The Atlantic hired Kevin Williamson, in a time, a conservative columnist who told that a black child was a primate, also wrote that transwomen were effigies, and tweeted that should be hanged the women that do abortion. The Atlantic did not criticized, because that was just a bad tweet. Then they realized that it wasn’t just a bad tweet after all. After that The Atlantic fired Kevin Williamson.
Atlantic EIC Jeffrey Goldberg:
“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.”
Williamson wasn’t the real problem . It was the disinterested hiring of the first spicy Never-Trump conservative that came together without the rapidly serious regard given to what he otherwise wrote, said and believed. With hurry to defend him, several conservatives exposed a opinion for political violence – like hanging women – that everyone would remember.
Believe people when they tell you who they are.