An ABC News column written by Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks was quietly edited after it originally argued for “cleansing” the movement of Trump supporters.
“Even aside from impeachment and 25th Amendment talk, Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part,” they argued in a column for a section called ‘The Note.’
“Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else,” it continued.
Klein also tweeted a column with the original phrasing about Trump supporters quoted.
ABC quietly changed the verbiage in the column to “cleaning up,” while Klein simply deleted the tweet.
Political Director for @ABC News based in Washington DC appears to have deleted his tweet about the 75 million Americans who voted for Trump that talked about the challenge of “cleansing the movement.” pic.twitter.com/HS1Rwrn94S
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 7, 2021
ABC Reporter Wants Trump Supporters “Cleansed”
Nothing quite says ‘unity’ like the media suggesting that Republicans “cleanse” themselves of Trump supporters – 75 million strong.
The Media Research Center’s Nick Kangadis writes that Klein “can celebrate that Trump is leaving office all he wants.”
“But it is the height of hypocrisy for those in the media to condemn others for violent acts that are dwarfed in comparison to the consistent violence of the far-left — one act doesn’t justify the other — and then go out and call for something like a ‘cleansing’ of people and think there’s nothing wrong with a statement like that,” he added.
Sounds like a perfectly unbiased comment from a perfectly unbiased media organization…
Nothing to see here… everyone move along.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 7, 2021
It wasn’t long before viewers were able to draw a link between past instances of ethnic cleansing and the call for a political cleansing.
“Cleansing” is an interesting term. Seems like a leader in Germany used the same term in the 1930’s and 1940’s. It was problematic.
— We hold these truths to be self-evident… (@BradH0101) January 7, 2021
I’m not going anywhere. What is this “cleansing” you speak of? You represent a major network you probably better delete this
— DeniseVB (@blogho) January 7, 2021
“Cleansing” ? Where have I heard that before?
— Bakes (@bakesinnc29) January 7, 2021
ABC Suggested It, Big Tech Is Actually Doing It
Amid threats of the 25th Amendment being invoked and a second impeachment vote cleared the House, it seems there is a push to completely wipe out any memory of the Trump administration.
Big Tech has been dutifully following the demands of former First Lady Michelle Obama who insisted social media permanently ban President Trump from their platforms.
They did, but weren’t about to stop with the President. They’re going after Trump supporters too.
Thousands of conservatives have reportedly been ‘cleansed’ from Twitter’s platform since the Capitol riots took place.
This is how you create an echo chamber… pic.twitter.com/aPDA37qKS0
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) January 9, 2021
“The radical left and their big tech allies cannot marginalize, censor, or silence the American people,” former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
“This is not China, this is the United States of America, and we are a free country.”
They’re certainly trying their best to ‘cleanse’ America of the conservative moment. Communist China would be so proud.