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Newspaper drops George Will after his rape column

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    This, actually, is a huge improvement on prior characterizations of the meaning of the article and this one phrase. It's nice to see progress. Keep up the good work. You'll get there. :)
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    I love this faux outrage. Why hasn't the Left demanded that the New York Times return Walter Duranty's Pulitzer Prize for his "coverage" of the Moscow Show Trials and the Holodomer? His work was extremely influential throughout all branches of government. FDR and Eleanor was extremely friendly with Duranty, and believed every freaking word, in spite of what intelligence source said about horrible atrocities of the USSR under Lenin and Stalin.

    There is nothing in 50 years of Will's work that can come within a light year of the deceit and corruption of a single article from Duranty, but nothing is said. So spare me the whining...
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    :D

    Suits your handle, I suppose. Rivers afterall, aren't known for their depth. ;)


    BTW:

    IOW, if, FTSOA--we accept that Will said '...that [rape] victims (both real and not) enjoy "coveted status and special privileges." Where does the offense come in?

    Is it that it is untrue? Blatantly false? That colleges and U's don't exalt rape victims?

    Or is it that they should be afforded such a status, and that Will is being mean spirited for suggesting otherwise?

    Or some other basis?

    Please do provide an answer. What about that one sentence has your feathers all ruffled, and your panties all wadded up?
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    Who?
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    Some dead guy. He's the Robert Byrd of journalism. Someone right wingers will perpetually bring up from 80 years ago that somehow is relevant today to something.
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    Do you really not know who Duranty is/was? Or is that post just another "at this point, what difference does it make?" kind of comment?
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    our judicial system should determine guilt/innocence when it comes to criminal charges. Any school, though, has a right to some disciplinary action that does not involve the judicial system.
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    Never heard of him. Hard to compare him to a guy on TV every Sunday morning for decades.
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    I'm not the least surprised. History isn't a strong suit among the Left...
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    Neither are using modern, relevant comparisons on the right.
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    Is that the best answer you can come up with? History is dead to the Left, thanks to the likes of Howard Zinn and his ilk, but hypocrisy is still alive and well...

    Again, spare me with the fake outrage...
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    History is always relevant. Read it rather than the Party Line from The Nation, Mother Jones and the Huffington Post...
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    Great, then why not use statistics from our judicial system to demonstrate the level of rape/sexual assault on college campi? Why "make up" the statistics for "rape" or "sexual assault" as basis for this movement based on anything else? Therein lies the answer, if you are willing to go there.

    And yes, every school, corporation, organization, etc. should have its own code of conduct. My undergrad school had an Honor Code that permitted no lying, cheating or stealing with only one punishment - expulsion. A good friend was expelled because she claimed to have done a foreign language lab, but didn't. Can I use that as evidence that criminal use of foreign language labs are rampant across the country?
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    We're talking about a newspaper column from 2014, and since no one here is calling for Will to lose awards or anything, I'm not sure why "What about Duranty and his Pultizer!" is a relevant reply considering, a) he's dead , b) hasnt written anything in decades. How about this, we'll revoke Duranty's pultizer, if you agree to reperations for slavery.
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    That's funny, seeing as how Dems can't get pubs to admit to anything that happened under Dubya.
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    a) Being dead is irrelevant;

    b) Having not written anything indecades is ALSO irrelevant. He set a standard for dishonest journalism that has yet to be surpassed, and his paper still doesn't acknowledge it.

    c) The very idea that Durantys propaganda which helped shape our foreign policy in the 1930s is somehow equivalent to the absurdity of reparations for the great-great-great-great-grandchildren of slaves is laughable and utterly absurd. You're smarter than that...
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    I have no problem pointing out the problems of Bush, and neither do many others. But what WE see as problems and what YOU see as problems are two starkly differnt things.

    And at his most inept, Bush is a TOWER of competence next to Obama. Even Carter, Harding, Grant and Pierce weren't THIS inept.
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    The problem today is "Fact" and "Truth" are now relative - "That maybe truth for you but not for me".

    If it is true or not true, fact or false, it should not matter when it was said or who said it.

    And the acceptance of lying and partial truths by our political leaders by our media is mind boggling.

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