Tuesday, July 16, 2024

For Real: Trump Tweets Out Fake Story About Twitter Shutting Down, Tricked By Satirical Newspaper Babylon Bee

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Donald Trump was tricked this morning by satirical newspaper The Babylon Bee, an online publication similar to The Onion.

Trump believed a story they published about Twitter shutting down called “Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News”

He fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. He no doubt didn’t read beyond the headline into the copy. If he had, he might have seen: “After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading “Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats.” Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter’s servers. “Red alert — shut the servers down! Shut them all down!”

Instead, the president of the United States wrote:
“Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T”

Meantime, Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnemy has had her Twitter account suspended forever, it seems. And the NYPost’s Twitter account also has been suspended for the last 48 hours. This is all because of a fake news story published by the Post involved Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, allegedly colluding with Ukrainians. Twitter has finally stepped up and done the right thing.

But this Tweet from Donald Trump will remain a classic

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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