Drip drip drip

George Will at Colorado State University

That’s the sound of George Will’s career starting to trickle away:

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 assualt 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.

3 thoughts on “Drip drip drip

  1. Will is out and Gerson is in. Same church, different pew. But that’s how the corporate media operates these days. Take C-Span this morning. For the first 45 minutes few Democrats got through in the Open Phone segment. For the next 45 minutes a neo-con/Zionist, Republican representative from PA (this state has some awful politicians) extolled the need for making war on the “terrorists.” That was followed by 45 minutes of Zionist/neo-con, Democratic Representative Eliot Engel from NY extolling the need for making war on the “terrorists.” They both want to re-invade Iraq, go to war with Iran, apologize for the terrorist actions of Saudi Arabia and tell the world that Israel is now and always has been the victim. Engel should STFU.

  2. Will’s crap was disgusting. But I’m still surprised WaPo felt they had to respond. The misogynist garbage just always seemed to get piled higher and deeper and be A-OK. This is the first good news on this I’ve seen.

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