This is really a subsidiary issue, but I have noticed a number of left wing commenters objecting to the fact that Helen Thomas was treated so differently than, say, Rand Paul or Pat Buchanan, whose racist views are so much more pervasive than Thomas's.
Of course that is true, but it is not because Thomas has been treated unfairly. It is because we on the left have a very low tolerance for open racism, while on the right, which has built itself on a foundation of race hatred, they can't afford the luxury of kicking people out just because they are racists sons of bitches, or they won't have anyone left.
Noted for May 19, 2013
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