Over the weekend, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch received a flurry of despicable death threats on Twitter. What ignited the onslaught was an event in Jacksonville, Florida, that had nothing to do with the Second Amendment advocate and spokeswoman for 5 million members of the NRA.
On Sunday, a gunman opened fire at a Madden Tournament, killing two and wounding several others. The incident was quickly politicized and Loesch and the NRA received the brunt of the left's ire on social media, especially Twitter.
Loesch took Twitter to task by exposing the hateful threats she received from leftists advocating harm against her and her children.
One Twitter user wrote: "The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly. So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she'll understand, I guess that's what needs to happen."
Loesch notified Twitter support who then issued this response: "Hello, Thank you for your recent report. We have reviewed your report carefully and found that there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior. (https://twitter.com/rules)."
Here's the screengrab from Loesch's Twitter account:
Apparently this doesn’t violate @TwitterSupport TOS. I know several conservatives who have been suspended for far l… https://t.co/FSGjAIRGAp— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch) 1535338046
It didn't take long for celebrities to seize their opportunity to virtue signal:
It’s happened again in Florida. At least 4 dead. At least 11 injured. Florida’s primary elections are Tuesday.… https://t.co/K01qNk79zD— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1535312091
On Monday's episode of "The Morning Blaze," Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz outlined the double standard for conservatives regarding speech on Twitter.
See the clip above.
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