President Trump’s terrifying tweet has had real consequences.
Take her reckless posts about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Over the past few weeks, Trump has insisted that the scoreboard that was responsible for the death of Laurie Klausutis in 2001 worked in the Florida office while he was a GOP congressman.
This conspiracy theory intensified the leftist attack against Scarborough in 2001. It was brought back by right-wing attackers, but has now been restored, as Scarborough and his show “Morning” are fierce critics of Trump. On Sunday, Trump claimed that “there is a lot of interest in this story about Psycho Joe.”
Three tweets from the right
– Fox’s Brit Hume responds to Trump’s embarrassing post: “30K retweet for this silly story based on a three-year-old post on some Wing-Ding websites. That’s why his critics want DJ to play golf a lot more, because when he does, he Doesn’t tweet like tweet. “
– J. Nordlinger of NRO: “What Trump is employed here is unbelievably sick. All people with good will – even some people who should do less than good will – should be considered.”
– David Froome: “Yesterday, the President accused a prominent citizen of murder. Surely the Attorney General wants to get the truth of this important news? US Attorneys? Fox News Crack Investigation Cruise? Judge Gennady? Or Do They All Judge Clearly? Agree: Empty insanity? “
“Trying to scare …”
An MSNBS spokesman said earlier this month that Trump was launching a “crazy crusade”: “Attempts to intimidate and rape the free press through bizarre paddling of fringe conspiracy theories will somehow block the power of Joe Scarboro, Mika Brzezinski or MSNBC.” We manage the White House coronavirus epidemic I will report accurately and thoroughly on Nar. “
On you, Twitter …
I searched for the alleged tweets and Twitter declined to comment: “We have nothing to share at this time,” a spokesman said …
In that sense, I don’t think people dedicated themselves to calling on social media companies to mock Trump, what they were advising, and the precedent set by him. But … Twitter has clearly laid down its rules here – it has given a full PR tip on how world leaders were going to label tweets that broke its rules. In that sense, it is important to keep this in mind …
Just think …
Oliver Darcy writes: As Trump continues to try to criticize Scarborough with this conspiracy theory, it’s like testing this thinking: Imagine how the president’s allies would behave if the tables were turned and he is using his powerful platform to promise to assassinate Trump. They will (appropriately) get angry and call for his firing. So why the silence from them now? Why is the value more for the news host than for the President of the United States?