I bet the reaction would be quite different if NY Times columnist Charles M. Blow mocked religious Jewish undergarments the way he mocked religious Mormon undergarments in this tweet (h/t Jim Geraghty):

But then again, he’s a NY Times columnist with a long history of foul hyperbole directed at the Tea Party movement and conservatives:

Welcome to the mob: an angry, wounded electorate, riled by recession, careening across the political spectrum, still craving change, nursing a bloodlust….

The most recent manifestation of the shifting landscape is the election of Scott Brown, a Republican in reliably Democratic Massachusetts, which shattered the Democrats’ filibuster-proof Senate majority and their sense of security….

Here’s a photo of one of those mobs to which Blow was referring:

Blow is the real angry mob.

Update 2-24-2012:  Via HotAir, Blow has said he “regrets” the prior tweet:

 

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