picture on Twitter
When I wrote about "@Kill Zimmerman" on March 29, it was already five days old. It was created on March 24. I was amazed that Twitter allowed an open call for violence to remain for so long, and I thought that Twitter would certainly squash the offensive account. To everyone's amazement, they have not.
|An open call to murder on Twitter (click to enlarge)|
Well, what is @KillZimmerman, if not super heated rhetoric? I don't recall any Republican candidates calling for the death of anybody, yet here is a Leftist with a photo of George Zimmerman in a crosshairs. The open call for his murder has not elicited a call by Leftists or Democrat leaders for "more civility" in public discourse.
Not to be outdone, another leftist loon created an equally disgusting Twitter account called "@BeheadZimmerman."
|WARNING: Yes, that's the "C" word|
These Twitter accounts, @KillZimmerman and @BeheadZimmerman, are but two of thousands of examples of liberals openly calling for murder to be committed. It's a nationwide, digital vigilante party, salivating at the prospect of a man being killed before he's even been proven guilty in a court of law. It shows the mindset of so many liberals (what, you think these nutjobs are conservatives?!?), who care nothing about legality, civility or decency.
"It is alarming how easy it is for social media to stir the public into a mob-like frenzy," wrote Chris Dunn at Collegiate Times on April 4. "On Facebook, groups are calling for the death of Zimmerman. 'I want George Zimmerman dead,' 'Kill George Zimmerman,' and 'Kill Zimmerman' have appeared over the past few weeks. On Twitter, the user @KillZimmerman and the users interacting with the account have called for a modern day lynching. Comments include 'We should just get up and #killzimmerman ourselves,' and 'I think they should shoot Zimmerman dead in his head in jail'.”
Plenty of people are disgusted by all of this, including John Romano. He is the publisher and editor of "Yes, But However!" website. On March 30, Romano wrote this:
|Empty promise: John Romano is still on Twitter|
Just moments ago, a week after Romano vowed to "stop using" Twitter, I tweeted this to Romano's still active account:
@yesbuthowever On March 30 you said 'If Twitter allows' @KillZimmerman 'to stand' you would leave Twitter. Changed your mind?
John Romano's hypocrisy is almost as disturbing as the vile hate rhetoric that he claims he cannot tolerate. Perhaps he won't be able to respond to me on Twitter, because I'm sure my little reminder will spur him to immediately cancel his Twitter account.
- ‘KillZimmerman’ Twitter advocates violence against Martin’s killer (dailycaller.com)
- Calls for George Zimmerman Death Find Home on Social Media (abc.go.com)
- CNN Explains Why Twitter Hasn’t Deleted ‘Kill Zimmerman’ Account (mediaite.com)
- Election Year Civility: Obama's Tucson Memorial vs. Trayvon Martin (breitbart.com)
- NBC Shielding Producer Responsible for Edited George Zimmerman 911 Call (nymag.com)