<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Former OSU student "Worst Person in the World"

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Former OSU student "Worst Person in the World"

Last night on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann anointed former Oregon State University student Nathanael Blake "Worst Person in the World." Blake earned the dubious distinction for his comments about the Virginia Tech tragedy on the conservative Web site Human Events.

"Something is clearly wrong with the men in our culture," wrote Blake. "Among the first rules of manliness are fighting bad guys and protecting others: in a word, courage. And not a one of the healthy young fellows in the classrooms seems to have done that."

Though Blake admitted that he didn't know whether he "would live up to" his own notion of bravery, he said he would be "ashamed" of himself if he didn't, suggesting that the innocent victims at Virginia Tech should feel embarrassed for "ducking, running and holding doors shut" to avoid the bullets of a killer.

Olbermann's reaction: "...what could be more cowardly than to write that the Virginia Tech victims should be 'ashamed' of themselves for not fighting off their killer like some action movie hero? It is...Nathaniel [sic] Blake who should be ashamed today."

Blake previously wrote a highly controversial column for the OSU Daily Barometer. He was perhaps best known for his column of February 8, 2006, "The Islamic Double Standard," which sparked protests at OSU and elsewhere.



Anonymous cs said...

Human Events is a worthless, right wing rag for hateful young people who are not necessarily conservative, but just hate liberals.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Fabian said...

Nathanael Blake, you are an embarassment and disgrace to OSU! As much as I would enjoy cornering that cowardly piece of shit and putting his "courage" to the test (i.e. make him "eat his words") by leaving him bleeding in a dark alley, Mr. Blake should consider himself lucky we will probably never meet. But I guess you can expect a fascist publication like Human Events to provide an outlet to such stupidity. But in all sincerity, being fired at by a person with GUNS when you are UNARMED must be terrified. I wonder if any of the VA Tech survivors had the misfortune to read that fucking asshole's comments. Talk about adding insult to injury. Here's a test! Somebody should toss Nathanael Blake into a room and someone else should charge in and open fire on him with two gats. My hypothesis? He would die. Good, the fucker deserves to!

10:35 PM  

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