Tea Party-hating Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is finding out what it’s like to get slandered for a change.
On Tuesday, Cohen wrote about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s presumed 2016 presidential bid, yet took some space to wax ridiculousness about New York City’s mayor-elect and his biracial family:
“People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York – a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts – but not all – of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.”
Ummm… Say what?
It’s funny, because the most “hating” I hear these days about biracial families comes from the black community, which is predominantly anything but conservative, culturally or otherwise. So I don’t know what in the world Richard Cohens is talking about.
Neither do his leftist allies in the media. They’re freaking out on him for even suggesting that somebody might want to “gag” at the sight of a black and white couple.
The Huffington Post is demanding that The Washington Post “please fire this man.” And Esquire.com speculated, “If Newspaper Stupid had a top 40, Richard Cohen would be the Beatles in 1965.” As The Washington Post pointed out itself:
“There was more critical coverage, from, among others, the Atlantic, Salon, Gawer, Slate, MSNBC.com and even The Posts’s Wonkblog, which helpfully pointed out that 87 percent of Americans in a Gallup survey this year approved of interracial marriage. As such, Salon.com’s columnist, Alex Pareene, suggested that Cohen’s notion that ‘conventional’ people ‘gag’ at the sight of the de Blasios ‘reveal a man very much out of touch with this era and deeply discomfited by it. (They also reveal a man who is terrified of black people.)’”
Cohen isn’t taking any of this well. (No big surprise. He’s a leftist. They don’t take anything well.): “I don’t understand it. What I was doing was expressing not my own views but those of extreme right-wing Republican tea party people. I don’t have a problem with interracial marriage or same-sex marriage. In fact, I exult in them. It’s a slander [to say otherwise]. This is just below the belt. It’s a purposeful misreading of what I wrote… I think it’s reprehensible to say that because you disagree with something that you should fire me. That’s what totalitarians do.”
So let me get this straight… He’s upset that he’s being misquoted, misunderstood, slandered, hit “below the belt” and bullied out of a job for utilizing his right to free speech?
Yes? Ok. Understood. So in other words, now he knows what it feels like to be the Tea Party, which he maligns so much.
Oh yeah, and that whole totalitarian thing? That’s what he and his have been working so hard to usher in for decades.
So what’s he complaining about? Clearly, the man can’t take his own medicine.
Oh wait. That’s a leftist thing too.