defend Trump shitting on a desk. And he even sort of walked it back, despite entirely being true. The hypothetical Cooper posited probably had Lord sitting there, contemplating the circumstances under which the desk-deuce option was not only acceptable, but masterful and damn-near obligatory.
So, it really doesn't alarm me that CNN decided to part with Lord over what might have even been a joking castigation of regular RW target, alleged Soros-backed MMFA.
Sigh. He decided to be that guy who thinks Nazi symbolism is treated as "Funny:ha-ha" in the real world, when it is often seen as "Funny, HR will not approve" in the corporate world that was paying him.
Is this weak? Yes. The problem a lot of free speech-oriented lefties will have is why CNN gave this particular crap-for-brains a berth when he was regularly racially offensive and intellectually dishonest for a long time. (The "Trump is the MLK of health care" nonsense is especially weird and a stretch and a great reason why this guy never needed to be taken very seriously. Ends have no qualitative merit in his world? All means are acceptable for what Trump intends--even if it means people lose access to health care? He's arguing a civil rights position for someone trying to deny access to a right. It's disingenuous and appalling.)
I'm all for free speech, but not everyone is entitled to all platforms. CNN gave this guy a platform, and he regularly proved to be both a vigorous partisan, but a poor commentator. His failure to be sensible to why Nazi humor isn't humorous was just the latest outrage--but it is questionable why CNN tried so hard to cater to Trump partisans, without regard to quality, in the first place.