Attack on Scalise Was a Hate Crime

I just got finished writing a column about how the internet is vile and vicious and people have become poisonous vipers in the privacy of their basements. It was in direct reaction to the blowback I received this week to my Bill Cosby essay. Then I re-read the column and realized that I'd missed the elephant in the room, the one that was shaking off her baseball gear and gesticulating frantically at me from the corner.I got tweeted at, vilified, and flooded with emails hoping I'd be raped. But someone else was in intensive care, in critical condition, suffering from a bullet wound that shredded his internal organs.Several others were also in the hospital, having acted heroically to protect many other people who were in harm's way in a park in Alexandria, Va.  Continue reading...

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