After Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer last week, one professor at San Diego State University has stirred up criticism over a controversial Facebook post saying he is “annoyed” at the well wishes directed toward McCain.
Political science professor Jonathan Graubart posted a rant on his personal Facebook page, saying, “I find myself annoyed at the groundswell of good wishes for John McCain after his diagnosis of glioblastoma.”
Graubart stated that “McCain is a war criminal and, more to the point, someone who as a politician has championed horrifying actions and been lousy on state commitment to public health. So dying or not, he’s a risible public figure (I have no idea what he is like on the personal level and don’t care.)”
He continued, “But ultimately what troubles me is the urge to send such well wishes to an utter stranger as it reinforces the notion that some lives are more important than others.” (Scroll down for more.)
Graubart deleted the post from his Facebook page after condemnation from the public, but screenshots have already gone viral on social media, and in the news.
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