The liberal internet echo chamber following the mass shooting atrocities that occurred in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas was on full display over the weekend.
Less than thirteen hours apart and approximately 2,000 miles away, two different shooters shot up a Walmart in El Paso and a bar in Dayton. Of course, liberals used the tragedies as a chance to politicize for gun control reform.
But it was scientist Neil Degrasse Tyson who might have had the worst response to the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings.
Liberal celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most revered amongst liberals for a long time – consistently making appearances on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and currently he frequents “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
But over recent years, his arrogant shtick eventually became old and rather annoying. https://offthewire.com/jimmy-kimmel-attacked-ted-cruz-in-the-most-despicable-way/
Tyson has a reputation for being the guy to be “really fun at parties,” in the most sarcastic way possible. He’s the definition of the “well, actually,” guy. Tyson loves to burst bubbles and kill the mood when somebody makes a joke; flipping the tone to suit his intellectualism. It’s the kind of eye-rolling moment that just makes you want to walk away.
He took the aforementioned to a whole new level on Sunday when he tweeted, “In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.”
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.
On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…
500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun
Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 4, 2019
Spectacle? These were horrendous mass shootings where 29 people lost their lives and Tyson had the audacity to make it about medical errors and the flu? It almost seemed to be too surreal to believe.
Needless to say, people were understandably furious; even liberals called him out. The outrage poured on to Tyson.
The popular band Smash Mouth, known for “All Star” and the popular cover of The Monkees “I’m a Believer,” wrote in response “F—K OFF`!!!! There’s your data!!!!”
These were popular responses to the tone-deaf tweet.
Tyson did “apologize” but it was almost even more offensive than the previous tweet.
He wrote, “My intent was to offer objectively true information that might help shape conversations and reactions to preventable ways we die. Where I miscalculated was that I genuinely believed the Tweet would be helpful to anyone trying to save lives in America. What I learned from the range of reactions is that for many people, some information –-my Tweet in particular — can be true but unhelpful, especially at a time when many people are either still in shock, or trying to heal – or both.”
“So if you are one of those people, I apologize for not knowing in advance what effect my Tweet could have on you. I am therefore thankful for the candor and depth of critical reactions shared in my Twitter feed. As an educator, I personally value knowing with precision and accuracy what reaction anything that I say (or write) will instill in my audience, and I got this one wrong.”
Is that an apology? He’s basically saying I’m sorry you took the information I gave out the wrong way, instead of owning up to the fact it was embarrassingly insensitive towards the victims and their families?
Neil deGrasse Tyson should no longer be welcomed into the public limelight. https://offthewire.com/jimmy-kimmel-begged-this-one-democrat-to-save-us-from-trump/