by Brian Unger | 24News
Former ESPN anchor and now The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill referenced a public assassination during President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Hill, a far-leftist who despises Trump and has falsely labeled the president a “white supremacist,” alluded to the assassination of Malcolm X, who was gunned down in front of his supporters and family while preparing to give a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in 1965.
“[P]lease let @AOC yell out ‘whose mans is this,’” actor Desus Nice posted on Twitter.
Hill responded, “Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET.”
The “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET” quote refers to the last words Malcolm X probably heard before he was gunned down.
In February 1965, as Malcolm X stood before about 400 people for a Manhattan speech, a man in the crowd yelled, “Get your hand out my pocket!” in an apparent attempt to create a diversion. While Malcolm X’s bodyguards approached the man who yelled, three other men charged the stage, firing a sawed-off shotgun and handguns. Malcolm X died of 21 gunshot wounds.
The joke here is that AOC should have participated in the assassination of the president https://t.co/p6YQiiLdLe— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 6, 2019
Maybe the @SecretService should pay you a visit, and give you something to really complain about.— Pri-X560 (@PriX560) February 6, 2019
So no big deal…a high-paid “journalist” suggesting/”joking” about the murder of a U.S. president.
So does THIS violate Twitter’s terms regarding “promotion of violence?” Apparently nothing does — unless you are a conservative.
Remember that just this week, a Daily Caller editor had his Twitter suspended for merely joking that fired HuffPost reporters should “learn to code.”
Tweeting learn to code gets your account suspended while this is just good old fashioned journalism I guess. https://t.co/kbAcZQ2t3I— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 6, 2019
I would translate, but then Twitter would ban me. That’s how it usually goes: react to a threat by exposing it, and Twitter blames you. https://t.co/WcZ7iy5Jq1— Patterico (@Patterico) February 6, 2019
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