The last time we checked in on Gov. Ralph Northam, he was embarking on his “reconciliation tour,” making a stop at the historically black Virginia Union University to explain how sorry he was about that yearbook photo that at first he thought was of him but then decided wasn’t him — although he did admit that he’d dressed in blackface for a dance contest where he did the moonwalk.
Of course, he didn’t lose his job or resign, and someone at the Washington Post must have been daydreaming and suddenly remembered: Northam never really did explain that photo, did he? (He did explain the “Coonman” nickname, but we forget how.)
Opinion: Ralph Northam still hasn’t explained the racist yearbook photo https://t.co/SXDoYItc2t
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 4, 2019
The cherry on the top of this sundae is that the Washington Post mistakenly filed this under “Opinion.”
HOT TAKE: This isn't an opinion?
— Taylor Svehlak (@TaylorSvehlak) April 4, 2019
That's not an opinion, that's a fact.
— Muscles McSexington (@StArminante) April 4, 2019
why is this filed in the opinion section
— Bricolage (@Bricola05419227) April 4, 2019
That… that’s not an opinion.
— Slette (@epslette) April 4, 2019
That's a fact, not an opinion.
— Client#9 (@tschaeb) April 4, 2019
I don’t think you know what the word opinion means.
— jeremydehner??? (@jeremydehner) April 4, 2019
Only a true liberal would call a fact an opinion. Maybe you should, oh, I don't know, REPORT ON IT!
— Will Carlton ?? (@willcarlton) April 4, 2019
aren't you guys supposed to be firefighters or something?
— Luke (@lateforapex) April 4, 2019
Weird, right ? If only there was an industry that could address this .. ?
— B'sC'sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) April 4, 2019
I feel like maybe someone should follow up on that, like a reporter or something. Maybe do a story about it and make it in the news?
— B (@Texan__Pride) April 4, 2019
Hey, maybe one of you “journalists” could go interview him.
— American Bulldog (@HowlingAtWind) April 4, 2019
Maybe do some "investigative reporting." We know @CNN doesn't do it, but you can…
— Hercules Rockefeller (@OttoWeinert) April 4, 2019
And the MSM is not demanding any action. Fraud!
— Andrew Clarkson (@JameAPrice1) April 4, 2019
Isn't it YOUR job to keep asking him until he does???
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) April 4, 2019
Wouldn't it be nice if mainstream media put an ounce of pressure on Northam to address the racist costume? Or is the MSM nothing but a Communications Wing of the Democrat Party?
— Red1Echo (@Red1Echo) April 4, 2019
How many stops were there on his reconciliation tour anyway? Just that one? Did he explain the yearbook photo there?
Why would he? Nobody has held him accountable, or put much of any pressure on him at all.
— Ken Page (@KenPage7) April 4, 2019
He doesn't have to he's a Democrat. If that had been a Republican his own party would have run him out.
— Richard (@F1tzwell) April 4, 2019
He is a liberal. There rules don’t apply to them. The usual liberal do as I say not as I do.
— Slevin Kelevra (@Luckyslevin666) April 4, 2019
Governor Northam doesn’t have to explain his racist photo. After all he’s a Democrat so he gets a pass.
— James Rice (@OregonCounsel) April 4, 2019
He’s still a Democrat, so he doesn’t have to.
— Americanophile (@Americanophile) April 4, 2019
No kidding and note that Democrats do not care.
— ? Brian O' Jameson ☘️ (@applecharlie5) April 4, 2019
Democrats don't have to explain anything right? Media is the problem. You stop reporting on it, this shouldn't be an opinion piece.
— Steve Howe (@howe5311) April 4, 2019
Coonman gets a pass b/c he is not a conservative, he has to explain nothing
— AngstromUnit (@AngstromU) April 4, 2019
And he hasn't resigned. And he should.
— Dave's Spirit (@dave_spirit2001) April 4, 2019
It’s simple: He’s racist.
— Mak #Buttigieg2020? (@makrypodisa) April 4, 2019
And no one cares anymore. We are so myopic. Social media and customized search results broke people’s brains.
— wolfonthehill (@wolfonthehill) April 4, 2019