As Twitchy reported earlier, an internecine Twitter feud broke out between New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples after Kristof suggested the #BlackLivesMatter movement might have been better served by focusing on Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old shot and killed by police in Cleveland, rather than Michael Brown.
Staples responded that it wouldn’t have mattered, because a “healthy majority” of whites support the actions of police in cases where blacks are killed.
Kristof did his best to clarify, but Twitter wasn’t having it.
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wasn’t the only one to weigh in on Kristof’s initial tweet.
Goldie Taylor also joined in the Kristof pile-on.
All of this gives Kristof a great idea for a column.