Newsmax correspondent from the White House, Emerald Robinson, was suspended from Twitter for a week for claiming that the COVID vaccine contains a tracer.
Keith Olbermann tweeted his tweet before Twitter removed it:
About @SmeraldoRobinson psychotweet: I ask, as I ask every time someone suggests that you are being tracked by the vaccine, why would they give you a tracking device for free when THEY CAN CONTINUE TO CHARGE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR THE TRACKING DEVICE KNOWN AS YOUR PHONE pic.twitter.com/pArHieGkAO
-Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 2, 2021
Then came the Twitter suspension:
Newsmax correspondent WH Emerald Robinson, who tweeted that the vaccine contains a tracer called “Lucifer,” has been suspended from Twitter for 7 days.
-Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 3, 2021
Robinson is a White House correspondent who is theoretically admitted into the White House meeting room to ask questions of Press Secretary Jen Psaki and other government officials.
To understand why DC media is so terrible, it is worth considering that a COVID vaccine conspiracy theorist can be called a White House correspondent from a right-wing fringe cable network and gain the same level of access to the White House as professional journalists. .
There is a lot of talk about what’s broken in the United States, but the big problem is that the free press has been haunted by people who in earlier times could never have come close to working as a White House correspondent.
Twitter’s punishment is cumulative, so if Robinson continues to spread disinformation about vaccines, he could be kicked off the platform.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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