We imagine Talia Lavin — the former fact-checker who slimed a veteran amputee working for ICE by misidentifying him as a Nazi by his tattoo — has some time to tweet this summer as her NYU Journalism class on “Reporting on the Far Right” was canceled because not enough students signed up.
As you might have read, journalist Andy Ngo was first hit with a milkshake and then later took some punches and had his camera gear stolen while covering an Antifa protest in Portland.
Ngo, who claims to be more of a liberal than a conservative, is still seen as a tool of the “far-right” because he tries to capture Antifa on video. By the way, the police in Portland are also seen as far-right, because they keep the brave warriors of Antifa from punching Nazis as is their right.
It wouldn’t be long before a bleeding Ngo was waiting for an ambulance, but Lavin thought to make like of the fact that he was “milkshaked.”
She’s since deleted the tweet, but we thought we’d better get a screenshot to show those couple of students what kind of lessons they’re missing out on since her “Reporting on the Far Right” class got scrapped.
Yea just poo.. pic.twitter.com/KC3NKLX9u5
— Javier Lopez Ramos (@Javilopezramos) June 29, 2019
I’m glad you can make light of an attack on an Asian American journalist. Who was hit several times, has a few lacerations, and is currently in the hospital, but yeah it was “bird poo.” I hate my generation.
— Steve Rogers (@capt_americac87) June 29, 2019
Not sure I get the joke about a gay Vietnamese American journalist being beaten by a mob, but hey you do you.
— American Momma (@American_Momma) June 29, 2019
Actually, they beat him up, but sure..
— Nope Nope (@Nope6Nope) June 29, 2019
No snarky comment about the literal attack? Or does violence against journalists not matter?
— Aseef (@imnotiiDuri) June 29, 2019
I was waiting for the worst person on Twitter to chime in
— B (@BenJack35278703) June 29, 2019
Guess you didn’t see the aftermath of all the shit they did to him https://t.co/WchpolE5O6
— Garrett (@G_krassenstein) June 29, 2019
Maybe she did. We’re not ready to assume she’d care, other than cheering it on.
I assume you’ve seen the whole video where he’s attacked & is taken to the hospital? Or would you like us to question what he was wearing to provoke the attack? Hypocrite.
— Stobie Piel (@StobiePiel) June 29, 2019
This is why youre trash and why you couldn’t even get students at a progressive school to take your shitty class.
— Noah (@reeb1011) June 29, 2019
Hey, can I sign up for your cla….
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Right. Bye sweatie. 💅💅💅
— FunkyColdMeGeesus (@fistfullofboth1) June 29, 2019
If you’re going to make a callous empty joke it needs to be funny. But practice makes perfect
— boiling whispers (@Thewordswemouth) June 29, 2019
The crushing irony in her getting a class called “reporting on the far right” yet here is far left overt violence, and she makes a funny.
— KD6-3.7 (@ShaneeMc) June 29, 2019
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Hey, look, another deleted tweet by another of MMFA’s finest, making a joke out of Ngo being hit with milkshakes before he was beaten and hospitalized:
Media Matters editor-at-large pic.twitter.com/9l5UiFdfU4
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) June 29, 2019
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Now police are saying that some of the “milkshakes” thrown at people today were actually quick-drying cement, and that police were hit as well.
Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 29, 2019
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It looks like we were correct not to assume Lavin deleted her tweet out of concern for Ngo; she just didn’t need the irritation.
Then deletes and says she’s “not gonna comment” pic.twitter.com/prfonV8ZRs
— Kay (@kay_nmn) June 30, 2019
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Here’s another blue-check wonder who deleted his tweet:
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 30, 2019
This HuffPost writer @letsgomathias deleted this tweet celebrating Antifa’s “milkshaking” of a journalist.
The milkshakes were lined with quicklime/quick dry concrete mix and produce chemical burns, in addition to being heavy. pic.twitter.com/orQi1ikruv
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2019
Here’s how Carlos Maza answers when asked how he’d react if someone hit him with a milkshake https://t.co/EamAOOpYIl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 6, 2019