"President" Trump's twitter account has been deleted, including past history that goes back to 2009. Twitter spokesperson April Tontos announced yesterday that the social media giant was taking the next step in helping the unwashed masses to separate Gospel from Heresy.
Trump could not be reached for comment. None of the usual places that feature his drivel had a single word of it this morning.
It is rumored that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press conference, but it was sparsely attended, and none of the usual channels seem to be reporting it. It's hard to tell, because Google News is no longer indexing Trump's pronouncements, or, for that matter, any news coming from the White House. Sanders' assistant April Narren, responded to inquiries with "no comment."
In a New York Times OpEd, Lawrence Lessig, professor of media studies at Harvard Law School, wrote, "This is not necessarily a good thing. If they can censor Trump's lies, they can censor your truth. It's a slippery slope." But Lessig's article was run underneath an unsigned editorial that took a firm stand against Fake News. "People in a democratic society depend critically on a reliable source of news to make the decisions that ultimately control our government. We at the Newspaper of Record pontificate that our democracy cannot survive the divisiveness that is brought about by alternative perspectives."
"Everyone is entitlted to his own opinion, but not her own facts," wrote George Stephanopoulos, on the ABC News web page. But censorship advocate April Sciocchi argued, "It was about time."
Professor Patrick Stokes of Deakin University in Melbourne has probably bloviated more extensively than any other windbag about this question of the thin line between censorship and enforced standards of responsibility in journalism. "The problem with 'I'm entitled to my opinion' is that, all too often, it's used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for 'I can say or think whatever I like' and, by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful," he explained in The Conversation.
But April des Imbe'ciles of ACLU spoke in alarmist terms about a "crisis for our democracy". "If they can censor the President, you can bet your bippy they won't stop there." But a spokesperson for the white nationalist group, Aryan Nation declared that this could be the act that started a race war, according to their spokesperson, April Fools.
Editor's note. This was posted as an April Fools joke, but, while it was tagged as political satire, it left out the April fools revelation part and OpEdnews Josh did throw in a name, April Asina, which was a bit too cryptic. So we've edited it to add a few Aprils, with last names meaning the word "fools" in Spanish, German, Italian and French and finally in English. And all the links either go to the Wikipedia April Fools page or to the Google Translate page for the April last name. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding this might have caused.