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Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense

Outrage mobs are chipping away at democracy, one meaningless debate at a time.
Source: Mike Blake / Reuters

The mob was unusually vociferous, even for Twitter. After the California-born ice skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, the New York Times writer Bari Weiss commented “Immigrants: They get the job done.”

What followed that innocuous tweet was one of the sillier, manufactured controversies I have ever seen on Twitter. Twitter’s socially conscious denizens probably only realized they should was that Nagasu isn’t herself an immigrant, but rather the child of immigrants, and so calling her one was an example of “.”

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