WaPo Columnist: Racist Anti-Obama Tweets ‘Make You Question’ 1st Amendment

Alex Griswold | Media Reporter

Liberal Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart opined on Twitter that some of the racist and hateful tweets directed toward President Obama were enough to “make you question your support for 1st Amendment.” (RELATED: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Doesn’t Understand The Constitution)

Capehart’s tweet is a paraphrase of a line from his column on the fact that Obama’s entrance on Twitter was met with racist tweets.

“The amount of hatred squeezed into 140 characters or less by lunatics usually cloaked in anonymity is enough to make you question your support for the First Amendment and your faith in the decency of other people,” he wrote.

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But Twitter users, unsurprisingly, were less than impressed.

Capehart lashed out at the criticism, telling his critics to read the full article. (RELATED: Pro Golfer: Garland Shooters Were Exercising Their Second Amendment Rights)

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