Kurtz reacts to Bret Stephens blowing up over being called a ‘bed bug’


>>Sandra: “THE NEW YORK TIMES” BRET STEPHENS RIDICULED OVER HIS RESPONSE TO BEING CALLED A BEDBUG ON TWITTER. SENDING AN ANGRY EMAIL TO THE PROFESSOR WHO POSTED THE JOKE AND ALSO ALERTING THE SCHOOL’S PROVOST. AMONG THOSE ALSO MOCKING HIM FOR HIS THIN SKIN IS THE PRESIDENT WHO TOOK TO TWITTER THIS MORNING. HE IS NOW QUITTING TWITTER AFTER BEING CALLED “A BEDBUG.” TOUGH GUY. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CHIMING IN. “MY OWN FRIENDS BURST ME HARDER THAN THAT.” HOWIE KURTZ IS HERE. GREAT TO SEE YOU IN WASHINGTON. I AM NOT SURE HOW TO HANDLE THIS. I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH “BEDBUG” IS IN THE NEWS RIGHT NOW IF YOU LET’S GO TO THE ORIGINAL TWEET THAT SET ALL OF THIS OFF. “THE BEDBUGS ARE METAPHOR. THE BEDBUGS ARE BRETT STEVENS.” THEN ALL CHAOS ENSUED.>>THIS IS A TWEET FROM A PROFESSOR AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HERE. HE WAS PLAYING OFF OF THE NEWS. SO FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE BEEN CALLED MUCH WORSE THAN A BEDBUG. SECOND OF ALL, THIS WAS AN AMAZINGLY THIN-SKINNED REACTION ON THE PART OF BRETT STEVENS. NOBODY WOULD HAVE HEARD OF THIS THING EXCEPT FOR THE LETTER THAT HE SENT TO THE PROFESSOR AND TO HIS BOSS. THERE IS NOW A PIECE IN ESQUIRE, SAYING HE IS TRYING TO SQUELCH FREE SPEECH. HE IS GETTING IT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, AOC.>>Sandra: WE KNOW IF YOU ARE ON TWITTER, YOU SEE THAT THERE ARE NOT SO FRIENDLY PEOPLE OUT THERE, SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME THIN SKIN. THEY ARE SUGGESTING THAT HE DOESN’T. HE WENT ON MSNBC TO RESPOND.>>A PROFESSOR AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DESCRIBED ME AS A BEDBUG OR A METAPHORICAL BEDBUG. JUST THE CONTEXT OF THE NEAR TIMES HAVING A BEDBUG PROBLEM. AND I THINK THAT KIND OF RHETORIC IS DEHUMANIZING AND TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, NO MATTER WHERE IT COMES FROM. SPEAK TO HIS WORDS.>>THE LETTER THAT HE WROTE ACTUALLY WAS NOT BAD, AND WHAT SHE SAYS WHY DON’T YOU COME TO MY HOUSE, ME AND MY WIFE AND KIDS, AND SEE IF YOU WERE TO CALM ME UP BEDBUG TO MY FACE. IT DOES LOOK LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO GET HIM IN TROUBLE AT WORK. THAT IS GIVEN THE PROMINENCE THAT HE IS A PULITZER PRIZE WINNER, A VERY GOOD WRITER. GIVEN HIS PROMINENCE, IT LOOKS LIKE USING AN ELEPHANT GUN TO ATTACK A FLEA. THAT’S WHY THIS HAS BLOWN UP HERE AND NOW YOU MENTIONED, DELETING HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT.>>Sandra: IT JUST FEELS LIKE WE ARE BORDERING ON THE ABSURD A LITTLE BIT, DON’T YOU THINK? THIS IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY. I WILL MOVE ON FROM THAT, AND I WILL TALK ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS. GOING AFTER CORPORATE MEDIA. HERE HE IS IN HIS OWN WORDS. “AFTER DECADES OF CONSOLIDATION AND DEREGULATION, JUST A SMALL HANDFUL OF COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU WANT, READ, AND DOWNLOAD. WE SHOULD NOT WANT EVEN MORE OF THE FREE PRESS TO BE PUT DIRT SUCKED CONTROL OF THE BENEVOLENT BILLIONAIRES WHO CAN USE THEIR 80 EMPIRES TO PUNISH THEIR CRITICS AND SHOW THEMSELVES FROM SCRUTINY.” SO BERNIE SANDERS WANTS TO SAVE THE FREE PRESS.>>I’M VERY IMPRESSED THAT ANY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS THAT AS A GOAL. BUT WHAT YOU JUST READ ABOUT “BENEVOLENT BILLIONAIRES,” WITH A COUPLE OF POSSIBLE EXCEPTION, HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY EVIDENCE OF IT. RICH GUYS WHO BOUGHT “THE WASHINGTON POST,” THE “L.A. TIMES,,” THEY ARE REVITALIZING THOSE RIVERS. IT JUST READS TO ME LIKE AN ANTICORPORATE THING. HE DOESN’T LIKE BIG MEDIA MERGERS. HE THINKS THAT THEY SHOULD DISCLOSE LAYOFFS.>>Sandra: THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR HIM.>>YEAH, SURE. HE GOES AFTER THE TECH COMPANIES, SAYING THEY ARE CANNIBALIZING THE NEWS ORGANIZATIONS. EVERY NEWS ORGANIZATION WANTS TO PROMOTE THEIR STUFF IN PLACES LIKE FACEBOOK. SO I THINK WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON HERE, SENDER, IS THAT BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS COVERAGE, PARTICULARLY FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” OWNED BY JEFF BEZOS.

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100 thoughts on “Kurtz reacts to Bret Stephens blowing up over being called a ‘bed bug’

  1. "Bedbug" is the perfect description; tiny, disgusting, annoying, hateful little creatures that are only noticed if there's a large group invading your space.

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  3. Yup. This is where we are today. The rise of the beta male has made name calling a serious crime. God help is.

  4. The news should be the truth! Not some opinion or twisting for an agenda. You so called journalists that do no research, suck!

  5. Copying that professor's boss was exactly the sort of response I can remember my childhood "enemies" on the block would threaten to do to me, "I'm gonna tell the teacher on you.", or "I'm telling your mom!", when I'd tease them by pretending to spray "anticootie" aerosol on myself after I'd had to walk past them. When we are children we do childish things. This is our "training ground" to prepare us for the life ahead of us. It is necessary, because then we must grow up…and this, too, is necessary.

  6. Calling someone "vermin" or an "insect" dates back to WWII. If they aren't human, they are easier to exterminate. Stephens is Jewish.

    Of course you lilly white protestant (dare I say racists?) can be excused for not knowing this.

    Yet Fox makes this into a news story just so they can ridiculize a liberal commentator, without providing any historical context. I guess they are jusy pandering to their low education viewers.

  7. In the period before the Rwandan atrocities opponents were referred to as cockroaches or bedbugs, that ended with a big party and everything was fine 😀

  8. And why do you think we are at a state of crazy? Your dear cult fascist leader and people like you who put him there. Thank you very much. We are so grateful

  9. Hilariously pathetic and that bit at the end of Bernie complaing about tech companies killing journalism, i mean how out of touch is he? MSM is a democrat PR machine and google/fb/twitter are removing conservative voices and he still isnt happy? 🤦‍♂️ 🤡 world

  10. There's alot of idiots here commenting about how Bretbug Stephens is a liberal crybaby when he is actually a CONSERVATIVE. hahahahahaha

  11. This is why when I vote in the 2020 election. I'm going to become a Pirate at the Ballet Box. I'm going to circle all the RRRRRRRRRs lol.

  12. LEFTIST BEDBUGS CAN DISH IT OUT. BUT CAN'T TAKE THIER OWN MEDICINE.. THE Beta MALES who lactate…they are minus testosterone. I'm telling mom !!! Don't hit me Mr bar room brawler…wait until I get my bug brother he will teach you !! Yeah yeah ..you call our President names and lie but you crawl back in bed..and find a crease to hide in, 🦀🐜🕷️ you arachnoid louse !!!!

  13. Kurtz is a fool. The Boston globe, la times and Washington post were purchased by leftwing billionaires that lose millions on their newspapers every year. They do it so they can push their far left agenda.

  14. So many comments don't even realize Bret is a conservative. You guys really are morons of the highest degree. Read a book.

  15. Funny how a lot of people in this comments section don't realize the guy is a conservative. They're programmed so hard to hate liberals they just assume he is one.

  16. Bret Stevens is like an enfant that had a small fight with another enfant and is telling that kid, that he is also telling his father, that ……. How old is Bret Stevens???? His mudpaper is insulting everybody in an awfull way, day in day out, and he is insulted by someone calling him a bedbug😂😂😂

  17. Brett Stephens, who so loves freedom of expression, is such a delicate little snowflake. What a jackass — he tried to get a professor fired over nothing. Hypocrite.

    So yeah, the NY Times building has a bedbug infestation. So did Trump's Doral resort.

  18. The news reader says "this is bordering on the absurd". Yes it is, that Fox News made this into a news item, if I had know what this was all about I would have never watched it.

  19. bernie sanders' policies are tyrannical, but he is spot-on with the free press being controlled by 6 mega corporations.

  20. This is where we are today🤗.
    Laptop over desktop🤑.
    Facebook🤔.
    Howie whistles a lot. Bed bugs also whistle. Innovative bedgus. These bugs need family planning ✂⚔🔫🛠🗜

  21. FREEDOM OF NON CRIMINAL THREAT SPEECH Remember the old adage, 'Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me'. True courage consists in doing what is right, despite the jeers and sneers of our companions.

  22. Bed bugs are attracted to filth. New York Times staff spend their time grovelling in the dirt for their ‘news’ and probable pass their research time sleeping on filthy mattresses in front of their computers.

  23. People are following bed bug democrats, which are the worst ones to follow. They make no basic common sense at all. :*)

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  25. Anybody remembers Rene Levesque ?? He rallied so many people because of his desperate attitude like he was putting his head on the block for the nation and that signified for so many that he was oh so sincere, oh such a patriot. Let's not get fooled by Bernie Sanders…. !!! He is truly a SOCIALIST and that spells doom for the nation. Stick with the tried and true TRUMP !

  26. Bed bugs and Fredo…… you gotta love it….. long live bed bugs ( in someone else’s house 🙂 ) and let us pray for the king of Fredos!!!

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