Tucker Carlson sat down with Douglass Mackey last week to discuss his upcoming seven-month sentence to the American gulag. It was an illuminating and frightening interview.
For those who may have missed this story, it involves a young man, Mackey, who operated an anonymous Twitter account and went by the pseudonym “Ricky Vaughn.” Mackey shared pro-Trump memes in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election and was what was known to the Twitteratti as a “s**t poster.” He published several tweets urging people to vote via text message.
One of the tweets he shared was an image that looked like it could be from the Hillary campaign with this message:
For that meme, Mackey was convicted of a felony and will serve seven months in a federal penitentiary.
You might be asking if there are some extenuating circumstances, some dark political machinations behind him. Sadly for our rule of law, there are not. No one has alleged Mackey made money with the account. He ran it instead, he has said, because he believed in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The Justice Department charged Mackey in 2021 with several counts of conspiracy against rights. However,…
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