Washington Post Doxxes Man Who Wants America’s Economy to Reopen

The Washington Post recently posted an article containing personal information about a man who simply tweeted that he believed the American economy should eventually reopen from the coronavirus-induced shutdown, thus exposing him to left-wing backlash.

Among the personal information outed by the Post about Scott McMillan was his age, his occupation, and the city where he lives in California. McMillan’s tweet on Sunday, in response to President Trump’s declaration that “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” simply posited the question of “whether or not we are going to tank the economy to save 2.5% of the population.”

McMillan subsequently said that over the course of the next 48 hours, he received at least nine death threats. Nevertheless, he did not apologize for his comments, adding that “nature does this every so often – it wipes out a bunch of us.”

McMillan’s tweet reflects the widespread sentiment that America must eventually reopen its economy relatively soon in order to avoid a major depression, which is likely to cause just as many problems as the coronavirus itself.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

Photo: A man walks past The Washington Post on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC after it was announced that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase the Post for USD 250 million. Multi-billionaire Bezos, who created Amazon, which has soared in a few years to a dominant position in online retailing, said he was buying the Post in his personal capacity and hoped to shepherd it through the evolution away from traditional newsprint. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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