Columnist slimes Reid

Some kind of line was crossed last week when Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin described U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada as “loathsome.”

Her April 7 column began, “There are few politicians more cavalier with the truth and more loathsome than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.” She then went through a litany of old and current complaints about Reid in order to defend the Koch brothers from Reid's current campaign against the two corporate funders of right wing causes.

Rubin has often been criticized for her vitriolic language, with the Post's reader representative calling publicly for her firing and a Post editor once tweeting a reminder that Rubin “is NOT a WaPo reporter.” In 2011 she accused the Occupy movement of anti-Semitism and was herself accused of the same thing after she wrote an article titled “Why Jews Hate Sarah Palin.”