Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paper Dumps Will

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, one of the biggest newspapers in the country, is dropping George Will’s syndicated column and apologizing for his column in which he called sexual assault a “coveted status.”

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.


7 barks and woofs on “Paper Dumps Will

  1. I cannot believe he doesn’t know someone who has been sexually assaulted. Sexual assault victims don’t want the “status.” This is not a fun activity, Mr. Will.

      • Always read this blog very early every morning. Sometimes I just don’t have time to comment, or something of value to say. I will tell you this, FC, I feel like in some strange cyberway that we are friends, and would love to meet you someday!

  2. The Post-Dispatch has always been a left-ish newspaper with the obligatory slot for the other point of view. That being said, I’ll bet Will is out of many more papers and might have to retire or confine himself to writing about baseball, something he knows a lot about. Do you suppose there’s Mrs. Will?

    • Do you suppose there’s [a] Mrs. Will?

      Two: one former, one current. Although I expect the current Mrs. Will may become another former Mrs. Will once it dawns on her that she’s chattel.

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