America First Cartoonist Ben Garrison is Disinvited from White House Social Media Summit
Lawyer Threatens to Sue ADL for Defamation of Ben Garrison
According to a report from the Washington Examiner, political cartoonist Ben Garrison was disinvited from the White House Social Media Summit.
Garrison, who has become one of the leading cartoonists during the Trump era, has been repeatedly smeared as “anti-Semitic” by his detractors.
Among them, has been the Anti-Defamation League, which has said that Garrison is “known for cartoons with right-wing, anti-government and conspiratorial themes.”
Ironically, the ADL has defamed Garrison with a cartoon that is falsely ascribed to him, which precipitated Garrison’s eventual removal from the White House Summit.
However, other individuals such as trial lawyer Robert Barnes are taking notice of the ADL’s libelous behavior.
He even threatened to sue the ADL for defamation if it persisted in smearing Garrison for a cartoon that he never even created in the first place:
It will be ironic to have to sue the “Anti-Defamation League” for…defamation. (ADL covered up racism previously when it suited their allies). Yet, they continue to libel @GrrrGraphics with a fake cartoon falsely ascribed to him. Retract, or get sued @ADL.
It will be ironic to have to sue the "Anti-Defamation League" for…defamation. (ADL covered up racism previously when it suited their allies). Yet, they continue to libel @GrrrGraphics with a fake cartoon falsely ascribed to him. Retract, or get sued @ADL https://t.co/azzFDlUyZv
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) July 10, 2019
President Trump set up the Social Media Summit to talk about the “opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment” according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere.
Deere claims that the president “wants to engage directly with these digital leaders in a discussion on the power of social media.”
The White House did not confirm the full list of invitees, however social media powerhouses Facebook, Twitter, and Google all confirmed to have not received an invitation from the White House.
Some of the guests rumored to be in attendance at this event are conservative groups such as Turning Point USA, the Heritage Foundation, PragerU, and James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. BLP reported on President Trump expressing his disapproval with social media and its alleged bias towards conservative commentators.
On Friday, July 5, 2019, Garrison confirmed that he was among those invited to the summit. Garrison thanked Trump on Twitter for his original invitation saying “Honored to be invited to the White House! Thank You Mr. President!”
Garrison has been one of the fiercest proponents of President Trump’s America First agenda.
The cartoonist has built a reputation for exposing legacy institutions like the military-industrial complex and ridiculing the political establishment’s attempts to derail Trump.
Such attacks against sacred pillars of the political establishment do leave individuals like Garrison susceptible to attacks from the legacy media.
His latest disinvitation from the White House just goes to show how politically correct discourse has become in America.
Say anything outside the index card of allowable opinion and you might be branded as “anti-Semitic” or “racist”.