MeidasTouch Sues Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sings With Bette Midler
Our friends at MeidasTouch have never backed down from a tough political opponent. Famous for their videos that helped expose Trump and his cronies throughout the 2020 Presidential election cycle, they’ve also started a podcast where they’ve hosted political luminaries and celebrities.
But the Brothers Meislas also occasionally draw the ire of the opposition, and like your reporter, they’ve gotten themselves blocked on Twitter by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) from her personal account. While it’s technically legal and within Twitter’s Terms of Service for Greene and other elected officials to block users from their personal accounts, they often will tweet quite different things from those accounts than they do from their government accounts. And as the world’s most famous banned Twitter user learned, that’s still a no-no.
Along with the scathing videos they’ve made about Greene, MeidasTouch is now taking things off of the internet and out into the real world with a lawsuit against her for violating their First Amendment rights.
BREAKING: Today we filed a federal lawsuit against Marjorie Taylor Greene for violating our constitutional rights under the First Amendment. Read the full complaint here:https://t.co/wNO08npCr4
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) February 3, 2021
“Today we filed a federal lawsuit against Marjorie Taylor Greene for violating the First Amendment Rights of MeidasTouch by blocking our social media Twitter account to prevent us from criticizing her,” they tweeted. “We are demanding declaratory relief and monetary damages.”
Read the full complaint against Greene (who had not responded as of Wednesday afternoon) here.
But it’s never all serious legal business for MeidasTouch, who also have a biting sense of humor that has attracted top tier talent for some classic videos. Their latest musical collaboration with Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman focuses on the seditious behavior of Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, but with clever tongue-in-cheek parody lyrics by Eric Kornfeld.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) February 3, 2021