You know what’s racist? The NYT’s Maureen Dowd just found out the hard way

You know what’s racist? The NYT’s Maureen Dowd just found out the hard way
Maureen Dowd (Image: YouTube screen grab via TheWrap)

Maureen Dowd, aka MoDo, is now aka Mud in the eyes of her formerly faithful liberal readers, who now want the paper of record to fire her.

Yesterday, Dowd dashed off a column titled “The Clinton Contamination,” which (as you can infer from the title) was critical of the presumptive Democratic nominee. But that isn’t what got Lefties all wee-weed up. It was this:

The president and his aides attempted to keep a rein on Clinton’s State Department — refusing to let her bring in her hit man, Sidney Blumenthal.

But in the end, Hillary’s goo got on Obama anyhow. On Tuesday, after Comey managed to make both Democrats and Republicans angry by indicting Clinton politically but not legally, Barry and Hillary flew to Charlotte, N.C., for their first joint campaign appearance.

Did you catch it — the unforgivable, demeaning reference? If not, the tweets of outrage appearing summarily on Twitter replete with a newly minted hashtag will clue you in:

Yep, she went there. Dowd, who spent the eight years of the Bush II presidency referring to the commander-in-chief derisively as “dubya,” dared to refer to Barack Obama as “Barry.”

Seriously. Luckily, there were some counterbalancing tweets to offer perspective, these from “Barry’s” innumerable detractors:

Hard to top the last of these.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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