Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over “calls for violence”. By Devin Coldeway. This from a mainstream source, so no thought to the many calls for violence that circulate freely on the left, or the actual political violence from BLM and Antifa leading up to the election.
Former presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Bannon, speaking with co-host Jack Maxey, was discussing what Trump should do in a hypothetical second term. He suggested firing Wray and Fauci, but then went further, saying “I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England, I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats.”
This may strike one at first as mere hyperbole — one may say “we want his head on a platter” and not really be suggesting they actually behead anyone. But the conversation continued and seemed to be more in earnest than it first appeared:
Maxey: Just yesterday there was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories in Philadelphia. These were Quaker businessmen who had cohabitated, if you will, with the British while they were occupying Philadelphia. These people were hung. This is what we used to do to traitors.
Bannon: That’s how you won the revolution. No one wants to talk about it. The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right? It was a civil war. It was a civil war.
Whether one considers this only nostalgia for the good old days of mob justice or an actual call to bring those days back, the exchange seems to have been enough for moderators at YouTube and Twitter to come down hard on the pair’s makeshift broadcast.
Twitter confirmed that it has “permanently suspended” (i.e. it can be appealed but won’t be restored automatically) the account for violating the rule against glorifying violence.
They found an excuse to shut Bannon down. Done. Won’t be hearing from him again.
Speaking of heads, remember this? The left famously found it quite amusing, and didn’t feel and need for censorship:
This is like living in China.
YouTube and FB are pulling conservatives off the air in droves. Bannon’s evening show was literally pulled from YouTube mid show this evening
Supreme Court will end up with this if Biden is declared the winner.
Trump’s speech was yanked off the air in mid speech too. No violence there, just talking about election fraud. Hmmmm.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific