So a while back the liberal publication The Atlantic was being praised for being intellectually honest and hiring on Kevin Williamson who wrote for National Review. He is lauded by many as one of the best conservative writers and thinkers.
Well of course, that means that the online liberal mob had to be assembled to destroy him.
So they found something they found objectionable that he said a long time ago, and got him fired.
BREAKING: Kevin Williamson, who called for women who’ve had an abortion to be hanged, was just 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from @TheAtlantic in the face of mounting pressure from pro-choice activists, NARAL, @UltraViolet & the media. #FireKevin pic.twitter.com/29rSZvt3Z2— NARAL (@NARAL) April 5, 2018
Williamson was merely pointing out what would happen if abortion were legally considered murder, but the liberal left all of sudden forgets nuances when they can assail a conservative.
That’s when the fighting began:
This is cowardly trash. Shame on @TheAtlantic. The left’s tolerance stretches no further than their own opinions. Hire a guy away from his job then fire him because he’s exactly who he always was? What a skunky thing to do. https://t.co/3o8t0BZcVf— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) April 5, 2018
The left & @TheAtlantic are cowards.— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 5, 2018
They don’t believe in their liberal philosophy enough to think it can withstand opposing views.
Instead, they publicly execute Kevin Williamson as an example of what happens if you DARE challenge progressive ideology.
First Kevin. Then, you
Some pointed out that their writers had problematic statements too:
But that’s different, right? Because reasons, that’s why!!
They have this ludicrous idea that he’s “dangerous” to women over his opinions on women:
This is idiotic, but we expect that from Jessica Valenti. Think about what that means – we’re ALL a “threat” if we have the wrong thoughts!!
Pathetic move @TheAtlantic and specifically you, @JeffreyGoldberg. You cowed to the social media mob - a bunch of people who think The Daily Kos is highbrow material and can't get past the table of contents in The Atlantic.— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 5, 2018
Nice journalistic integrity there, guys.
So anyway that’s the day in cowardice from the left….