A member of the far-left YouTube channel “The Young Turks” went on an online rant recently, insulting the victims of 9/11 as well as Dan Crenshaw—a Navy SEAL who lost his eye defending our country. Dan Crenshaw, now a congressman, slammed back with just a single tweet. And he called out the forces who reward such vile statements.
If you don’t know, The Young Turks is a YouTube channel that promotes far-left ideology. They are often rebutted by conservatives like Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, and anyone with a brain. But because major social platforms like Google and Facebook are controlled by liberals, Young Turks get special treatment.
Despite their unfactual and often un-American statements, Young Turks enjoy promotion from YouTube and generous ad revenue. Meanwhile, conservative content that promotes patriotism, facts, and honest ideas are shadow banned, blocked, or demonetized. All in an effort to help leftists like the YT and discourage conservative views from becoming more popular.
This has emboldened groups like the YT. One of their members, Hasan Piker, nephew of the founder of the channel, went on a rant recently. In his bizarre and seemingly pro-terrorist statement, he said America deserved 9/11 and insulted former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw and his war injury. His statement comes after Crenshaw appeared on the popular Joe Rogan podcast.
“This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old. What the f***. What the f*** is wrong with this dude? Didn’t he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eye hole with their d***?” Piker mouthed off. “Isn’t that how he f***ing lost his dumba** eye, because he got his f***ing eye hole f***ed, by a brave soldier?”
In tweets expanding on his vile commentary, Piker wrote, in part, “dan crenshaw [sic] is crying on a comedian’s podcast about how not offended he was about a joke made against him almost an entire year ago. right wing victimhood is a brain disease.” He also added the following asterisk: “crying from his remaining eye.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Wow. Seems to me like Piker has very little respect for the United States and the people who defend it. Notice how often he said “brave soldier” in reference to a terrorist who took Crenshaw’s eye. The same kind of terrorist that would try to kill as many Americans as he could. Does Piker, a man who works for The Young Turks, support and even respect radical Islamic terrorists?
That’s a pretty serious stance to take, if true. I know if I worked for, say the FBI, I would be looking into Piker’s activities right about now.
His ugly statements against Crenshaw are unacceptable. Crenshaw, to his credit, responded with cleverness. And he put the focus on the real problem.
Quote-tweeting Piker, Crenshaw posted: “The only thing that offends me is your inability to use capital letters in any of your tweets. But really it is the fact that Google/YouTube profit from and promote The Young Turks and by extension your disgusting defense of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against Americans.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Someone like Piker, who clearly hates America, is entitled to his opinion. Unless, of course, he actually supports “brave soldiers” who kill innocent Americans. Then he should be investigated. But what’s really troubling is how Google and YouTube promote and support the channel Piker works for. Not only that, but they benefit from ad views on all of The Young Turks’ videos.
Do the people who run YouTube agree with Piker’s sentiments? Do they think America deserved 9/11? Would they call terrorists who attack and kill American troops “brave soldiers”? If not, why are they supporting a channel like the YT?
And why do they seem to constantly be censoring conservatives, who spread pro-America, pro-First Amendment, and pro-freedom views?
Piker’s comments are completely unacceptable and warrant investigation. Crenshaw, to his credit, is not becoming yet another offended baby online. But his response requires all of us to look into how our favorite social networks are conducting themselves. They might be fanning the flames of hate and terrorism.