WSJ’s James Taranto explains his ‘ill-considered tweet’

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto concedes that this was “an ill-considered tweet.”

We intended this to be thought-provoking, but to judge by the response, very few people received it that way. The vast majority found it offensive and insulting. This column has often argued that a failure of public communication is the fault of the public communicator, and that’s certainly true in this case

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* Taranto did retweet many who took him to task for his musing (