On the heels of Andrew Breitbart’s death, one particular left-wing zealot expressed his own twisted schadenfreude at Breitbart’s demise. Matthew Yglesias, a contributor to Slate Magazine, tweeted that the “world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart [sic] dead.”
Breitbart’s body isn’t even in the ground, yet Yglesias, in his supreme arrogance, symbolically spits on Breitbart’s grave.
What happened to civility and manners in this country? What happened to the respect for four young children who lost their father, and a wife who lost her husband?
Whether one agrees with Breitbart or not, such vitriol is beneath human decency, and is reserved for the filth which subsists on the bitter cud of spite.
Creatures like Yglesias embody the problem festering in American society today. They hide behind their words and take pleasure in another’s death for no other reason than ideological differences. They stifle dialogue and lock themselves in their self-aggrandizing echo chambers, unwilling to engage with others who have opposing views. By providing Mr. Yglesias with a platform from which to spew such filth, Slate Magazine is also blameworthy, and its credibility is challenged.
Mr. Yglesias, your comments have only served to validate many of the claims Breitbart made about the liberal intelligentsia during his life. You have only succeeded in embodying the worst right-wing stereotypes about liberals.