Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald Attacks Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv, Blames a 'Mistake'

Brittany M. Hughes | March 30, 2018
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*Update: An NBC representative told MRCTV in an email that Kurt Eichenwald has not been an MSNBC contributor since February of this year. I'd apologize for reporting otherwise, but apologies apparently don't amount to a hill of beans anymore.

Newsweek senior writer and former MSNBC contributor* Kurt Eichenwald just found himself in a giant steaming pot of hot water after he went after Parkland student survivor Kyle Kashuv of Twitter – just before apologizing for attacking the wrong kid.

In a now-deleted series of tweets, Eichenwald, who’s also a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, insultingly accused Kashuv of “trafficking in fantasies” and continuing to "disappoint.”

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Unfortunately for him, Twitter was quick to point out Eichenwald’s own condemnation of those who’ve spoken out against Parkland survivors-turned-anti-gun activists Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg:

Eichenwald quickly deleted his incendiary statements, claiming that he’d actually meant to insult a different high school kid (whose name he "can't remember") and gotten Kyle’s name mixed up, instead:

So really, Kurt says the whole debacle was just a matter of insulting the wrong child. (Then again, this is the same guy who had a pretty weird excuse for that time he got caught researching tentacle porn, so…)

Contrary to his peers, who’ve continued to bash conservative writer Laura Ingraham and her recently apology to Hogg over statements she made about his college rejections, Kashuv had perhaps the classiest possible response to Eichenwald’s alleged “mistake”:

Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, however, wasn’t as quick to let it go, pointing out that accepting heart-felt apologies for making a mistake no longer flies with the left:

But then again, this is the radical Left, who perpetually live in the Land of Eternal Double Standards.