Salon and other left-leaning media mocked American student Otto Warmbier when he was detained in North Korea last year. The 22-year-old died Monday after being returned to his family following 17 months of imprisonment. He reportedly went into a coma about a month after being imprisoned and never woke up.
On Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu,” Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere talked about the left’s strange double standard on humanity. “I thought these were the feeling people … who were all diverse and inclusive,” Pat said.
When Warmbier was detained and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korean authorities, Comedy Central’s short-lived “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” brutally mocked him when he was detained after allegedly trying to take a propaganda poster from his hotel.
Twitter users pointed out that Salon had a similarly cruel take after his imprisonment; the site called the student “America’s biggest idiot frat boy.”
The harsh takes didn’t stop with his death in a Cincinnati hospital shortly after coming home. In response to a Washington Post writer’s story and tweet about Warmbier, Affinity Magazine slammed him for “trying to steal” from North Korea. Josh Rogin called him “an innocent kid tortured by an evil regime” while tweeting about his interview with Warmbier’s North Korean roommate.
In response, Affinity Magazine tweeted, “Watch whiteness work. He wasn’t a ‘kid’ or ‘innocent’ you can’t go to another country and try to steal from them. Respect their laws.” The tweet met with a backlash and has since been deleted.