Former MPR Senior Editor Fantasizes About Fox News Viewers Dying Of Coronavirus

Former Minnesota Public Radio Senior Editor and head of the political team has been advocating hate on his Twitter account.

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Before his recent retirement, Bob Collins worked at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) for over 27 years, working as a senior editor and as well as running the station’s political unit. He retired on March 31st, 2019, and Democrat Governor Tim Walz dedicated a day in his honor. MPR President Jon McTaggart wrote, “It’s rare, though, to be truly blessed to work with someone who is so great at what they do and so focused on doing better, themselves, that every time we see them or talk with them or experience their work, they motivate us and inspire us.”

While Collins and MPR have long been accused of strong left-wing bias, Collins is now even more free to fully advocate his views. Lately, those views have taken a violent turn. Collins has chosen Twitter as a way to comment on public affairs. Recently he tweeted, “I wouldn’t do anything to help anyone who is still a Trump supporter.” This was in response to a tweet putting out a positive message that humanity can come together because of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Collins has fantasized about harm beyond just Trump supports but virtually all conservatives in the United States. In a tweet from March 15th, he said if all Fox News fans got together and “killed themselves” with Covid-19, he would be “OK with that” if no “innocent” people got hurt.

Collins has called for removing media that features conservative voices tweeting, “No decent journalist works at the FoxNews channel” and that it should be shut down.

Collins has justified his fringe views by starting that Republicans do not care about working people.


Other tweets include that the Republican party is a group of criminals, in response to a tweet calling Republicans racist because of long voting lines. Per usual, the claims of racism were because of measures meant to prevent voter fraud, which is already a problem in Texas.


The hate for Republicans from the former MPR political chief includes such bizarre claims as blaming the Coronavirus on Republicans.


Utilizing his Twitter page with over 9,000 followers, he has called President Trump “Jag-off in chief” and tweeted that older people should just die so that way young people can save the planet.


As of this article, not a single MPR reporter or Democrat has distanced or even condemned a single one of the tweets.