Follow @RBPundit on Twitter for one day and you see this quote personified.
When asked what he thinks the greatest threat to the conservative movement is he said, “Apathy. This idea that you don’t need to confront Leftists and their lies at every turn.”
And confront he does.
He has practically made a job of calling out lies from the left, not only on Twitter but also by contributing to conservative sites like Big Journalism, The Right Sphere and Misfit Politics. In fact he won ‘Best in Show’ at this years Blog Bash, a party for unpaid bloggers that takes place during CPAC.
Everything about RB’s Twitter account is geared toward this purpose, even his avatar. It is the picture of an old Soviet watch tower along the Iron Curtain. Many mistake the meaning of it as him being the watch tower, but he says it was meant to be interpreted as him looking at the guard tower and watching what the guards are up to.
“I consider organizations like Media Matters and ThinkProgress to be guards at the guard posts of the Left’s Ideological Iron Curtain. They keep society inside this virtual iron curtain where the media and academia keep convincing people that Progressivism works. Even though we know it is a disaster.”
A prime example of RB’s slicing and dicing of liberal spin is this tweet:
That tweet received 218 Retweets and 27 favorites.
RB began using Twitter as an outlet for his conservative views shortly after the 2008 election. Like many users, he saw the opportunity of “tweeting out conservative nuggets,” and sharing information without the overhead of a blog. In addition to being able to have direct contact with news makers, RB appreciates the “asymmetrical nature of it. You can communicate, gather information, and broadcast all at once.”
Though Twitter is generally a public venue, RB has remained anonymous for work related reasons. No, he is not a CIA agent, no shady contracts (that are known); he simply must remain non-political because of the nature of the clients he sells to.
When asked who is his favorite person to follow on Twitter he said he said he doesn’t have one. “It’s…not really in my personality to pick favorites. I try to treat everyone as an individual and take them for who they are,” he said.
Anyone who follows him can say that he generally succeeds at this. While he is a thorn in the side of liberals, he is generally regarded as being fair and accessible on Twitter.
When asked what advice he would give to young conservatives he said, “If you feel like something isn’t being said, be the one to say it. And make sure someone hears you.”
But he followed it up with, “Make sure you know what you’re talking about first.”