Wednesday, October 08, 2014

George Will Got Dropped From The College Speaking Tour!

George Will needs to shut up. He's done enough for one day.

Pressure mounts against the sexist Loserville commentator George Will. He penned that article back in July practically blaming the victims of rape and sexual assault to liberalism. That article got him in so much trouble.

Some newspapers dropped him.

The colleges are not interested in his commencement speeches, his interviews and events.

Now some are calling for him to be fired from Loserville.

Media Matters for America tracks conservative agitators making misstatements got the goods on this foolish man's downfall.

Will, a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, was scheduled to speak at the annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program at the progressive, all-female Scripps College, according to the Claremont Independent, a student news outlet for the Claremont Colleges.

The Washington Post columnist wrote in June about a sexual assault case at Swarthmore College. In the column, he appeared to reference rape survivors as "especially privileged young adults" and suggested "victimhood [is] a coveted status that confers privileges."

Will's writing quickly sparked outrage online from sexual assault survivors, and Will says his speaking engagement was yanked away due to the June column.

"It was in the works and then it wasn’t in the works," Will told the Claremont Independent. "They didn't say that the column was the reason, but it was the reason."

Scripps, which is part of the Claremont Colleges consortium, holds the Malott speaking program to invite guests with whom the campus community may largely disagree with. Past speakers include conservative columnists Charles Krauthammer and Peggy Noonan.

Will had also questioned the validity of sexual assault statistics, like many conservative pundits have done, without taking into account the underreporting of rape. He defended his column in an interview with C-SPAN stating, "When dubious statistics become the basis of dubious and dangerous abandonment of due process, it’s my job to step in and say, 'Everyone take a deep breath.'"

Representatives for Scripps College were not immediately available to comment.

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