Today Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall tweeted the following blind item:
It's weird seeing columnist explain what really counts as rape when you've seen a woman cringe when she's subjected to his unwanted groping.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 26, 2015
So who is Marshall talking about? We couldn’t find any recent columns in a mainstream outlet about “what really counts as rape,” and Marshall didn’t respond to an email requesting clarification. We did come across a few hints, though.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 12, 2014
The columnist mentioned in that link, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal, argued at the time that “what is called the problem of ‘sexual assault’ on campus is in large part a problem of reckless alcohol consumption, by men and women alike.”
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) February 26, 2015
Perhaps all of these tweets are somehow related?