Monday, April 30, 2012

#FreeChrisLoesch

#freechrisloesch has been trending in the United States since yesterday --and for a short while it was trending worldwide.

For those unfamiliar with Twitter:

"A word, phrase or topic that is tagged at a greater rate than other tags is said to be a trending topic. Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about one specific topic. These topics help Twitter and their users to understand what is happening in the world." (source)

Who is Chris Loesch, you ask? A Conservative banned from Twitter for defending his Conservative wife. Dana Loesch is a radio host and a CNN contributor.

"Mr. Loesch believes the spam-reporting campaign was kicked off by comments he made in defense of his wife. "It was business as usual for her I suppose," he said. "Veiled threats, rape and murder comments, the typical liberal misogynist slag. Being the chivalrous and testosterone filled being I am requires me to protect the woman I love and call out the haters for being the 'anonymous internet tough guys' they are...Needless to say they don't like being called out and struck back by reporting me as a spammer or worse."

Conservatives suspect a coordinated campaign to report as spam users with whom liberal users disagree. Several users sent out tweets bragging about getting Mr. Loesch blocked, including one claiming "my life job to make conservatives lives miserable." (source)

Breitbart's Big Hollywood has more.

So, if you are on Twitter...make sure to join the Conservative voice and post something in support of #freechrisloesch.

#silentmajoritynomore

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