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The reactions to Charles Blow’s casual bigotry towards Mormons are accumulating, and I will add links here to the better ones as they appear today. Blow tweeted an apology of sorts, and the Times wants it to be over, an unfortunate “inappropriate” tweet. Thus far these are the best of the offerings:

Jim Geraghty’s second post, this one on the non-response from the Times’ “public editor.”

Hot Air


Article VI Blog (Note Lowell Brown’s new word “Twigotry” to describe bigotry expressed via a Tweet.)



James Taranto

I will also ask Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith and Fortune’s Nina Easton about the Blow tweet and especially about the Times’ response in the course of today’s show. Blow’s tweet is the third story of this sort in a few days –the Lin ESPN headline and Roland Martin’s Superbowl tweet being the other two.

So what, exactly, is the “rule” we can draw from these three very recent episodes involving high profile instances of expressions understood by most to be bigoted?

One offender lost his job. The second was suspended. The third gets away with tweeting an “oops.”

The difference of course is that the perceived object of the bigoted scorn ranks differently in the eyes of the PC police of the left. It just isn’t that big of a deal to mock Mormons.

That, or the bigs at the New York Times know that nobody takes Charles Blow very seriously and his rantings are of less consequence than headlines at ESPN or the tweets of Roland Martin.

FYI: Blow’s tweet feed from this morning. Clearly he is deeply repentant over his bigotry.



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