In politics, The Washington Post's columnist Richard Cohen penned a piece on Christie’s tea-party problem that missed its mark--and that's putting it lightly. Here is the offending passage:
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?)
And here's just a tiny sampling of the reactions this sparked among Cohen's colleagues, nationwide.
Also trending was the quick reply from Ezra Klein, also at WaPo, who summarized what everyone was thinking (and tweeting): "No, gagging over interracial marriage is not the ‘conventional view’."
And in only slightly less racially charged news, here's a story from The Hill on how immigration died (part one!). "I like when reporters take the time to write the in-depth explainers, thanks @russellberman for [the piece]," CNN's Michelle Jaconi announced. "Thanks. I agree!" replied Russell Berman, the article's author. HuffPo's Elise Foley shared from Berman's post: "Gutierrez on House imm. group: 'I think Raúl figured that no matter what happened, we weren’t going to make a deal.'"