As I covered Monday, the mainstream media (and the Left) got it wrong: students at Covington Catholic High School weren’t taunting an American Indian veteran participating in Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Incidentally, the “indigenous people” got it wrong, too: they aren’t indigenous, any more than anyone else. The people now known as American Indians came to North America from Asia, via the Bering Strait (here). So that was based on goofiness as well.
Caught up in all the MAGA-hating hubbub, one journalist — a contributor to Vulture — tweeted a death wish for the Kentucky schoolkids:
“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents.”
Oh, yeah — Erik Abriss wants the parents of all the kids to die, too. Lotsa wantin’-to-die lately; like here. And why? Maybe this:
“‘Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the sh*t-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F***ing die”
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Are white people really “taught their whole [lives]” that they have “dominion” over others because of their race? If they are, it’s by the Left, via lessons on “white privilege” (here). As for a “divine right,” if you’re white, were you made aware of this?
And by the way: He wasn’t fired from Vulture (so far as I know); he was canned from his main job at INE Entertainment.
“We were surprised and upset to see the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric used on Erik Abriss’ Twitter account this weekend. He worked with the company in our post-production department and never as a writer,” [INE said in a statement].
“While we appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance. Therefore, as of January 21, 2019, we have severed ties with Abriss,” the company added.
Good for them: They defined “tolerance” properly. In the past — in a whole lot of instances — it’s just meant “the embrace of whatever we believe, not what other people do.”
Despite corrections being made in the media, the Covington crew’s been getting death threats. Hence, the school was closed Tuesday.
Here’s sumpin’ nice:
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
The students are now suing media outlets and individuals for spreading fake news. Among those are The New York Times, Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (here), and Kathy “Behead the President” Griffin (here).
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 20, 2019
The media makes messes, and rarely do they clean them up. Right now, there are a bunch of high schoolers whose lives have bright yellow folding signs around them. Amid the tragedy, at least one conscientious employer mopped the floor with a homicidally-hoping, death-wishing dork.
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