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CNN’s Brian Stelter tries to get Trump thrown in Twitter gulag… FAILS [VIDEO]

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CNN’s Brian Stelter is all worked up over President Trump’s tweets over the last few days. So, he put his fascist hat on and tried to get Twitter to ban Trump… he wanted him placed in the Twitter gulag. He failed to get the President’s Twitter account deactivated and roundly embarrassed himself. The reply he got from Twitter did not elicit tingles in either of his legs:

Twitter told CNN on Sunday that the company reviewed the tweet, which features a WWE video that has been edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face.

Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself.

According to its rules, Twitter may suspend an account for a number of reasons, including if the user makes violent threats; attacks people based on race, religion, gender and more; or engages “in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”

Stelter must have been crushed that he couldn’t slay Trump on Twitter. The media is in full blown meltdown over Trump’s tweets, which is exactly what the President wanted. Stelter is just lame and pathetic. He questioned whether President Trump was trying to imitate authoritarian leaders yesterday. He said that Trump was ‘threatening’ journalists with violence. Really? Unless you call banning them from press conferences violence, I don’t see how.

“Is this president trying to impersonate Hugo Chavez? Recep Tayyip Erdoğan? Vladimir Putin? Because this is exactly the kind of language that leaders use when they are trying to undermine the press,” Stelter said on “Reliable Sources,” invoking the former leader of Venezuela and the leaders of Turkey and Russia. These people are unhinged. Trump hasn’t done one thing any of those thugs have. He has not seized media outlets or killed journalists, but you’d never know it listening to these morons.

Instead of spending the bulk of his show (which no one watches) ranting about Trump and his Twitter escapades, Stelter could have just ignored it and instead focused on what is going on at home and abroad. But no… he took the bait and ran with it. Stelter spent 90 minutes scouring Twitter for reaction to Trump bodyslamming CNN.

Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post was also highly inflamed and outraged over all this (but then again it’s WaPo): “First, it’s not just anti CNN…it’s anti-freedom of the press,” said the man who became famous for breaking the Watergate story. ”It’s a definitive statement from the President of the United States. …This is an index of his state of mind, visually. It’s disturbing. There is nothing lighthearted about it.” And of course the media has no sense of humor either.

Personally, I didn’t know whether to be appalled by the video or laugh at it, but come on people! It’s not worth an apocalyptic whinging fest. Was the tweet really fascist, a grave danger and a threat to the people that work at CNN? Not so much. Trump is an expert at getting under the skin of the media and he sure succeeded this week.

 

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