President Donald Trump’s tweet, which was in response to Kim Jong Un’s posturing, has put CNN media reporter Brian Stelter into an even greater degree of hysteria than usual.
Stelter was in an agitated state when he disclosed to CNN host Anderson Cooper that he had contacted the authorities at Twitter to prompt the social media giant take action against the president.
The exchange between the North Korean dictator and the democratically elected leader of the free world dealt with the subject of the "nuclear button" of each other's country. Stelter apparently saw an opening in the digital realm to put a stop to President Trump’s tweets, something that those who are opposed to the Trump administration’s agenda have been trying to do — since day one.
Stelter evidently wanted the Twitter censors to act in some policing type way against the Trump Twitter account phenomenon, @realDonaldTrump. The CNN propagandist cited the social media platform’s terms of service and claimed that the president’s tweet had somehow violated the Twitter-verse rules.
In a New Year’s Day address, North Korea’s leader, now branded as "Rocket Man" / "Little Rocket Man," declared that the rogue nation’s nuclear capabilities are "reality," not mere threats. He boasted of having a nuclear button on his desk. "The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," Kim declared, adding that "the entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range."
In the reply tweet, President Trump posted that he also has a nuclear button, and made it clear that "it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his [Kim], and my button works!"
Stelter also claimed, as many of his fellow fake news purveyors have of late, that President Trump’s tweet raises questions about his cognitive abilities, another transparent effort by the liberal media to distract, since their Russia-collusion allegations have fallen flat.
The CNN fiction reporter said that social media should be used by politicians to "persuade the public to come to their side." However, Stelter is asserting that President Trump is doing something other than trying to persuade via his Twitter account.
Stelter essentially tried to play the role of snitch by reporting the president’s tweet to a Twitter spokesperson. Although there have been repeated demands from adversaries of President Trump to have Twitter shut down the now famous account and remove it from service, Twitter has unequivocally refused to do so.
In a recent blog post, Twitter indicated that tweets posted by world leaders ought to be discussed, and additionally noted that removing such statements from the Twitter platform would not be effective. "Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate," the Twitter post read. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions."
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, concisely highlighted the usefulness of the president’s Twitter account by explaining the diplomatic value of the "nuclear button" tweet. During an appearance on ABC’s "This Week," when asked whether the president’s tweet was a good idea, Haley responded, "I think that [Trump] always has to keep Kim on his toes. It’s very important that we don’t ever let him get so arrogant that he doesn’t realize the reality of what would happen if he started a nuclear war."
Haley said North Korea should clearly understand that the United States means business when it comes to Kim. "We’re not going to let them go and dramatize the fact that they have a button right on their desk and they can destroy America," Haley said. "We want to always remind them we can destroy you too, so be very cautious and careful with your words and what you do."
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.
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