You might recall that on Sunday, in the course of introducing a video that showed Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer placing the blame for Saturday’s violence squarely at the feet of Donald Trump, we gave you a peek into the digital world inhabited by the folks who showed up at the white supremacist rally.
Specifically, we said that in case you’re in any way unclear as to what the white supremacist crowd thinks about Donald Trump’s comments, you can read all about it via this “fun” excerpt from The Daily Stormer’s “coverage”:
Trump comments were good. He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us.
He said that we need to study why people are so angry, and implied that there was hate… on both sides!
So he implied the antifa are haters.
There was virtually no counter-signaling of us at all.
He said he loves us all.
Also refused to answer a question about White Nationalists supporting him.
No condemnation at all.
When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room.
Really, really good.
God bless him.
Well, the Stormer wasn’t done.
Here’s what they published about the young woman who was killed:
That, for obvious reasons, was a bridge too far for GoDaddy.
Now, The Daily Stormer has 24 hours before they will be taken offline:
Here’s a statement provided to TechCrunch:
We have informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service. If no action is taken after 24 hours, we will cancel the service. Given this latest article comes on the immediate heels of a violent act, we believe this type of article could incite additional violence, which violates our terms of service.
And do note that although most alt-Right portals don’t take things as far as The Stormer, their reluctance to print headlines like the one shown above stems primarily from a desire to avoid being shut down. That is, it’s about self-preservation – not an overriding sense of decency.
So here’s hoping the same fate befalls the Stormer’s less overt, but equally insidious alt-Right brethren.