CNN’s media critic Brian Stelter has a gigantic bee in his tiny bonnet over Trump’s tweeting, and that led him to embarrass himself by trying, and failing, to get the president’s account deactivated for breaking Twitter’s terms of service.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
He breathlessly awaited no doubt with tingles in both legs, but the reply 6 hours later from Twitter was a disappointment:
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.”
Poor little fella. That would have been a monumental scalp for him to take, especially with that glorious toupee attached to it* but alas, his mantle will remain devoid of Trump trophies.
Look, Trump’s tweet was juvenile and beneath the dignity of the Oval Office, but the way the media is going hysterical over it shows how willing they are to appear just as ridiculous in their responses to his witless jabs.
Check out his earlier absurd response comparing the tweeting that of totalitarians and despots here.