When the lifelong Democrat and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist became the most recent public figure to jump off the careening Obama bandwagon and endorse Mitt Romney in a Daily Beast article, last week, considerable angst and gnashing of teeth ensued on the left. He spoke with Howard Kurtz on CNN’s Reliable Sources about the reaction to his endorsement, which he says was about “6 to 1,” hateful, profanity-laced insults.
“Giant dumba$$”, “idiot”, “f*cking moron”, “whiny little sh*t”, “complete waste of skin”, and “a f*cking rich guy” are just a small sample of the insults hurled his way in the wake of his endorsement.
“I would say between the Daily Beast comments, Twitter comments, Facebook comments– roughly…4,000 comments– I ran about 6-1 against. And it wasn’t just, you know, ‘I disagree with you.’ It was the f-word, it was ‘you’re a baby killer.’
“It was even friends, [but] among friends it wasn’t as vitriolic. There was this sense of, ‘How dare you, you’re traitor. You’re a writer. You’re a journalist. How can you possibly come out in favor of this man?’”
“…You could feel the anguish, you could feel the sense of perhaps traitorship. I am a lifelong Democrat…”
I imagine Piers Morgan is experiencing something very similar now that he’s publicly endorsed Mitt Romney: Piers Morgan: “Mitt Romney might just save America”