Former CNN host threatens Kellyanne Conway on Twitter: Social media giant’s response?

Former CNN host threatens Kellyanne Conway on Twitter: Social media giant’s response?
Reza Aslan (Image: YouTube screen grab)

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.”

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.

Following a terrorist attack at London Bridge in 2017, Aslan cursed out President Trump as a “piece of s***” and “man baby” for reiterating the need for a travel ban.

“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.

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

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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