Washington Post Columnist Launches Sexist Diatribe Against Hillary Clinton On Twitter

Tonight, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took responsibility for the tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Clinton told CNN: “I take responsibility. I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts.”

In response, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin took to Twitter with a series of sexist, personal attacks against Clinton:

She then attacked Clinton for moving to Arkansas after her graduation from Yale law school:

In response to Obama adviser David Axelrod, she said Obama was trying to “hide behind her skirt”:

The right-wing, including Mitt Romney, began politicizing the tragedy in Benghazi almost immediately after the attack.

This is not the first time the Washington Post has been involved in over-the-top insults directed at Hillary Clinton. In 2009, columnist Dana Milbank suggested that Hillary Clinton should drink “Mad Bitch Beer” in a video featured on the Post’s website. Milbank, along with fellow columnist Chris Cillizza, later apologized. The Post’s Executive Editor, Marcus Brauchli, called the segment a “serious lapse in judgment.”


In October, the Washington Post ombudsman said Rubin did “damage to The Post and the credibility that keeps it afloat” with an inappropriate tweet, calling Rubin’s conduct on Twitter “a huge disappointment.”

Disclosure: The author worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2008 presidential primary