NYT Editor Mask-Shames Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden, Says He’s “Not Willing to Sacrifice”

The sense of self-importance that smug, privileged leftists get over wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing guidelines has become one of the more insufferable aspects of an already insufferable reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

But this dude just outdid the rest of them.

In comments that scream a complete and total lack of self-awareness, a deputy editor at the New York Times just accused the man who literally killed bin Laden of being unwilling to sacrifice.

No, really.

On Wednesday, Dan Saltzstein accused Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, who killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, accusing him of being a “p*ssy” who is “not willing to sacrifice”

O’Neill had posted a photo of himself on an airplane going mask-free which he had captioned “I’m not a p*ssy.”

Saltzstein then quote-tweeted O’Neill, saying, “I don’t know this guy but: counterpoint, you might just be because you’re not willing to sacrifice and be a little uncomfortable for your fellow humans (including that marine behind you)!”

If he didn’t actually know who O’Neill is, and go figure anyone who works at the New York Times wouldn’t be aware of this American hero, that certainly explains why he so cluelessly walked right into this mess.

Saltzstein was, predictably, forced to delete his embarrassing tweet and explain himself. Not that he actually apologized or anything, he just tried to walk the whole thing back.

“I deleted a previous version of this tweet because I broke my own rule about name-calling. So let me try again: I honor O’Neill for his sacrifices to his country and his heroism. It’s sad that he can’t extend the same for the safety of his fellow passengers,” he wrote.

Really? So wearing a mask on an airplane is “the same” as putting your life on the line to kill a man who orchestrated attacks that took the lives of thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women, and children around the world?

I wonder if he’s the same sort of dude who compares Antifa thugs to the brave men and boys who stormed the beach at Normandy to save the world from the Nazis.


O’Neill, meanwhile, was also attacked for his original tweet deleted the same, although he claimed that it was his wife who did it.

In other tweets, also deleted (perhaps also by his wife), O’Neill has blamed China for the virus and criticized mask-wearing.

“I know more about biological warfare than most of you. We were trained. These dumb ass masks do nothing. Nothing,” he’s written, insisting that a bandana “does more harm than good.”

After backlash for his tweet from this week, he reminded his Twitter haters that he wasn’t one to be intimidated by an outrage mob (presumably, since he’s faced, you know, Al Qaeda and lived to tell the tale) in a series of fired-up tweets.


This man has gone to hell on earth and back to protect the freedom of millions, both Americans and foreigners.

I definitely think he can make his own choices about whether or not he wears a scrap of fabric over his face.

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