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Writer Posting Violent Tweet on Covington Kids Gets Upset When He's Targeted by Violent Tweets

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A left-wing writer who took to Twitter to cheer the idea of punching out one of the high school students involved in last week’s confrontation in Washington was shocked when he received a violent surprise in return.

Liberals have been eager to give their opinion about the interaction that happened Friday between the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky and a Native American demonstrator near the Lincoln Memorial.

The liberal media criticized the students for jeering at the Native American, despite the fact that it was the demonstrator who apparently started the confrontation.

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Twitter-verified liberals ignored the whole context of the incident and began a crusade against the high school students.

And Reza Aslan, a rabid opponent of President Donald Trump whose views were so extreme they got him kicked off CNN, joined right in.

Maybe the pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hat the boy was wearing set Aslan off.

“Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?” Aslan tweeted with a photo of one of the students.

The replies probably weren’t what Aslan was expecting — quite a few thought Aslan himself was pretty “punchable.”

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Although there were other ideas.

Political commentator Dinesh D’Souza also entered the fray.

Aslan apparently didn’t want to hear it.

“I’d prefer to punch your face if that’s a possibility, felon,” Aslan tweeted at D’Souza.

So, Aslan is clearly comfortable talking about violence against other people — including children.

But he was completely appalled by violent tweets he received in return.

He began to complain about threats only a few hours after his own violent tweet — and ironically enough, he did it while posting a message from Twitter clearing him of violating company rules when it comes to violence.

Joking and irony aside, it should go without saying that violent tweets are unacceptable no matter which side they’re coming from, and conservatives should condemn all threats.

That’s the difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives condemn violence, but liberals like Aslan clearly embrace violent rhetoric — when it suits their own ends, of course.

Is the left becoming violent?

And it isn’t just on Twitter.

Last week, CNN host Chris Cuomo threatened to brutally attack people who say mean things about fellow CNN host Don Lemon.

“I hug them with three knuckles that make their eyes roll into their head and they wake up seven minutes with a headache later,” Cuomo said on the air on Wednesday.

The left’s affinity for violence is worrisome because it will only breed more violence in return.

And no one wins then.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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