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A hashtag seen trending online Tuesday is a perfect encapsulation of the #FakeNews era we now live in, where the media cannot be trusted without a painstaking review of underlying agendas.
The hashtag, #JusticeForCarolyn, reportedly began trending after the popular parody account on Twitter tweeted out a message to its 6.1 million followers.
The tweet appears to be a tongue-in-cheek response to a tangent President Donald Trump has been on for the past week or so about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and the death of an intern in his office in 2001 — the president refers to the incident as a “cold case,” suggesting the possibility of foul play.
“Donald Trump killed his personal assistant, Carolyn Gombell, in October 2000. He strangled her because he’d gotten her pregnant and was threatening to tell the press. Then he bribed NYPD Police Chief Bernie [Kerik] to cover it up. IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE. #JusticeForCarolyn.”
Donald Trump killed his personal assistant, Carolyn Gombell, in October 2000. He strangled her because he’d gotten her pregnant and was threatening to tell the press. Then he bribed NYPD Police Chief Bernie Kierik to cover it up. IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE. #JusticeForCarolyn
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 26, 2020
The series of tweets concluded with this production:
Don’t let Trump get away with it.
Don’t let Barr help him cover it up.
Don’t let his press secretary equivocate about it.
And don’t let the media gloss over it because “it was so long ago” or “he was officially cleared”.
Demand, demand, DEMAND #JusticeForCarolyn.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 27, 2020
For the record, there is nothing to suggest that Carolyn Gombell is an actual person, at least not in the context presented, or that the incident described ever took place.
The Twitter account proceeds to list a litany of alleged “facts” to convict Trump — all of it a “fugazi.”
As the hashtag began trending, there was a bizarre result, where the line between fact and fiction not only blurred, but disappeared entirely. In perusing the responses, it becomes impossible to tell the difference between sarcasm and unhinged, poorly-informed zealotry.
In the eyes of too many low information folks, make-believe morphed into reality.
Not that we haven’t seen this movie before with the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie, a false narrative created on the left to hang a cop for a crime he didn’t commit.
The production was given a boost by so-called “Republican” political operative Rick Wilson, the unprincipled Never Trump troll who has been successfully monetizing his hatred of the president.
People are talking about this.
Many people say we need law enforcement to look into it.
What DID happen? Shouldn't @realdonaldtrump at least answer the question?
The Gombell family deserves answers. https://t.co/E98WensAIA
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 27, 2020
Here’s a sampling of some of the results seen on Twitter — the scary thing here being how easy social media can be used to distort reality and divert from the truth:
How and WHY did @realDonaldTrump remove ALMOST every trace of this beautiful woman unless he murdered her in 2000? It seems logical that she was still alive, she’d know Carolyn Gombell is trending and she’d set the record strait. That’s what people are saying. #JusticeForCarolyn https://t.co/nGahMAE7Tp
— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@EdanClay) May 27, 2020
I’ve heard the same thing. And you’re not the only one saying it. Many, many other people have said it. Hopefully soon the truth will come out.
— Fuhk 45 (@Fukk_45) May 27, 2020
— JON (@TeamMitchMoscow) May 27, 2020
Many people are saying you murdered Carolyn Gombell in 2000 because you got her pregnant.
Everyone in Florida is talking about this. #JusticeForCarolyn
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) May 27, 2020
Apparently, #DonalTrump is not only a pedophile, rapist, money launderer & tax evader, but also an evidenced murderer according to new reports just out. I understand they found her remains wrapped in long red ties with strands of a bleached weave matching his. #JusticeForCarolyn
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) May 27, 2020
Dear @realDonaldTrump , you done it now, Boyo. Please give yourself up peaceably so that we can finally get #JusticeForCarolyn . And bring that goofball son of yours in for questioning for his part in the coverup. Which son? Which cover-up? Either. Both.
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) May 27, 2020
— Agent “V” (@LuciusWarbaby) May 27, 2020
— Nick Vandertramp (@nicklesatnite) May 27, 2020
— David Lowther (@Daviemoo) May 27, 2020
— Chuang Tse (@ChuangTse) May 27, 2020
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