The fact that Rothman even pretends to be surprised at this renders him unfit to comment knowledgeably in public on, well, anything.
Of course, Rothman writes crap like this:
But Rangel’s racially inflammatory and factually vacuous statement…
I guess he’s worried about what he might do to his reputation if he simply said, “Rangel’s racist lies…”
Clue, Noah: We already know your reputation.