As Twitchy reported earlier, CNN’s Brian Stelter surprised us by actually calling out several high-profile people on Twitter who were pushing the theory that Zina Bash was throwing white power hand signals during the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, because of course she was.
Hopefully @rubin_kd, @Amy_Siskind, @evagolinger and the other resistance tweeters who spread this "white power symbol" nonsense will take a long hard look in the mirror. Awful. https://t.co/7dlGqqSwfh
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 4, 2018
Amy Siskind seems to be hanging on to her theory, challenging people to try to make the white power sign accidentally:
I'm sure out media will avail themselves of this, but it makes sense for Zina Bash to be asked about her hand gesture today. Try it for yourself – if you watch the video you'll see she held it in place for a long time – It's not a natural resting position.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 4, 2018
Yeah? And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat in a “booster seat” when he testified before the Senate. If the Senate wanted people in a natural resting position they’d roll in a room full of recliners.
Author and attorney Eva Golinger, who was also called out by Stelter, seemed to walk back her claim a bit, although she still found Bash “rude.”
I have no intention of spreading falsities. Trump does enough of that daily. However, Zina Bash did sit behind #Kavanaugh most of the day making snide faces, smirking and ridiculing Senators who opposed the hearing. Highly unprofessional and rude. And she came with Kavanaugh.
— Eva Golinger (@evagolinger) September 4, 2018
She has no intention of spreading falsities.
Oh yes you do. https://t.co/3PgwVUwlPM
— alexandriabrown (@alexthechick) September 4, 2018
Yet, that's what you did, fabulist liar https://t.co/rDtixYA98M
— ☠Problematic AF™ ☠ (@EF517_V3) September 4, 2018
Yes and now she’ll likely need security because of you. How professional https://t.co/hkYQCTXs74
— (((I Can't Even))) (@szysgt) September 4, 2018
Except the one I’ve already recklessly spread. You should be ashamed of yourself. https://t.co/hkYQCTXs74
— (((I Can't Even))) (@szysgt) September 4, 2018
So what was it then? Was she flashing a white power sign or just “making snide faces?” There’s no way Kavanaugh can be confirmed now.
When you got nothing, absolutely nothing. https://t.co/xoZN7Ua1uo
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) September 4, 2018
You won't find @evagolinger's tweet accusing #ZinaBash of being a white supremacist – she deleted it. Did she apologize for spreading the lie? Nah. She found other reasons to be mad at her. ? #KavanaughFreakout #IntellectualDishonesty #ProgressiveBS https://t.co/jHkkhRYZLh
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) September 4, 2018
So … this gives you justification to spread your dishonesty? https://t.co/eypQsYRaTr
— Dan Vandefifer (@vandefifer) September 4, 2018
Let's put you on TV for 8 hours as someone you like & care about is viciously attacked and smeared with no way to respond.
In any case, your goalposts moved so fast my neck is sore. https://t.co/LehgLx5O2l
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 4, 2018
She made snide faces? She smirked? At SENATORS!!!! Off with her head! Burn her village and slaughter her livestock! https://t.co/YXasnSOrKh
— IndifferentPenguin (@AliLaurelG) September 4, 2018
This is unhinged https://t.co/EAfDcAIH9m
— Lucas Jones (@lucjones18) September 4, 2018
Please seek help https://t.co/1sDmyGwQ7g
— College Football Sara (@politigal_) September 4, 2018
Idiots are putting an innocent woman – Zina Bash – at risk. Did you ever stop to consider that? Of course not. So just knock it off already with the personal smears. https://t.co/xE00CWAgSe
— B-Rad (@Comfynumb15) September 4, 2018
Here's some rude for you . . . GFY. https://t.co/BxTpu3fN38
— Drunkle Ray (@leaker19) September 4, 2018
Delete your account. https://t.co/BH3lXPKtR6
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) September 4, 2018
Final word goes to David French:
Even though it has been decisively debunked, I guarantee you there are still hundreds of thousands of politically-engaged people who believe a talented, honorable conservative lawyer actually flashed a white-power sign in today's hearing. Twitter is infested with idiots.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) September 4, 2018
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Wow, Amy Siskind will not put down the shovel:
Would @Amy_Siskind have chosen to smear Zina Bash today if Zina wasn't half-Jewish and Mexican? No one can know for sure, but seems unlikely that the attacks are random.
Are people in the media going to ask Amy about her alleged bigotry?
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) September 4, 2018
She also was involved with Trump’s Muslim Ban. And her husband with implementing Trump’s zero-tolerance policy and separating families. https://t.co/cGzrx0ZKVc
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 5, 2018
So maybe it wasn’t a white power symbol, but “I’m fine calling her a racist” anyway. Can we just move on?
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) September 4, 2018
UH-OH! Look who ELSE got caught flashing a 'white power' sign [pics] https://t.co/WooEmH6Dwm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2018