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A friendly note to @emrosenberg about what you missed when you wondered what was behind our city’s national treasure (aka Inga Saffron) having a truth-to-power moment in calling out sexism and bigotry in your industry. 1/
Stu’s not just “polarizing.” He lives in his own mind where newspapermen were just men & real Americans could tell the immigrants to go back to where they came from. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s review his record. As Inga reminds us, they’re still online. 2/
Bykofsky has written columns that questioned a fellow Latina Councilwoman's patriotism, stalked and confronted Latino-looking workers at construction sites, and accused the city's premier Spanish newspaper of "dodging the law." 3/ aldianews.com/articles/opini…
Bykofsky has used a recognized hate group as a source. He decried a local organization for giving protest speeches in English & Spanish (they got threats after). He has agreed with social media commenters that “terrorist” is a better word than “undocumented” or "illegal." 4/
Referencing Al Dia and JUNTOS, Bykofsky writes: “[They] have a different constituency than I. Latinos are theirs, whether here legally or not. Mine are American citizens and legal residents.” 5/ inquirer.com/philly/news/po…
Meanwhile, this is a man who once called for another 9/11 to “restore America’s righteous rage.” 6/ inquirer.com/philly/columni…
Who mocked those who complained about blackface as making “insipid conclusions” with “aggressive ignorance.” 7/ inquirer.com/philly/columni…
Who wrote an apology piece for Trump’s "grab 'em by the pussy" insanity that managed to be as creepy and gross as the original comment. 8/ billypenn.com/2016/10/14/rea…
And cemented himself on the Daily News Wall of Shame for his disgusting column touting sex tourism and pedophilia on a recent "trip of healing" to Thailand. My response here. 9/ inquirer.com/philly/opinion…
So no, Inga didn’t play Miss Manners. Inga brought the receipts. Inga didn’t just roast Stu. She savaged him. She murdered him. She reduced him to a sniveling, boorish, stammering, cursing angry shell - ON VIDEO.
She crushed him under her goddamn heel and walked off to continue her Pulitzer Prize winning mission of taking down greedy developers, lazy city planners, terrible architects, and protecting her city the best way she knows how. With the power of her voice. 10/
She's our national treasure. She's as Philly as it gets, a feminist avenger, a powerhouse of journalism. And she doesn't care what you think - even if we do. /END
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