The CNN coverage of the death of Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis, also known as the “Bernie Baby,” is the standard “grieving” format. The baby, who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, was a bit of a star — especially among Bernie Sanders supporters — known for his extremely cute Bernie impression. The comments on this video, however, will make your blood boil.
YouTube is somewhat infamous for nastiness, and this story is no different. Cruel a$$holes and marauding sociopaths seem to gravitate to the site to drop inciting and savagely indifferent garbage just to evoke a visceral reaction in others. Trolls, in other words.
Not everyone on YouTube is a troll, obviously, but a quick look at the hashtag #RIPBernieBaby on Twitter will show you a ton of heartfelt reactions — not a lot of venom there yet — and that just makes Youtubers look bad.
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Seriously? It’s not hard to figure out which party they vote for with their anti-Hillary/ anti-Socialism comments. Conservatives are so compassionate, aren’t they?
This is an infant, someone’s baby. Not only that, but it is one of the most insidiously horrifying manners of death there is for infants; literally, the boogeyman for most new parents. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, (SIDS) is something that most parents fear, the fact is that you can do everything “right” and still lose a child to SIDS.
None of what causes SIDS, however, is bringing your impossibly cute child to a political rally. None of what causes SIDS is Democratic Socialism — in fact, assuring that all infants and parents have good medical care may indeed help lower the incidence of infant mortality. However that doesn’t stop the troglodytes and trolls from attempting to spread a little vitriol: in such a group you can expect to find conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters…. SHOCKING!
How anyone could make light of this is sad enough, but using it as an opportunity to attack Bernie Sanders is just pathetic.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByfCD7UjWnY&w=854&h=480]
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