Earlier today, Quin Hillyer ripped Matt Yglesias a new one after he went on Twitter to delight in the death of Andrew Breitbart.
Well, Yglesias was outdone by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone who wrote this afternoon, “Good! F#*k him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.”
I would call on Rolling Stone to fire Taibbi but they’ll probably give him a raise.
All of which raises two questions.
1. Why do liberal pundits delight in the death of conservatives?
2. Why do liberal pundits have no shame in publicly expressing these sentiments?
You can probably give the same answer to both questions. Liberal pundits hate conservatives and their hatred of all things conservative knows no bounds. I would also add that liberal pundits aren’t very mature.
While I strongly disagree with liberals, I somehow manage to write obituaries about them without jumping for joy that they have left this mortal coil (i.e. former Boston mayor Kevin White, Andy Rooney and Jack Layton, the late leader of Canada’s NDP).
Outside of the bin Ladens of this world, I refrain from saying unkind words about the dearly departed. If someone dies and I have nothing nice to say about them, I don’t say anything at all. If only Taibbi, Yglesias and other liberal pundits practiced this principle. But in order to practice this principle one must have class and wisdom and neither Taibbi and Yglesias have demonstrated these qualities.