A Boston Globe columnist called for waiters to contaminate the food of Trump administration officials.
The column by Luke O’Neil was modified and then taken down by Globe editors. “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” referring to the recently ousted Department of Homeland Security secretary.
The Washington Examiner Reports:
“As for the waiters out there, I’m not saying you should tamper with anyone’s food, as that could get you into trouble,” O’Neil wrote. “You might lose your serving job. But you’d be serving America. And you won’t have any regrets years later.”
He added that “not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon” when he was a waiter was one of his eternal regrets. “I was waiting on the disgraced neoconservative pundit and chief Iraq War cheerleader about 10 years ago at a restaurant in Cambridge and to my eternal dismay, some combination of professionalism and pusillanimity prevented me from appropriately seasoning his entree,”
The Globe to found itself dealing with a wave of outrage.
Herman Cain, one of President Trump’s two picks for the Federal Reserve Board, tweeted, “Who makes the editorial decisions at the Boston Globe?”
Who makes the editorial decisions at the Boston Globe? https://t.co/geIu3fhAwt
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) April 11, 2019
O’Neil hit back at the Globe for removing the article from its website.
“Absolute brain genius move by the Globe to edit my story three times then take it down altogether and put up a note saying I’m not on staff instead of perhaps standing by a long time contributor and siding with labor instead of bad faith critics who would hate them no matter what,” O’Neil said on Twitter.
He added: “I will never write for them again.”