A part of me wishes we had never done that interview. This isn't what we do on @TRIGGERnometry
. We don't make people look bad. I left that room thinking I disagree with Sam very strongly on two major issues. I didn't leave that room thinking Sam was a terrible person who deserved
...to be hounded on Twitter and eventually off it. And yet that's what's happened.
I am not stupid. I understand the vitriol. He showed pro-Trump people (and people like me who don't like Trump but don't believe that our dislike for him means he must be treated unfairly or...
...that his opponents must be allowed to get away without answering major valid questions) - he showed them the face of Trump Derangement Syndrome they always suspected was there but didn't quite have evidence of. I get it. I do.
But I am sorry Sam left. Not only because he...
... undoubtedly contributed to my personal journey of becoming the man I am and doing the (amazing) things I get to do for a living. But because I know that he did that for a lot of people. I know them, personally.
His sober take on BLM when he was one of the few critics...
...from the left that people could hear as the world was seemingly on fire... That was important.
His willingness to challenge Islamism when everyone was terrified to - that was big.
Much as I may disagree with him, I will miss him here. I believe we all will.