- Do you think any comedy writers before 2016 would confidently announce in public that they were glad they ruined someone’s life?
2. Is it possible this was intended to be funny, as in mocking the seriousness of having kamikaze sexual assault accusers emerge with unprovavable stories from high school and college to impugn your character on the national stage? If so, that is only slightly less vicious than if the tweet means what it says.
3. If you are a Colbert fan, do you think this suggests a less than kind, fair and ethical orientation in that show’s culture?
4. Should the purpose of comedy ever be to hurt people?
5. If Colbert, his producers, or CBS thought they had an audience that cared about decency and fairness, wouldn’t they discipline Dumas?
6. How many businesses would continue to employ someone who announced to the public that they (‘we”) ruined someone’s life?
7. Or does “we” mean the “resistance,” Democrats, et al.? If you’re a progressive, does this bother you? Is that what the left takes pride in now—ruining lives?
8. Could the left end of the political spectrum possibly be more repulsive or less sympathetic than they have been in the last few weeks?
9.When I conclude that, do you think that shows me to be partisan? If so, doesn’t that indicate that Democratic and progressive partisans see nothing wrong with a tweet celebrating “ruining someone’s life”? It’s an important question, because if that’s the kind of value the Left now considers acceptable, decent and fair citizens have no choice but to be come partisan—against that.
10. Are you repulsed by the tweet?
Bonus Question: If you are not, what’s the matter with you?