(DCWatchdog.com) – One thing is true about the internet and the web. Once something is posted or transmitted, it almost always remains forever – even if the original is deleted.
So, even though he has deleted his tweet calling Fox News talking head Tucker Carlson a traitor, the tweet by famed Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe will live on forever.
As reported by Mediate in “Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe Deletes Tweet Suggesting Tucker Carlson Defending Putin Counts as ‘Treason'”:
“Famed law professor Laurence Tribe deleted an eyebrow-raising tweet suggesting that Fox News host Tucker Carlson excusing Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine could be tantamount to ‘treason.’
“On Monday, the Harvard Law professor emeritus posted a tweet warning of a Carlson-led effort on behalf of the Trump wing of the Republican Party to back Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis.
“‘If Putin opts to wage war on our ally, Ukraine, such ‘aid and comfort’ to an ‘enemy’ would appear to become ‘treason’ as defined by Article III of the U.S. Constitution,’ Tribe said in a tweet that has since been deleted.” [emphasis added]
No sooner had Tribe posted his tweet then he was slammed by numerous legal commentators who opined that Tribe was far from the legal mark for suggesting that what Tucker Carlson was saying about Russia, Putin, and Ukraine is treasonous under United States law and the U.S. Constitution.
According to Mediaite, one legal expert, David French, stated: “‘This is completely false. Constitutional text, history, and precedent say this is false. It’s not even in the same ballpark as the truth.'”
One thing is sure, in the heated, highly partisan times in which we live, far too many people on both the left and the right accuse their political and ideological opponents of being traitors. Perhaps it would be best for everyone to stop doing so and relearn how to engage in civilized conversation.
Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe Deletes Tweet Suggesting Tucker Carlson Defending Putin Counts as 'Treason' https://t.co/jeIzZE0Yq6
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 21, 2022