LA Times op-ed slammed for comparing Trump-supporting neighbors to Hezbollah


A Los Angeles Times opinion column is under fire for comparing supporters of former President Donald Trump to Hezbollah and Nazi sympathizers.

“This woman compares her Trump-supporting neighbors, who plowed her driveway, to Nazi sympathizers & Hezbollah & wrestles w/whether to show them any kindness since she ‘can’t give them absolution,’” journalist Megyn Kelly wrote of the piece. “Note to Virginia Heffernen’s neighbors: don’t plow again.”

The Los Angeles Times published a piece last week titled “What can you do about the Trumpites next door?” which described how author Virginia Heffernan’s driveway was cleared of snow by her Trump-supporting neighbors.

“Of course, on some level, I realize I owe them thanks — and, man, it really looks like the guy back-dragged the driveway like a pro — but how much thanks?” she wrote. “These neighbors are staunch partisans of blue lives, and there aren’t a lot of anything other than white lives in the neighborhood.”

Heffernan went on then to compare the act of clearing her driveway to how Hezbollah “also gives things away for free.”

“The favors Hezbollah does for people in the cities Tyre and Sidon probably don’t involve snowplows, but, like other mafias, Hezbollah tends to its own — the Shiite sick, elderly and hungry,” she wrote.

She also described an experience she had with Nazi sympathizers in France as a teenager.

“You might end up like the upper-middle-class family I stayed with in France… (Read more)