Now a comment from health care activist Dr. Paul Song at Sanders’s 27,000 person NYC rally last night has spurred another divisive (and more overtly sexist) trending hashtag: #DemocraticWhores which is being used pretty much as you’d expect. Sanders’s campaign has said it doesn’t stand by the comment.
Dr. Song’s comment was inappropriate and insensitive. There’s no room for language like that in our political discourse.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 14, 2016
While Song issued an apology on his own twitter
I am very sorry for using the term "whore" to refer to some in congress who are beholden to corporations and not us. It was insensitive.
— Paul Y. Song (@paulysong) April 14, 2016
All of this is made a little more awkward by the fact that Song’s wife journalist Lisa Ling has been a supporter of the Clinton Foundation.