(Had to add that last tweet since the media thinks they OWN our words simply because they can see
our tweets and they think they have zero duty for portraying proper context.)
Point is simple. The idea that "performing" respect via "political correctness" would not even be needed if the norm of respecting others in life and in journalism existed. The idea that it is extenuating labor to affirm the humanity of others--so much so that a request to do so is a request for "political correctness" and an unreasonable request--is pathetic.
And being "politically incorrect" on purpose just to harm others is not brave or being a "truth teller."