The news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday shocked the country. A Reagan appointee, Scalia was also Catholic, socially conservative, and brilliant; a combination that made him the left’s most-hated member of the Supreme Court. While his passing was respectfully treated by many in the media, there were still many far-left journalists who refused to show the late Justice respect, even in death. These tweets below confirm some of these writers open contempt and bias towards the Supreme Court’s leading conservative voice.
1. David Ehrlich, Rolling Stone: “How long do we have to wait till we can openly not be sad about it?”
so if the news about Scalia is true, how long do we have to wait until we can openly not be sad about it?— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) February 13, 2016
Ehrlich, staff writer for Rolling Stone, couldn’t contain his open glee for Scalia’s passing, even mocking his pro-life views.
2. Ehrlich: “Hold your Fetus Poster at Half-Mast” outside of Planned Parenthood for Scalia
when you go to harass women outside of planned parenthood tomorrow, be sure to hold your fetus poster at half-mast. out of respect. #Scalia— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) February 13, 2016
3. Silvia Killingsworth, The New Yorker: Scalia’s in Hell
Wish I could be a fly on the wall for Scalia's chat with the Devil— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) February 13, 2016
Silvia Killingsworth, Managing Editor for The New Yorker actually joked that Scalia was in Hell, and mocked how he died.
4. Killingsworth: How “American” for Scalia to die at a ranch in Texas!
Died in a ranch in Texas, God bless America— Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) February 13, 2016
5. Feminist politics writer for Salon, Amanda Marcotte: “God approves of abortion.”
I guess it's settled: God approves of abortion.— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) February 13, 2016
6. Marcotte then wondered, was it fate?
Scalia died where I grew up. Does that count as serendipity?— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) February 13, 2016
7. Tomas Rios, Vocativ: “Scalia was a monster”
Vocativ’s Senior Sports Editor, Tomas Rios, formerly with Vice News, wrote that his position as a journalist wouldn’t stop him from openly scorning the late Supreme Court Justice:
Scalia was a monster and no one's job entitles them to respect. https://t.co/q4v0Kk1ZFJ— Tomás Ríos (@TheTomasRios) February 13, 2016
8. Dave Zirin, The Nation: “Ugly Truths” in Scalia’s Legacy, like Reagan:
Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for the Nation and frequent MSNBC guest managed to slam both Scalia and Reagan in one punch:
If you are unable to assign ugly truths and actual history to someone's legacy after they die, you get airports named after Ronald Reagan.— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 13, 2016
9. Zirin also played the “pity Scalia’s victims” card:
When political figures die, there's a race to define their memory. That memory can have powerful repercussions. So remember Scalia's victims— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 13, 2016
10. Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept: “Don’t even try” to keep me from criticizing “highly polarizing” Scalia:
The radical left-wing journalist tweeted that he doesn’t think the “don’t speak ill of the dead” rule applies to Scalia.
Don't even try to enforce the inapplicable don't-speak-ill-of-the-dead "rule" for the highly polarizing, deeply consequential Antonin Scalia— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 13, 2016
11. Gabriel Arana, Huffington Post: Scalia’s no “saint”:
Senior editor for HuffPo, Gabriel Arana echoed Greenwald’s sentiment, linking to an article Greenwald wrote after Margaret Thatcher’s death, essentially bashing both Thatcher and Scalia as undeserving of respect:
The mere act of dying does not make one a saint. https://t.co/ig1GO0fS09— Gabriel Arana (@gabrielarana) February 15, 2016
....and what hate-tweet roundup would be complete without some disgusting commentary from the media’s favorite sex columnist, Dan Savage?
12. Sex columnist Dan Savage
Dedicating the rest of this weekend's marital sodomy to the memory of Antonin Scalia.— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) February 13, 2016