Twitter Suspends WND For Seth Rich Story

Tyler Durden's picture

A couple of days ago, WND ran a story entitled "Bombshell: Donna Brazile Warned Off Private Eye On Seth Rich Murder."  The story was sourced back to on-the-record quotes provided by Detective Rod Wheeler who was hired by the Rich family shortly after their son's suspicious murder in July 2016.  Among other things, Wheeler said that it was former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile who allegedly called police and the Rich family and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into Rich’s death.

“The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile,” veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND. “Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?”

To promote the story, WND sent the following tweet:


Unfortunately, Twitter seemed to take issue with the story and sent a message to WND demanding that they "Delete Tweet."

When they refused, a follow-up message from Twitter informed WND that their account had been effectively frozen.

"We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we've temporarily limited some of your account features.  While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you're limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers - no Tweets, Retweets, or likes."


Of course, Twitter refused to highlight which of their rules (which can be found here) had been violated when asked by WND.  After a quick review, we must admit that we would have a hard time identifying which rule was 'violated' as well.  Here is a list of Twitter's "Abusive Behavior" rules...see if you can figure out which of them was violated.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
  • Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
  • Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. Read more about our private information policy here.
  • Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy here.
  • Self-harm: You may encounter someone considering suicide or self harm on Twitter. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person expressing our concern and the concern of other users on Twitter or providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

But that's not really the point now is it?  Perhaps the reason we can't find the 'rule' that was violated is because Twitter doesn't overtly publish their policy which demands the censoring all media which conflicts with their 'progressive' worldview.

Or maybe Twitter simply deemed the story to be 'fake news'?  If so, perhaps Twitter could share their evidence that negates the on-the-record quotes reported by WND.  Or, maybe Twitter just assumed that an upstanding citizen like Brazile, a woman who destroyed her own integrity by sharing debate questions with Hillary's campaign and subsequently lying about those actions on every media outlet in existence, would never do such a thing.

Moreover, if Twitter is now in the business of censoring 'fake news' then perhaps they can explain why our friends at CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post seem to be able to publish numerous 'fake news' stories, on a daily basis, without consequence?  Remember that whole 'Golden Showers' dossier that CNN pumped relentlessly over Twitter that was subsequently debunked with very minimal efforts...


Curiously, we don't remember CNN or Jim Acosta being temporarily suspended for pumping that story. 

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HRClinton's picture

Certain (((friends))) see all of you as 'animals'.

Their Tradition says so.

Thought Processor's picture



Of course the ironic part is that they are animals too, as proven by their actions.

Dr. Engali's picture

The deep state is working hard to clamp down on any reporting of the truth. If you dare speak out they'll silence you by any means necessary.  Welcome to communist U.S.S.A  where there is no better slave than the one who believes they are free.

roadhazard's picture

FAUX NOOZE even dropped the S.Rich fake news. Hanity stopped because of advertisers dropping his show over it. Seth Rich/Pizzagate = fake news. Y'all don't have enough to worry about you have to make shit up. What a bunch of clown credibility you have. 

roadhazard's picture

down votes... L O fucking L, bitches.

corsair's picture

Nothing says pissed like L O fucking L

roadhazard's picture

I am highly entertained. The things that get thrown at the wall here to see if it sticks is what I come to see. It used to be for economic education but those people left.

IndyPat's picture

Yet you stayed. Lucky us.


roadhazard's picture

I stayed to laff at your circle jerk.

farflungstar's picture

Did the cops really not interview any of the patrons or workers at the bar the night Rich was killed? Did they check video surveillance? 

I mean, they ARE interested in solving this crime, are they not?

joe90's picture

Of course they are, they turned up in numbers when he was assigned VIP status at the hospital and took him out of the floor staff's rounds.

logicalman's picture

The video evidence you refer to is in a drawer a few feet away from the huge box containing the videos from the Pentagon on 9/11


dexter_morgan's picture

Double standards, same as it always was.

Al Franken body slammed a heckler back in 2004, went on Letterman bragging about it, is now  a Senator and denouncing violence from the right. 

Will never get called out on that.

Zepper's picture

They killed him. The so called, law abiding, civilized people killed him. Its so obvious. 


Normally if you find someone leaking information etc. you fire them and press charges... like a normal civilized community. Not in the world of the DNC and Hillary Clinton... Mafia mentality over there. 


Anyone know what the fucking body count is for Bill and Hillary? I mean these two should have been arrested and jailed years ago.

PrivetHedge's picture

There were two reason for killing Seth Rich:

1. He was the leaker

2. He could PROVE he was the leaker, destroying the Russian hacking propaganda.


I suspect 1 was enough but 2 is more important now.

HRClinton's picture

Now that he's dead, let's see if Assange / Wikileaks has the guts to say that Seth Rich was the DNC leaker. 

It comes down to Assange & Wikileaks choosing...

Truth & Justice v. Source protection. IOW... Public Interest v. Self-interest.

I think we all know the answer to that one.

Thought Processor's picture



The leaker matters not.  The information leaked matters much. I have a feeling the leaker was aware of this.


This is the reason the leaker was eliminated, no?  To prevent further leaks.


Tell me, what was so damaging in those emails?

xyzcracker's picture

free speech, unless we don't agree - bitches

IndyPat's picture

Full. Panic. Mode.

peddling-fiction's picture

Delightful to see them scatter with some light.

red_pill_rash's picture


So we have wasserman shultz and brazile obstructing justice.....does the fbi have an internet connection?




tedstr's picture

Can't post this story to FB  "URL not found"  This is getting serious.  Hillary being measured for pantsuit with stripes

Chupacabra-322's picture

There's absolutely, completely NO stopping this.

These Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous, Seditious Muderous Psychopaths should be very, very Terrified.

As best they should be.

Iconoclast421's picture

That's what they get for using such a garbage site.

CompassionateConservative's picture

Anyone who thinks this case deserves further investigation should be promptly murdered by the government.  Quit spreading lies and innuendo you nazi bastards!

lester1's picture

Deep state is terrified and panicking. Expect them to go after zero hedge next. :(


Seth Rich murder must never be talked about or investigated !!

DrBrown's picture

Rat fuck son's of bitches should all be in jail for life. Fucking DNC is nothing but a criminal organization.

SidSays's picture


Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Sid,

To reiterate, it's absolutely, completely, open in your Face
Tyrannical Lawlessness.

The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. & its affiliates at the Criminal Fraud STATE / LOCAL Municipalites BOND markets predicates that we are a Nation of Law not Men.

Hence, the "Full Faith & Credit" (Birth Certificate) of the American People (Consenting Citizen IMF Slave).

We've now incrementally evolved into a Nation of Men.
The Emperor is Stark Naked.

How soon before the Global Bond Markets expoldes is anyone's guess.
Full Faith the Collapse is eminent.

SidSays's picture






Chupacabra-322's picture

@ DrBrown,

That the FBI could not connect the dots and properly investigate the murder shows that they were complicit in the crime. What a disgrace. And the media will do it's best to sweep this under the rug as conspiracy theory nonsense. 

A simple phone call to the DNC would have confirmed if Seth Rich had access to the data released by Wikileaks. Julian Assange offers reward for information on the Rich murder highly suggesting that Rich was the leaker. Neither the FBI nor the DC Police would investigate his laptop for more information before closing the case as a failed robbery? Comey did deserve to be fired. Someone should be questioning the D.C Metro Chief. 

The DNC is a criminal organization, and MUST BE CHARGED UNDER RICO. Until this happens, there is no rule of law in the United States.

The DNC is a terrorist organization, and MUST BE CHARGED UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT.
Arrest them and throw the killers into Solitary with no access to a lawyer for 6 months. Dems should love it since Obama is the one who passed it during his administration and made it even tougher on the accussed.

SidSays's picture


Patriot Act...?...

Laws are for the chattle.....

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

twitter facebook google amazon run the show......all a plan all a game

F.A. Hayek's picture

DO NOT CROSS the party of diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

When someone is officially suspended from Twitter, you know it's true.

me123me's picture

Can tell its on the right track. The liberals are trying to cover this up like crazy. 

FoggyWorld's picture

The US DOJ's website page has a place where you can report a crime.

Seth Rich was murdered on July 10, 2016 and maybe you would like them to know.   If enough of us inform them they just might wake up.

And there is whitehouse petition asking for an investtigation into the murder of Seth Rich.

Full Court Lugenpresse's picture

The way shitlibs in politics and media are PANICKING over the name Seth Rich, there is 100% guaranteed something major there. Keep spreading the word on Twitter, FB, and anywhere you comment: HIS NAME WAS SETH RICH!!!

Tiger Rocks Dale's picture

There comes a point when a crime is so egregious, that no amount of the media's obfuscation, distractractions, manipulations can minimalize it.  This is one of them, hence the hysteria to keep a lid on this. 

Mr Perspective's picture

Not that it compares but RT was deleting posts right and left after the Ariana Grande false flag. Yes, many posters there are immature morons but many of these were legitimate comments questioning the validity of the terrorist media's reporting.

peddling-fiction's picture

ZH was deleting posts as well. Could be Quantum Attack erasing.

el buitre's picture

I suspect from my previous experience that DS intel can edit anything on ZH without the Tylers' knowledge.

peddling-fiction's picture

I know it as a fact.

eNessay made a point in showing me who is boss.

I am an IT expert, so they made (make) their point (often).

Sometimes I am sandboxed posting to myself. Maybe we are sandboxed in the conspiracy alt-righter's virtual ZH group, so we can shout in our echo chamber.

ZH used to be on the OrtCloud in Switzerland.

After some of our sensitive comments about a year ago, they knocked ZH to its knees and forced ZH to the Amazon Cloud, where everything can be manipulated.

Tyler was probably ball-gagged and sedated while being explained the benefits of Amazon.

Then alcoholic-edgy Tyler was outed on the WSJ and forced to recant and sing like songbird McCain.

Now we have Gatestone articles and more.

Our comments still are worth the visit though. Anywho...

TwelveOhOne's picture

I can read your comment.  Guess I'm on the same list (or, one of the same lists...).

Yars Revenge's picture

Twitter along with Reddit have obviously been ordered to shutdown the Seth Rich story.

What praytell are they so afraid of?

grunk's picture

DNC, Hillary, Brazille, DWS, Podesta being chased into a box canyon.

Bill of Rights's picture

Truth bomb ...cancel account. Sorry we cant have any of that now can we. More proof of how Scummy the democrats truly are....Scum bags.