From Grabien News...Flashback: Left-Wing Media Outlets Mocked U.Va. Student for 'White Privilege' Running out in N. Korea.
Before he died as a result of injuries suffered at the hands of his North Korean captors, a University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, was a target of mockery among left-wing media outlets like Comedy Central, the Huffington Post, and Salon.Read the rest and watch the video HERE.
"This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea" ran a headline from Salon.com
The publication even suggested Warmbier deserved his fate:
The Huffington Post editorialized, "North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal":
Many of these outlets derisively noted the fact that Warmbier was a member of a fraternity.
"As shocked as I am by the sentence handed down to Warmbier, I am even more shocked that a grown man, an American citizen, would not only voluntarily enter North Korea but also commit what’s been described a 'college-style prank.' That kind of reckless gall is an unfortunate side effect of being socialized first as a white boy, and then as a white man in this country," La Sha wrote in the Huffington Post. "Every economic, academic, legal and social system in this country has for more than three centuries functioned with the implicit purpose of ensuring that white men are the primary benefactors of all privilege. The kind of arrogance bred by that kind of conditioning is pathogenic, causing its host to develop a subconscious yet no less obnoxious perception that the rules do not apply to him, or at least that their application is negotiable."
Worse, because Warmbier's white, Sha suggested his kidnapping may contain some element of justice....
Aside from the above vileness of the Left, I have a few questions.
Why in the world did Otto Warmbier go on a tour of North Korea in the first place? Did he not understand what a brutal regime that of North Korea is?
And I must ask this question, without casting blame on anyone in particular...
Who paid for Otto Warmbier's tour of North Korea?
What a sad story — on several levels!
Thanks to FJ for this detailed account (BBC, June 21, 2017): Otto Warmbier: How did North Korea holiday end in jail, and a coma?