J. K. Rowling is best known to us as the author of the “Harry Potter” series. But in recent years, she has become known for her relentless trolling of Donald Trump on Twitter. Like most of her fellow Brits, Rowling doesn’t think much of the Troll-in-Chief.
For instance, when Trump railed about how the media likes to “pour over my tweets looking for a mistake,” Rowling reacted like any writer would react to such an egregious spelling mistake.
Rowling has also snipped Trump at least twice with references to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” books.
More recently, Rowling–or “Jo,” as her friends call her–managed to find a way to burn Trump down with an answer to a question about magic.
Notice that Trump hasn’t fired off an angry tweet at Rowling in response, even though he goes off at even the tiniest perceived slight. Perhaps he knows better than to pick a fight with a Scot after Scottish Twitter pummeled him for claiming Scotland voted to “take their country back” in the Brexit vote–even though Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union.
But at least one Trump diehard thinks she needs to protect her messiah from Jo. Namely, far-right blogger and pseudo-journalist Liz Crokin, one of the loudest promoters of an inane conspiracy theory that claims Democrats and celebrities are involved in sex trafficking.
Crokin has been one of the more relentless promoters of the “QAnon” theory–the bizarre claim that an anonymous adviser to Trump is dribbling out information about a planned massive crackdown on pedophiles. Supposedly, nearly anyone who is anyone in the Democratic Party and entertainment is on the verge of being hauled into jail for their involvement in a massive pedophilia ring.
On Friday afternoon, Crokin suggested that Rowling could be pulled into this massive dragnet. How’s that, you ask? Supposedly, there are some dark themes lurking in the “Harry Potter” books and movies.
For the better part of the millennium, “Harry Potter” has been an object of scorn on the right, supposedly because it entices kids into witchcraft. But pedophilia? That’s a new one.
Crokin’s sole source is a nearly three-year-old blog post from a small-time celebrity gossip blogger who claims that child sexual abuse frequently occurred during the shooting of the “Harry Potter” films. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, Liz. This doesn’t even begin to meet that standard.
But then again, considering Crokin’s past history, it’s not a surprise that she’s taken aim at Rowling. For some time, Crokin has insisted that Trump’s fiercest critics are either pedophiles or running interference for pedophiles. In the summer of 2017, she told “prophetess” Meri Crouley that some of Trump’s loudest critics are part of a Satanic pedophilia ring. Watch for yourself.
Among other things, Crokin claimed that Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, one of the more prominent never-Trumpers in the Senate, helped lure underage boys for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Soon afterward, she expanded on this in a chat with “Survivor” contestant turned far-right podcaster Anna Khait. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch got a clip.
Crokin claimed that anyone who attacks Trump is usually covering for pedophiles, if they’re not pedophiles themselves. Seen in this light, it’s no surprise that Crokin has taken aim at one of Trump’s loudest foes on the other side of the Atlantic.
Past history suggests this won’t end well for Crokin. Last year, she viciously smeared Chrissy Teigen and John Legend as pedophiles for–horrors!–dressing their daughter as Alice and as a hot dog. Teigen and Legend didn’t take this lying down, and threatened a lawsuit.
There’s no word on whether that went anywhere, but if it did, they’d have far more support behind them than Crokin could hope to garner. Between them, Teigen and Legend have over 20 million followers on Twitter to Crokin’s 100,000.
And now Crokin is going after another celebrity who not only has the means to bankrupt her, but has massive public support behind her. Rowling has over 14.5 million followers on Twitter. Apparently Jo doesn’t know that she’s been targeted. But hopefully she can make this far-right muggle pay dearly.
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