National Review Online’s Katherine Timpf, for example, noticed an article published this week on the lefty In These Times website titled, “It’s Okay to Hate Republicans.” Not surprisingly, the author was an educator: Susan J. Douglas, professor of communications and department chair at the University of Michigan. The introductory paragraph says just about all you need to know about the piece:
I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal “personhood.”
…In the meantime, “In These Times” reposted Douglas’ piece under its original (and safer) print version headline, “We Can’t All Just Get Along,” adding an editor’s note that — get this — “the author rejects the online title as not representative of the piece or its main points”…
"Hate Repub" story is back online, changed title to "We Can't Just All Get Along," says original title didn't reflect auth. point, HOWEVER..
— Katherine Timpf (@kctimpf) December 18, 2014
.@kctimpf Maybe she thought "OK" was too weak and wanted to go with "obligatory" or "awesome" or something.
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 18, 2014