Some, like Whiny Bret Stephens write for the NY Times
George Washington University has responded to a New York Times columnist who tattled on a professor for saying mean things about him on Twitter.
GWU associate professor Dave Karpf made a snide joke about New York Times columnist Bret Stephens after an editor at the publication tweeted about there being a bedbug problem in the newsroom.
“The bedbugs are a metaphor,” Karpf tweeted in response Monday afternoon. “The bedbugs are Bret Stephens.”
Stephens took particular issue with Karpf’s insult, even going so far as to delete his Twitter account altogether, but not before contacting Karpf’s boss to make sure he was aware of the situation. Karpf notes that before Stephens drew attention to the tweet, it had only nine likes and zero retweets.
Even so, the columnist sent an email to the professor, copying in university Provost Forrest Maltzman. In this email, Stephens claims that Karpf’s “bedbug” comparison has “set a new standard” for “the things supposedly decent people are prepared to say about other people — people they’ve never met — on Twitter.”
Oh shut up! Then grow up! Go back to pretending to be a Conservative Stephens