Ken Bone: Created By the Internet, Destroyed By the Left

Andrew Mullins | October 14, 2016
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If you’ve been on Facebook, Twitter, your office lunchroom, or even watching the Presidential debates in the last few days, you’ve no doubt heard of Ken Bone.

For those of you that might have been under a rock or tuned out any news coverage (who can blame you), the mustachioed tomato-red-sweater-clad man earned Internet stardom by simple asking a question at a presidential debate.

The 'stache is magnificent.

Why did this simple debate question earn fame for Ken Bone? No one really knows. It just did. Strangely enough, that’s sometimes just how the internet works.

Regardless, Ken Bone’s flash to fame earned him late-night show appearances, a fashion break-down of his sweater from Time Magazine, and a corporate endorsement from Uber.

Oh, and of course, calls for him to run a write-in campaign for president (though he’s only 34).

But, like most Internet fads, Ken Bone’s celebrity fell almost as quickly as it rose. The reason for Bone’s demise? Agreeing with a Florida jury about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman fiasco of 2012.

According to a Gizmodo investigative report of - wait for it - Ken Bone’s Reddit account, it was revealed that Ken Bone is actually a human being and may not be the “savior of sanity” that the left wants him to be.

Here’s what he said:

“It doesn’t have to be one or the other view here. From what I read about the case, the shooting of Trayvon Marin was justified…. Bad guy legally kills kid in self-defense. Sucks for everyone, including us, due to media f***ery.”

Needless to say, the left went nuts.

Now, to be fair, Ken Bone is also getting smeared for comments he made on various pornographic posts he made on the same Reddit account, but that's not the point. 

As conservatives, we’ve seen this before. As soon as a popular figure says something that violates the media’s liberal narrative, they’re thrown under the bus faster than you can say “Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

Why Univision-owned Gizmodo would spend time rifling through the old Reddit comments of Ken Bone is beyond me, but that’s what they did. 

To be fair, there’s no evidence that Ken Bone was ever a conservative at all.  When he was selected to participate in the second presidential debate, he was part of a group of 40 undecided voters. In his interviews since the debate, he still claims to be “undecided," and isn’t shy in talking about his criticisms of both candidates.

Despite that, Bone’s entire story is like déjà vu to conservatives who have time and time again seen sports starts, celebrities and media figures get smeared for disagreeing with the Left. This one leaves all of us wondering: How far will the liberal media go in assasinating thought that might defy their narrative?

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