Or is hate speech fine if directed at Mormons?
Posted by: MikeB | January 15, 2007 01:18 PM
It may be the policy of the WaPo to allow bigoted comments to remain published on its website, but I suspect that most bigoted comments are quickly deleted. It seems to me that anti-Mormon bigotry just doesn’t register with MSM in the way that, say, anti-black racism does, or anti-Semitic screeds.
In the course of writing the Romney book, I was struck again and again on how many folks in the American public square are not only unfazed by anti-Mormon bigotry, they often don’t even notice it. Jacob Weisberg’s bigoted assault on Romney of a few weeks ago was just one example among many I have seen or heard. Substitute “Catholic” or “Jew” for “Mormon” in either the comment above or Weisberg’s piece, and you’ll get the picture.