February 14, 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES’ BRENT STAPLES POSTS A LOW, DISGRACEFUL TWEET:

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My response:

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His reply, which is exactly what I expected:

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Truly a disgrace, particularly for someone who purports to be a first-rank journalist.

UPDATE: And this remains evergreen, alas:

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You know, no one has done more to make Obama a failure at his big selling-point than black journalists like Staples.

ANOTHER UPDATE: 2009 Flashback: First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process. “President Obama’s expressed hope today in his weekly address ‘that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past’ runs against another historical first for the 44th president: his unique role in history as the first US President to have ever voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee. So while there is little indication Republicans intend to filibuster President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the GOP will likely invoke the President’s unique history whenever he calls their tactics into question.”