I disagree. Strongly.
I’m not happy the journalists have lost their jobs, per se; I believe everyone should have the chance of productive work and hope they find some in another industry. But I am positively thrilled they can no longer pour an endless stream of poisonous error into the public forum.
— Adrian Vermeule (@Vermeullarmine) January 26, 2019
I AM happy they’ve lost their jobs, myself, and I hope they suffer a while before somebody puts a shovel, a septic-truck hose, or a hammer and a handful of roofing nails in their hands. I do not think this necessarily makes me a bad person; I believe it makes me a reasonable and aware one, whose threshold for hateful, supercilious abuse from unworthy mediocrities has long since been passed.
The “endless stream of poisonous error” line is all right, but for one thing: when “error” always and exclusively cuts one way only, it is NOT error—it’s malicious, and intentional. The real error here is to grant them the benefit of the doubt and assume otherwise. These are malefactors; they’re the agents of American misery and enslavement, and they are dangerous. When Trump called them enemies of the people, he was doing nothing more than speaking the simple truth. We should be concerning ourselves far more intently with crushing them and seeing to it that they STAY crushed than with feeling sorry for them.
PuffHo Opinion and Buzzfeed were malignancies gnawing away at the health of the body politic. No real American should feel any obligation to be anything but thrilled to be shut of them.