later in September to break a major scoop by confirming the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop, after it published dozens of former intelligence officials claiming the computer was likely an operation of Russian disinformation.

In a hostile interview with “60 Minutes” days before the election, CBS’s Lesley Stahl categorically rejected the emails put the Biden family under any scandal at all.

“It can’t be verified,” she said of the laptop. “It can’t be verified.”

Never mind that a forensic analysis of the hard drive days later would verify the laptop.

What’s changed in the 18 months since? Joe Biden is now in office. There was never any significant evidence to suggest the laptop was anything but authentic. On the contrary, rare on-the-record statements from the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of National Intelligence, and the Department of State refuted the assertion Hunter Biden’s hard drive was a fabricated artifact of Russian interference.

NewsGuard is a “fact checking” partner that works to determine whether news stories are “misinformation” and therefore merit censorship. Its website says it partners with Bing, MSN, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, the World Health Organization, and Microsoft.

Nearly every outlet that opted to ignore or discredit the Post’s reporting maintains a near-perfect rating from NewsGuard’s accuracy and credibility score. Politico, NPR, and The New York Times maintain a favorable 100/100 rating while CBS scores a 95/100. The New York Post, on the other hand, suffers a grade of 69.5/100, and The Federalist, 12.5/100.

The same left-wing misinformation group whose leaders also claimed the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation has teamed with the American Federation of Teachers to implement its “Nutrition Label” reviews of outlets into classrooms nationwide.

The partnership aims to “champion legitimate journalism and fact-based reporting and to help educators and their students navigate a sea of online disinformation.”

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at


The Federalist Names Sean Davis As CEO

The Federalist Names Sean Davis As CEO

Sean Davis was named chief executive officer of The Federalist, Editor-In-Chief Mollie Hemingway announced on Monday. Davis, who co-founded the The Federalist in 2013 and has served as its chief financial officer since its creation, will now oversee and manage all of the company’s operations.

“Sean is the perfect person to serve as The Federalist’s chief executive officer,” Hemingway said. “He is the rare person in politics who understands campaigns, Congress, investigative journalism, and how to grow and manage a business. The Federalist’s success was no accident. From the very beginning, Sean’s steady leadership and judgment have been key to our many achievements.”

Davis has a long history in politics, business, and digital media. As the chief investigator for the late Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., he cut his teeth in politics by investigating waste and corruption in federal spending. In addition to leading a successful fight to ban wasteful congressional earmarks, which was derided as hopeless by political insiders at the time, Davis was named one of the top congressional staffers under the age of 35 for spearheading the enactment of the federal law that created

Davis attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an MBA, with honors, with a focus on finance and entrepreneurial management. Following business school, he joined The Daily Caller, where he served as the company’s first chief financial officer. In 2013, after working as an economic policy adviser on the presidential campaign of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Davis co-founded The Federalist with Ben Domenech.

“Sean knows how to report out a story, how to conduct deep investigative journalism — just look at his investigative work exposing the Russian collusion hoax — and how to manage a large and growing enterprise,” Hemingway added. “There is no better person to be leading The Federalist into its next chapter.”

“My goal from the beginning has been to make The Federalist the most influential publication in conservative media,” Davis said. “We have a country to save, and The Federalist is key to that effort. War has been declared against America and its founding principles by left-wing activists, Big Tech, and a completely corrupt corporate media. We have no choice but to win, and that’s what we’re going to do. I’m so proud to be a part of such a fearless team of investigators and writers here at The Federalist.”

As CEO, Davis will oversee and manage all company operations and continue to work closely with the publication’s senior staff, including Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway, Executive Editor Joy Pullmann, Senior Editor John Davidson, and co-founder Ben Domenech. Founded in 2013 by Davis and Domenech, The Federalist quickly became one of the most fearless and influential political publications in the country. It remains a daily must-read for anyone interested in the nexus of politics, culture, and religion in America.


The Federalist Names Mollie Hemingway As Editor In Chief

The Federalist Names Mollie Hemingway As Editor In Chief

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway has been named editor in chief of The Federalist, company co-founder and Chief Financial Officer Sean Davis announced on Monday. In this new role, Hemingway — who has been a Federalist senior editor since its founding in 2013 — will now oversee all of The Federalist’s editorial operations.

“I’m thrilled to announce Mollie as The Federalist’s editor in chief,” Davis said. “Mollie’s leadership, temperament, journalistic experience, and especially her courage make her the perfect choice to set the editorial direction of The Federalist.”

“America is at a crossroads right now,” Davis continued. “We are locked in a battle that will decide whether our nation will defend and uphold the values and ideals of our Founding, or whether we will allow deranged left-wing activists, corrupt media and Big Tech outlets, and a feckless political establishment to rewrite history and destroy everything that has made America the greatest and most free nation on earth.”

Since The Federalist was founded in 2013 by Davis and Ben Domenech, the publication has served as the tip of the spear against the bogus narratives and hoaxes peddled by the corrupt corporate media. From unmasking the Russian collusion hoax, to reporting the truth about the attempted character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh, to combatting the never-ending attempts of the left to thwart and unseat President Donald Trump, to chronicling the reality of what happened during the 2020 election, to fighting Big Tech’s Orwellian declaration of war against free speech, The Federalist has placed itself on the front lines of the left’s war against America’s founding principles.

In each of those battles, Hemingway’s fearless work for The Federalist set the tone and led the way for the entire conservative movement.

“Mollie is far and away the smartest pundit and journalist working in politics today,” Davis added.

One of the most popular and beloved contributors on Fox News, Hemingway also serves as a senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale College, where she teaches a class on journalism. In 2021, her distinguished reporting and commentary earned her the prestigious Bradley Prize, which is awarded for extraordinary contributions to American scholarship and debate. In 2019, recognizing her “journalistic integrity and willingness to stand alone beside the truth,” the Heritage Foundation conferred on Hemingway its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship.

She is also the co-author of the No. 1 national best-seller, “Justice On Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” and the author of the best-selling “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections,” the definitive historical account of the 2020 presidential election.

“My goals for The Federalist are to continue our courageous and ground-breaking journalism,” Hemingway said. “From our founding, we have fought every false corporate media narrative out there, from the Russian collusion hoax, to the Kavanaugh smears, to the irregularities surrounding the 2020 election. So much more needs to be done to protect America from a corrupt media complex that’s hell-bent on destroying the country. That’s why I’m so excited for this new role at The Federalist and so honored to be working with our team of amazing, fearless journalists.”

As editor in chief, Hemingway will lead The Federalist’s coverage and work closely with the publication’s senior editorial staff, including Executive Editor Joy Pullmann and newly named Senior Editor John Davidson, along with Davis and Domenech. Founded in 2013 by Davis and Domenech, The Federalist quickly became one of the most fearless and influential political publications in the country and is a daily must-read for everyone interested in the nexus of politics, culture, and religion in America.


Justice: Jan. 6 Has Become A New National Holiday For Democrats

Justice: Jan. 6 Has Become A New National Holiday For Democrats
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Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice said Monday that Democrats have adopted the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a new national holiday on the same pedestal as 9/11 after spending a year justifying sustained inner-city carnage from left-wing anarchists.

“Nothing has exposed how performative the outrage over Jan. 6 has been like the committee set up by Speaker Pelosi,” Justice said on “Hold the Line” with Buck Sexton. “We saw none of the same people who are so outraged by Jan. 6 — that they’re trying to put it up on the same pedestal as 9/11 — we saw none of those same people similarly outraged by the months-long insurrection launched by left-wing anarchists.”

“Dozens died, thousands of livelihoods were destroyed, federal buildings were attacked, and senators were attacked,” Justice added, “and yet we didn’t have cry sessions in the House, or we didn’t have multiple hearings or a special commission to probe the violence by the same people who are now vilifying Jan. 6 as some type of worst attack on American democracy.”

Meanwhile, bad actors exploiting the hours-long episode a year ago, Justice said, have made up their own timelines to indict former President Donald Trump and his supporters as complicit in the violence.

“Liz Cheney,” Justice said, in reference to the Wyoming Republican lawmaker appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the panel, “made up a timeline in a House hearing last month saying Donald Trump waited 187 minutes to say anything. Donald Trump put out a tweet within 25 minutes of the first Capitol building breached.”


Justice: J6 Committee Is Pelosi’s Vehicle For 2022 Midterms

Justice: J6 Committee Is Pelosi’s Vehicle For 2022 Midterms

Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Select Committee on Jan. 6 as the Democrats’ vehicle for midterms in the absence of any successes under a unified government.

“This has really become the vehicle … House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using in the 2022 midterms to try to brand Republicans as complicit in political violence after Democrats spent an entire year justifying political violence themselves because it came in the name of social justice,” Justice said on Newsmax.

Meanwhile, Pelosi’s hand-picked deputies on the committee have omitted any investigation of the speaker’s failures in the run-up to the Capitol security breach, Justice noted.

“They’re entirely focused on Donald Trump because it’s just a vehicle for re-election as opposed to Republicans who are actually probing what went wrong that day,” Justice said.

Despite the House Administration Committee holding a hearing on Capitol Police preparedness a year and a half before the riot, Pelosi took no action on the issues raised. The speaker’s apathy left police ill-trained and ill-equipped to deal with the mass protest, a conclusion outlined in a Senate report on the riot published last summer. The speaker also refused to support the pre-emptive deployment of the National Guard, setting up security to fail.



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