OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Several days ago, Ashley wrote a post about Laura Loomer being banned from Twitter. You can read that post right here. In it, she wrote the following:
Though she occasionally gets good scoops, she also feeds conspiracy theories and harasses people in ways that make things worse for us – not better.
I put Loomer in the Alex Jones category of “conservatives.”
Personally, I don’t know if I’d put Laura Loomer into the same category as Alex Jones, but I totally see Ashley’s point. She went on to point out the unbelievable hypocrisy of Twitter for allowing vicious anti-Semites like Louis Farakhan to continue to have a presence on their platform, while banning Loomer for making a truthful statement about a Muslim congresswoman.
Anyway. Now you’ve got the backstory.
I got an email from one of our regular commenters here, Cpl USMC Retired, that another commenter was stirring up trouble in the comments section of Ashley’s post. He wrote:
“Chicks, I thought you might get a kick out of this guy who had issues with your characterization of Alex Jones… but it quickly devolved into jibberish. I’m sure you deal with this sort of nonsense all of the time. While I know I should have walked away, it was soooooo hard to ignore his stupidity. How do you like to deal with people like this? Heavy dose of sarcasm, calm cool collected, condescending teacher, or something entirely different?”
My interest was piqued. So I went to have a look and saw that a fellow named Tony had instigated a really bizarre discussion with Cpl in response to Ashley’s post. Take a look at this exchange:
Ladies and gentlemen, that’s what a person who hangs out in the kitchen but can’t deal with the heat in it looks like.
It didn’t end there.
I jumped in after I got the email from Cpl, because I couldn’t help myself, and…well, see for yourself.
I think it’s important for me to point out that at this point, I’m simply trying to explain the fact that I don’t personally like Alex Jones. I’m not suggesting Tony shouldn’t like him. I’m just saying I don’t, and that liking him isn’t even the point. The point is, as crazy as Jones is, he shouldn’t have been banned from Twitter. But Tony wasn’t satisfied.
That’s twice that Tony tried to qualify his stance by saying he’s no fan of Alex Jones. Sorry, but if you’re working THIS HARD to change my mind about him, you’re probably a fan. Which, by the way, I AM FINE WITH. I don’t give a crap who Tony likes or doesn’t like, or who he watches on TV. But I do give a crap about Tony commenting on MY SITE that I’m “arrogant” just because I haven’t watched a full episode of an Alex Jones show.
I was getting irritated. And I think I made that clear here:
No. You don’t get to call me a harpy on my own freaking platform. Nope.
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.
No, it’s no biggie if people disagree with me or the other Chicks. In fact, I said as much TO TONY in the comment above where I said, and I FREAKING QUOTE, “It’s OK that we don’t agree on this.” We welcome disagreement that’s polite and civil and doesn’t include insults directed at us. And I wasn’t acting like Tony was stalking us. I was pointing out that his incessant harping about why I didn’t like Jones was getting obsessive.
So that was the end of Tony.
Three times – THREE – Tony tried to insist that he never said he liked or was a fan of Alex Jones. So why in the world he’d go to this much trouble to defend him, I have no idea, except that now I’m convinced he not only LIKES Alex Jones, he’s probably a blood relative.
So good work, Tony. If your aim was to get me and perhaps other readers here to see that paying attention to what Alex Jones says was a good idea, you’ve achieved just the opposite. If this is the kind of behavior that watching him will reduce you to, count me out.
And welcome to the Wall of Shame. 🙂