By David Ferreira [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
When Obama’s regulation cut a lot of jobs for coal miners left-wing sites like Buzzfeed and Vox suggested that these miners could “learn to code” and get jobs in the tech industry. This was met with a lot of criticism as programming is an extremely difficult thing to master. The phrase “learn to code
” would come back to haunt these journalists when they were laid off, many took to Twitter and began tweeting “learn to code” at these recently let go journalists. Twitter would end up
banning these people and used it as an excuse to ban many conservative journalists that were covering the story. The fake news and punching down that was pushed by these outlets ended up coming back to haunt them in the end.
Source: TTN Staff