The New York Times Asked People If They Would Kill Baby Hitler And Twitter Erupted Tremendously

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What are the ethics of killing a baby? It’s a question that has not plagued mankind. It’s pretty much agreed upon that you don’t kill babies.

But what if you had a time machine and could set it to Austria in June of 1889? When Adolf Hitler — future architect of the Holocaust — was a wee babe. Would you kill a baby then? (Not a random baby in Vienna. Specifically Hitler.)

The New York Times posed the question to its readers:

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A fair question. Ish.

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Almost immediately, Twitter exploded in the way that makes it my favorite media site.

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Some people had fun with the phrasing.

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That links to this great photoshopped image.

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There were some NYT-style jokes.

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The logistics troubled others.

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We got some current election jokes.

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And genius plots.

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And of course, the meta.

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All in all, it was a great day on Twitter dot com.