Saturday, February 25, 2017

Slate's Alan Colmes Obituary

Some Leftists, too many, are cruel, horrible people.

Justin Baragona, Mediaite writer, found Slate's obituary for Alan Colmes to be "bottom of the barrel" stuff.

Mediaite is certainly not a Right-leaning outfit, yet called out Slate.

From Mediaite:

Slate writer Isaac Chotiner weighed in on the death of Alan Colmes by labeling the liberal political commentator a “buffoon” and “patsy” mere HOURS after the man passed away.

In the column, which we won’t link to, Chotiner provided such edgy, provocative, and ruthless observations like this:
In the context of Fox News, being a nice guy—and a “liberal” nice guy at that—meant being a buffoon, and a patsy. Colmes not only played the part to perfection—he defined it.

Oh, and this, regarding Colmes’s longtime on-air partner Sean Hannity getting a solo TV gig while Colmes was used as a contributor:
I always thought this was a strategic mistake from Fox’s perspective, because Hannity is an exhausting presence, and because Colmes made liberals look dumb in a way no other Fox show could manage.
And here’s Chotiner passing moral judgment on Colmes the afternoon of his passing away:
But while Colmes may not have been a genius, he wasn’t a complete moron either; in short, he was smart enough to know he was being used, and to take the money that his services demanded. If this is something less than morally reprehensible, it is still pretty gross.

What Baragona of Mediaite considers to be the real sleaze in all this is the fact that Slate was willing to exploit the death of Alan Colmes to simply get attention.
But the real issue at play here is that, in all likelihood, the writer saw Colmes’s death as an opportunity to be provocative for provocations’s sake. And Slate welcomed that with open arms.
That's not the only issue with Chotiner's comments, but it is an issue.

People were angered by Slate's obituary.

Sean Hannity was understandably outraged.

It really is disgraceful when a person's death becomes fodder to score political points or exploited to generate Internet traffic.

Are Chotiner and Slate really so cruel that they don't care to consider the pain they're inflicting on those grieving the death of Alan Colmes?


Shame on Slate.


Mediaite has tweets from others decrying Slate's tasteless obituary here.

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