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Lib columnist Richard Cohen called racist over Zimmerman article
Multiple links in body of thread | July 16, 2013

Posted on 07/16/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by EveningStar

Columnist Richard Cohen is not a friend of conservatives (see past articles posted at FR). However, he did write an article in the WaPO, see Racism vs. reality (posted here today) that was pretty balanced.

Needless to say, the rest of the left is not pleased with their colleague. Yes, Richard Cohen is now a racist. Elspeth Reeve of The Atlantic and Tom Scocca of Gawker have chimed in. There have been others as well.

Meanwhile, WaPo is standing by Cohen for now.

Will the Post end up firing Cohen?

Will this experience wise Cohen up to his leftist brethren?


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: richardcohen; saintskittles; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/16/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Elspeth Reeve...

Not exactly the most ethical commentator...

Don't know/remember the other.

2 posted on 07/16/2013 5:13:33 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: All; EveningStar

The article they’re referring to:

Racism vs. reality (Pretty fair & balanced, for him)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3043658/posts


3 posted on 07/16/2013 5:15:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: EveningStar

Meeting taste of own medicine.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: EveningStar
Anyone who interferes with the phony "civil right" of blacks to beat / rob / rape or kill whites is now a racist. The marxist goal is nothing less than fomenting revolution. Injecting morality and logic into the mix interferes with the hatred required for one class to bu used to violently overthrow another.

In other words: Talk is cheap. Prepare to defend yourselves.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 5:18:41 PM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: EveningStar

More proof, as if we needed it, that the left really isn’t concerned with facts. You are either with them or you’re against them. They will savagely turn on anyone who doesn’t agree with them. So much for tolerance and being accepting and diversity of thought. The hypocrisy of the left is repeatedly put on display for the whole world to see.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 5:20:05 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: EveningStar

And all this time I thought he was a sexist ...


7 posted on 07/16/2013 5:21:07 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That link is in the second sentence of the first paragraph. :)


8 posted on 07/16/2013 5:21:11 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: autumnraine

Yep. Let’s see if he learns anything.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 5:23:57 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: x

:)


10 posted on 07/16/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Cohen has a history of showing occasional “independence” from the Borg. He usually gets away with it.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 5:24:39 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

True. But he is treading on the legacy of Saint Skittles.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 5:27:45 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

That’s true, but he’s been dodging bullets, making important friends and gathering up chits and favors for 40 years.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 5:29:33 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: EveningStar

I sincerely believe that 50% or more of libs are closet racists, and the ones who always inject race into whatever issue is under consideration are the most likely suspects.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 5:53:27 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Calvin Locke

Who or what is an Elspeth Reeve?


15 posted on 07/16/2013 5:54:15 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: sitetest

Cohen is usually an ass, but once or twice a year he strays off-[liberal]point and makes sense.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 5:55:46 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: EveningStar

And this is surpising why?


17 posted on 07/16/2013 5:58:50 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sergio

It’s not surprising at all, at least not to me. I’ve seen these race hustlers work for nearly a half century.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 6:03:38 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Steve_Seattle

“Who or what is an Elspeth Reeve?”

I’m not quite sure, but I do know that prune juice helps me pass it.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Some liberal hack that got caught aiding and abetting her husband, an army private, submitting false "stories from Iraq (or Afghanistan)".

Even the lib rag she worked for realized the fraud, and issued an apology.

She was in the news a few months back for some other reason.

20 posted on 07/16/2013 7:14:49 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: EveningStar
I read his column, and - considering the source - was amazed. Knowing that he makes his livelihood from being a liberal columnist, my first thought was - career suicide.

I'm sure that the left will shun him for this. He'll receive the full Bernie Goldberg treatment for his comments. What comes after that? Stay tuned, I guess.
21 posted on 07/16/2013 7:36:46 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: EveningStar

Cohen used to be apretty fair minded ib. In recent yers he seemed to go off on moonbattery but it looks like now maybe he is returning to his sane roots.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by amnestynone
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