Media leftist Keith Olbermann has unleashed an unhinged rant demanding that the federal government issue a “ban” of Twitter/X for allegedly supporting so-called “hate speech” on the platform.
The former MSNBC host also called on Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration to cut ties with X owner Elon Musk.
He insisted that the government should “terminate all government contracts” with Musk.
It wasn’t clear which “contracts” he was referring to, however.
Olbermann argues that President Donald Trump sought to ban TikTok so Biden and the Democrats would be justified in banning X.
However, Trump pushed to ban TikTok due to its links to the Chinese Communist Party.
TikTok also raises national security concerns over the app’s spying on young Americans for China’s government.
Since Trump left office, several congressional lawmakers, including Democrats, have agreed that TikTok poses a threat t national security.
The app has been banned from government devices in several states.
According to Olbermann, the same justification should be applied because, he claims, there is “hate speech” on X.
Olbermann made the demand in his podcast, Countdown.
“It is time for the government of the United States to ban “X” — the social media site still primarily known as Twitter — and to terminate all government contracts with its owner,” Oblermann said.
“Under Trump, the government moved to ban TikTok as a security risk to the United States, so there is precedent for at least the attempt.
“Because a process that has been accelerating for more than a year reached a climax Wednesday when owner Elon Musk answered a blatantly anti-Semitic tweet with the reply quote: ‘You have said the actual truth.’
“Combined with surging anti-Semitism throughout the website, and the use of Nazi hate speech and paraphrases of infamous Hitler quotes by the likely Republican candidate for president, the tinderbox of antisemitism has never been fuller or drier.
“And Trump and Musk seem determined to light it ablaze.
“And with it, light ablaze the peace and security of this nation.”