HOT TOPIC: By Firing Kevin Williamson,The Atlantic Shows It Can’t Handle Real Ideological Diversity (Reason)
Kevin Williamson has been fired from The Atlantic. Since leaving National Review in March, the conservative writer has managed to produce just one column at his new perch, in which he declared the death of the libertarian moment.
But the thing that cost him the gig was a remark he made on a podcast well before his firing and in a tweet (since deleted [UPDATE: Williamson notes that his account is deactivated, not that this specific tweet was deleted]):
And someone challenged me on my views on abortion, saying, “If you really thought it was a crime, you would support things like life in prison, no parole, for treating it as a homicide.” And I do support that. In fact, as I wrote, what I had in mind was hanging.