July 13, 2019

NASTY, HORRIBLY WRITTEN NEW REPUBLIC OP-ED ATTACKS MAYOR PETE AS THE GAY UNCLE TOM.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ short-lived tenure as owner of the New Republic appears to have done a serious number on the publication that was once the in-flight magazine of Air Force One.

Because it is publishing stuff today that no reputable outlet would touch.

On Friday, the New Republic published a meandering, nasty, and disturbingly personal op-ed by gay author Dale Peck, who attacks South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the “Uncle Tom” of the gay community. But instead of calling him “Uncle Tom,” Peck calls the 2020 Democratic candidate “Mary Pete.” Clever.

The article is every bit as reprehensible as it sounds, each paragraph worse than the last. However, there is one passage that stands out above all others for its sheer viciousness. That passage reads as follows — it is not safe for work, and I would keep it away from children, the easily offended, and the faint of heart:

It’s really vile stuff. As the Politico’s Adam Wren quipped on Twitter last night, “I just ran into Stephen Glass at a hipster coffee shop and he told me that the TNR piece on Buttigieg is an embarrassment to him.”

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