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Iran tweets threats of violent revenge against Trump — but Twitter took its sweet time removing the message and people are noticing

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Thursday tweeted what appeared to be an ominous warning against former President Donald Trump.

The tweet remained up for several hours and garnered much criticism before Twitter — which banned Trump for reportedly inciting violence ahead of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol — suspended Khamenei’s account.

On Friday, Reuters confirmed that Twitter suspended the account.

What are the details?

Roughly translated, the tweet said, “Revenge is inevitable. Revenge must be taken on those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried it.”

The tweet accompanied a photo of a Trump likeness playing golf, with what appeared to be a graphic of a bomber aircraft’s shadow appearing from afar, above his head.

According to Newsweek, the image was previously tweeted by Iranian media outlet Tasnim News Agency.


Image source: Wayback Machine screenshot

‘Social media playing field remains starkly tilted in favor of the dictatorship’

Washington Post contributor Masih Alinejad called for Twitter to ban Khamenei’s account, and on Thursday, wrote, “Many Iranian human rights activists have often wondered why Twitter and other social media organizations take so little action against the Islamic republic’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and other government officials.”

“Meanwhile, Khamenei has banned 83 million Iranians from Twitter, although he and his allies make full use of social platforms to spread their lies — without even a hint of warning labels,” Alinejad continued. “The social media playing field remains starkly tilted in favor of the dictatorship.”

Alinejad referred to an October Senate hearing in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that Khamenei’s history of anti-Semitic tweets and calls to obliterate Israel “didn’t violate the company’s rules because they were only ‘saber-rattling.'”

“This is shortsighted — and plain wrong,” Alinejad continued.

“It is time to start restricting social media access for those authoritarian leaders and high-ranking officials who advocate violence against dissidents,” she concluded. “It’s time for Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and the other tech titans to stop giving Khamenei the means to preach hatred. We must hold all dictators to account.”

‘Is this a joke?’

The BBC on Friday reported that Twitter only suspended the account after outcry over the apparent double standard.

The British news organization cited one social media user’s complaints, which stated, “How come this atrocious psychopath can openly call for the assassination of a former U.S. president, and not be kicked out of Twitter?”

Another person added, “Trump’s banned but this is perfectly OK. Is this a joke?”

On Friday, the Times of Israel reported that a spokesperson for Twitter said that the tweet violated the company’s “abusive behavior policy” and violated its “manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts.”

“However, Khamenei’s office runs several accounts and the others were still working, including his main account, which he regularly uses to call for the destruction of the Jewish state,” the outlet added.

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NYC Mayor de Blasio says he’s banning all large gatherings to stop coronavirus — except for BLM protests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that he’s banning all large public gatherings to stop the spread of coronavirus, except for Black Lives Matter protests.

De Blasio made the curious comments while appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.

“It means things like parades, you know things that here in the city could mean not just thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people,” said de Blasio of his ban. “It’s just not time for that now.”

“What about protests? If people want to march down Fifth Avenue, are they gonna be allowed to do so?” asked Blitzer.

“Look, Wolf, this is always an area of real sensitivity. If you’re just talking about health, we would always say hey folks you know stay home if you can,” responded de Blasio.

“But we understand this moment in history people are talking about the need for historic changes,” he added.

“I mean today, in New York City, you know, recognizing the power and the meaning of the message Black Lives Matter, which we did in front of Trump Tower today, this is a historic moment of change,” de Blasio continued, “we have to respect that, but also say to people, the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the the parades, the fairs, we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now.”

The mayor was referring to his joining activists in trolling President Donald Trump by painting a large Black Lives Matter mural on the street in front of the Trump International Hotel.

De Blasio has been excoriated by his critics and even some on the left for his mishandling of the coronavirus response in New York City.

Here’s the video of de Blasio’s comments:

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VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi snaps at reporter when confronted about sexual assault accusations against Joe Biden

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) snapped at a reporter when she was pressed about Democrats’ hypocrisy in relation to the sexual assault accusations against presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner wasn’t given the chance to ask her question before Pelosi interrupted during a media briefing Thursday.

“How do Democrats square with the idea that, they’re essentially, they’re standing by Biden but they’re using a comparatively different standard with Kavanaugh,” asked Picket, “when you demanded an investigation on Justice Kavanaugh, when a very similar allegation came out on him…”

“Let me just say, I respect your question,” Pelosi said, interrupting the question.

“And I don’t need a lecture or a speech. Here’s the thing, I have complete respect for the whole MeToo movement—I have four daughters and one son. And uh, there is a lot of excitement around the idea that women will be heard and be listened to,” she continued.

“There is also due process, and the fact that Joe Biden is Joe Biden,” Pelosi said.

“Uh, there’s been statements from his campaign, or not his campaign, but his former employees who ran his offices and the rest, that there was never any record of this, there was never any record,” she argued.

Pelosi went on to claim that the happiest day for her in the week was when she endorsed Joe Biden for president.

Critics have pointed out that Democrats had a much tougher standard when decrying allegations against their political opponents as compared to those against their own political party leaders.

Biden is expected to break his silence about the allegations on Friday on MSNBC after getting a pass from the media for 19 interviews on the damaging story.

Here’s the video of Pelosi’s comments:


Pelosi on Tara Reade: ‘There’s Also Due Process and the Fact That Joe Biden Is Joe Biden’

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