Floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets near downtown New Orleans, Aug. 30, 2005 (AP/David J. Phillip)

Twitter demolishes conservative Chicago Tribune editor for "wishing a #HurricaneKatrina" would strike her city

Kristen McQueary only wanted thousands of black people to drown metaphorically, see?

Scott Eric Kaufman
August 14, 2015 5:51PM (UTC)

Kristen McQueary's vile "hot take" on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the lessons Chicago should learn from the disaster is taking the well-deserved beating required of anyone who writes the words "Wishing for a #HurricaneKatrina":

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Take it away, Internet:

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To put it bluntly:

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McQueary, however, insisted that she'd written nothing offensive:


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Internet, what say ye?

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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