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Political reporter Chris Cillizza gets schooled—on parenting

leashChris Cillizza is a political reporter for the Washington Post and writes the popular column, “The Fix.” Today he veered off talking about live chats with politicos, retweeting slams on George W. Bush’s artistic abilities and Daily Show monologue favorites to venture into new territory: parenting.

He blurted out this on Twitter this morning.


I understand what he’s feeling. Putting a kid on a leash looks odd and borderline abusive. I’m sure that’s the point Cillizza was trying to make. Some people went with Cillizza’s premise and agreed readily, like this guy

And then people with knowledge of autistic children began to weigh in and school the political reporter:

As I always say Twitter is a free fire zone. You fire and people fire back. BOOM.