Donald Trump continued his never-ending rants about the victimization of a party who currently sits in power in all three branches of government. Conservatives either truly believe they are being oppressed, which is nothing short of laughable, or they really like to paint themselves as an oppressed group because they’re sometimes prevented from oppressing others.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
The poor, tortured, censored conservative voice of the moment is Infowars’ Alex Jones. While he has not been permanently banned from any social media platform, his accounts have been temporarily suspended and his reach is narrowing.
So far, Jones has harassed the parents of slain elementary school children killed in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, calling the grieving parents “crisis actors” and encouraging his listeners to bully them so badly that they’ve been forced to move away from their homes. He also spread the fake Pizzagate story that Hillary Clinton and her campaign team were running a child sex slave ring out of the basement of a pizza restaurant that police found had no basement. As a result, a man entered Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor with an assault rifle to terrify customers and search for the enslaved children. There were none.
Most recently, Jones began pushing a story about Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Trump for alleged conspiracy with Kremlin-linked operatives to illegally hack into DNC and Hillary Clinton emails. Jones told listeners that Mueller, too, is running a child sex ring and said he would need to shoot Mueller before he could ever feel “like a man.” As a result, social media platforms have suspended his access temporarily.
It’s absolutely the right thing to do.
By the way, as a reminder, Trump very much has asked, ranted, and demanded the free press be silenced.
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