What: A pair of boneheaded tweets wishing ill on a complete state.
Who: Michael Moore and Keith Olbermann.
Why we care: Like George W. Bush unfurling that ill-fated “Mission Achieved” banner prematurely by a pair a long time, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he was lifting the statewide masks mandate and opening up eating places and colleges and the entire shebang to the tune of 100%.
And likewise just like when Bush launched that banner, Michael Moore had one thing to say about it. The documentarian’s feedback this time, although, haven’t precisely gone over in addition to Fahrenheit 9/11 among the many left-leaning set.
Texas – we hear you. You didn’t need to be half of our electrical grid. And now you’ve eliminated your masks mandate & are permitting giant crowds to assemble. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t want our treasured vaccine. We’ll ship it to ppl who’re saving lives by sporting masks.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 3, 2021
The above tweet, kind of wishing demise upon legions of Texans, was shortly flooded with 1000’s of feedback calling Moore a spread of names akin to “absolute goon” and the like.
Moore’s tweet was preceded, a number of hours earlier, by an almost similar dispatch from former MSNBC pundit, Keith Olbermann, who additionally advised that the state of Texas shouldn’t have entry to the vaccine.
Why are we losing vaccinations on Texas if Texas has determined to hitch the facet of the virus? https://t.co/Yn2i7zT8KL
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 3, 2021
Though many Texans seemingly agree with Governor Abbott’s choice for egocentric causes, many others virtually actually don’t. Even when a full two-thirds of Texans have been ecstatic about haphazardly opening up the state, proper because the ending line for the pandemic is lastly in sight, that might nonetheless depart almost ten million Texans who share Moore and Olbermann’s ideas on security prioritization.
It’s not as if the pair’s tweets would possibly one way or the other result in the state’s residents really being denied vaccination, however they nonetheless deserve some scorn. In spite of everything, they embody the exact same divisiveness and and lack of compassion for one’s fellow residents Olbermann particularly discovered repugnant in Donald Trump.
Because the saying goes, one ought to by no means throw out the child together with the bathwater, however particularly when the child is tens of millions of Texans.