A lot of people — ourselves included — have relished dunking on former DNC associate comms director TJ Helmstetter today over his embarrassing tale of harassing a MAGA-hat-wearing man and his girlfriend at Hill Country BBQ in D.C. But this incident also raises more serious issues, one that digital communications consultant Ben Smith discussed in a must-read thread:

Well said. People of all political stripes would do well to take Smith’s thread to heart.