The liberal media are all for tolerance – however all bets are off when op-ed columnists query adherence to abortion.
On Thursday, The New York Times printed op-ed columnist David Brook’s “Abortion Memo.” In his “imaginary” memo on “late-term abortions,” a Democratic guide suggested Democratic leaders to finish the occasion’s obsession over abortion.
“How much is our position on late-term abortions hurting us?” the guide started, referencing a lately failed try by lawmakers to ban abortion after 20 weeks. “How many progressive priorities are we giving up just so we can have our way on this one?”
He credited professional-life voters for the elections of each Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump to the presidency, and requested the Democrats to think about “what would happen if Roe v. Wade was overturned.”
“The pro-life movement would turn its attention away from national elections,” the imaginary guide careworn. “Single-issue anti-abortion voters would no longer be automatic Republicans. The abortion debate would no longer be an absolutist position on one side against an absolutist position on the other.”
But as an alternative of taking the “memo” as meals for thought, media figures and commentators went berserk on Twitter.
“I’m so fucking done,” started feminist and Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti. “Honestly, FUCK this dishonest bullshit. You know what I’m not willing to tolerate? Dead women. Women being forced to carry dying fetuses.” (Forget that the 20-week ban included exceptions for lifetime of the lady.)
I am so fucking finished https://t.co/cHaYQnXVzu
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) February 2, 2018
Foreign Policy and New York Times contributor Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian added, “If this doesn’t make any sense to you, let me explain: David Brooks has never been pregnant.” Her Foreign Policy colleague, Shelbie Bostedt, continued, “hey david brooks how about you fuck right off.”
hey david brooks how about you fuck proper off https://t.co/JT0GMDYcn8
— Shelbie Bostedt (@ShelbieLBostedt) February 2, 2018
For her half, Aubrey Hirsch, who has additionally written for The New York Times, added, “FUCK YOU, David Brooks.” Similarly, Courtney Enlow, who has appeared in retailers like Bustle and Glamour, continued, “Just…like…fuck you David Brooks” and frightened that her “throbbing vein behind my eye” would possibly “explode.”
How about males DO NOT GET TO SPEAK ON THIS EVER. FUCK YOU, David Brooks. How dare you? And disgrace on you, @nytopinion. This is humiliating for these of us who even have uteri to take heed to these taking part in with home cash converse on one thing that has NOTHING to do with them. https://t.co/kqcnlOyBEe
— Aubrey Hirsch (@aubreyhirsch) February 2, 2018
Similarly, Shareblue editor Kaili Joy Gray warned, “Fuck you, David Brooks, with a coat hanger.”
Fuck you, David Brooks, with a coat hanger
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) February 2, 2018
Seems to be a theme right here, doesn’t there?
Rewire analyst Imani Gandy hoped “he has to pee every 15 minutes and during his 5th trip to the can, his toilet gets clogged.” She later additionally hoped he “finds a fly in his soup at lunch today,” or, reasonably, an “infinite number of flies.”
Good morning to everybody however David Brooks, who I hope finds a fly in his soup at lunch at the moment.
An infinite variety of flies, really.
Every time he picks one out, a brand new one seems.
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) February 2, 2018
Former Guardian author Alana Massey posted an image of a gap in the wall with the caption, “I am invoicing David Brooks for the hole I literally just kicked in my wall reading this.”
I’m invoicing David Brooks for the outlet I actually simply kicked in my wall studying this. pic.twitter.com/ONYKNCIH8x
— Alana Massey (@AlanaMassey) February 2, 2018
For his half, Mother Jones editorial director Ben Dreyfuss concluded, “it’s actually just the laziest dumb shit i’ve ever read in my life.”
I’d say that that is the dumbest shit i’ve ever learn in my life, nevertheless it’s really simply the laziest dumb shit i’ve ever learn in my life https://t.co/vHcGSilnPT
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) February 2, 2018
Huffington Post columnist Jamil Smith bashed the “rubbish.” Reporting for HuffPo, Laura Bassett referred to the piece as a “waking nightmare.” Another colleague, Emma Gray, charged that “his writing indicates he hardly recognizes that women are full human beings.”
GQ Magazine author Nathaniel Friedman declared that Brooks “has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about here.” His colleague, Jay Willis, supplied $5 to the heroic NYT worker who locks David Brooks out of the CMS,” or content material administration system for posting tales.
Making enjoyable of the current try by professional-life lawmakers to ban abortion after 20 weeks, Allure journal editor Hayley MacMillen known as for a “a ban on David Brooks columns after the first 20 words.”
A ban on David Brooks columns after the primary 20 phrases
— Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) February 2, 2018
In disbelief, Nylon author Angela Lashbrook requested “Sorry, but um, is David Br**ks arguing against Roe v Wade?”
Freelance author Stephanie Russell-Kraft attacked the piece as “sexist,” “dismissive,” and simply plain “wrong.” Another freelancer, Carey Purcell, complained, “Now I’ll be up all night, fuming.”
Biggest mistake of the day: studying David Brooks after 10 PM. Now I will be up all evening, fuming.
— Carey Purcell (@CareyPurcell) February 2, 2018
The Root and ThinkProgress author Preston Mitchum “almost stopped breathing from how ridiculous it is,” whereas BitchMedia columnist Britni de la Cretaz was “so angry” she was “shaking.”
I’m so offended concerning the David Brooks op-ed that I’m shaking.
— Britni de la Cretaz (@britnidlc) February 2, 2018
New Yorker editor Lauretta Charlton responded with a “memo” about Brooks’ “pie hole” whereas Bleacher Report author Natalie Weiner concluded that Brooks “should not have a job writing op-eds.”
This isn’t the primary time the media have viciously bashed New York Times op-eds towards abortion. Last 12 months, media shrieked “fuck off” one other op-ed mentioned Democrats “must stop being the “Abortion Party.” Just a few months later, feminist media attacked what they known as a “bullshit” professional-life op-ed written by “terrorists.”