The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen wrote a column saying (incorrectly, I believe) Stephen Colbert wasn’t funny in his lampooning of the president at the ridiculous White House Correspondents Dinner. Cohen got inundated with emails, a significant number of which apparently came from utter jerks.
In a follow-up column, he wrote how the rank hatred from the idiots would likely poison the Democrats’ chances of regaining power. Possibly true.
But he lashed out at the attackers with some fairly striking language of his own:
It seemed that most of my correspondents had been egged on to write me by various blogs. In response, they smartly assembled into a digital lynch mob and went roaring after me.
Does Cohen really want to compare some digital bits with the murders of the innocent men and women? It’s just as wrong as what he fairly criticizes.