Dying to Own the Libs

I’m fairly certain that “they would literally die to own the libs” was a joke that would get posted on here from time to time a few years ago as a sign of how rabid the Republicans were becoming during the quaint tea party years. Welp:

YouTube suspends Sen. Rand Paul over a video falsely claiming masks are ineffective

I don’t get it. What’s in it for these Republicans besides getting a large portion of their base infected and possibly killed?

WASHINGTON — YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul’s account on Tuesday for posting a video claiming cloth face masks are ineffective against the coronavirus.

“A badge of honor … leftwing cretins at Youtube banning me for 7 days for a video that quotes 2 peer reviewed articles saying cloth masks don’t work,” Paul, R-Ky., tweeted.

Paul falsely claimed in the removed video, “Most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work. They don’t prevent infection,” adding that “cloth masks don’t work,” according to The New York Times.

A spokesman for YouTube told the Times that the video violated company policy on Covid-19 misinformation, which includes “claims that wearing a mask is dangerous or causes negative physical health effects” or that masks don’t play a role in preventing the contraction or transmission of COVID-19.