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Twitter: Best reactions to Richard Cohen's "gag" column

UPDATED: After he wrote that "conventional" people "gag" at biracial couples, social media wants him canned


Alex HalperinHamna Zubair
November 12, 2013 10:38PM (UTC)

This is what Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote today: "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?)"

On Twitter, this has been met, at its most charitable, with bafflement at the Post's editors and the thought that Cohen, long called out for racism and sexism, must want to be fired.

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The microblog site went into overdrive calling for his ouster. Here's what some of the wittier commentators said.

 

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Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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