Twitter Boots Roger Stone After Anti-CNN Tirade

The New York Daily News reports:

Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone was booted from Twitter after a crude tirade trashing journalists who reported on looming criminal charges related to Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

The GOP operative on Saturday lost access to the social media site for his @RogerJStoneJR account after tweeting at CNN staffers Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, Charles Blow and Ana Navarro. “This account has been suspended,” the page read Saturday night.

Stone told CBS News that he received a message from Twitter saying he violated their rules and that the suspension would last at least three hours. The Stone ban is actually permanent, reports Buzzfeed, citing unspecified sources.

  • licuado de platano

    Why the long face Roger?

  • Dave B

    Pity.

  • TrueWords

    Why NOT boot Donald Trump…his comments should make that possible…

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Oh Roger, it’s just Sunday, imagine what Monday will bring. I am sure you will be getting a very special delivery.

  • David J

    There’s another guy living in government-provided housing in Washington, DC that should also be banned from Twitter, permanently.

    • canoebum

      I can think of government-provided housing for him outside of Washington, DC which would be more appropriate.

    • margaretpoa

      No! That would be a wingnut wet dream! Without Twitter, it would be easy for his handlers to make Trump look “Presidential” and all of the punditry would sigh with relief and say “See? I was right! Look at him pivot”. Fuck that. His twitter account is the only reason most of them know what a dangerous, delusional piece of shit he is.

  • Eric Lewis

    Now if they would only ban all the fake accounts & followers.

  • Bluto
    • SoCalGal20

      I am so ready!

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m betting on Trump.

      Go big or go home!

      • Joe in PA

        Hell, go really big and go for the whole page!

        • Karl Dubhe

          Yee Haw!

          I’ll have some of that! 🙂

        • ted-

          That’s music to my ears.

      • Todd20036

        But Trump isn’t big…

        Oh, you’re talking about something else.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Aren’t we always talking about something else? Even when we’re talking about something else…

          Hmm, this batch of weed is much better than the last one…

        • His ass sweetie, not his goober

        • pj

          i was big…its the pictures that got small.

      • Danieruw

        Go HARD or go home

      • Which?

        • Karl Dubhe

          Trump to be ‘arrested’, or charged, whichever. 🙂

          I know he can’t be arrested under the way your laws work, but he’s already in the custody of the Secret Service. 🙂 He doesn’t actually need to be arrested, because he’s already in a Presidential cage.

          • No which tRump, All of Them?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Oh, but of course. I like that. 🙂

            Well, maybe not all of the ex wives and their children…

    • gaycuckhubby

      Manafort and Page

    • OdieDenCO

      all of column O

    • Daveed_WOW

      The whole top row. Sorry to say, but the First Amendment protects most of them. Oh and the lower right. Why isn’t that little piece of crap in jail already?

    • Steven B

      My money is on Manafort or Jared but if I had to pick just one it’d be Jared.

    • whollyfool

      Putin in the free space is brilliant

    • Marides48

      How many have to be picked off the card before the whole thing collapses?

  • SoCalGal20

    Interrupting for this twitter advisory. If you see a tweet (or ad somewhere else) that looks like the image in the embedded tweet do not click it. It’s a hack and and it’s apparently been getting people on twitter for hours. If you want to be safe, go into your twitter security settings and disable app access, change your password, and enable two-factor authentication.

    https://twitter.com/deborahresists/status/924465789633253376

    • Karl Dubhe

      Another reason to be happy that I don’t tweet. 🙂

    • worstcultever

      I NEVER click on obvious bullshit things like this

      • SoCalGal20

        Unfotunately way too many people do.

    • shellback

      I’m so happy that I was not duped into using the Twittles.

    • Daveed_WOW

      I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this widespread hacking scheme showed up the day before someone in the Trump administration gets arrested.

  • Joe in PA
  • TrueWords

    Hopefully Robert Mueller will say “get me Roger Stone” on Monday.

  • Bluto
  • Joe in PA

    O/T…just when you think it’s safe to read some WSJ:

    (FFS)

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/wsj-mueller-trump-russia-dossier-collusion-clinton-2017-10

    • Michael R

      Yes , because looking into Trump colluding with Russia
      is the same as colluding with Russia .

    • olandp

      WSJ is a Rupert Murdock publication. No surprise here.

    • kareemachan

      Well, it IS owned by you-know-who…

    • Todd20036

      WSJ used to be a right leaning, but real newspaper.

      Now, it’s Fox “news” in print form

    • Daveed_WOW

      That’s too bad. WSJ is on my Shit List along with Washington TImes, Fox News, Sinclair Network. I thought they were better than this. I was wrong.

      • Joe in PA

        Yeah, I was willing to give them a chance now that they were not in lock-step with Trump…not anymore. But to be fair, this is the editorial board and they’ve ALWAYS been batshit crazy.

        • ChrisMorley

          Rupert Murdoch is notorious for dictating his editorials elsewhere, why not at the WSJ.

  • j.martindale

    One of the thinks this ass put in his tweets was that CNN can expect retribution from the tRump administration when they try to finish their merger plans. He suggests that the news network will be forced to fire any on camera liberals if they keep reporting the Russian story. This is extremely dangerous territory. There are very few objective news outlets (and this one is not always objective, either.) I am deathly afraid to see if CNN management is going to cave to the oligarchs.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/will-it-soon-be-cnns-time-in-the-barrel

  • bobbyjoe

    Look on the bright side, Roger, you won’t have Twitter in prison anyway, so you might as well get used to it.

  • SoCalGal20

    Update on yesterday’s pool report. In addition to the cyclist flipping Trump the bird there was also somebody with an Impeach sign and somebody giving him a thumbs down.

    https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/924413984840839170

  • worstcultever

    Dumpy’s pardon of Arpaio was a test run – pukes didn’t care

    So I bet Dumpy’s pardon of whoever(s) gets indicted tomorrow has already been drafted

    He really doesn’t have to fire Mueller

    Sure, his abuse of pardons will create “political firestorm” – who cares, he gets away with everything

    /pessimism

    Then again, by the time the 30th or so preemptive pardon happens, and we’re all swamped in the avalanche of criminal revelations, and Dumpy’s tax returns are finally revealed, and he gets only crazier and stupider and more unhinged and paranoid and ridiculous by the day, and the threadbare Hillary’s The Real Crook propaganda finally sputters and starts being a laughingstock …

    /optimism

    • Harveyrabbit

      This is why all those indicted by Mueller on federal charges should, if possible, also be prosecuted under individual state law as well since tRump has no pardon power there. Mueller has already partnered with the NY state attorney general on the Manafort investigation.

      http://www.businessinsider.com/meuller-schneiderman-manafort-russia-trump-2017-8

      • Tom Mears

        Manafart can almost certainly be prosecuted for money laundering in multiple states. New York has their paperwork ready in hand for him if Donny pulls something. For that matter he can probably be charged in multiple countries.

    • kareemachan

      ETA: ….

    • bzrd

      a pardon accepted means the recipient has admitted guilt, and still can be called as a witness which testimony may work against them in any state crime they may be charged with

  • gaycuckhubby

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a bad liberal.
    It makes me uneasy that he was suspended

    • Sam_Handwitch

      He violated the terms he agreed to

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yep. So did Louis CK and Chris Kluwe. They’re not suspended

        • Todd20036

          Oh? Want to know where being high and mighty got us?

          President Trump, VP Pence, and a SCOTUS that just might say it’s ok to discriminate against LBGTs before Jeebus.

          You don’t have the luxury of being clueless and “clean” anymore.

          Jews didn’t want to cause any trouble against the Nazis in Germany. Didn’t work out so well for them as a result.

          You really think that’s impossible to happen here? Really?

    • SoCalGal20

      Just because twitter is uneven in their enforcement of their TOS doesn’t mean Roger Stone didn’t violate it. REPEATEDLY.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Agreed

    • Daveed_WOW

      I assure you. You are a bad liberal. I’m glad you’re uneasy. You should be.

    • I believe that a great part of being liberal is feeling uneasy about questionable subjects. In fact I would go so far as to say that being anything but an extremist (right or left) means your world is not a simple black & white binary world, we see the shades of grey, we recognize that there are more than just two sides of any story. We question, we don’t just blindly accept and believe. I could go on and on but it’s early and my brain isn’t in full function mode…

      • gaycuckhubby

        Thank you Sir. And for clarification I dont support Stone. I just get nervous if I feel like I’m in an echo chamber

        • No worries, I didn’t for a second think that you supported Roger Must-Be-Stoned

        • whollyfool

          I understand what you’re saying. It is the unpleasant duty of living in a democracy to defend people you intensely dislike.

        • Gretchen

          To quote Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) in The American President:

          America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.”

          My head is too full of fluff this afternoon to give a considered opinion on Stone, but I wanted to say that whether or not I ultimately agree with you, I understand your point of view. Thank you for providing a different perspective.

  • Harveyrabbit

    No wonder why people call him Roger the Pinhead. (His brain must be under a considerable amount of pressure.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b68d3d77efbe338d888af5979c7101ec033a4e3668254b8741f5a39142f1ff3.jpg

    • Todd20036

      Its that photo shop?

      • Harveyrabbit

        Might be a little. Found it on google but he does have that head shape naturally.

        • Menergy

          Or maybe from head-binding as an infant? 🙂

      • Bad Tom

        Yes. It has been squished. I’ve seen other photos of him where his head shape is not so extreme.

    • Acronym Jim
    • JWC

      wowsers he actually does have a pointed head

  • kareemachan

    But he has a new one….

    So much for tweeter….

  • Sam_Handwitch
    • Daveed_WOW

      so skeered

    • John30013

      The #TechLeft is taking this douchenozzle to the woodshed on Twitter. As we all suspected, this precious snowflake/idiot thinks the 1st Amendment should apply to Twitter.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Kathy Griffin showing a pic of her with a decapitated head of a public figure should be celebrated and she should be free of criticism.

    Roger Stone calling a public figure a cocksucker is evil, twisted and deserving of termination.

    • SoCalGal20

      Are you seriously supporting Roger Stone?

      • gaycuckhubby

        No. Not his ideology or beliefs. I think they are reprehenible. Just not sure I’m ok with his being kicked off of twitter. And not comfortable with people being horrified of behavior of “other” people but not of their friends

        • John30013

          I think Griffin took her share of criticism on this forum and many other left leaning outlets. She had certainly been punished in the city of public opinion and in her employment prospects. She had reaped what she sowed.

          Stone violated the terms of service of a private company whose services he used. They were well within their rights to terminate his account (and it appears he already has another). His employment prospects have not dimmed and he has many other platforms from which to spew his invective.

          So on balance I don’t think this is a fair comparison.

    • Daveed_WOW

      There’s no nice way to say this: Go fuck yourself, troll.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Thats “russian right wing troll” to you, Sir

        • It’s refreshing to see you keep your sense of humor darling boy!

      • That’s a bit harsh…the way I read it gaycuckhubby is play devil’s advocate in a sense. Not agreeing with him doesn’t make him a “troll”. Or has the definition of “troll” evolved into “anybody who disagrees with me”?

    • SoCalGal20

      Btw, Kathy was investigated by law enforcement for TWO MONTHS for a fucking photograph (which she should have OWNED as the brilliant protest art it actually was) and Roger Stone violated a company’s TOS. Twitter is not a government agency. They have no obligation to host Roger Stone’s targeted abuse.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I think it’s ridiculous that Kathy was investigated, if she really is on a no-fly zone I think that is unbelievably harsh and possibly unconstitutional

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        And Sebastian Gorka, who is not a comedian, but was part of the Trump administration called for Hillary’s execution and as far as I know has not been investigated by the Secret Service.

    • CB

      You raise a great point. Selective outrage and inconsistency is significant in this age. If anyone who says something we don’t like is a “troll” and anyone who says something we like is a “hero,” then both are devalued, then we have censorship without expressed standards other than individual (or corporate) opinion. We have devolved into a culture where opinion is as potent as fact and rights of expression are determined on an individual basis. Shouldn’t we consider the source when assessing the value of opinion? Doesn’t mean opinion should be silenced. But the catharsis of outrage that infects our culture right now is the greatest distraction of the age.

    • safari

      I feel it is time to once more post the Deadwood cocksucker compilation
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4D3UdxM3OU

    • Do Something Nice

      I agree that Stone shouldn’t have been banned. But saying that Griffin was celebrated and free of criticism is idiotic. She suffered and continues to pay the price.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yes. Sorry, I meant celebrated on HERE while people critical of her were villified.

    • Treant

      I’m with you on this one. The difference being that Kathy did it in the general media, which rightfully lambasted her for it.

      Stone did it on Twitter specifically, which rightfully blocked him for it.

      Mind you, I didn’t think either action was all that bad, but I disapproved of both, and complained to Twitter about Stone.

    • juanjo54

      My recollection is that KG caught a load of crap from a lot of people for doing that stunt which was political speech if way over the top to me. Roger went on a spree of drunken, obscene posts directed at specific people and wasn’t slowing down until twitter stopped him. Twitter gets to decide what does or does not violate their tos. It’s their platform and their right.

  • TrueWords

    Well, if nothing else, it does give us a ready supply of tweets from the past where he completely contradicts himself over and over again.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/TrumpCriticizesTrump/

    Maybe there’s a chance he’ll say something that’ll lead to his downfall, one way or another – the whole give someone enough rope school of thought (metaphorically, obviously).

  • fiizok

    Stone is apparently tweeting now from @STONEFLIK. Please do not log onto Twitter and tell him what you think of him.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Just be careful you dont target and harrass him

  • Scout
    • safari

      Even though Roger is an ally for LGBT people from what I gather, I find a conservative bitching about not allowing to be served hilarious.

    • Canadian Observer

      Please, please, please… if this makes it to court have the lawyers for Twitter cite Hobby Lobby as part of their case.

  • Ninja0980

    Took them long enough.

  • netxtown

    from tweeter to twas…
    (twitter without asshole stone)

  • JWC

    Roger Stome is a confused frustrated old man who is afraid he will be forgotten. His bids for attention border on pitifull

    • kanehau

      Who?

      • Spray on abs

        Ha!

      • JWC

        WHAT? did someone just feel a chill and sense a grey shadow passing

  • James

    Guess my reports actually worked. So, Twitter, what about Donald Trump?

  • I think the first person is going to be someone pretty minor. You have to start at the bottom and work you’re way up. Especially since often you need the lower level people to testify to prove anything. People at the top often don’t keep notes and don’t ever say anything important in email or in writing of any kind.

    • Oh yeah, Muller is going fishing for the big ones. The first few are nothing but bait fish.

  • stanhope

    Roger Stone..another of the famous trump bottoms..chris christie, mitt romney, sean spicer, jeff sessions, rex tillerson, and the list grows…BEND OVER AND SPREAD GIRLS! Daddy is coming home

  • askDominick

    His facelift is cracking 💁🏽

    Also: people who are seriously preparing a lawsuit don’t usually broadcast it.

  • Jack

    I’m hoping for permanent.