From the second article: Cuomo then asked Donohue about his past statements on how “it’s a fact” that Jews in Hollywood don’t like Catholics. **“Those are the kinds of things you shouldn’t say anymore,” **Cuomo pointed out.
The issue of Jews in Hollywood aside, what Cuomo replied is really pretty bad. What does that mean, there are things we shouldn’t say anymore? Who decides what those things are?
Is the only response available? Is the only defense against statements like this “we shouldn’t say that sort of thing”?
No! The proper response is not to use social approval or disapproval to guide someone’s words but to do something like ask for clarification or evidence for what he is saying or *something *other than seeming to agree but trying to shut him up!
I don’t agree with what Donohue said, but Cuomo’s response was no better.