Thursday, June 19, 2014

Let's Hope This Spirit of St. Louis Catches On

Finally, a major newspaper has axed George Will--and apologized--for his truly disgraceful column on how cool it must be to be a rape victim.  It's the venerable St. Louis Dispatch.  See my longer piece at The Nation, which has drawn over 130 comments so far.
The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier. The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it.
Now for the bad news:  Will will be replaced by the equally disturbing (on other issues)  Michael Gerson. 

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