This morning WaPo Columnist and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart responded to and exposed a man who called him the n-word on Twitter. But it’s hardly the first time and won’t be the last. The journalist, who is black, receives these kinds of insults daily. The slur was likely in response to a column he wrote late Tuesday on Veep Joe Biden‘s “They’re going to put ya’all back in chains” remark at a Virginia rally that included hundreds of black people. “Yeah, that was wince-worthy,” Capehart wrote, before laying out all the reasons why people ought to be more concerned racially with Mitt Romney‘s campaign than that of President Obama.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) August 15, 2012
Some followers wondered why Capehart felt the need to give a person any attention whatsoever. “Gotta expose hate no matter how many followers it has,” Capehart replied to them. He added, “Hate shrivels in the daylight.”
Capehart says he receives slurs like this often. “I get at least one of those a day,” he told FishbowlDC. “Last week was a particularly nasty week. So much so that I started collecting them. People ask why do I retweet such filth. I do it because hate cannot be ignored — no matter how many followers they don’t have.”
Number of followers of the man who called him the n-word: two, one of whom is “TheRosaceaCure.” Jones, if that’s his real name, appears to have a fixation on MSNBC — he follows just eight people, five of whom are on MSNBC. He does not follow Capehart.
See more examples of racial hate hurled at Capehart…From Last Friday:
@PercPoppin444…Friday, Aug. 10…
@CapehartJ niggers need to be in cages. Violence would disappear and whites could live in peace
@MonkeyLips00 at 10:36am Friday, Aug. 10…was suspended
@CapehartJ any comment on the nigger that threw a brick in the face of a white girl in NYC? For no reason… Oh wait becuz she was white
@GorillaLips Friday, Aug. 10 13:49….was suspended
@CapehartJ @isaiahlcarter @argylefreak amren.com reports the real truth. Niggers killing whites at record numbers.