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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:15 PM

Column: Bret Stephens, Donald Trump and the epidemic of male fragility



The world needs a safe space to house its growing population of extremely breakable men.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens shattered to pieces because a university professor jokingly compared him to a bedbug. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he won’t take millions of dollars the European Union has offered to help combat Amazon rainforest fires until French President Emmanuel Macron apologizes for past critical comments.

Male fragility seems rampant.

An editor at the New York Times was recently demoted in part because he responded to an author’s correct criticism of his racially insensitive tweets by demanding the author apologize to him.

A sitting member of Congress, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, is suing Twitter and two parody accounts that regularly make fun of him, saying in the lawsuit that their tweets are something “no human being should ever have to bear and suffer in their whole life.” One account pretends to be Nunes’ mom and the other pretends to be a cow from Nunes’ family farm. A cow!

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-bret-stephens-bedbug-trump-warren-male-fragility-huppke-20190828-bym26nfh3vgfreze7zpvqymdzm-story.html

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demmiblue Aug 2019 OP
AJT Aug 2019 #1
Paladin Aug 2019 #2
comradebillyboy Aug 2019 #3
BigmanPigman Aug 2019 #4

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

1. All rightwing conservatives.....a coincidence?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:27 PM

2. I am so loving the public trashing that "Bedbug" Stephens is getting.

Serves the hypocritical little creep right.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:41 PM

3. Schadenfreude sometimes is sweet. The NY Times is such a puzzling

mash up of brilliance and garbage I don't know what to make of it. They don't get nearly as much abuse as they deserve.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. Hear hear!

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