Social media giant Twitter has very specific rules about what kinds of posts violate the site’s standards and are, hence, subject to being banned. Under the subheading “Violence,” for example, the Twitter police write, “You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.”
It would appear in light of this dictum that Twitter has some ‘splaining to do in regard to a tweet by former CNN contributor Reza Aslan suggesting that White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway needed to be “eradicated
Aslan, an Iranian American who hosted a “spiritual travel series” called “Believer” on the left-wing network, was responding to comments made by Conway about the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. The president’s advisor offered reasonable thoughts on coming together as Americans and suggesting that “finger-pointing, name-calling & screaming,” as Democrats are wont to do in these situations, will solve nothing.
Aslan proved her right moments later when he tweeted, “You are ‘the depraved evil’ we need to eradicate.”
You are “the depraved evil” we need to eradicate. https://t.co/zPJhVS1hkn
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 4, 2019
When television host John Cardillo responded that the only way to interpret Aslan’s comments were as a direct threat against Conway, the former CNN employee doubled down: “We are all so f***ing fed up with you racist GOPers and your bad faith bull***.”
Should Seek Help
After the interview he is likely to have with the Secret Service for threatening a federal employee, Aslan may want to consider seeking some sort of psychiatric help to overcome his Trump Derangement Syndrome. TDS can be a terrible thing. And he has a history of symptoms.
Translation: the president is a man baby that must be ignored in times of crisis. https://t.co/Kv1hIC7hEG
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 3, 2017
“This piece of s*** is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind,” Aslan wrote.
CNN cut ties with the host following those comments.
Twitter Totally Cool With His Threats
At the beginning of the year, Aslan helped spread the Covington Catholic media hoax, in which teenagers were falsely accused of harassing an American Indian Vietnam veteran. In doing so, he seemed to incite violence against one of the teens.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
Twitter responded to the threat saying they “could not identify any violations of the Twitter Rules or applicable law.”
Similarly, the social media giant could find no violations with his call to “eradicate” Kellyanne Conway.
“This tweet does not break our rules at this time,” an official told the Daily Wire.
On Monday, President Trump lashed out at the “fake news” media, saying they are in part responsible for the level of anger in this country. Aslan’s threat is further proof that he is absolutely correct.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession