Conservatives, or frankly anyone who is not a liberal, often encounter tough times at colleges and universities which are such bastions of leftist thought. And conservative activist Charlie Kirk tweeted about it on social media. But the reaction he got back from a liberal journalist and then his employer were just astonishingly awful
Kirk tweeted about the anti-conservative bias in the classrooms.
From Biz Pac Review:
“I get countless of messages from students who say professors are lowering their grades & penalizing them for being conservative,” Kirk remarked in his original tweet.
“Leftists dominating higher education represent a grave threat to our country & culture, he added. “Conservative students shouldn’t be targeted for disagreeing.”
A seemingly perfectly reasonable and accurate criticism.
But the response by liberal journalist and podcaster Jesse Farrar was not so reasonable.
Farrar tweeted that “it’s not right” for professors to grade conservative students harshly because they “should hold the conservative students[‘] heads under water until they stop breathing, instead.”
Kirk later criticized Farrar, suggesting that there is a double standard between conservative and liberal jokes.
“Interesting, @BronzeHammer seems to call for the death of conservative students via water boarding suffocation,” Kirk tweeted. “Im [sic] sure he is joking, but imagine if conservatives made a joke like that against liberals?”
But Farrar didn’t take the out and made it very clear he wasn’t kidding.
“I am not joking,” Farrar responded.
But then it got worse.
People complained about Farrar’s desire to see conservatives dead to the people he had worked for at Deadspin and Vice, for whom he had been a contributor in the past.
Farrar made public the response from the deputy editor of Deadspin, Barry Petchesky, who came to his defense.
“While Farrar no longer writes regularly for Deadspin, we as an organization do support his stance of trolling white supremacist-supported and associated organizations like Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA,” Petchesky said in the statement.
“And while I would not personally advocate the method mentioned in Farrar’s obvious joke Tweet you seem to be using to try to snitch on him to his employers, I can’t argue that it wouldn’t make the world a better place,” he added.
So the deputy editor of Deadspin thinks Turning Point is ‘white supremacist’ (because of course, isn’t everything they disagree with racist or supremacist?). No, Turning Point isn’t a white supremacist organization. But yes, Deadspin might just be spreading hate themselves with an editor and former contributor like this.
And he is just as bad as Farrar saying it would be a “better place” if the conservative students were killed.
This is the tolerant left.
Exactly proving Charlie Kirk’s original point.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]