As Twitchy reported Sunday, “Reliable Sources” host Stelter asked on air if the video broke the rules and tweeted a link to Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policy. Several hours later, Stelter received a response, but probably not the one he was hoping for.
Update: 6 hours after the first request-for-comment, Twitter replied & said Trump's video does NOT violate its rules https://t.co/shuv63Nf4e
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
We at Twitchy have been at this for a while, and if “hateful conduct” really weren’t allowed, the entire site would have shut down long ago. Call it whatever else you like, but that wrestling video is about as much an incitement to violence as Sarah Palin’s legendary “crosshairs” map.
This. Is. CNN. https://t.co/5KhmeBLTVn
— Marcus Hawkins (@HawkinsUSA) July 3, 2017
This has to be one of the saddest representations of the state of affairs at CNN I've ever seen. Someone needs to tell him to stop https://t.co/xynjovmPrE
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) July 3, 2017
Seriously? This is so pathetic.
— Dave Fox (@Drydave1) July 3, 2017
So, drop it. Move on. Get a life. Some actual news would be refreshing.
— Sue Smith (@SueSmith511) July 3, 2017
It was pretend. He has never really physically beaten up CNN's logo.
— American Samaritan (@USA_Samaritan) July 3, 2017
No no no! They need to continue proving 1) Snowflakes can't handle free speech; 2) Their support for censorship 3)They are big whiners
— Susan Duclos (@SusanDuclos) July 3, 2017
Violate Twitter's rules?! Calm down, precious petal. https://t.co/waMqlBIkoY
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 2, 2017
I lost testosterone just reading this tweet. https://t.co/xLLttMabCJ
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) July 3, 2017
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) July 3, 2017
Update: 8 hours after Brian's complaint, CNN is still Fake News https://t.co/jXODe9AEB4
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) July 3, 2017
Again, if this is against Twitter's rules they would have to wipe out over half the entire site. It's a wrestling match – not an ISIS video. https://t.co/VcI0P4FifY
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 2, 2017
1: Trump spends 12 seconds tweeting. 2: MSM spends 24 breathless hrs soiling itself over tweet & complaining that his tweets are distracting
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) July 2, 2017
Hopefully a White House spokesperson will explain that the wrestling video was, much like Kathy Griffin’s bloody, severed Trump head, an “expression of art.”
I adored Trump's recontextualization of the classic Wrestlemania 122. Now more than ever, we need Art that Challenges dominant power.
— Baby Goat Alliance (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 3, 2017
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Exclusive: CNN has already traced the cause of any unrest and violence after the election https://t.co/gAsyMX2NUH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 14, 2016