This weekend, the “outrage machine” was in full force.  Shoddy reporting about a situation at the March for Life created a news cycle that has still not died down.  The story involved MAGA-hat wearing high school kids from Covington Catholic High School and a Native American pro-abortion activist Nathan Phillips.  A viral social media post went viral that aired a selectively edited clip of an interaction between them that made it seem like the boys were bullying the Native American, when a fuller video showed that Phillips was actually antagonizing the children.

Big difference.

However, by the time the more contextual video was released, the damage had been done.  News organizations — desperate to keep up with the keyboard social justice warriors — aired news segments verifying the false version of events.  But the most horrific examples of hate were on Twitter (everyone act surprised!) by the “verified blue checkmark” crowd who said unimaginably uncharitable things about the kids.

Yes, the same people who warned us to treat the Parkland survivors with — pardon the pun — kid gloves, had decisively changed their tunes when it came to these conservative pro-life kids.  In fact, as passions ran high, one writer for Vulture wished these kids — and their parents — would die.  Writer Erik Abriss was the culprit, when he tweeted: “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.”

And he wasn’t done.

“‘Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the shit-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.”

The Wrap has the details on what happened after this writer issued a public death wish for children:

Digital company INE Entertainment has fired a journalist who publicly wished for the death of several Covington Catholic High School students and their parents in a pair of tweets over the weekend. Aside from his job as a post-production supervisor at INE, Erik Abriss is a contributor to New York Media’s pop culture site Vulture.

“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,” the company said in a statement to TheWrap on Monday. “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.”

If you even wonder why America has become so polarized, this writer’s tweets are undoubtedly emblematic of the reasons why. The journalist and pundit class just can’t stand conservatives, a hatred that inevitably leaks out into their stories and reporting.

Though I do not rejoice over someone losing his job, it is gratifying that — at least in the case of Abriss – these journalists are experiencing some real world consequences for their vile animosity toward patriotic Americans.

Good riddance.

Image Credit: MaxPexel

Hat Tip:  The Wrap 

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.