Last night on Twitter, Josh Barro, the openly gay, neo-conservative political editor for Business Insider, MSNBC regular, columnist for Bloomberg and New York Times reporter went on a tirade against “anti-LGBT” people, calling on the public to shame them, and stamp out their views “ruthlessly.”
The budding totalitarian sure has a bully pulpit – one of the most popular political blogs, with 57.6 thousand followers. He was named in the top 10 best Twitter feeds of 2013 by TIME Magazine. He was also named one of President Obama’s favorite columnists to read.
Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2014
Looking at his Twitter feed, it’s apparent that Barro has an agenda to push, since the one issue he writes about most is gay marriage. Barro explained how shame was the easiest tactic in defeating “anti-gay” views, which he likened to segregationists.
We don't even need to change everybody's mind. Making people too embarrassed to express their anti-gay views is valuable progress.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2014
Did the segregationists go through a period, like in the 1970s, where they whined that people were mean to them for being segregationists?— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2014
Shame is certainly what liberals are practicing on the issue of gay marriage and acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. Just this week alone, the media has attacked former NFL coach Tony Dungy and Giants’ wide receiver David Tyree for their statements against gay marriage.