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June 19, 2014

Newspaper Drops George Will’s Column

Filed under: Uncategorized — trp2011 @ 8:37 PM

The following piece comes from Think Progress. We’ll hope that more newspapers follow in the replacement of Will’s column–maybe even the Washington Post.

 

Early this month, Washington Post columnist George Will wrote a column claiming that being a rape victim is now a “coveted status” that college women seek out. Will argued that complaints of rape and sexual assault on college campus were overblown. He also suggested that women claiming to be raped were “delusional.”

Will’s column is syndicated in newspapers across the country by the Washington Post, which bills him as “the most influential writer in America.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which has published Will’s column for a number of years, has had enough. In a message today to readers, the paper announced they were dropping Will from their paper and apologized for running his column on sexual assault:

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.

Will will be replaced in the Post-Dispatch by another Washington Post columnist, Michael Gerson.

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1 Comment »

  1. One hopes this is just the start.

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    Comment by Lee Lynch — June 19, 2014 @ 9:15 PM | Reply


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