On the list of reasons to dismiss The Daily Caller as a collection of hacks, let’s add this one. Christopher Bedford, the associate editor of that online rag, seems to think he’s terribly funny and has a habit of making snide responses to press releases from the Secular Coalition for America. For example, in response to an press release from the SCA about the Obama administration’s Plan B policy earlier this month, he sent this email:
It’s nice out. Take a day off from hating God, kids and babies.
Yes, I’m sure he thinks he’s being terribly clever. He’s not. This is just the same old lazy, unthinking bullshit that is so often aimed at atheists. We don’t hate God. How could we? We don’t think any such thing exists. Nor, of course, do atheists hate kids and babies; after all, most of us have our own (though not me).
That wasn’t the first juvenile reply from Bedford. Last year in response to another press release, he said, “Here’s a Dick pic.” It was a picture of Dick Cheney. Tee hee hee. The other kids on the playground are going to think this guy is like totally cool. When Lauren Youngblood, the SCA’s communications director, replied to the email earlier this month and copied Tucker Carlson and other higher ups at the Daily Caller on it to show them how their editor is acting like an adolescent, he merely ducked into the punch — and added some new idiocy to the list:
On top of hating babies, kids and God, I’m gonna go ahead and add “being a tattle-tale” and “being the most sensitive person ever named Youngblood” to your list of offenses.
I’m not sure what y’all believe in beyond annoying America, but if it’s what most atheists believe, I hope it comes true: I hope you live a long, happy life surrounded by friends and family, and when, in many years time, it is your turn to rejoin your earth mommy, you become one with her, growing into a majestic and beautiful tree that some hardworking American fells, turns into paper and prints a Bible on.
This reminds me very much of one of the high school kids who sent an angry tweet to Jessica Ahlquist after she won her lawsuit in Rhode Island last year. He wrote:
“for the record, when you die you will NOT grow into a tree or some other bullshit athiests believe in.”
The SCA put out a press release calling this unethical and offensive, but it’s not. It’s just stupid and childish — which is pretty much exactly what one would expect from a site owned by Tucker Carlson.