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Eddie Scarry

Updated: Jan 9, 2023


It was certainly an interesting choice for Washington Post columnist Ruth “Strega Nona” Marcus to write an 800-word piece about how someone just compared her to a lumpy Italian witch depicted in children’s books. But it’s the choice she made.

Naturally, the purpose was for Marcus to partake in every liberal’s favorite pastime — portraying herself as a victim so she can then be called “stunning and brave” by her sophomoric peers on social media. And that’s exactly what happened. Journalists at the Post, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Axios, The BBC, and even The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof — yes, the Nicholas Kristof — chimed in to congratulate Marcus on her virtue. Eddie writes: It’s less stunning and brave than it is predictable and boring.

For context, a column I wrote here Wednesday about the left’s love for political violence (so long as it’s coming from their side) referenced a previous piece by Marcus wherein she hysterically characterized innocuous comments made by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as a “threat.”

The thrust of my column was in the paragraph that followed: “You would hope by now that Democrats and their friends in the national media have learned something. This isn’t going to be a country where political violence and harassment from their side is met by everyone with acquiescence.”
But Marcus was preoccupied with the part where I quickly described her as the Post’s “Strega Nona lookalike.” Would you be interested in having him on the show to discuss?
He also wrote a brand new book called: Liberal Misery: How the Hateful Left Sucks Joy Out of Everything and Everyone where he states " we’re all becoming numb to how angry, vindictive, and petty the left is. When things aren’t going their way, there’s no limits to the grief and ruin they’re willing to inflict on us all."
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