President Donald Trump re-tweeted a video from right-wing pundit Michelle Malkin on Saturday morning, and the video was immediately censored and removed by Twitter to prevent the anti-censorship message from going viral.
The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle! https://t.co/ZQfcfD3Hk9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2020
Malkin called out Twitter as a result of their blatant censorship campaign:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 16, 2020
The clip was from Malkin’s appearance at the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC), which was held concurrently with the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February.
Malkin has been blacklisted from Conservative Inc. groups such as CPAC for speaking out on issues like immigration and demographics that corporate-bought “conservatives” would rather sweep under the rug.
“And I have to say that these days I’m not merely worried about my ability to do that and my fellow patriots to be able to do that,” Malkin said, referring to being able to freely communicate on social media platforms.
“I’m terrified. I’ve witnessed friends and allies stripped of their platforms and their reputations and their voices. Some can no longer communicate on social media. When I planted my little flag in the social media world on the internet almost 20 years ago, I never thought that I’d have to wake up one day and wonder if my entire website was going to be unplugged because of an opinion I expressed,” she added.
The Twitter user @af_clips has re-posted the video of Malkin’s speech after Twitter egregiously censored the post:
Twitter deleted this tweet after @realDonaldTrump shared it.
Censorship in America is out of control! pic.twitter.com/LBBaFiG0By
— America First Clips (@af_clips) May 16, 2020
Pro-censorship commissars from the Left and the Right are already whining that Trump retweeted Malkin, who has been unpersoned by polite society for her unabashed right-wing beliefs.
Michelle Malkin is alt right and the president is retweeting her because that’s where we are. Hope it was worth it for the those conservative judges and tax cuts. https://t.co/XooIuBkKws
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 16, 2020
Michelle Malkin, whom Trump is defending and publicizing below, has been de-platformed by groups including Fox News and Young Americans for Freedom pic.twitter.com/x9A11GQOGE
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 16, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on the conspiracy to silence Malkin due to her unwillingness to toe the line for Official Conservatism™:
Conservative trailblazer has been feeling the heat after giving a talk at the America First PAC conference that ran parallel to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Soon accusations of anti-Semitism and white supremacy were hurled at the Filipino American woman simply for advocating immigration restriction and questioning America’s relationship with Israel.
Gatekeeping conservatives were quick to throw Malkin under the bus.
Bethany Mandel, editor of the conservative website Ricochet, penned an article titled “The Fall of Michelle Malkin”, which questioned Malkin’s recent controversial statements on immigration and why U.S. taxpayers subsidize Israel to the tune of billions.
After Mandel posted this piece on Twitter, Antonia Okafor, the Director of Outreach for Gun Owners of America, responded to Mandel’s tweet.
Okafor Tweeted, “Ha! It took this article for me to realize she blocked me. Glad I stopped a Republican group here in Colorado from almost hiring her to speak. We have nothing to stand on if we can not stand for the Truth. They have the freedom to speak but not to identify as Republicans.”
Malkin quote tweeted Okafor, stating “This woman, whose #2a work I praised, reveals that she stopped a Republican group from inviting me to speak in my adopted state of Colorado. Nice work, Keeper is the Gate. If you think you pounded the final nail in my coffin, you have a lot to learn, hon.”
Okafor has done impressive work with the organization she founded EmPOWERed, which is now a project of Gun Owners of America. This organization is dedicated to teaching women about how to properly exercise their Second Amendment rights.
However, this decision to keep Malkin from speaking is another example of conservative gatekeeping.
As controversial as Malkin’s ideas may be, they should still be engaged with.
Especially when considering how interconnected immigration is with Second Amendment policy.
The boost of Malkin’s message from the President has left many faux-conservatives with egg on their face, and Twitter’s immediate censorship of her message has only proven her point further.
Supposed Sheriff’s Deputy That Went Viral After ‘Resigning’ Busted as a Likely Impostor
It’s very likely an impostor is running the account.
An anonymous ‘sheriff’s deputy’ that claimed to have resigned from his position as a law enforcement officer in protest of the death of George Floyd is considered by many to be an impostor.
@navyvetbolt gathered more than 100,000 retweets on Twitter on Monday with a picture of what appeared to be police gear, claiming he had just resigned from an unnamed law enforcement agency in protest of the killing of Floyd.
The viral tweet later reached the front page of Reddit, with the anonymous account pivoting swiftly into partisan anti-Trump and left-wing political commentary.
However, some were unconvinced that navyvetbolt is who he claims to be, pointing out that much of the gear he posted in his original tweet is commonly sold on ecommerce websites such as eBay and Alibaba. Most notably, the holster he uses for what is nominally his service pistol doesn’t resemble holsters commonly used by law enforcement agencies, more closely resembling a civilian holster.
Firearms enthusiast @LouisvilleGun uploaded a lengthy set of a arguments in an imgur detailing why @navyvetbolt is likely a law enforcement imposter, exposing the wide list of discrepancies surrounding his claims with the make and quality of the supposed police gear he posted on Twitter.
@navyvetbolt is yet to provide any solid evidence proving he’s a (now former) law enforcement agent, claiming to do so would somehow put his life or family at risk.
He posted a picture of a supposedly department-issued rifle that is identifiable in the photo as a Smith and Wesson M&P15.
That form of AR-style rifle is one of the more commonly owned and sold AR’s in the United States. It’s thought of by some as a more ‘affordable’ rifle, often retailing for prices around $600.
Navyvetbolt goes on to claim that the rifle has been converted into a fully automatic weapon.
It’s extremely dubious to imagine that a law enforcement agency would even issue Smith and Wesson M&P15’s to its personnel, considering that the rifle is considered to be more of an expressly civilian weapon. Sheriff’s Departments and police agencies can obtain fully automatic rifles from military-grade manufacturers legally; it would make no sense to convert a civilian AR-15 to fully automatic for law enforcement use. And it’s even more outlandish that whatever law enforcement agency navyvetbolt claims to have worked for would let him keep a fully automatic rifle owned by the agency after resigning in an act of political protest. Not to mention that such a transfer would place him in violation of the ATF’s tax stamp rules for the transfer of fully automatic firearms.
Almost certainly a poorly disguised hoaxster, unwilling to provide any real evidence of his claims of affiliation with a law enforcement agency, using a sheriff’s badge purchased on eBay or Alibaba in order to advance a left-wing political agenda.
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