Tens of Thousands Tweet #StandWithTuckerCarlson Hashtag — Including 11 Whole Blue Checks
A hashtag supporting Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a major trending topic on Twitter overnight, but although tens of thousands tweeted “#StandWithTuckerCarlson”, only eleven people with verified Twitter accounts did so.
On Friday night into Saturday morning, more than 46,000 tweets were posted using the hashtag, making it one of the top trending topics. But Twitter users with verified accounts were considerably more cool to the trend. Only eleven of them participated, including several Fox News personalities and two people who were not actually so supportive of Carlson.
In order, they were Fox News and Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, who kicked things off by writing “Everyone must #StandWithTuckerCarlson thank you Tucker for #truth pls keep going.”
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) June 12, 2020
Next was Breitbart’s Chris Tomlinson, who wrote “#StandWithTuckerCarlson or kneel to the mob.”
#StandWithTuckerCarlson or kneel to the mob.
— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) June 12, 2020
Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz was concise, writing “We should #StandWithTuckerCarlson.”
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) June 13, 2020
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett wrote “In a democracy, opinions freely expressed should neither be feared nor silenced. #StandWithTuckerCarlson.”
In a democracy, opinions freely expressed should neither be feared nor silenced. #StandWithTuckerCarlson
— Gregg Jarrett (@GreggJarrett) June 13, 2020
“Former journo turned marketing pro” Lesa L. Jones told her 927 followers “I #StandWithTuckerCarlson!” while re-posting a tweet from Fox News host Greg Gutfeld.
— Lesa L. Jones (@LesaLJones) June 13, 2020
Former ballplayer-turned-radio host Joe Pagliarulo was more voluble, and also smelled a rat, writing “I’ve interviewed @TuckerCarlson and have watched him for some time. He always makes sure what he says is fact and backs it up over and over,” but then added “p.s. it’s the top trend but not suggested by @Twitter. Go figure!”
I’ve interviewed @TuckerCarlson and have watched him for some time. He always makes sure what he says is fact and backs it up over and over. Of course, I #StandWithTuckerCarlson
p.s. it’s the top trend but not suggested by @Twitter. Go figure!
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) June 13, 2020
Sports Illustrated contributor Paul Banks chimed in, but only to call the trend “the dumbest and most racist hashtag ever.”
this has to the dumbest and most racist hashtag ever #standwithtuckercarlson his mom was the heir to swanson foods, his dad an ambassador. @TuckerCarlson is the paradigm of 1%er white male privilege- devoid of both talent and having to ever face consequences for his actions https://t.co/7ig3r7Z0EK
— Socially Distant Paul Maximilian Banks (@PaulMBanks) June 13, 2020
There were two positive ones, but kind of from the same source: the founder of ACT for America, and Act for America.
Stand for truth! #StandWithTuckerCarlson
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) June 13, 2020
TUCKER CARLSON IS A BEACON OF TRUTH! #StandWithTuckerCarlson
— ACTforAmerica (@ACTforAmerica) June 13, 2020
There was this guy:
Tucker Carlson is a great man and great TV host.
I stand with him 100% of the way!
RT if you stand with Tucker too!#StandWithTuckerCarlson
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) June 13, 2020
And as of this writing, the final verified entry is from a former Yahoo Tech editor named Dan Tynan, who subverted the intent of the hashtag by writing “#StandWithTuckerCarlson Ideally in front of a high speed train.”
#StandWithTuckerCarlson Ideally in front of a high speed train.
— Dan Tynan (@tynanwrites) June 13, 2020
This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through, but it is definitely not about black lives. Remember that when they come for you. And at this rate, they will. Anyone who has ever been subjected to the rage of the mob knows the feeling. It’s like being swarmed by hornets. You cannot think clearly. And the temptation is to panic. But you can’t panic. You’ve got to keep your head and tell the truth. If you show weakness of any kind, they will crush you.
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