SF Gate Writer Justifies Death Threats to EPA Chief As ‘Coming From God’

EPA chief Scott Pruitt

An article published on the San Francisco Chronicle’s sister-site on Wednesday offers justification for the increased number of death threats to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, saying the threats “make a warped sort of sense.”

The article by Mark Morford, whose biography says he has been writing for the Chronicle and sister-site SF Gate since 1998 and is described on the site as “one of the Bay Area’s premier yoga instructors,” describes Pruitt as a “banally evil, milquetoast, science-denying government administrator” who has been receiving a “surprising-but-then-again-not-really number of death threats.”

“Scott Pruitt, the pallid, oily anti-environment corporate shill beloved by the least palatable humans in the corporate world, is getting a lot of death threats, up to five times more than any EPA head in history,” writes Morford, who goes on to suggest that the death threats may be coming from “God herself.”

“They are, perhaps, coming from environmental advocates, or teachers, or lovers of life and humanity and nature, or distraught mothers, worried that Pruitt’s actions will, quite correctly, endanger the lives of their children,” Morford writes. “They are, most likely, coming from God herself.”

Morford in the piece accuses Pruitt of creating a soundproof office space so he could “block out the screams of all the children, poor, and elderly he is harming and even (eventually) killing, more or less directly, as he whispers dreamy deregulation porn into the withered, cauliflower ears of coal barons, oil magnates and leathery brothers Koch.”

Morford concludes the article by comparing Pruitt to the devil and saying the threats on his life make sense.

‘Wherever [the death threats] are coming from, it does make a warped sort of sense,” he writes. “What’s true for Pruitt and Trump is true for the devil himself. When you mean the world ill, the world will mean it right back at you.”

Audrey Cooper, the Chronicle’s editor in chief, would not comment on the contents of Morford’s column, explaining that SFGate.com “currently operates independently from the Chronicle newsroom and occasionally contracts with outside columnists, such as Mark Morford.”

“I’m not going to comment on something I had no role in publishing,” said Cooper.

Cooper said Morford does not write for the Chronicle‘s newspaper or website.

Cooper directed questions on Morford’s piece to the publisher of SF Gate, who has yet to provide comment.

Both the Chronicle and SF Gate are owned by Hearst Communications.

Update 1:27 p.m.: This post has been updated with further comment from Audrey Cooper.

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    G

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    So when is it ever okay to make light of death threats in the public arena of ideas?… NEVER. But that won’t keep the left from finding exceptions for themselves.

    Turned 360 degrees, you can be assured that the left, including the authors of this garbage, would rightly never tolerate the same.

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      G

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      oops!… Should have said, “180 degrees”!

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    Sonnyhill

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    A gaia worshipping unhinged yoga instructor from SanFranCrisco. I’m so relieved that the mass liberal exodus to Canada was just a joke. Morford’s are a dime a dozen up here.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Don’t forget that Ted Turner was brainwashing kids back in he 1990’s with crap like Captian Planet & The Planeteers as well a s Network Earth,One Child One Voice and other such watermelon junk Disney made a putrid movie PRINCESS MOLINOKE and every Earthday they have the usial eco-junk on TV

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    Anneke9

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    Mark Morford is still alive? I thought he died from Wet Brain years ago. I see he’s still lingering on in a mental state.

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    David Lewis

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    Any time death threats are being justified or multiple people are calling for jailing those who disagree with them, our nation has enter a dangerous time.

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      G

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      Seems the left wing has become exactly the kind of fascists they reflexively label toward the right. Like they can’t hear their own words.

      Kind of like screaming, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!” about Russian collusion, only to find that the smoke came from the Obama administration and HRC… They’re running out of feet to shoot.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Dont you get a little ticked off at the idiots with their dumb envomenetal themed bumper stickers like showing the planet earth and the sticker reads LOVE YOUR MOTHER and i read one where some enviromental wackos were hold a protest a picture showing some trees and the sign RESPECT YOUR ELDERS and i saw on TV a few years ago a bunch holding a antilogging protest some posed as trees while some other were a big bulldozer plowing them down and the protesters used Cardboard all in Southern Oregon and there were some wackos who were weeping for the trees(You can find this on the internet)and our town used to have one of those Eco-Wacko groups they were always filing stupid lawsuits to block logging sales and they cut off the water to the Klamath Basin Farmers back in 2001 over some dumb fish abd as it was their own HQ was made of Wood and their leader lived in a Log Home and had a second home with a Wood Burning Water Heater the big fact many enviromental leaders are total Hypotcrits just look at Greenpeace and their Fossil fuel burning ships Arctic Sunrise and Rainbow Warrior II its too bad the paint a dove on their ships it should be a vulture instead

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    Amber

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    Let’s not confuse the climate conmen with people pulling a Madonna . They lost an election they felt sure they were going to win and just can’t take ownership of why they lost .

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