By now you've likely heard homophobic vice president elect =choke=spew= Mike "Dense" Pense attended the highly acclaimed musical, "Hamilton," last night on Broadway. As you also probably know, the audience booed him lustily on his arrival at the theatre, and following the performance, the cast had a message, delivered by Brandon Victor Dixon:
“We have a guest in the audience this evening. Vice President-elect Pence I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here ladies and gentlemen. We have a message for you sir. We hope that you will hear us out. I encourage everyone to pull out your phones and tweet because this message needs to be spread far and wide.So, what was the elite media's hot take to the booing before and after this perfectly reasonable and patriotic appeal? Let's hear from two of the guardians of the First Amendment and frontline normalizers of neo- fascist gargoyle Donald "Rump" Trump and his mini- me (who inexplicably are employed at the "liberal" New York Effing Times). First, there's culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, then adding to the appalling wankery we have crack political writer and Clinton e-mail scourge Maggie Haberman (the NYT's "amateur etiquette expert"):
Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton, an American Musical. We really do. We sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, out children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us. We truly thank you for sharing in this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations and we truly hope that you heard our message sir, because you all represent all of us."
"Engage"! Someone got Dense an effing ticket to the hottest show in America so he could sit in a seat and stare dumbly at the stage, you clown. Try engaging your brain.Pence getting booed at Hamilton bums me out. Whatever you think of him. He’s trying to engage. Could get ideas from far worse places. https://t.co/gn7j25Nuy7— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 19, 2016
He's also the VP-elect. A level of disrespect https://t.co/Xgfbb0EpBH— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 19, 2016
We leave it to our betters to point out a few things to the clueless Itzkoff and Haberman:
After the way President Obama has been treated the past eight years, and after the way people are being violated now, today, a lusty boo is apparently beyond the pale.
Miss Manners — the actual one, not the poor imitation above — says it is perfectly acceptable to boo performers on a stage; surely one can, without throwing a tomato, calling him a cracker, or beating his ass like he was a common Muslim cabbie minding his own business in a post 11/9 America, express equal displeasure with a man whose lifelong ambition is to denude gay people of not just equal protection under the law but funding for AIDS that didn’t line the pocket of a conversion therapist instead, and who is about to run both foreign and domestic policy under a president-elect already staffing his cabinet with overt white nationalists, and it is just as acceptable.
Maggie Haberman does not belong in polite society. And whoever that Dave Itzkoff schmuck is he’s a idiot too.The Twitter feeds of both these dolts are full of pithy responses that explain why it was perfectly righteous to boo a slug like Dense Pence, who has a long history of anti- LGBTQ activism. What's clear to us is that these two guardians of freedom have lived very sheltered and privileged lives that have robbed them of their capacity for empathy -- well, except for the likes of Dense Pence.
BONUS: With the right- wing fee- fee umbrage machine working overtime (including Rump's asinine "demand" for an apology), we're with David Waldman, who detects a double standard:
What? He got booed? pic.twitter.com/oq2JU9SSS8— David Waldman (@KagroX) November 19, 2016