When Amazon, the mega-corporation that some people bizarrely seem to think of as a beloved old friend, announced on Thursday that they won’t build one of their headquarters in New York City, community organizers were able to claim a major, well-deserved victory.
So just as the day follows the dawn, the takes about why this is actually quite bad have been absolutely godawful. Here’s a sampling of people who should be named and shamed.
First up: MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, who’s been on a real tear lately, and seems to see no connection between one of the world’s largest companies paying $0 in taxes and destroying every community it touches:
Local media man Errol Louis fuckin’ LOVED this aborted monstrosity:
Here’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, a true testament to learning something new every day:
Let’s check in on a literal venture capitalist:
Actually, unions are to blame too:
This gobbledygook from a former Andrew Cuomo staffer reportedly fixing to wage a primary challenge to power House Democrat Jerrold Nadler:
I had never heard of the jack-of-several trades, master of none before today, and now I’m very sorry I have:
Last and least, a good point from the rude pundit:
Update, 1:26 p.m. ET: Absolutely worth adding this take from a billionaire real estate shithead: