Roger Ebert As Black Hearted as His Disease is Cancerous

-By Warner Todd Huston

One would think that a fellow as ravaged by cancer as Roger Ebert would find his soul a bit less rancorous toward others. One would think that a man that has had such pain would not wish pain on others. But Roger Ebert is a liberal. Pain and hate is what they do.

Proof of this is in the latest hatred that spewed from Roger Ebert’s keyboard over the Thanksgiving holiday. While everyone else was enjoying family and thanking God for their bounty, this black-souled, venom-spitting, hatemonger was taking a little time out of his holiday to wish ill on others. Worse he was doing so in the name of thanksgiving.

The hateful Ebert wrote the following tweet on his Twitter account on thanksgiving:

Today let us give thanks for the right of trial by jury. Especially Tom Delay’s jury.

Now, no matter what you think about Tom Delay, it is sure that Thanksgiving is not the day to be reveling in someone else’s tribulations. The day of Thanksgiving is not the day to be spewing hatred on others. It is the day to be thankful to God for one’s own blessings.

Ebert’s horribly disfiguring disease aside — his entire mouth and throat has been eaten away by cancer to the point where he has lost the capability to speak — he has been incredibly fortunate in his life. He’s reached the pinnacle of a profession that has made him rich likely beyond what he ever imagined he’d see in his life, he’s had a long marriage to a woman that has stuck by him through all his worst days, and he’s been allowed a certain amount of celebrity in his own right.

But Roger Ebert is a foul man with no thankfulness in his heart for his own fortunes. Instead of finding Thanksgiving as a day to reflect on his own fortune, instead of using that one day a year for a bit of introspection, this black-hearted man used that day to lash out at a person he does not know and whose tribulations he has no grasp.

Now take just a minute and imagine for yourself what would be happening in the media right now if a conservative or Republican had taken the occasion of Thanksgiving to revel in someone else’s misfortune. What do you think the Old Media would be doing with this matter? Don’t you think that if a conservative had indulged such hatred the liberals would be calling for his head on a platter? His livelihood would be instantly threatened, his reputation shattered, and he’d be haunted by media leftists day and night until he arranged some grand apology session. And even that would not satisfy them.

But when a Hollyweird-like leftist engages in such spitefulness and hatred? Why that lib is patted on the back as a hale fellow well met.

Sadly Roger Ebert is as diseased of heart and mind as he is of body.

I pity him. He is a perfect example of what none of us should ever become. A hate filled liberal.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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