Another day, another Progressive threat of violence against conservatives.
This instance started when Charlie Kirk of conservative student group Turning Point USA tweeted about bias against conservative students:
I get countless of messages from students who say professors are lowering their grades & penalizing them for being conservative— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 7, 2018
Leftists dominating higher education represent a grave threat to our country & culture
Conservative students shouldn’t be targeted for disagreeing
Left-wing commentator Jesse Farrar responded in a now-deleted tweet saying:
Even after that, Kirk was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt:
Interesting, @BronzeHammer seems to call for the death of conservative students via water boarding suffocation
Im sure he is joking, but imagine if conservatives made a joke like that against liberals? pic.twitter.com/UvNXSLJsw0
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 7, 2018
Farrar doubled down:
I am not joking.— jesse farrar (@BronzeHammer) February 7, 2018
Kirk reached out to Deadspin, an outlet where Farrar has written in the past, to see how they felt about this. Editor Barry Petchesky responded:
“While Farrar no longer writes regularly for Deadspin, we as an organization do support his stance of trolling white supremacist-supported and associated organizations like Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA.
“And while I would not personally advocate the method mentioned in Farrar’s obvious joke Tweet you seem to be using to try to snitch on him to his employers, I can’t argue that it wouldn’t make the world a better place.”
When does the left start taking the high road again? We thought that was supposed to be their thing, rather than calling for the deaths of teenagers and young adults with whom they disagree.