I just followed Bret’s own link. What are we doing here?
Well, he did it. Bret Stephens compared his being called a bedbug on Twitter to the genocide of 6 million Jews.
Congrats to for inspiring this amazing column that is the end-all, be-all most ludicrous and likely most expensive example of Godwin's Law in the history of the internet. Truly a moment.
By likening a mild Twitter insult (or ANY Twitter insult) to Goebbels and Himmler's demonization of the Jews, this piece is not only unhinged but a rank trivialization of the Holocaust for a thin-skinned writer's self-promotional ends. #shonda
Think twice when you liken Bret Stephens to a bedbug. Because this is what you get. World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter
Think twice when you liken Bret Stephens to a bedbug. Because this is what you get. World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter
I did not know you were allowed to use the New York Times editorial pages for what amounts to an inside joke, a signal to the cognoscenti.
As a Jew, Holocaust scholar, director of a center for media at risk & former journalist, I can't fathom how disastrous this column is. is part of the problem. : why did u publish this? World War II & the Ingredients of Slaughter
Oh my gosh! Bret Stephens wrote a column about how the dude who called him a bedbug on Twitter is a fellow traveler of Hitler. He really did! Nobody stopped him. What a world...
OMFG. He actually did it. Bret Stephens incorporated bedbugs in his latest column. And then accuses the left of racism without a single example. This is a fucking disgrace
Bret Stephens' piece is not merely a dumpster fire for reasons others have stated but it attempts to deal with the 1930s without once discussing the First World War's Cathaginian peace & the appalling Wilsonian settlement that resulted. He is just a muppet
Shorter Bret Stephens: "Actually, when I tried to get that professor fired, what I was really doing was preventing WWIII. You'll thank me later."
I can't believe this exists! Oh my God. It's off-the-charts crazy, in context.
The 80th anniversary of the start of World War II is an opportunity to reflect on how much the rhetoric and politics of that time resemble ours today, especially the dehumanizing of certain people (Jews then, immigrants now).
"certitude is a dangerous thing, which is why I'm devoting an entire column in the holy goddamn new york times about why being quietly snarky to me on the internet is the same as the holocaust" you couldn't make it up
The political mind-set that turned human beings into categories, classes and races also turned them into rodents, insects and garbage. “Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing,” Heinrich Himmler would claim in 1943.
This is what happens when access to elite platforms was provided straight out of college and when merit has never played a determining role in your life. >> World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter
Bret Stephens should be fired for writing this: “The American left has become especially promiscuous when it comes to speaking pejoratively about entire categories of disfavored people.” It is libel. It is a lie. He cannot cite a single example.
How is this possible?
“The unpopular political figures of our day are the people who seem to convey less than 100 percent true belief: the moderate conservative, the skeptical liberal, the centrist wobbler.”
Oh my god. Bret Stephens manages to make this piece all about him: “The unpopular political figures of our day are the people who seem to convey less than 100 percent true belief: the moderate conservative, the skeptical liberal, the centrist wobbler.”
“The American left has become especially promiscuous when it comes to speaking pejoratively about entire categories of disfavored people.” Entire piece built around that sentence.
Bret Stephens gets called a bed bug because someone doesn't like his writing. He then turns around and writes a NYT Op-Ed column calling this literally Hitler. Here's the thing: was criticizing Bret, not "entire categories of disfavored people."
Extremely disappointed in . Look at the nyt pick comments. They all let BS get away with pretending that he’s writing a big think piece about the holocaust and our times. Then look at the reader picks. The readers know better.