Neil deGrasse Tyson asked this question about the outrage mob supposedly being more up in arms about something said by Michelle Wolf than things President Trump says.
He has somewhat of a point, but the implication that this started when Trump became president is nonsense.
When did it become okay to be more offended by what someone with no power says than by what someone with power does?
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 29, 2018
Tyson’s memory seems to conveniently forget the Obama administration.
Translation: “Don’t mind us & our awful statements. We are irrelevant. Mind that man over there. He has real power. Our terrible statements are meaningless, self-indulgent preening. We admit our irrelevance to deny responsibility for our behavior.” https://t.co/qJs1fvDKtp
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) April 29, 2018
CNN helped ruin a regular guy that made a meme because your side didn't like it. https://t.co/IdWIm1OONp
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) April 29, 2018
That’s right. Remember this one, Neil?
WTF?! Media or MAFIA: CNN ‘tracked down’ Reddit user behind Trump WWE gif, ‘forced’ apology https://t.co/ZCwhXXZAFw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 5, 2017
Oh, and this story times a bunch.
The first time a Tea Partier criticized Obama, that's when. https://t.co/fUvL7szamK
— ?It's?Almost ⛄️Christmas? (@jtLOL) April 29, 2018
But yeah, let’s pretend no one ever goes after Trump.
You Democrats make the rules. You tell us. https://t.co/nVzixmm6ZE
— Nick Searcy, AUSTERE RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 29, 2018
The Democrats’ rule is simple: We criticize, and you take it.