Adam Klasfeld+ Your Authors @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Apr. 02, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

MyPillow paid millions to settle prosecutors' suits in NY for tax evasion and Calif. for falsely touting "double-blind" studies.

How much is it making for these cotton masks?

How is the product?

Why did Trump plug its CEO, a six-figure donor?

Questions off-limits, they say.

Since I posted a thread about lawsuits against MyPillow, conservative to hard-right media entities, influencers and attack dogs have piled on this tweet, always in isolation.

Ignoring serious allegations agaisnt the company in the rest of the thread.

Described by CJR as "Propaganda Clothed as Critique," Media Research Center is one of the outfits amplifying this disingenuous tactic. This piece attacks the crowdsourcing, does not find a single fact wrong about the serious allegations against MyPillow.

Crowdsourcing on Twitter is not new.

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold used it for tips on the Trump Foundation, which ultimately led to an NYAG lawsuit, the charity shutting down and a multimillion-dollar settlement. 

Over the course of the pandemic, people of all political persuasions should of course be encouraged to help.

Those who choose to enter the public arena in doing so should be transparent, accountable and ready to face questions from the press.

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