Liberal Rag Fires Conservative because Liberals Are Intolerant Hypocrites

The Atlantic is a classic example of a ‘liberal rag.’

And as a Liberal rag, The Atlantic demonstrates that Liberals always find a reason to attack conservatives whenever they have a platform.

When the Liberal rag, The Atlantic, convinced Kevin Williamson to leave the National Review to work for them, I wondered how long it would last.

We already have the answer: not long! After getting only one column published they dug up the fact that Williamson was a—gasp!–pro-lifer. He believes abortion is homicide. That was all it took.

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The claim that this wasn’t about Williamson being pro-life, but about “callous and violent” language is something that anyone who knows anything about The Atlantic will immediately recognize as B.S. The Atlantic is fine with callous and violent language if it serves a “social justice” cause. As a writer at The Federalist reports, “Ta-Nehisi Coates And Jessica Valenti Prove The Atlantic’s Hypocrisy On Kevin Williamson.”

Well, that didn’t take very long: Kevin Williamson has been fired from The Atlantic after just one column, but not for what he wrote in that column. Rather, he was cashiered for arguing that abortion should be treated like homicide, possibly including the death penalty — views he expressed before the magazine hired him.


I personally disagree with Williamson for a variety of reasons ranging from the practical to the philosophical, but that is hardly the point. Nor is it the point that his opinion rests outside what is deemed acceptable in electoral politics, as then-candidate Donald Trump discovered when he suggested women who participate in abortions should be punished.

Rather, the unpopularity of Williamson’s view underscores that the Left’s terrible fury over his hiring has far more to do with his position focusing on abortion as the mass taking of human lives and an unwillingness to deny women their share of agency in this morally fraught act (as both pro-life and pro-choice activists often do). Goldberg indicts Williamson’s speech as “callous and violent.” Yet it is a near-certainty that The Atlantic will continue to publish and promote the writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Is Coates callous and violent? He has written that he can see no difference between a police officer who shot a Howard University student and the first responders to the 9/11 terror attacks: “They were not human to me. Black, white, or whatever, they were menaces of nature; they were the fire, the comet, the storm, which could — with no justification — shatter my body.”

By the way, Williamson has been an outspoken Never Trumper. There is a lesson to learn here:

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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