Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten took to Twitter asking a ‘demented’ and elitist question on whether the unvaccinated should be prosecuted since they won’t willingly comply with overreaching vaccine mandates.
“Is there a point at which the “unvaccinated” need to be prosecuted?” Weingarten tweeted.
He was mercilessly slammed on social media after that for suggesting the leftist viewpoint that anyone who will not submit to getting the COVID vaccine must be dealt with.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald hit back with a biting response and warning, “This is demented beyond words, but as I wrote yesterday, a punitive and sadistic desire to see people imprisoned who dissent from their worldview is an increasingly central and defining feature of American liberalism.”
This is demented beyond words, but as I wrote yesterday, a punitive and sadistic desire to see people imprisoned who dissent from their worldview is an increasingly central and defining feature of American liberalism: https://t.co/wQB3VsWLvh
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 12, 2021
TV personality John Cardillo was very blunt in response to the leftist columnist, “These lunatics want you in prison or dead. Too many on the right still think compromise is an option.”
These lunatics want you in prison or dead.
Too many on the right still think compromise is an option. https://t.co/1UbykOMyYB
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 12, 2021
Author and retired intelligence operative Tony Shaffer snarked, “Is there a point at which @geneweingarten and the @washingtonpost defect to Cuba to join their Stalinist fellow travelers?”
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) November 12, 2021
Senior commentator for the DC Examiner, Becket Adams, noted, “funniest thing is he’ll get less blowback for this than the time he made a joke about not liking indian food.”
funniest thing is he’ll get less blowback for this than the time he made a joke about not liking indian food. https://t.co/tnyFAUDrtf
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) November 12, 2021
Aldous Huxley’s Ghost astutely tweeted, “Do you think Gene favors camps or prisons for the unvaccinated?”
Do you think Gene favors camps or prisons for the unvaccinated? https://t.co/iDBdFGuVid
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) November 12, 2021
Townhall.com columnist Kurt Schlichter quipped, “Act surprised when the Revolution comes.”
Act surprised when the Revolution comes https://t.co/TwfoYZuvb4
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 12, 2021
Deputy Editor for C Squire Magazine James Bambridge is evidently fed up with this nonsense as well, “Is there a point at which people will shut up about Covid? People will still die from it like they will from every other damn disease that we didn’t feel the need to crash our economy for.”
Is there a point at which people will shut up about Covid? People will still die from it like they will from every other damn disease that we didn’t feel the need to crash our economy for. https://t.co/9pqdCJjoaX
— James Bembridge (@TheBembridge) November 12, 2021
Podcast host Liz Wheeler fired away, “Try it, bro. You think the backlash against radical leftists in Virginia was a tidal wave? Keep coming for our kids & for the unvaxxed. Every elected position in the country will turn red thanks to you psychopaths.”
Try it, bro. You think the backlash against radical leftists in Virginia was a tidal wave? Keep coming for our kids & for the unvaxxed. Every elected position in the country will turn red thanks to you psychopaths. https://t.co/yEovNYQyOP
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 12, 2021
Investigative reporter at the Washington Free Beacon Chuck Ross tweeted, “This is the WaPo columnist who caused a media firestorm for criticizing Indian food. Doubt we’ll hear nearly as much about this crazy comment.”
This is the WaPo columnist who caused a media firestorm for criticizing Indian food. Doubt we’ll hear nearly as much about this crazy comment https://t.co/TKnhBPdOt9
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) November 12, 2021
Ross is referring to an August 19 piece entitled “You can’t make me eat these foods,” where Weingarten named a number of foods he would not eat such as Old Bay seasoning, hazelnuts, and anchovies, among others. Regarding Indian food, he wrote that “If you like Indian curries, yay, you like Indian food!”
“I don’t get it, as a culinary principle,” he remarked. “It is as though the French passed a law requiring every dish to be slathered in smashed, pureed snails.”
The left proceeded to be outraged over his pretty much irrelevant statements and Weingarten eventually groveled and apologized for it.
From start to finish plus the illo, the column was about what a whining infantile ignorant d—head I am. I should have named a single Indian dish, not the whole cuisine, & I do see how that broad-brush was insulting. Apologies.(Also, yes, curries are spice blends, not spices.)
— Gene Weingarten (@geneweingarten) August 23, 2021
The above tweets taking appropriate aim at Weingarten’s daydream are just the appetizer for the buffet of bashing that Weingarten dished out for himself on social media.
His take on punishing those who choose not to get vaccinated is mainstream on the left. It equates to forcing teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and those on the pandemic frontline to get vaccinated even if they don’t want to. They were heroes all the way through the pandemic and now the left treats them like pariahs.
The pummeling on social media was impressive:
— Chris Clark (@chrisclark503) November 12, 2021
For what offense? Remember that you would have to prove harm to someone, not merely assert it. At present the argument that unvaccinated people spread Covid-19 more than the vaccinated doesn't seem to be supported by enough evidence to justify a prosecution. https://t.co/SFXwBXP9hV
— John O'Sullivan (@JohnOSullivanNR) November 12, 2021
— Middle Ground Hype Man (@HonestHealthHun) November 12, 2021
They dont even try to hide what they want. These are evil people…the want you put in chains, and thrown into a cage. I don't want to share a country with these people. #nationaldivorce #newnationofliberty https://t.co/oc8wQupvlA
— Luis D. (@LuisFra15543533) November 12, 2021
The real crimes come from people like you… https://t.co/ixtdRK5Sqa
— Craig Havenaar 🇦🇺 (@Havenaar64) November 12, 2021
The point where paid off ‘journalists’ who promote hate and social division are prosecuted will come first 👍 https://t.co/8XfdeESwTK
— The Spirit of EddieLowFilthSlayer (@SpiritEddieLow) November 12, 2021
At what point do all propagandists who want us to refer to them as "journalists" need to be prosecuted? https://t.co/LntYOOSSpj
— Smith Jameson (@SmithJamesonFTI) November 12, 2021
Is there a point at which we start prosecuting communists? https://t.co/7YNOSjZ4F9
— Coach Corey Wayne (@CoachCoreyWayne) November 12, 2021
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