Pugnacious and colorful former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone’s documentary page is accusing Twitter of hypocrisy for suspending him but not liberal commentator Keith Olbermann and is denying that Stone was the person indicted by Robert Mueller.
After he was suspended for directing expletives and other comments at CNN hosts in the wake of CNN’s announcement that Robert Mueller had obtained the first criminal charges in the Russia investigation, Stone appears to have switched to the Twitter page for the documentary “Get Roger Stone.” The network did not reveal the person or people indicted, which it said would be revealed October 30.
Central to the argument of the Stone documentary page tweets: That Twitter has a double standard because it has not similarly suspended Keith Olbermann. That’s an argument that Stone supporters are also advancing on Twitter after news spread that Stone’s personal Twitter page was suspended for violating Twitter’s rules. Stone told Politico he was going to sue Twitter for the suspension, saying, “This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices.” Here’s the post with purported past Olbermann tweets, which are rife with the F word.
The profile for the “Get Roger Stone” Twitter page reads, “The official twitter feed for the film that will change your life. Only on @Netflix. Tweets from STONE, CJ & staff. Unable to respond to DMs. #MAGA.” After a new stream of tweets appeared following the suspension, that appeared to be written by Stone, someone asked, “This is the real you?” to which the page responded, “Myself and trusted staff.” The page also responded on October 28 “LOL. Nope” to a tweet that theorized Stone had been indicted.
The page made several references to former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann (the cover photo on Olbermann’s Twitter page is his book, titled, “Trump Is F*cking Crazy.”) The Roger Stone documentary page also noted that Stone hadn’t technically “moved” to it because he had also been tweeting there all along (although the page only has a few thousand followers.) The page also wrote, “Thank you for drawing attention to this account. The quarter of a million people who follow @RogerJStoneJr are temporarily without my genius. 🖕”
The documentary page also wrote on October 29: “Friends: Thank you for your support. Twitter has made a grave mistake which, if not rectified, will prove the ‘Thought Police’ narrative which will be very damaging to them. Trolls: You guys really need some new material. Baa-aa-ah. Peace out.” Another post on the news about Stone’s suspension was titled “tizzy.” The page also wrote, “I have sent several death threats / threats of violence to me and mine to Twitter. They never do anything. Targeted censorship, plain and simple. Have they not seen Olbermann’s feed?”
The page shared the dictionary definition of the term “thought police”: “a group of people with totalitarian views on a given subject, who constantly monitor others for any deviation from prescribed thinking.” Another tweet read, “It’s funny people on twitter threaten to kill me, my wife , my children and even my dogs but they are not banned.”
The page also retweeted supporters’ comments, including one from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, who complained that Twitter had ignored death threats against him while suspending Roger Stone.
These are some of the tweets that got Stone’s other page suspended.
Stone has been active in politics since the 1970s, working in the Nixon Administration, then joining future President Ronald Reagan’s 1976 presidential campaign. You can read more about him here:
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