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Los Angeles Times Publishes Column Mocking Deaths of People Who Oppose Mandates

The Los Angeles Times is facing backlash for publishing a column mocking deaths of people who oppose vaccine mandates.

Michael Hiltzik’s op-ed was titled, “Mocking anti-vaxxers’ deaths is ghoulish, yes — but necessary.”

“It may be not a little ghoulish to celebrate or exult in the deaths of vaccine opponents. And it may be proper to express sympathy and solicitude to those they leave behind,” Hiltzik wrote. “But mockery is not necessarily the wrong reaction to those who publicly mocked anti-COVID measures and encouraged others to follow suit before they perished of the disease the dangers of which they belittled.”

“Nor is it wrong to deny them our sympathy and solicitude, or to make sure it’s known when their deaths are marked that they had stood fast against measures that might have protected others from the fate they succumbed to themselves,” he continued. “There may be no other way to make sure that the lessons of these teachable moments are heard.”

The article used a photo of Kelly Ernby, who passed away last week from COVID-19.

“Finally, there are those who have voiced public opposition to the vaccines — not all of whom are unvaccinated themselves. Some have couched their opposition in policy terms. Ernby fell into that category — she asserted opposition not to the vaccines as such, but to vaccination mandates,” Hiltzik noted.

Though she did not oppose getting vaccinated, simply opposed government mandates, that did not appear to be enough for Hiltzik. Cheerlead them or he will laugh in the face of your demise, mocking you for all to see.

“It should be clear that opposing vaccine mandates as a substitute for opposing vaccination itself is a fundamentally incoherent position. It’s little more than the garden variety small-government Republican ideology. That’s what it was in Ernby’s hands,” he wrote.

Social media commentators, including many of Hiltzik’s fellow journalists, were quick to condemn the piece.

By time of publishing, there were thousands of quote tweets condemning his position, and less than 150 “likes.”

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10 responses to “Los Angeles Times Publishes Column Mocking Deaths of People Who Oppose Mandates”

  1. LegenJerry says:

    yo what the fergalicious frack fuck is going through these people’s heads?!

    this is the URL for the article, and you can see this for yourself


    when Shia Labeouf said “He will not divide us” he was right

    the left has done more to divide us than Trump could ever do.

  2. ZerioctheTank says:

    Someone explain to me why we should share a country with people who clearly hate us? The constitution? Patriotic pride? Serious question here.

  3. Devilsgun says:

    Entitled Urban Corp Dems are absolute evil, and the crazy part is that they think they are champions of goodness.

    Imagine being so disconnected from your humanity that you would publicly take delight in the tortured deaths of innocent people simply because they didn’t sniggle up on hands and knees and fellate the state like you did. Something about the whorish, cold, concrete prisons of modern cities turn people into monsters

  4. HerrDoktor says:

    1. This is how most democrats feel; this one merely said it out loud.
    2. They didn’t specify that their glee is for unvaccinated people dying *of COVID* — just when unvaccinated people die.
    3. This makes it even more ironic when a vaccinated person dies.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    I hate these people with every fiber of my being.

  6. NeverMetTheGuy says:

    Is this a symptom of city living? I’m noticing that the majority of morally bankrupt people are city folk, and those from the rural areas are generally more moral in actions. Is it due to high concentrations of scumbags in the city? Or does living in a high population density area less to scumbaggary? Does being in close proximity to all the resources you could need make people weaker? More codependent in other people’s opinions?

    Timcast needs a forum, because I’d love to see this discussion with other members, in a large format.

  7. pandusa says:

    Lack of empathy, is a trait of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Then, give or take Narcissistic Personality Disorder and it equals- L A times article. Even Pfizer cannot come up with a pill for personality disorders; it is an ingrained behavioral pattern. As far as the “nature vs nurture” argument. I heard a psychiatrist on a review of above say ” genetics may load the gun but environment probably pulls the trigger” . I am only a nurse, but after years of clinical experience, I agree. Or,maybe it is the desperate playing to the Cult. Either way… disordered.

  8. FuckCommunism says:

    Yo. That’s pretty fucked up. They said the thing you aren’t supposed to say out loud, haha. To answer Marilyn’s question, Journalists – Timcast crew notwithstanding – are alcoholics. That is why they are so petty and condescending.

  9. TuckR8 says:

    They are spiteful because anybody who opposes their mandate MUST be somebody who is outside the woke cult. Therefore they are an “other” that deserves no pity, kindness, understanding, or even human decency.

  10. Marilyn says:

    I’ve never met a journalist. I’m stuck in my nurse bubble. Would someone enlighten me as to why so many of them are so spiteful???
    I would love to get some understanding as to the psyche of people who do this for a living.