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.
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.
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