Rachel Dolezal’s 2018 wall calendar is a real thing packed with dozens of black history facts

We’d thought there was nowhere else for Rachel Dolezal to go once she’d published her 2017 memoir, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World,” in which she described “her harrowing childhood as a pale, blond girl growing up poor on the side of a Montana mountain.”

We’d forgotten that other holiday bookstore staple, though: the wall calendar.

Read more: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/12/07/rachel-dolezals-2018-wall-calendar-is-a-real-thing-packed-with-dozens-of-black-history-facts/


Cumia: Twitchy, stop being tattle tale p*ssies when I degrade McKayla Maroney

http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyCumia/status/277915701463875584

How dare we accurately quote tweets!

@anthonycumia @steveyknight @twitchy twitchy, more like snitchy

— Colin hamilton(@Chamilton515) December 9, 2012

Like Ellen Barkin, the oh-so-classy Cumia is upset that we reported his self-published tweets.

.@anthonycumia @steveyknight @twitchy You posted in a public domain. Tattle tales? I think not.

— Buck That Trend! (@FatBrando) December 10, 2012

They are special snowflakes, you see! You are only allowed to quote things they’ve said if you are going to fawn all over them and praise them.

As Twitchy reported, the co-host of “Opie and Anthony” wished gymnast McKayla Maroney a happy 17th birthday by sexually degrading her. Cumia then doubled down and continued to take to Twitter to rationalize his disgusting “hymen breaking” tweet.

RT @sixxcrow @anthonycumia wow- they are acting as if you actually banged this girl. All you did was mention her hyman. -EXACTLY! assholes

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 9, 2012

Well, @cofemale mind your fucking business. As long as its legal, my preference isn’t your concern. Do you gay bash too?

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 9, 2012

His preference? “Throwing a banging” to the 17-year-old gymnast.

Any guy is lying if he says he wouldn’t throw a banging to McKayla Maroney.The dishonesty in USA2012 is nauseating.

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 9, 2012

Hey, it’s legal somewhere, the 51-year-old rationalizes.

RT @cofemale I wonder how long has been a pedophile. R U registered w/ the state.51&17 R not legal anywhere. Should investigate -yes it is

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 9, 2012

Plus, he shoots guns so he can’t be vile! Or something.

RT @aaronimholte read the comments section of that Twitchy storyApparently now you are a flaming liberal-Im shooting a .50 in my Avi! Ha

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 9, 2012

Some fans also rationalize by implying that we shouldn’t point out vile behavior, because conservative. Allegedly.

@anthonycumia @steveyknight does @twitchy know Cumia is one of the few entertaining conservatives on air today?

— JMO (@J1_O_M) December 9, 2012

@anthonycumia I find it bizarre how Twitchy decided to post your tweet. Michelle Malkin, a conservative, founded that website.

— chippah_seve1994 (@ChippahS) December 9, 2012

Sigh. Evidently, we should ignore the sexualizing and degrading of minor girls, then. It’s not repugnant if someone you like does it? That’s not conservative thinking; it’s leftist.

Cumia retweeted this one.

@greggutfeld Anthony Cumiafunny @times; but I will no longer watch Red Eye or 5 if you have him on again, EVER @anthonycumia #teaparty

— Tom Callow (@Kala_Bon) December 9, 2012

See, he’s on Red Eye and he wants to make sure you know it. So, you can’t call him out for his own reprehensible actions! Cumia is retweeting a bunch of tweets that are calling him out. Clearly, it is a sad attempt to rationalize and deflect. People are picking on him for his “preferences” and it is their fault. Silly rubes who believe in respect. And, you know, the non-degradation of girls.

By the way, Mr. Cumia, how can one “tattle” if someone hasn’t done anything wrong?

@anthonycumia @steveyknight @twitchy Should have acted like a decent man

— Amanda Hafley(@amandahafley) December 10, 2012

Indeed. But, evidently, that’s not his “preference.”

Update:

The foul-mouthed Cumia still can’t stand the heat and is viciously lashing out at his critics:

Really, @kelejohnson ?You want to make inaccurate accusations?How about YOU?#ChildMurderer

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

RT @markc574 If McKayla Maroney was my daughter I would break your fucking jaw. -Internet tough guy.Piss off.

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

Why doesn’t everyone just shut the fuck up and let me get back to my racist tweets.

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

RT @johncasolaroim starting not like you…. your a …..i hope you get ur time one day god i hope you do… -You’re on the drugs

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

RT @aces3123 you’re a foul mouthed scumbag! PEDOPHILE! -You look brain damaged & your wife has a fat pig face.

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

RT @wglibrarian That’ll impress ‘em.Deviant. -These religious characters that have been bashing me are like mentally challenged children

— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) December 10, 2012

Disgusting.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/10/anthony-cumia-twitchy-stop-being-tattle-tale-pssies-with-your-verbatim-quotes-of-my-tweets-about-throwing-a-bang-to-mckayla-maroney/


Gee, ya THINK? Obama: ‘I’ve been very good for gun manufacturers’ [Vine]

This may be the onlyaccuratething he’s said all night:

Who’d’a thunk?!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/07/gee-ya-think-obama-ive-been-very-good-for-gun-manufacturers-vine/


I have a business in Country side of Texas and my three white employees would always talk and not get anything done so I

I have a business in Country side of Texas and my three white employees would always talk and not get anything done so I

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IRS’ contract with email backup company ended at a very ‘convenient’ time

Oh! The IRS cancelled its contract with it's email backup provider right after the investigation started?
How conveeeeeenient.
#irsscandal

— Al Raddatz (@Radditude1) June 22, 2014

Yesterday, Twitchy reported the tweet from 2009 in which server backup company Sonasoft bragged about the fact that it was responsible for securing the IRS’ servers.

http://twitter.com/#!/instapundit/status/480744294492291072

According to a report by the Daily Caller, the contract with the company was cancelled just after the scandal came to light:

Sonasoft’s six-year business relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011, as congressional investigators began looking into the IRS conservative targeting scandal and IRS employees’ computers started crashing left and right.

Sonasoft’s fiscal year 2011 contract with the IRS ended on August 31, 2011. Eight days later, the IRS officially closed out its relationship with Sonasoft in accordance with the federal government’s contract close-out guidelines, which require agencies to fully audit their contracts and to get back any money that wasn’t used by the contractor. Curiously, the IRS de-allocated 36 cents when it closed out its contract with Sonasoft on September 8, 2011.

What a coincidence!

http://twitter.com/#!/jodster36/status/480746194675564544

June '11: Camp ltr to IRS re targeting
10 days later: Lerner computer "crash"
2 mos later: IRS cancels contract w email backup company
Hmmmm— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) June 22, 2014

Fed up citizens are demanding answers.

http://twitter.com/#!/greybeard411/status/480755672632418304
http://twitter.com/#!/pfastfrank/status/480754012791132160
http://twitter.com/#!/ThomasPaine5/status/480748740035100672

Slowly and steadily, the truth continues to drip out.

Related:

Ouch! This brutal nutshelling of Washington DC and IRS is perfect

‘Wow’: As IRS boss refuses to apologize, US reps, Katie Pavlich give him well-deserved hell

‘BS with capital letters!’ How to put ‘lost’ Lerner emails in crushing perspective? Like this

Heh: Pat Sajak’s take on the ‘lost’ IRS emails is a winner

Rep. Jason Chaffetz: IRS testified that Lois Lerner’s emails were archived 

‘PHONY SCANDAL ALERT!’ Disbelief after IRS claims Lois Lerner emails have been ‘lost’

So, what happened to those ‘lost’ Lois Lerner emails? Here’s one idea

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/22/hmmmm-irs-contract-with-email-backup-company-ended-at-a-very-convenient-time/


‘Game, set, match!’ Brit Hume takes Larry David, Twitter troll to task

http://twitter.com/#!/orenthomas4/status/369257994443165696

Ouch, indeed! Brit Hume is becoming the master at taking on Twitter trolls with subtle snark. He did it again Sunday. Hume posted this tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/brithume/status/369218870550089729

Heh. President Obama, man of the people, went golfing with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David. Evidently, David couldn’t be bothered tucking his shirt in and Hume gave him the business.

http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/369219145054695424

Snort!

A Twitter troll was not pleased:

http://twitter.com/#!/stevemarusich/status/369246138320158720

Sigh. Bad move, buddy.

http://twitter.com/#!/brithume/status/369248009080434690

Snicker. This is the retweet to which Hume is referring:

http://twitter.com/#!/stevemarusich/status/368936797276893184

He came back for more:

http://twitter.com/#!/stevemarusich/status/369249591956226048

Oh sweetie. Bless your heart.

http://twitter.com/#!/brithume/status/369250068378841088

Oh snap!

http://twitter.com/#!/RightDame/status/369258605746216960

The. Master.

Never change, Mr. Hume!

Related:

‘And you teach?’ Brit Hume takes on Wendy Davis supporters, Twitter trolls in classic style
Hilarious: Classy Brit Hume takes Twitter troll to task as only he can
Full Twitchy coverage of Brit Hume

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/19/game-set-match-brit-hume-takes-larry-david-twitter-troll-to-task-in-classic-style/


Sickening: You won’t believe Wendy Davis’ lack of self-awareness

http://twitter.com/#!/NolteNC/status/408238684731744256

Seriously.

http://twitter.com/#!/conkc2/status/408230401727934464

Unbelievably, this happened:

http://twitter.com/#!/WendyDavisTexas/status/408056050453970944

This is beyond a staggering lack of self-awareness: It has moved right into chilling.

http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/408238503659843584
http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/408238877582036992

Twitter users gave the pink-soled but soulless Davis the business and rightly so. Remember, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis achieved her sickening “hero” status by filibustering in support of late-term abortion and unsafe clinics for women. Children are her top priority, people! You know, the ones that aren’t killed before they can take their first breaths.

http://twitter.com/#!/Millican17/status/408056233229185024
http://twitter.com/#!/JasonBWhitman/status/408230643093360641
http://twitter.com/#!/jaschrein/status/408240054763393024

“Investing” doesn’t mean what she apparently thinks it means either.

http://twitter.com/#!/flyoverangel/status/408239022838775808
http://twitter.com/#!/flyoverangel/status/408241506080669696
http://twitter.com/#!/ChasFlemming/status/408240447820017664

Words are hard for Ms. Davis, as is having a moral compass. For the Children ™? Baloney.

http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/408231672648187906
http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/408226917590913024

And a fix for Ms. Davis:

http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/408225222383259649

Evil truth.

Keep displaying your moral bankruptcy, abortion evangelist Davis. You do not care about women nor children. You care only about your repugnant “cause.” You know, the cause that results in dead viable babies.

Investing? Try investing in a soul.

Related:

‘You’ve GOTTA be kidding me’: Proud pro-abort Wendy Davis proclaims ‘I am pro-life’

Report: Wendy Davis tells supporters she’ll run for Texas governor

On day to #RememberTheAborted, Cecile Richards observes Wendy Davis’ shoes

Strike a pro-abortion pose: Fembots squee over Wendy Davis in Vogue [pics]

Boom! #AskWendy hijack: Pro-abort Wendy Davis asks for questions; Citizens deliver

Kirsten Powers: ‘I do not stand with Wendy Davis’; Blasts pro-abort fringe, media

‘Something is deeply wrong’: Kirsten Powers slams ‘hero worship’ of Wendy Davis

Boom! Laura Ingraham destroys ‘hero’ Wendy Davis with one question

Pink-soled and soulless: What #StandwithWendy really stands for

Celebs, @BarackObama cheer on pro-choice filibuster; Wendy Davis 2016?

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis vows 13-hour filibuster to kill 20-week limit on abortion

Full Twitchy coverage of Wendy Davis

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/04/why-did-i-just-get-a-chill-you-wont-believe-wendy-davis-sickening-lack-of-self-awareness/


Obama officials’ ‘happy train of silence’ on Delphi pensions slows to a crawl

http://twitter.com/#!/cvrogers/status/222695764877516800

Monitoring House subcommittee hearing looking into Delphi Pensions. Background: GM restored UAW pensions, but not salaried pensions.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

More from Michelle Malkin:

Consider the real-life horror story of 20,000 white-collar workers at Delphi, a leading auto parts company spun off from GM a decade ago. As Washington rushed to nationalize the U.S. auto industry with $80 billion in taxpayer “rescue” funds and avoid contested court termination proceedings, the White House auto team schemed with Big Labor bosses to preserve UAW members’ costly pension funds by shafting their nonunion counterparts. In addition, the nonunion pensioners lost all of their health and life insurance benefits.

The abused workers — most from hard-hit northeast Ohio, Michigan and neighboring states — had devoted decades of their lives as secretaries, technicians, engineers and sales employees at Delphi/GM. Some workers have watched up to 70 percent of their pensions vanish.

Be sure to read the whole thing. What happened to the Delphi employees is nothing short of shameful.

Ohio GOP congressman Mike Turner, a member of the Oversight Committee, made it clear that he had no patience for obfuscation.

Auto Task Force members are before @GOPoversight bc of their refusal to provide answers on #Delphi to American taxpayers. #tcot

— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) July 10, 2012

@RepMikeTurner says "happy train of silence" on Delphi retirees pension decision ends today for ex-auto czar & 2 ex-auto task force members.

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Earlier this year, TARP Special Inspector General Christy Romero warned that former Auto Czar Ron Bloom and former Auto Task Force members Harry Wilson and Matthew Feldman would be uncooperative participants in the Delphi investigation:

The three “have refused to meet with SIGTARP and provide information and answers to questions concerning the role they played. … SIGTARP believes the Auto Task Force played a role in the pension decision and these individuals’ failure to speak to SIGTARP on this issue poses a significant obstacle to SIGTARP’s ability to complete its audit,” Romero said in a May 9 letter.

Christy Romero, POTUS' appointee as TARP special inspector gen., said "no valid reason" for 3 ex-Obama apptees. to refuse to talk on Delphi

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

SIGTARP's Christy Romero: 3 task force members refusal to cooperate has caused "significant delays" in investigation

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

Matthew Feldman said he's proud of his work as ex-chief legal adviser of auto task force. Says Delphi underfunded its salary plan.

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Ex-auto team legal advisor Matt Feldman says gov. agreed to "top off" pensions for Delphi hourly workers to honor union pact

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

Delphi hearing. Task force member says GM didn't "top up" pensions for salaried workers, because it only had agreement with unions

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Committee council Mathew Feldman says Delphi bankruptcy meant "painful and necessary" sacrifices.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Matthew Feldman said the restructuring of Delphi was "painful" & he has the "deepest sympathy" for the retirees who had pension cuts.

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

From The Detroit News:

“I remain convinced today that it was the best course of action available at that time,” Matthew Feldman, a bankruptcy attorney who was on the task force, said at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing today. “I recognize that the restructuring process imposed painful but necessary actions on many of Delphi stakeholders.”

Former Car Czar Ron Bloom made no comment on Delphi pensions during his statement. Simply talked about industry progress after bailout.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Harry Wilson, ex-auto task force member, said "the human costs" of bailout was "tragic," including Delphi retirees, at congressional hearing

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Wilson says task force didn't get involved in business decisions of automakers, including GM and its relatinoship with Delphi.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Clowers says GM "topped up" other union's pensions, because they were needed to resolve Delphi bankruptcy.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Clowers says salaried plan was fully funded when GM transferred it to Delphi…and GM didn't have funds to "top up" that pension.

— Jeff Gilbert (@jefferygilbert) July 10, 2012

Legal professor Todd Zywicki says: GM's "top off" of Delphi's union pension plans "unjustified under bankruptcy law", added $1B to bailout

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

Law prof. Todd Zywicki says GM's decision to help hourly & not salaried Delphi retirees is "far-fetched"&"by & large this is a smoke screen"

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Zywicki says: "It’s hard to see any explanation other than political clout."

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

Federal employees who are responsible for spending billions of taxpayer dollars owe an accounting for their actions. #delphi #bailout

— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) July 10, 2012

SIGTARP calls former @USTreasuryDept officials refusal to participate in #Delphi investigation would set a "dangerous precedent" #tcot

— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) July 10, 2012

Rep @MikeKellyforPA3 is grilling witnesses at Delphi/auto bailout congressional hearing. Says it's "offensive" that GM paid no taxes last yr

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

@RepBillJohnson comparing pensions for Delphi hrly & salary retirees: I learned this principal in kindergarten-fair is fair&this wasn't fair

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Tone of congressional subcommittee on Delphi retirees/auto bailout hearing is getting partisan.Ds critical of Romney;Rs say Obama took sides

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Quelle surprise.

3 task force members — Bloom, Wilson, Feldman — say delayed response to SIGTARP because busy, felt they didn't have more to contribute

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

House oversight's Pat McHenry tells SIGTARP's Romero: next time you're having trouble getting interviews, we'll have a hearing

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

Former auto czar Ron Bloom says task force deferred business judgement to GM; UAW had a "degree of leverage", tho

— Christina Rogers (@cvrogers) July 10, 2012

@RepMikeTurner won't end Delphi/auto bailout hearing b/c Ron Bloom, ex-auto czar, won't "answer [all my] questions."

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Almost 2 1/2 hours into hearing & people are leaving the Delphi/auto bailout congressional subcommittee hearing.

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

The House subcommittee hearing on Delphi retirees/auto bailout ends nearly three hours after it started.

— David Skolnick (@dskolnick) July 10, 2012

Former @BarackObama officials will finally answer SIGTARP questions after previously refusing – http://t.co/W65RAJEE @mboyle1 @DailyCaller

— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) July 10, 2012

So, the Obama officials have had a change of heart. But Romero’s earlier warning wasn’t entirely disproven.

At the last minute before the hearing, Feldman, Bloom and Wilson agreed that they’d sit down for interviews with SIGTARP auditors.

During Tuesday’s hearing, though, Bloom refused to agree to answer questions Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner had given him at a hearing over a year ago. At a June 22, 2011 hearing, Turner handed Bloom 25 questions about his role in the bailout. Back then, Bloom said that, “absolutely,” he’d answer them. Bloom never answered Turner’s questions.

When Turner asked Bloom if he’d answer them in writing after Tuesday’s hearing, he refused. Bloom said he didn’t answer them before because he believed his August 2011 resignation meant he didn’t have to follow through on this commitment.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/10/obama-officials-happy-train-of-silence-on-delphi-pensions-grinds-to-a-halt/


Russell Simmons: Romney and Ryan ‘will destroy our people’

http://twitter.com/#!/UncleRUSH/status/234325695243902977

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons posted an impassioned plea to his Global Grind website today in response to Paul Ryan’s selection as the GOP vice presidential candidate, asking readers to vote for Obama and “stop the literal destruction of poor people in this country.”

Simmons, who in the post calls himself “a proud supporter of the Occupy movement,” is the author of “Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All.” Def Jam Records, the business he didn’t build with co-founder Rick Rubin, and the Phat Farm clothing line have helped him amass a reported net worth of $340 million.

Simmons was never a Romney supporter, but the selection of Paul Ryan seems to have thrown the race into sharp relief and inspired a day’s worth of tweets.

W/ ryan as vp choice women gays minorities & all undeserved and compassionate people now have clear direction #Obama

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 11, 2012

“I heard you both talk about poverty today, but we all know that if you take control of this country, you will eliminate every program we have that protects the most vulnerable,” Simmons wrote. “You are two men who will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank with your rich friends.”

The message did fall on a few deaf ears.

@UncleRUSH cause what we have now has helped……

— charlie catt (@redwingscatt) August 11, 2012

@UncleRUSH Re-electing Obama is not the answer.

— Financial Bin (@FinancialBin) August 11, 2012

https://twitter.com/BW_Raiders/status/234326934492938240

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/11/russell-simmons-romney-and-ryan-will-destroy-our-people/


PR fail: NASCAR angers fans by blocking spectator video of crash

http://twitter.com/#!/ByronYork/status/305461923200253952

.@nascar removed @tandersen904‘s video of the horrifying Drive4COPD 300 crash within minutes of posting. Impressive or concerning?

— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) February 23, 2013

The safety fence at the Daytona International Speedway wasn’t quite enough to keep debris from today’s dramatic multi-car pileup from reaching spectators in the stands. Some of those fans captured video of the event and uploaded it to the Internet, but the videos were almost immediately blocked by YouTube on the grounds of a copyright claim by NASCAR. The videos quickly turned up on other sites, and just as quickly ignited a debate on censorship and public relations. Was the blocking of the video just business as usual, or was it an attempt to suppress a newsworthy event?

Wait what? So did a car involved in a NASCAR crash fly through the fence and now te videos are being blocked by YouTube!? #SayItAintSo

— Osman Noor (@OzzyForMayor) February 23, 2013

NASCAR and YouTube now blocking eyewitness clips of the crash taken from the stands. Absolutely ridiculous.

— Cory Bergman (@corybe) February 23, 2013

When debris hits the crowd, NASCAR’s precious video rights should be superseded by the right of the crowd to tell their story.

— Cory Bergman (@corybe) February 23, 2013

Big lesson for news websites: Always copy newsworthy YouTube videos, in case of crap takedowns like this.

— Robert Niles (@robertniles) February 23, 2013

Absurd. RT @jaybusbee: Getting Q’s about how NASCAR can pull a fan video. NASCAR has rights over ALL video shot at track, pro or amateur.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) February 23, 2013

NASCAR is about to have a serious PR problem. It’s one thing to pull the copyright card on your video, but fan video? Crosses the line.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) February 23, 2013

Not sure which is worse, the appeal from @ap for more video of people being hit by debris at Daytona or the @nascar effort to suppress it.

— Jason Richardson (@_editengine) February 24, 2013

@nazigods NASCAR took down the crash video off youtube claiming copyright infringement. They are censoring for their own good.

— Greg Schrage (@g_schrage52) February 24, 2013

Nascar’s attempt to block crash video as well as fact that they have not tweeted any details or information= social media disaster

— Brian Bedol (@brizilla) February 23, 2013

NASCAR had announced a press conference for 7 p.m. to give an update on injuries. Up to 28 fans have been reported hurt. But what about the video? Isn’t that news?

NASCAR may think it has the rights to all fan videos, but it doesn’t own the news. Here’s what it’s trying to censor: deadsp.in/ZAg4ee

— Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) February 23, 2013

@trevortimm @samgustin Can’t keep news from us…can they?

— Melissa Watterson (@MelWatergirl) February 23, 2013

@trevortimm They’re not trying to censor anything. They just claim rights to all videos of the event.

— Tom Kopacz (@TomKopacz) February 23, 2013

@tomkopacz which is censorship.. they cant own the rights to your personal vids…@trevortimm

— ❃ Nย๒รPєคςє ❃ (@NubsPeace) February 23, 2013

@nubspeace @trevortimm Yes, they can. NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA all do the same thing.

— Tom Kopacz (@TomKopacz) February 23, 2013

Idiots at NASCAR block YouTube video of dangerous crash on “copyright” grounds read.bi/13dESJM [Only WE can cash in on crashes!]

— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) February 23, 2013

Incredible/scary fan video from stands of NASCAR crash. Watch quickly before it’s taken down. youtube.com/watch?v=w4vW8r…! (via @romicvitkovic)

— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) February 23, 2013

Tyler Andersen, who shot video of a tire hitting a nearby fan in the stands, said he would repost the blocked video — after taking some time for prayer.

Almost died…. Guy had a huge cut on his leg hope he’s okay

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

Please pray…. The guy who got hit by a tire looked severely burned

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

@espn closer picture of the tire that came through the fence twitter.com/TAndersen904/s…

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

from the man who took that video RT @tandersen904: Thank You Lord for looking out for me today.

— brant james (@brantjames) February 23, 2013

All this attention I’m getting is crazy, but this is not about me at all. PLEASE KEEP ALL INJURED IN YOUR PRAYERS.

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

Finally back home, still shaken up. Gonna be at church early tomorrow morning thanking God for keeping me safe.

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

Will repost the video later with all rights to NASCAR. Just got home. Need some time in prayer.

— Tyler(@TAndersen904) February 23, 2013

* * *

Update:

NASCAR has responded to the controversy with a brief statement.

NASCAR says it blocked eyewitness video of Daytona crash “out of respect for those injured” bit.ly/YtwZID

— The Verge (@verge) February 24, 2013

The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.

NASCAR says it blocked fan vid “out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. ” Anyone buying that?

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) February 24, 2013

Some are, some aren’t.

OK @nascar, you have a hot minute to save yourself. Repeat: “Earlier, we made a bad call. We respect our fans; they can share their stories”

— Bridget Williams (@bridgetwi) February 23, 2013

I’m sure @nascar is blocking videos out of respect to those involved in crash but I’m sure the censorship is going to be perceived wrong.

— Rob Harris (@bobbychuck) February 23, 2013

.@bluechip48 Huge respect for the injured families at NASCAR. That’s why the “copyright” claim is so offensive.

— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) February 23, 2013

And maybe, just maybe NASCAR isn’t pulling fan videos cause they’re jerks, but out of respect to the fans who may not make it

— Kayla(@KaylaJ67) February 23, 2013

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Update:

This is getting interesting. YouTube has reinstated the video, writing, “Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos.”

Whoa: YouTube “reinstates” formerly blocked video of NASCAR fan, ruling that it doesn’t infringe any copyright: wapo.st/YPmJew

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) February 24, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/23/pr-fail-nascar-angers-fans-by-blocking-spectator-video-of-crash/