In a story Monday on how the Biden White House was playing dangerous word games in response to the vicious threats being made against the conservative Supreme Court Justices and, more disturbingly, the marches on their homes, we noted a tweet from a former left-wing Congressional candidate – Steve Cox – that advocated for home invasion and violence.
“When [Kavanaugh] moves his family to a hotel, empty his house and burn his sh*t in front of the hotel,” Cox wrote in a now-deleted tweet, which I screengrabbed before he yanked it:
You can delete it, @RealSteveCox, but the Internet is forever… pic.twitter.com/LRoKAPdM7j
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) May 10, 2022
Sometime later in the day, Cox put the tweet back up (screengrab here), and I’m told through various Twitter users who he hasn’t blocked in the last few hours (like me) that it’s still up as of this writing, with people reporting it as a terms of service violation.
Here’s where it gets interesting – and infuriating.
Not long after I put up my “Internet is forever” tweet, conservative Twitter user RBPundit responded to it because he apparently hadn’t seen it when it had gone up the previous day. He then noted in a separate tweet how he himself had been suspended in the past for seven days for saying something that wasn’t even remotely as bad as what Cox had. At the end of the tweet, he suggested that this was exactly the type of bias Elon Musk needed to address when and if the sale of Twitter goes through.
Some time after that, this happened:
Just NOW, @elonmusk. pic.twitter.com/pF7x4GdyId
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) May 10, 2022
Since RB’s not around, and because Twitter isn’t fond of explaining themselves when they pull stunts like this, the reason his account was suspended has not been made clear, but it’s rather curious that it went down after he complained about their double standards – which they, in turn, have proven that they indeed have by leaving Cox’s incendiary tweet up.
Perhaps even more alarmingly, Cox’s pinned tweet can be construed as encouraging followers to pay visits to the Justices homes:
His Pinned tweet pic.twitter.com/CUifPqrWBS
— Barron von DoomToons (@JimmySportToons) May 10, 2022
Now, why would tweets like the ones Cox has put up about the conservative Supreme Court Justices be allowed to stay up while RBPundit’s entire account has disappeared after he simply stated an inconvenient truth about Twitter’s inconsistent “standards”? I think the answer is pretty obvious, but I’ll leave it to readers to consider the details I presented here on what happened and draw their own conclusions.
Update 1: As this post went live, I was told by a Twitter follower that Cox has deleted the other tweet but that his account remains active. I can’t view it since I’ve been blocked but – assuming the update is accurate – it’s still very suspicious that his tweet was allowed to stay up for several hours while RB’s account was pulled not long after his criticism of the Twitter Powers That Be. Twitter should explain its actions, but don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
Update 2: In Chrome incognito mode, I was able to pull up the tweet Cox reposted about burning Kavanaugh’s stuff, so as of 12:28 pm ET, it’s still there.
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