Bad faith

A senior policy advisor in the Labor Department has resigned after he got a lot of pressure from the media over an antisemitic remark on Facebook. He said he was being sarcastic.

“It was sarcastic criticism of the alt-right’s conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic positions,” Olson said in an interview. He declined to respond to other questions about his resignation and the Facebook post, including whether he wishes to apologize or if he regrets his actions. The remark remained on his Facebook feed through the end of August”

Pretty lousy if the quote was actually sarcastic. There is plenty of antisemitism in the world. We need not invent it to get more clicks to your Bloomberg article. Unfortunately, there are no consequences to joining the cancel-culture in bad faith.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *