02/13/2018

Deadspin Editor On Writer’s Call To Drown Conservative Students: ‘I Can’t Argue It Wouldn’t Make The World A Better Place.’ [Watch]

Megan Fox, PJ Media

You've probably never heard of Jesse Farrar, which is understandable considering he dwells in the low places on the Internet that most people don't visit. Farrar has been a contributor for publications like Vice and Deadspin and is self-described on his blog as a "Vice Sports Fantasy Guy, Ball Reporter and Deadspin's Beer Idiot." His blog appears to be dedicated to drinking beer and informing his audience about all the diseases he catches while on the road. He rose to prominence this week when he responded to a tweet about conservative students being given poor grades as a result of their politics with a wish for their death instead.

Farrar doubled down after being given an out to say he was joking.

When contacted, his former editor at Deadspin, Barry Petchesky, chimed in with a seriously indefensible defense of Farrar.

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Tablets, said to be 200 years older than the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi ... show that the ancient kingdom of Eshnunna had wage control and price control. The news ought not to have come as a surprise. For the code of Hammurabi itself (unearthed in 1902), which was promulgated earlier than 2000 B.C., fixed prices, wages, interest rates, and fees. This makes price control at least about 4,000 years old. ...

 

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