You know by now my enduring loathing for Rupert Murdoch, and I never need an excuse to write about him. This incident happen a week or two ago, but I didn’t post it as there were just too many obituaries and other issues that took precedence. But there’s no sell-by date on Rupert’s filth.
Aside from being a manipulative power-mad sociopath, several of the media outlets he owns are little more than mouthpieces for his fascist agenda. Even his own outlets, however, found it hard to defend Rupe’s tweets savaging an innocent woman who fell through a defective subway grate—something that longtime New Yorkers do worry can happen to them. This woman was not severely injured because she is very tall (6’5”) and very large (400 pounds), which helped break her fall.
Did Rupe understand that this kind of accident is merely one of those flukes of fate (and faulty engineering)? No he did not. He saw it as an opportunity to attack an innocent victim who was hurt and terrified, and to insult her for her weight.
“How did fat lady who fell thru street get to 400 lbs? Welfare, stamps, etc? Then leave us all with 20yrs immense health bills,” Rupe tweeted.
Excuse me, what did you say?
First of all, this woman is gainfully employed as a social worker. She has a much more difficult job than you’ll ever understand, Rupe, and doubtless she’ll never be well-paid for it. But she has chosen to make her life’s work something that helps people.
In other words, she works. She’s not on welfare. But if she did need food stamps it’s because mega-rich pigs like you, Rupe, don’t value her career.
Furthermore, since she is gainfully employed and has a salary, she pays into Social Security and likely has health insurance. And what if her size is due to a metabolic disorder? It is very unusual for a woman to be 6’5” tall.
But in your universe, Rupe, anyone who is sick or overweight doesn’t deserve to get medical treatment. They should just roll over and croak.
So Rupe tweeted this pathetic excuse a while later. “Did not mean to be unsympathetic to 400 lb lady, but fact remains unhealthy eating by rich and poor driving up premiums for all,” it went.
Tell that to your favorite fatties, Roger Ailes and Rush Limbaugh.
Who pays for their medical bills?