This is weird — we just published a post on what has to be a parody of white power hand symbols — and who should pop up in our timeline but former New Yorker fact-checker Talia Lavin, who smeared as a Nazi a veteran of the Marine Corps and double amputee who now works for ICE by misidentifying his tattoo as an Iron Cross.
As Twitchy reported, she lost the fact-checking job, went on to specialize in the alt-right for Media Matters, and took a gig as an instructor at New York University teaching a class on “Reporting on the Far Right.”
Now we’ve spent all day covering progressives defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s thoughtless characterization of 9/11, but Lavin is all in and dares to go where no celebrities or Democrats have dared go. We’re certain this is not a parody:
when did the memory of 9/11 become “sacred”? in what way? and to whom?
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) April 14, 2019
I'm pretty sure it was September 11, 2001.
— Bluto For America (@Crapplefratz) April 14, 2019
At about 10:00 EST on 9/11/01, as a memorial to thousands of Americans who died in a terror attack, and to Americans.
If you have to ask this, ask yourself why, and what steps you should take to change the fact that you're an American who had to ask.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) April 14, 2019
1. The moment the first plane was flown into the WTC.
2. Because they killed thousands of innocent people.
3. To the families of the victims, and Americans in general.
— Gary S. Willie (@GarySWillie) April 14, 2019
To all of us who have any sense of morality.
— LD (@LDreeniatnuom) April 14, 2019
Probably around here pic.twitter.com/bxAuAgmzbr
— Jake Wilkins (@JakeWilkns) April 14, 2019
Largest loss of fire service personnel in one day. Ever. Remember their sacrifice. Always. #thinredline
— Müle (@ScrumRucker) April 14, 2019
If you have to ask, you could never understand the answer.
— 🍸 Trish 🍸 (@wtffiles) April 14, 2019
Great hire, @nyuniversity.
— John Miller (@brandnewmiller) April 14, 2019
This garbage woman trying to get fired again
— Brian Bohn (@BrianBohn4) April 14, 2019
Is this satire?
— Gina (@JournoNoMore) April 14, 2019
No, she’s proved to double-down on seriously bad takes. It’s what she does that makes her so “edgy.”
Delete your account, journo.
— Tendies For Breakfast #FreeAssange (@TendiesB) April 14, 2019
Oof. Delete this garbage tweet
— Luna's Human (@JGRAY_GA) April 14, 2019
As I watched it on tv and when i drove back from Boston to Texas and saw the pain in American's eyes.
— Who cares (@stillanass) April 14, 2019
This might be the dumbest take of 2019 thus far
— Gordon Bombay Sapphire (@GBSapphire) April 14, 2019
delete this. really.
— Zanne (@ZoomZanne) April 14, 2019
Immediately after it happened, to every thinking and feeling person. If you’re interested, here’s the Cliffs Notes version: jihadist terrorists killed thousands of innocent Americans in an unspeakable act of war. Still confused?
— GrowlPower (@Growler086) April 14, 2019
A) day of
B) reverence for the compassion and heroism shown to fellow citizens, defiance of degenerate ideology that caused it
C) literally and decent moral human being of good will.
— Dan (@LawoftheGator) April 14, 2019
This ain’t it, chief.
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) April 14, 2019
The rule only applies to decent people, so you're good. Carry on.
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) April 14, 2019
The actual answer to your question: Sacred in the sense of "set aside for a solemn purpose," that purpose being the commemoration of the thousands of people who died and the thousands of people who did noble, heroic, and selfsacrificial things to help others.
— MechaBonaldMkV🇻🇦🐋 (@IgnatiusUnderh2) April 14, 2019
probably sacred to lots of people, but most especially the orphans and widows of the attack, as well as those who survived due to the sacrifice of others.
— MechaBonaldMkV🇻🇦🐋 (@IgnatiusUnderh2) April 14, 2019
She didn’t deserve the time it took to type those two tweets, but good job.
Answers to your three questions:
1. Probably when jihadists bombed downtown NYC.
2. In honor of our fallen.
3. To all of us normals.
— Robert G. Silverman (@RobertGSilvermn) April 14, 2019
Good Lord. https://t.co/HnRlJOZnFz
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 14, 2019
Run out of tattoos to misidentify? https://t.co/MOAH1iMyjq
— Theresa Giarratano (@T_Giarratano) April 14, 2019
this coming from the person who got fired for thinking a tattoo on an ICE agent referencing a platoon he served with in Afghanistan, you know, the place we went to after 9/11 to prevent other 9/11s, as a nazi symbol.
— DRL (@drlcartman) April 14, 2019
So I can see we’re at the stage of your game now when you say really ignorant shit in public. Tomorrow it’s “oh don’t attack me I’m just a powerless helpless girl boo hoo.”
— A (@Aposter1228) April 14, 2019
Ohh boy. How long is it going to take you to lock your tweets this time.
— Michael Lexington (@BeerIsGood84) April 14, 2019
When we saw day after day, the remains of men and women who died in those buildings, being brought out of the rubble, draped in an American flag.
— Chris McAllister ❌ (@themanfronUNCLE) April 14, 2019
The left is going with a BOLD strategy. They are now openly mocking 9/11. I'm sure this will work for them.
— Dred (@Dred_44) April 14, 2019
Is it comfortable standing on all those dead bodies to make a political point?
— Diego Meyer (@MrDiegoMeyer) April 14, 2019
And they hired you for NYU Journalism School.
— Louis Vil LeGun (@LouisvilleGun) April 14, 2019
NYU instructor/fact-checker who smeared Marine as a Nazi now soliciting donations https://t.co/ONl4nxuHxD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 21, 2019