Social media and website silence in response to foul right-wing display
US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was heckled by a right-wing protester waving a nazi flag during a campaign appearance in Arizona.
Sanders took the vile interruption in his stride, delivering a perfect put-down to the man and all his ilk as the neo-nazi was removed from the hall:
But the outrage from the UK right, or support for Sanders – whose Jewishness has been the subject of sustained attack in the US – has been conspicuous by its absence.
Although the incident happened on Thursday night US time, as of the time of writing Boris Johnson’s Twitter account has not referred to the incident and the SKWAWKBOX has been unable to find a mention of it, let alone condemnation, on many social media accounts and websites that might be expected to react in justifiable horror and condemnation.
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