When I was a kid, I got super angry at my big brother for some reason. Since big brothers are genetically programmed to be mean to their little sisters, my brother Mark had been tormenting me about something. And I had had enough. So I wrote on a piece of paper “Mark is a FAG.”
I’d like to think my writing skills have improved since then. But this was when I was little and the “rapier wit” gene had yet to kick in.
The long and short of it is, I got in trouble for writing “Mark is a FAG” on a piece of paper because, according to my Mom, that was a dirty word.
Which was news to me. Boys at school called each other “fag” as an insult, so I thought, “why not?” I didn’t even know what it meant.
Sadly, because of this incident from my childhood, I will never be allowed to host the Oscars, land a job in Big Tech, be nominated for the Supreme Court, or, apparently, win a Heisman trophy.
Of course, my lack of football skills and advanced age probably have a little something to do with that as well.
But what really takes me out of the running for the Heisman is writing “Mark is a FAG” on a piece of paper over forty years ago.
At least that’s what USA Today writer Scott Gleason thinks.
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner.
And before the young man could even come down from the thrilling rush of the win, USA Today’s Gleason got hold of some tweets he wrote when he was fifteen that used an “anti-gay slur.”
And not just once! He used an “anti-gay slur” four times. Four times!
What kind of monster is he?!
As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using an anti-gay slur remained active on the Heisman winner's account https://t.co/K0hQ6MI7up— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 9, 2018
Apparently there are still sane people on Twitter because USA today is getting dragged like a Raggedy Ann doll over this idiotic article.
Check out the ratio:
In the time it’s taken me to write this post, the comments have increased by nearly a thousand. And I’m sure by the time you read this post, the comments will be even higher.
Just a heads up.
These assholes are going to do this for every single person who achieves something great in life.
Because they’re horrid, wretched people.
“When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them”— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 9, 2018
Using dumb crap he tweeted when he was 15 to ruin the greatest achievement of his life.
If I had a dollar every time some teenage boy called one of his friends queer or faggot, I would be wealthy enough to stop asking you guys to hit the tip jar.
But for some reason, this idiot Scott Gleason at USA Today actually believes this typical high school banter should be enough to ruin Kyler’s life and spoil his Heisman victory.
I said last week that Social Media has become a cesspool of busybodies, nosy Parkers and tattletales.
But I’d like to correct that statement: Social Media and the American News Media have become a cesspool of busybodies, nosy Parkers and tattletales.
Who cares what Kyler Murray tweeted to his friends when he was fifteen years old?
Seriously?! Who the hell cares?!
What kind of a society are we becoming when we can ruin people’s lives for things they said as teenagers?
This isn’t just petty and meanspirited. It’s absolutely obscene.
Why should young people strive to be better in their lives if they can still be damned for things they did as teenagers?
Is that really the America we want?
Instead of the “land of opportunity” where you can overcome your past to become anything you want, assholes like this USA Today writer want to chain you forever to your past.
And not even over things like murdering someone. No, he wants this young man to be forever defined by tweets to his friends when he was 15-year-old that used words like “queer.”
Are you freaking kidding me?
Naturally, Kyler Murray felt forced to apologize. And that’s really a shame.
Dude, no.— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 9, 2018
You are supposed to claim that hackers (preferably Russians) hacked your account when you were 14-years-old and they set you up.
That's what MSNBC's @JoyAnnReid did and she got to keep her job after it was revealed she's a racist, anti-Semite, homophobe, and bigot. https://t.co/muzA6QPtjo
The one thing that gave me some hope was reading through the replies to Kyler’s tweet.
This reply sums them up well.
Big Congratulations! You are now part of an elite group of men called THE Heisman Trophy Recipient. You can explain who you are now, but never apologize for your past decisions, it made you the winner that you are today…the good, the bad and ugly. Good luck and God Bless.— Clark in Tomball (@Cajun_Clark) December 9, 2018
My guess is this USA Today writer thought the wind was at his back because Kevin Hart got forced out as Oscar host just days ago over old tweets.
But I think that is a radical misinterpretation of the mood of the country. Then again, the Leftist outrage mob aren’t the brightest stars in the firmament.
As I’ve said countless times, the Left always pushes too hard and too far. And eventually their petty, vindictive schemes backfire.
Because normal people get sick and tired of this crap.
To coin an oft-used phrase, that’s how we got Trump.
And scouring people’s Twitter past to try and ruin them in the present has crossed the Rubicon.
It’s Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
The Left never figures that out. Which is surprising, since they’re supposedly the “science party.”
You push hard enough, and you will get pushback.
And from the reactions to this loathsome smear, I think the pushback is in full swing.
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