Twitter Asks for Someone, Anyone to Talk Sense into Laura Loomer
Laura Loomer’s decline to conspiracy theorist both worries concerned followers and provides a new punchline for those who normally enjoy watching Louise Mensch’s branch of trepanated Russian conspiracy.
On Wednesday 4 October 2017, Loomer tweeted in the aftermath of the Mandalay Bay massacre:
Received intel that the woman who went to front row of concert and told people “you’re all going to die” is in custody and she is Muslim.
This is in reference to a video interview with MSNBC where a concert goer says that 45 minutes before the show, a woman came to the front row telling the crowd that they were “all going to do” before she was dragged off by security. I’d link the video but it’s being taken down constantly.
Twitter responds, with Susan Wright, a Senior Contributing Editor with Red State:
Why would you receive intel no one else has received? Was the 'intel' from the voices in your head?
— Susan_Wright [Insufficiently Partisan] (@SweetieWalker) October 4, 2017
And when user @MarcMezvinksyII tweeted to Cassandra Fairbanks, saying:
Dear @CassandraRules: If you still talk to Laura at all, please call her and talk her out of this nonsense. She’s really starting to look and sound like Louise Mensch.
Laura has gone off the deep end of yellow journalism.
Fairbanks said she had Loomer blocked. “Not my dog, not my fleas.” What a polite way to describe what must be a tetchy relationship with Loomer.
I should update my list of tells for the n00b right to include “unabashed will to throw whatever might work at the wall until something sticks.