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You're a left-wing prick editor for Mother Jones and someone says extreme wealth is overrated. Do you:

A. Respectfully disagree with them

B. Tell them to shut the f*ck up and instruct them to put a gun in their mouth and pull the trigger.

‘Take a Gun and Put It in Your Mouth and Pull the Trigger’: Mother Jones Editor Loses It on Twitter

An editor for the liberal publication Mother Jones expressed outrage at a column which argued that “extreme wealth is overrated.”

Ben Dreyfuss, who serves as an engagement editor at mother Jones, responded to the article published by Vox with profanity and an apparent suggestion the author kill himself with a gun.

The story, penned by Danish programmer David Heinemeier Hansson, was titled, “I became a millionaire overnight — and quickly realized that extreme wealth is overrated.”



“Shut the f*** up,” Dreyfuss wrote on Twitter.

“I mean for real shut the f*** up,” he added.

That apparently wasn’t enough for Dreyfuss. The Mother Jones editor then seemingly advised the author “take a gun and put it in your mouth and pull the trigger.”

An email sent to Dreyfuss requesting comment from TheBlaze was not returned Wednesday night.

The tweets may violate Twitter’s abusive behavior policy. The policy explicitly states that “users may not make threats of violence or promote violence.” Users are also forbidden from engaging in “targeted abuse or harassment.”

Hansson responded on Twitter, writing that he was “surprised” Mother Jones tolerates such outbursts from its editors.

Dreyfuss’ tweets come at an interesting time for Twitter.

The social media platform recently ignited a free speech debate when it de-verified outspoken conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos for alleged “violations of the Twitter Rules.” While Twitter did not specify exactly which rule Yiannopoulos violated, it was widely thought a tweet he posted was interpreted by the social media platform to be against its abusive behavior policy. Yiannopoulos has maintained that the tweet was sarcastic in nature and not meant to be taken seriously.

It was not clear if Twitter would also de-verify Dreyfuss for his tweets. A spokesperson for the company was not immediately available for comment.

Yiannopoulos did not appear to be holding his breath.
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