As we’ve reported, two JetBlue passengers were removed from a JetBlue flight after one of them, the husband of a Hunter College professor, verbally berated Ivanka Trump. The professor, Andy Lasner, deleted his Twitter account in the wake of the incident, including tweets indicating an intent to harass.
ThinkProgress editor Judd Legum put it this way:
Passenger kicked off Jet Blue flight for talking to Ivanka Trump. "Your father is ruining the country!," he said https://t.co/BbghfOSva4
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 22, 2016
What’s that again?
"for talking to" https://t.co/tPObSgecLu
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 22, 2016
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) December 22, 2016
Hey, they’d spin it the same way if the person being harassed had been one of Obama’s daughters, right?
@JuddLegum Harass was the word the husband used, but you go with talking.
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) December 22, 2016
The guy's partner literally he said he planned to "harass" her, yet you transformed that to "talking to." Fake news. https://t.co/clCKgraUB1
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 22, 2016
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 22, 2016
"Talking to" ? Dude was screaming at her, per reports, and his husband bragged on Twitter about he was going to harass Trump. https://t.co/QM8gmC4ihV
— Erik Soderstrom (@soderstrom) December 22, 2016
"The Resistance" = harassing a mother & her kids. https://t.co/C2W3SywIKA
— Daniel Nyari (@danielnyari) December 22, 2016
"Talking" is disingenuous. Passenger tweeted just before incident he was going to "chase down" Jared & Ivanka so as "to harass them." https://t.co/x7Yo81voPr
— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) December 22, 2016
— JWF (@JammieWF) December 22, 2016
No, the guy's husband tweeted out that his hubby was going to "chase them down" and "harass them."
You're an idiot. https://t.co/W6DUS9pt6T
— ((Notorious MWR ن)) (@nowhere_nh) December 22, 2016
— Becca H (@LadyOnTheRight1) December 22, 2016
Not to be outdone, check out Yahoo News’ approach:
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) December 22, 2016
They’ve GOT to be kidding.
No. He was removed because he was yelling at and harassing a passenger and her children. Get it right. https://t.co/5XWGdSqQrB
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 22, 2016
Talking points memo softened the tone a bit as well:
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) December 22, 2016
Again, “jeered” would be spelled differently if it happened to somebody the progressive Left liked:
That's not how you spell harassed https://t.co/Tcf6w5yENS
— Adam (@AfroJewMan) December 22, 2016
Isn't it amazing how fast the word "harassed" disappears from their vocabulary. pic.twitter.com/CqKyCU8jH3
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 22, 2016