Bannon Twitter Account Suspended for Advocating Beheading FBI Director and White House Pandemic Advisor

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While the rest of us wait for Biden’s victory to be made official, Steve Bannon fantasized about the glories of a second term of Trump autocracy, chaos and filth. In the process, he got the current episode of his YouTube show blocked and his ass banned from Twitter. Why?

Because he fantasized about having pandemic expert Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray beheaded and their heads displayed on pikes outside the White House.

Here’s what he said on his podcast War Room: Pandemic, along with his sidekick Jack Maxey:

BANNON: Second term kicks off with firing Wray, firing Fauci. Now I actually want to go a step farther but I realize the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man. I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England, I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you’re gone — time to stop playing games. blow it all up, put Ric Grenell today as the interim head of the FBI, that’ll light them up, right.
MAXEY: You know what Steve, just yesterday there was the anniversary of the hanging of two Tories in Philadelphia, these were Quaker businessmen who had cohabitated if you will with the British while they were occupying Philadelphia. These people were hung. This is what we used to do to traitors.
BANNON: That’s how you won the revolution. No one wants to talk about it. The revolution wasn’t some sort of garden party, right? It was a civil war. It was a civil war.

To be sure: Twitter didn’t suspend Bannon’s personal account, just his “War Room” account. And YouTube will likely continue to allow other episodes of Bannon’s little corner of the sewer continue without interruption.

Twitter explained in a statement to Newsweek:

The @WarRoomPandemic account has been permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules, specifically our policy on the glorification of violence. …You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.

Ironically, Bannon also called for Bill Barr to arrest Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the same podcast:

If the president of the United States does not call Bill Barr now, today, this moment — what is it? Section 232 of the Defense Act — and send U.S. marshals out to San Francisco and arrest Jack Dorsey today… When some punk like Jack Dorsey is going to take down and suppress the free speech of the commander-in-chief.

Another co-host, Raheem Kassam, called for Barr and the DOJ to immediately oversee the shutdown of Twitter in its entirety.

Tantrum much, boys?

YouTube explained why it took down the episode in question:

We’ve removed this video for violating our policy against inciting violence. We will continue to be vigilant as we enforce our policies in the post-election period.

Jon Favreau (not the actor/director, the “Pod Save America” guy) suggested that media outlets refuse to have Bannon on as a guest any longer.

Writer Kate Maltby responded:

It is an inexcusable evil when ISIS operatives incite the beheading of public officials in Europe. It is also an inexcusable evil when the US PRESIDENT’S FORMER CHIEF STRATEGIST STEVE BANNON [caps in original] incites the beheading of public officials.

I don’t operate under any delusions. Right-wing fascists and terrorists like Bannon have gotten away with all sorts of advocacy of violence and terrorism since Facebook, Twitter and the other platforms began. They will continue to do so. Bannon will promise to do better and Twitter will let his “War Room” account come back like nothing ever happened. Hell, Watergate felon G. Gordon Liddy advised his listeners to “shoot [FBI agents] in the head” in 1995. Not only was he not banned from the radio, he won an award from the far-right National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts.

Bannon will continue screaming and flailing on his YouTube channel…at least until he goes to jail.

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7 Comments on "Bannon Twitter Account Suspended for Advocating Beheading FBI Director and White House Pandemic Advisor"

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Gunther
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Gunther

Every one of these animals are losing their minds…. they know it’s over. This is a good day.

moosetracks
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moosetracks

Not over till they are pushin up dasies

John Johnson
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John Johnson

AMEN!!!

Mik
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#Steve Bannon: From what I have read regarding Russian meddling with our Elections, it appears that both you and Trump are the traitors — so I hope you get what you believe traitors deserve.

Hölle U.
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Hölle U.

Shall we ready the firing squad for you then, Bannon? Seeing as your nasty Nazi ass betrayed the country with Russia’s help?

Jackalope
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Jackalope

Never trust a guy that wears 2shirts, no underpants, smells like a goat and needs a goo d haircut.

Allan
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Allan

Free pardons for criminals is coming to an end.