In February, the Washington Post editorial board called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after a photo showing him in blackface surfaced:
The Washington Post Editorial Board writes that Northam “can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia who elected him.”https://t.co/5U0iqvergX
— Hardball (@hardball) February 7, 2019
That same month, WaPo columnist Karen Tumulty wrote this column:
Opinion: Ralph Northam must resign. And that’s just a start. https://t.co/04nKeKsGYt
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 2, 2019
But something obviously changed over the course of several months:
Back when a racist photo first surfaced in his medical school yearbook, most Va lawmakers, our editorial page (and yours truly) said @GovernorVA should resign. We were wrong. https://t.co/bA25YpnWbk
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 28, 2019
From the Editorial Board:
How Ralph Northam came back from the political dead https://t.co/ch5otGaVY4
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) December 28, 2019
The Washington Post’s editorial board outlined in a new editorial how Northam has basically atoned for the photos that surfaced (though the paper says it’s still not known if Northam is actually one of the people pictured because he claimed it isn’t him). Apparently something changed. What could have hastened the forgiveness?
So much for "holding our side accountable." https://t.co/MLNChtM3t6
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 28, 2019
It's good to be a Democrat. https://t.co/DFyySsZzhb
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 28, 2019
"The '(D)' after his name acts as a shield!"
— You Wish (@MyAlteredEgo) December 28, 2019
the press doesn’t root for a side https://t.co/qsyTq0OJB3
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 28, 2019
Here is a perfect example of the huge advantage Democrats have with the media’s bias in their favor. https://t.co/9OHbhIgNpG
— John Whitbeck (@JohnWhitbeck) December 28, 2019
Democrats sure got it good. https://t.co/nwGJGt6yOR
— Kevin Meyer (@KCchemguy) December 28, 2019
It's nice you're going on record to say racism is fine with you as long as it's a member of your favorite party guilty of it.
The honesty is refreshing and long overdue.
— Rachel 🐶💙🇺🇸 (@RaychelTania) December 28, 2019
Wow well color me shocked
— RedPillCuresTDS (@WillieWholeSlew) December 28, 2019
I'm just here for the ratio.
— Terran Sol (@terran_sol) December 28, 2019
Make no mistake here: The left is just straight up saying that it’s okay to be racist as long as you’re a Democrat. https://t.co/99C4rUok2h
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) December 28, 2019
Redemption can only be found in faithful devotion to the Democratic Party agenda. They make no distinction between virtue and partisanship. https://t.co/LvBlhPysim
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 28, 2019
Blackface is good now, guys. https://t.co/XXZjDJXauM
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 28, 2019
You have zero self awareness…you would have been screaming from the rooftops if Northam had been a Republican and you damn well know it. 🤡
— J.J. by the Bay (@flagg_colonel) December 28, 2019
The press can stop asking why Trump supporters stick by him now…….. https://t.co/jOToi1brmp
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) December 28, 2019
Journos are totally unbiased guys https://t.co/mlSSUYjXzN
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 28, 2019
Democracy dies in darkface
— Perpetuities (@perpetuities) December 28, 2019
I take it you just now learned that he’s a Democrat.
— 𝙷𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚢 (@HMSPitts) December 28, 2019
The Post’s editorial is titled “How Ralph Northam came back from the political dead.” The consensus opinion seems to be that the answer is “because he’s a Democrat.”