Markos Moulitsas, the liberal activist founder of “Daily Kos” and co-founder of Vox Media, took to Twitter to tastelessly mock President Donald Trump over the rising U.S. death toll from COVID-19.
“Trump loves to be number one! Even if it’s mass death. It’s great for ratings! U-S-A! U-S-A!,” Moulitsas tweeted when the United States reported more COVID-19 cases than Italy.
Trump loves to be number one! Even if it’s mass death. It’s great for ratings! U-S-A! U-S-A! pic.twitter.com/1ZlnDq6WDE
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) April 3, 2020
Eager to attack the United States and Trump, Moulitsas did not address the fact Communist China has been falsifying its reports, which supposedly showed only 81,620 cases, despite the fact so many have died Chinese crematories have been running non-stop for weeks.
But while Moulitsas is mocking Trump for supposedly celebrating the deaths of Americans, Moulitsas rose to infamy in 2004 when he publicly cheered the deaths of Americans in Iraq.
In April of 2004 four American civilian contractors escorting a food delivery truck in Fallujah, Iraq were ambushed by terrorists.
The mob pulled the Americans out of the convoy and brutally tortured them before burning them alive and displaying the bodies from a bridge.
While the world was horrified by the brutality, Moulitsas could barely hide his bloodlust and glee.
Posting on his “Daily Kos” website, Moulitsas openly cheered the deaths and the terrorists’ decision to hang Americans’ bodies from the bridge as terrorist propaganda.
“Every death should be on the front page,” Moulitsas sneered. “Let the people see what war is like. This isn’t an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush’s folly.
“That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them,” Moulitsas growled.
Daily Kos has since deleted the post and erased it from both Google’s cache and the Internet Archive, but Moulitsas’ terrorist cheerleading was widely condemned at the time.
Moulitsas attempted to walk back his assault the next day, but even his “apology” attacked dead Americans. “I was angry that these mercenaries would leave their wives and children behind to enter a war zone on their own volition. So I struck back,” Moulitsas claimed.
He is now a major liberal media figure, serving as a co-founder of Vox Media and SB Nation.