When Diane from Connecticut saw that the 80s sitcom ALF earned a potential reboot, she was ecstatic. Not because she was personally a fan of the show, necessarily, but because it brought up fond memories of her son, Timothy, who passed when he was just 24.
Little did she know that her sweet tweet would earn her a vicious and callous attack from Seattle-based Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings.
Diane’s tweet was simple and should bring a smile to your face:
ALF was my son’s favorite character. He had so many ALF puppets. When he died we buried them together and had an ALF engraved into his head stone. Then my daughter got an ALF tatoo in honor of her brother. No matter what, ALF is special to our family. #ALF
— momkapp (@kirchbabe) August 1, 2018
The response from Jennings? Despicable or, dare I say, deplorable.
This awful MAGA grandma is my favorite person on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/mQri5Pofet
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) August 5, 2018
It turns out that Diane is a fan of President Donald Trump, a fact that triggered Jennings. Rather than retweet Diane, he took a screenshot of her response and posted it with his nasty comment, too cowardly to respond to Diane directly.
Speaking exclusively to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH 770 AM in Seattle/Tacoma, Diane explained she was caught off guard by the criticism and found it quite nasty.
“Having just seen the tweet it just makes me feel violated,” Diane told me. “I don’t understand why he would choose me as a Target. I don’t even know the man. But he doesn’t know anything about me other than the fact that Alf was a favorite character in my home for very sentimental reasons.”
Her son, Timothy, was disabled and passed after a nasty fall at a group home where he was being cared for. He was only 24 years old. Diane remembers fondly how big a fan Timothy was of ALF.
“We watched the show with my son [because] he enjoyed it,” Diane told me over Twitter. “We bought him so many puppets, and I still have the talking doll. It’s broken but I have it. And my mother got him the ALF doll which we buried him with.”
That Jennings turned this sweet moment into an attack is almost unheard of but this isn’t the first time Jennings has come under fire for an unhinged attack on Trump supporters. In January 2017, Jennings wished Trump would start a war and that our enemies would retaliate by bombing the Midwest and South.
Progressives love to tell us how tolerant, loving and evolved they are. But their actions speak louder than their virtue signaling.
Jason Rantz is the host of the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH 770 AM in Seattle/Tacoma. His podcast is available on iTunes.