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‘The Atlantic’ Fires Kevin Williamson. This Is How You Got Trump. Really.

By  Ben Shapiro

So, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic has now fired former National Review columnist Kevin Williamson. The reason, supposedly, was that Williamson had written a tweet years ago suggesting the death penalty as a punishment for abortion; he also appeared on a podcast wherein he discussed the idea. But Williamson’s tweet was widely distributed on Twitter for years. In other words, this wasn’t anything new. Goldberg merely caved to public pressure from the Left.

In firing Williamson, Goldberg — a pawn of the Obama administration who acted as their front man for selling a series of egregious lies to the American public about the Iran deal — stated that Williamson’s talent as a writer wasn’t enough to save him: “The language he used in this podcast — and in my conversations with him in recent days — made it clear that the original tweet did, in fact, represent his carefully considered views.” So, just to be straight, Williamson’s recommendation of the death penalty for abortion is unacceptable (I disagree with it, of course, as I’ve stated many times), but the Left is fine with abortion-on-demand and eugenic abortion targeting Down Syndrome babies. And The Atlantic is totally fine with Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote that 9/11 first responders were “not human to me,” but Williamson is unacceptable.

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