David Cole writes:
Most folks at the Daily Beast ignored my emails requesting clarification. But Dean Obeidallah replied, sort of. I asked him a very simple question: “I’m curious about your use of the term ‘Latino-related groups.’ What does that mean? The summary you cited specifically mentions Puerto Rican separatists from the early ’80s. Why not be specific? Why give the impression that there is some plague of ‘Latino’ terror?”
His response? “Im [sic] swamped and no time in near future to respond. Sorry.”
I sent one follow-up: “A writer should always be willing to defend his/her words. I mean really … substituting ‘Latino-related groups’ for Puerto Rican separatists in order to make it seem like a larger problem than it is? Isn’t that just plain racist? I can’t imagine any writer substituting ‘white-related groups’ for Irish republicans.”
His final reply: “Are you a stalker? Im [sic] blocking you.”
And … scene.
There you have it, folks—that amazing leftist dedication to open dialogue, man.
And then there’s:
I dont blame atheism for murder of 3 Muslim Amer students. My focus is the GOP officials+professional anti-Muslim bigots #MuslimLivesMatter
— Dean Obeidallah (@Deanofcomedy) February 11, 2015