After a close review of Tweets from Donald Trump’s account and the context around them — specifically how they’ve been received and interpreted on and off Twitter — Twitter announced earlier this year they’ve permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. This marked a new era in how the social media giant will enforce it’s rules in the future, especially when it pertains to public figures. Last week, Johnny Depp‘s disgraced and Vladimir Putin-connected attorney Adam Waldman met the same fate.
Though it’s unclear if Waldman’s suspension is permanent, his unprofessional behavior on the platform has drawn attention in court rooms on both sides of the Atlantic and from national show business publications like The Hollywood Reporter, whose legal editor Eriq Gardner once famously called on Johnny Depp to fire him.
“Waldman is… conducting a public experiment on social media,” Gardner writes. “In a nutshell, do tactics of preaching to a choir of a small number of Twitter accounts achieve anything outside of politics?”
“Most attorneys don’t pick fights with the media during a big case, particularly in the weeks before trial,” Gardner continues. “Not Waldman [who] for weeks has been goading reporters at The New York Times and… whipping his followers into a frenzy with attacks on [Rolling Stone writer Stephen] Rodrick, Variety (“Saudi Arabia’s Variety”), THR (“too much corruption”) and other journalists and news publications.” Ironic Waldman would go after Saudi Arabia in that way. Sources say Depp met Waldman through Saudi Arabian Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the country’s powerful minister of energy, in summer 2016. Depp spent time aboard the prince’s megayacht in the past.
“Whipping his followers into a frenzy” with tweets containing lies, half-truths, innuendo, threats, and leaked evidence is what got Waldman called out first by the UK’s High Court last July then completely banned from Mr. Depp’s US case by Judge Bruce White several months later. Judge White previously made it clear he doesn’t want their defamation case tried in the press.
It seems, though, Waldman’s mission to sow confusion and “whip followers into a frenzy” succeeded, given the number of conspiracy theories, faked court documents, and threats of harm to non-believers that circulate among the Depp / Waldman faithful. Waldman’s chief tool in his disinformation campaign, however, has been taken from him at least temporarily.Who is Adam Waldman?
This post looks like it belongs on a tumblr conspiracy theory blog. Honestly, it has been years since I last seen someone create such misinformation and conspiracy.
Point out the “misinformation and conspiracy” on my part (I’ve already done so on yours.) If you can’t succinctly do that, don’t bother replying.
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ok, you had your shot. You could not point out the “misinformation and conspiracy” on my part. You didn’t even make the attempt. https://brighthealthcare.com/brighter-life/5-ways-to-help-you-stay-on-task
I’m more of a lurker of this case. I have never left a comment on any platform. I don’t claim to know exactly what their relationship was like, and I don’t care. My issue is with the fact that I’m sure JD feels like he’s being pushed against a wall with claims. If he even did a fraction of what she claims he did, why isn’t she being held accountable for the MANY things that have been proven that she’s done. That is the problem with this whole case. It’s terrifying how one-sided this whole thing has been. The media is only covering one narrative and story. Your piece above is doing the same. I’m genuinely afraid of where the world is going. She is pulling the cloak over everyone’s eyes and it’s scary. That’s all.
I’m more of a lurker of this case.
I’m fairly sure you’re not a “lurker” in this case but, regardless…
My issue is with the fact that I’m sure JD feels like he’s being pushed against a wall with claims.
Keep in mind these court cases were instigated by Depp. If his “back is against the wall,” he is responsible for putting himself there.
If he even did a fraction of what she claims he did, why isn’t she being held accountable for the MANY things that have been proven that she’s done.
You have that reversed. Judges have ruled Depp did, indeed, do what he’s been accused of. As of yet, it hasn’t been proven Heard did anything she’s been accused of. And word of warning: I’ve seen everything you’d likely reference in a response. One reason Depp’s legal team is in so much hot water is because they leak selectively edited documents and audio to the public.
That is the problem with this whole case. It’s terrifying how one-sided this whole thing has been. The media is only covering one narrative and story.
There’s another indication you’re not as neutral as you’re claiming to be. Aside from the media reporting on the court case outcome(s) and several investigative pieces by entertainment outlets, the media is full of pro-Depp news 24/7, especially nerd sites.
Your piece above is doing the same.
Here’s your chance. Tell me the other side of Adam Waldman being thrown out of a courtroom and suspended from Twitter.
She is pulling the cloak over everyone’s eyes and it’s scary.
The first sign you’re in a cult is everyone is wrong except your leader and small information bubble.