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The Federalist Is Endorsing 'Infection Parties' Now, Wonderful

By Mike Redmond | Politics | March 25, 2020 |

By Mike Redmond | Politics | March 25, 2020 |


Before we begin, it’s not often I get a chance to show Meghan McCain’s husband’s dumb face, which isn’t exactly easy because he’s not important enough to be photographed anywhere. So here’s Ben Domenech on an old episode of Face The Nation, where the soon-to-be father of MY FATHER’s baby presumably said something stupid as all hell that nobody should’ve ever once listened to.

How do I know? I’m glad you asked!

If you haven’t heard me repeat it a hundred times already, Domenech is not just a noted plagiarist. He’s also the publisher of the piece of sh*t website known as The Federalist, which quickly became a trending topic today after it tweeted out an article advocating for “infection parties” to battle the current pandemic. Think how we used to expose children to chickenpox, and you’re on the right brain-dumb track.

Except here’s the amazing part. The advice in the article was so spectacularly dangerous and bad that Twitter stepped in and suspended The Federalist’s account until the site deleted the butt-awful tweet, which it eventually did. Imagine tweeting something so bad that Twitter actually got off its ass and did something about it. That’s almost impressive, but you know, not in any way.

As for the article itself, it’s written by an Oregon dermatologist, so right off the bat, you know it’s going to be chock full of excellent medical advice that isn’t just a Trojan horse for ending quarantines early so we can kill a whole bunch of people to jump-start the economy. Haha, who does that?

Via The F*ckulist:

Neither mitigation nor waiting for a vaccine is acceptable given the magnitude of the problem we are facing. Economies are like a living organism — as soon as their normal functions are shut down, they begin to die. Savings, capital, income, and taxes all evaporate. Companies begin to close, and many will not have the resources to begin again. Massive deficits will become a huge burden for future generations. Meanwhile, the regular health care system is all but shut down.

Oh, whoops, guess it was about killing people to protect 401ks. What are the odds?

I could go on, but basically, the gist is exactly how I described it above. Just like the chickenpox, this market-humping numbnut wants to deliberately infect people who are “low risk for severe complications,” so they can get the virus, build up immunity to it like a vaccine, and quickly get back to powering the wheels of commerce so rich people don’t take a bath that will barely scratch their material wealth. It’s really spectacularly humanitarian advice, and not at all in direct conflict with the wife of the publisher of The Federalist, who is currently following her doctor’s orders by working from home while pregnant. In fact, a quick look at her Twitter account shows that she has some pretty strong opinions on voluntary exposure:

And what’s this? She agrees with doctors and scientists that this disease’s effects are wildly unpredictable for any age group? Good heavens.

Damn, Mrs. Domenech, you should probably have a talk with your husband unless you’re okay with him advocating for a full-on outbreak, while you’re carrying his kid, just so the Dow goes up half a percent. Then again, it’ll probably only affect poor people and not beer heiresses, so I respect the pickle you’re in here. (I don’t. Your husband blows tainted nards, and you should stop having sex with him until he knocks this shit off. Today.)

UPDATE: Welp, should’ve seen this coming…

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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