Mandeville, LA – Re: Kevin D. Williamson’s cowardly sacking by the Atlantic. His “rhetoric was violent”!? As opposed to the ultimate cowardly violence committed in the name of “choice”!? This is the [sic] AtLametic’s statement.
The subject of one of Kevin’s most controversial tweets was also a centerpiece of a podcast discussion in which Kevin explained his views on the subject of the death penalty and abortion. 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. The tweet was not merely an impulsive, decontextualized, heat-of-the-moment post, as Kevin had explained it. Furthermore, the language used in the podcast was callous and violent. This runs contrary to The Atlantic’s tradition of respectful, well-reasoned debate, and to the values of our workplace.
Kevin is a gifted writer, and he has been nothing but professional in all of our interactions. But I have come to the conclusion that The Atlantic is not the best fit for his talents, and so we are parting ways.
The Atlantic is staffed by yes men cowards; I’m scratching it from my list of source material, Kevin will now find out just how vicious the cult of 100% compliance can be and I think that is an outrage for the ages.
In a side note, its now official: I cannot find employment in any publicly traded media company ever again. Freedom is bliss, onward for The CRUSADE & The Crusade Channel .