Devin Nunes lost a court case to an imaginary cow. His lawsuit asked for $250 million in damages over a parody twitter account pretending to be his cow. He didn't like what the imaginary cow was saying.
The court declined to hold Twitter responsible or force the closure of the account. It was suggested that Nunes "mooooove" on. He did not.
Instead, Nunes got on Twitter to announce how bad Twitter was and to encourage people who wanted real free speech to move over to Parler, a platform popular with right-wing personas because it doesn't fact check.
He pushed Parler really hard, fam. His Twitter doesn't mention protests, the current financial crisis, the pandemic, etc. Just Parler.
Picture for those who remain in Twitter Hell. Parler is open for business! https://t.co/0uPdKYiz5b— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593029003.0
Come to Parler to see UNFILTERED news! https://t.co/7yQHox4BJy— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593046106.0
IS THIS MYSPACE? NO ONE IS RESPONDING TO MY TWEETS!!! IS EVERYONE AT PARLER ???— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593058277.0
Are you on Parler yet? https://t.co/5zLBpoZ0lC— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593061008.0
Jump Off Twitter And Into Parler For Tomorrow’s Free Speech Friday by @ProfMJCleveland https://t.co/a2I8yj1v57— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593118513.0
WELCOME TO MYSPACE 👉 PARLER AWAITS YOU https://t.co/iYhkGt9A7g— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593232456.0
Great meeting today at White House! For all of you left in Twitter hell you can find me at Parler. If you want to… https://t.co/AswpL4MAGq— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593541432.0
Getting ready to watch @realDonaldTrump speak (on TV ) from South Dakota! Will be on PARLER it’s a great place to… https://t.co/tzi4JZtqd6— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1593828047.0
There's more, but we feel like you get the point. For the last month, Devin Nunes has been using his Twitter as, essentially, an ad for Parler - in part because he was mad that an imaginary cow wasn't going to pay him $250 million.
As an aside, we do not know if Nunes has been using Parler to discuss any of the issues you'd think a Congressman might need to discuss right now. We are not on Parler.
But guess who was one of the first to join.
@DevinNunes I’m at Parler! Come say hi! https://t.co/CDXJiMZ0d7— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮) 1593058955.0
Two days ago, Nunes pinned a Tweet claiming he had made the "move to freedom" by switching to Parler. The tweet featured a stock image of a Black couple (because of course it did) on moving day, with the Parler logo digitally added onto the boxes. The logo on the angled box near center-left is so poorly added that it reads more "entirely different logo" than "logo at an angle."
People were quick to call out the ad itself.
@DevinNunes hey bud, quick tip. if I was trying to promote a white nationalist social network, I wouldn't use a gra… https://t.co/xwbiUVxlt8— Max Berger (@Max Berger) 1595988165.0
@DevinNunes So, is the implication that that happy black couple is thrilled with the freedom that white supremacy brings?— Blue & Green 🌊🌊💚💙💚🦅 (@Blue & Green 🌊🌊💚💙💚🦅) 1596031798.0
Also, isn't protecting free speech why Nunes lost to the imaginary cow in the first place? Because he tried to sue over something that was free speech?
ALERT- If you are still here in the Twitter sewer (My Space II) we are over at Parler living in freedom! https://t.co/rgJoG6JnIR— Devin Nunes (@Devin Nunes) 1595982634.0
Twitter didn't hesitate to remind Nunes of exactly that ... and to troll him over this all.
@DevinNunes You’re suing a fictitious cow because you didn’t like their tweets.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1595986236.0
@DevinNunes Bye Boy! 👋 https://t.co/vFYjGRgW4h— ResistPresidentDumbDumb (@ResistPresidentDumbDumb) 1595983989.0
@DevinNunes Do they sue pretend cows there too— SuburbanWhitestyleDreamHat (@SuburbanWhitestyleDreamHat) 1595987142.0
@DevinNunes Then why do you keep coming back here? Mooove and stay.— Mike N 🆘🌊 (@Mike N 🆘🌊) 1595983855.0
@DevinNunes Are farm animals welcome? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/G7t1s7DrgA— Hieronymus McGillicuddy (@Hieronymus McGillicuddy) 1595987722.0
So the fake cow account won, then https://t.co/IDEx1Rj0d4— Jack McLoone (@Jack McLoone) 1595986312.0
@DevinCow We're with you on Parler too Devin https://t.co/ovAdD2Hsgj— a patel (@a patel) 1595984515.0
@SarahBCalif @DevinNunes If life is so great there, why are you posting here? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/ESCEdmGCj8— Joe Albright (@Joe Albright) 1595997654.0
Oh, and as an ironic point about how "free" speech is over at Parler:
@kenvitiello @DevinCow @DevinNunes There was, briefly. It got banned. Because free speech.— Bruce Heerssen (@Bruce Heerssen) 1596048240.0
So let's recap. Nunes sued a pretend cow because he didn't like its Tweets. Nunes lost to the pretend cow and ditched tweeting about any Congressionally relevant topics in favor of advertising for right-wing social media platform, Parler.
The pretend cow joined Parler.
Nunes spent a month talking about how unfiltered and free Parler is. Twitter roasted him over the ridiculousness of his month-long tantrum.
The pretend cow got banned from the "unfiltered freedom" that is Parler.
Welcome to 2020.