Monday, July 3, 2017

President Twitter Troll

What kind of absurd hell do we live in that this happens:

It's a video of Lord Dampnut, back when he was just civilian Dampnut, tackling and fake punching a guy during a professional wrestling thing, with the CNN logo superimposed over the other guy's face.

The layers to this absurdity are so deep. The fact that the actual President of the United States would lower himself to participate in something common of Reddit and 4chan. The fact that he's so insecure about news reporting on the shit he does that he has to imagine himself beating up a human embodiment of CNN. The question of who the fuck made this? Like did he spend government resources making a staff member put together this video or did he steal it from some bottom-feeding 4chan troll? The fact that his ego is so bloated he thinks that because three CNN reporters resigned is equivalent to him beating up CNN. Etc.

And to add to the absurdity, the day after he tweeted this video, this bit of news broke:

Twitter Finally Broke Its Silence On Trump’s Abusive Tweets

CNN’s Jackie Wattles reports that Twitter decided Trump has not violated its rules. 
“Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted, and the lack of details in the tweet itself,” Wattles writes.

To be honest, I'm a little afraid that if Twitter did ban the President of the United States from tweeting, it would tip us over into such a level of absurdity that the walls of reality would, finally, crack and collapse, hurtling our world into a black hole of chaos. I also understand that Twitter would never ever ban the President of the United States, particularly not one as petty as Lord Dampnut. But that doesn't change the fact that the Twitter executives are cowards and boot-lickers.

I still can't fully accept that this man is president. It just doesn't compute.

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