Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah respond to Alex Jones removal from social media

Just as Late night comedians on Space Force for Presidential Joke Day followed Pence on Space Force, late night comedians responded to Alex Jones removed from Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify.  The one who played it the straightest was Trevor Noah, who reported on Venezuela’s Assassination Scare & Alex Jones’s Media Exile for "The Daily Show."

A drone attack targets the Venezuelan president, Osama bin Laden’s son marries the daughter of a 9/11 hijacker, and major tech companies ban Alex Jones from their platforms.
"Media exile" — that's a good way to put it.

Noah is hardly Jones' biggest nemesis among late night comedians.  That title belongs to Stephen Colbert, who has mocked Alex Jones repeatedly as "Tuck Buckford."  Of course Colbert returned as the character, proclaiming Tuck Buckford Will Not Be Silenced.

Conspiracy radio broadcaster Tuck Buckford expresses outrage over Silicon Valley's decision to remove his show 'Brain Fight' from mainstream platforms.
Yes, Jones has been removed from Pinterest.  According to Tech Crunch, he's also been removed from Stitcher (a podcast app), YouPorn (hahahaha, he's banned from a porn site), LinkedIn (so much for professional networking), MailChimp (so much for his email), and Vimeo (what passes for a rival to YouTube tossed him, too) in addition to Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify.  That's ten platforms and even more accounts.

That would qualify Jones for an award that I gave out sparingly when I was trolling the men's rights movement and Art Bell fans on Usenet, Kenny McCormick Memorial Medal, named after the "South Park" character who dies over and over, only to return the next episode.  To qualify for that award, a candidate had to lose five accounts for abuse.  That almost never happened; I think I ran elections for that maybe twice over a three year period, when I ran elections every month.  In one week, Jones has qualified for the award twice over.  I may no longer be the Friendly Neighborhood Vote Wrangler, but I still think Jones deserves the medal, so here is an image to honor Jones' dubious achievement.

Congratulations!  May Jones' accounts not be like Kenny, returning from the dead at the start of the next episode.

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