November 2, 2019

AS ALWAYS, LIFE IMITATES THE BABYLON BEE:

Shot: Obama Canceled After Activists Dig Up Old Presidential Campaign Where He Opposed Gay Marriage.

—The Satiric* Babylon Bee, Thursday.

Chaser:

Writers bashed former President Barack Obama after he criticized “woke” social justice warriors during a speech Tuesday.

Obama spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago and hit back at alleged activists who attack other people on the internet because of their “flaws,” according to the former president. His comments saw bipartisan support, but some liberals disagreed with his thought that this rhetoric is “not activism.”

Journalist Ernest Owens wrote that he “gasped” when he heard Obama’s comments and called the former president’s views that of a “boomer” in an op-ed featured in The New York Times Friday.

“But the former president’s disdain for the kind of criticism that has become popular to dismiss as ‘cancel culture’ … is misguided,” Ernst wrote, adding:

“His eagerness to dismiss one part of what happens when young people stand up for what they believe in as “casting stones” is a reminder of a largely generational divide about whether it’s impolite to speak out in favor of the most vulnerable among us and the world we’d like to live in. While there’s some debate about which generation Mr. Obama belongs to, he’s solidly in the older camp.”

Writers Bash Obama For Criticizing ‘Woke’ Social Justice Warriors, the Daily Caller, yesterday.

(And don’t get Barry started on what he thinks about doomsday environmentalists, either.)

* Sorry for misspelling “America’s Newspaper of Record” there.

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