Looking at Rob Beschizza's tweet, I gotta say... I am a bit sickened.
And before you all jump on me, let's be a little honest with ourselves. We all know that right now there are tens of millions of aids victims in Africa many of whom receive no treatment at all, and there is nothing we're doing to help most of them. Or to help prevent future outbreaks. And sure there are some real reasons for that, as well as some bullshit ones. But at the end of the day, the US, you, and I do nothing to help those people. Nothing. But, you have some self righteous sense of self entitlement that gives you the right to publicly shame some random person, that you don't even know, based on a 140 char tweet fired off before a plane flight. I find that to be deplorable.
Truth be told you all bring shame to your parents, who undoubtedly did teach you not to say bad things about other people. If you want to address the issue of Aids in Africa, you can. You haven't. But you can. And it doesn't require tearing someone else down whether they are a bigot or just someone being crucified for an out of context 140 character comment of no importance. In fact, tearing other people down doesn't help anyone at all. It just makes you look petty. And it makes your parents look like they've failed you. It's some straight up chicken little bullshit that you delight in because it feeds your ego. And that's wrong.
So you know what. Rob, what the fuck are you thinking delighting in someone else's mistakes? This woman is far from home, and probably facing the loss of her job, for expressing a stupid comment on twitter. A comment that frankly sums up very well the position of most of the United States on Aids in Africa. What does that say about you as a person? Your parents who raised you? What does it say about BoingBoing?
I don't get how someone could delight in some other persons misfortune.