Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 8, 2016
Pride in violence, anti-semitism, racism and evil
Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek has written lots of great articles exposing Trump for the corrupt slime bucket that he is, but today Eichenwald posted a new article that has left me seething more than I believed possible.
This one wasn’t about Trump. It was about his deplorables and how they are threatening and even attacking journalists.
Eichenwald has epilepsy, something he wrote and spoke about when Sean Hannity started that stupid thing about Hillary Clinton having seizures. The story contained my favorite sentence of the year — “F*** you, Sean.”
Today, Eichenwald revealed that a few weeks later, when he wrote a critical story about Trump, one of Orange Julius’s deplorables named Mike sent him a video over the internet.
In his tweet, which has since been deleted, Mike made mention of my seizures and included a small video. It contained images of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that has been identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol. I was carrying my iPad, looking at the still image on the video and, without thinking, touched the PLAY button.
The video was some sort of strobe light, with flashing circles and images of Pepe flying toward the screen. It’s what’s called epileptogenic—something that triggers seizures. Fortunately, since I was standing, I simply dropped my iPad to the ground the second I realized what Mike had done. It landed face down on the bathroom floor.
The deplorables are real. The deplorables are dangerous.
If that isn’t enough, deplorables have tracked down Eichenwald’s kids and their schools and sent death threats. He isn’t the only one.
In a tweet, Charles Blow, an African-American columnist for The New York Times who has been harshly critical of Trump both in the newspaper and on television, told me he is bombarded with racist fury through email. Katie Tur of NBC reported in an article in Marie Claire that she had to be escorted out of a Trump rally in December by Secret Service to protect her from raging Trump supporters who had sicced on her by their candidate. She was also the primary subject of a death threat two weeks later on Twitter.
“MAYBE A FEW JOURNALISTS DO NEED TO BE WHACKED,” the tweet from someone with the handle GuyScott33 read. “MAYBE THEN THEYD STOP BEI[N]G BIASED HACKS. KILL EM ALL STARTING W/ KATY TUR.”
There are more. According to The Daily Beast, Bethany Mandel, a conservative essayist who has written about her opposition to Trump, had been so violently attacked on social media that she felt compelled to purchase a gun for protection. Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, received an email telling him he would be sent to “a camp” when Trump wins. After she published an article in GQ about Melania Trump, Julia Ioffe, a Jewish journalist, received death threats by phone and email, and tweets showing vile images such as an anti-Semitic caricature of a Jewish man on his knees being shot in the back of the head; she filed a police report. Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor of The New York Times, tweeted a link to a Washington Post opinion piece that was harshly critical of the Trump phenomenon. The vicious attacks on Weisman, who is Jewish, came quickly.
“Get used to it you fucking kike,’’ tweeted one of the deplorables who goes by the handle “deplorable basket weave.” “You people will be made to pay for the violence and fraud you’ve committed against us.”
This is the America that Donald Trump has created. I can’t quote anymore from the piece without violating fair use, but please read it. Then know that these are the people we have to stop.
You can read the entire Newsweek article written by Kurt Eichenwald here
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