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It’s the Character That Matters, Jeffrey, Not the Writing Ability by tristero

It's the Character That Matters, Jeffrey, Not the Writing Ability

by tristero

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, hired a writer who actually believes that women who've had abortions should be hanged. And that begs the question: Why?

"I recognized the power, contrariness, wit, and smart construction of many of his pieces."
The mind boggles. Goldberg's saying he could overlook murderous misogyny in a guy if he can write good. (And I won't repeat what the same writer wrote about 9-year-old child who doesn't share his skin color.)

Well, there was a lot of pressure on Goldberg and he fired the writer. In the letter announcing the firing, Goldberg wrote:

[The misogynist] is a gifted writer, and he has been nothing but professional in all of our interactions. 
Huh? That's like saying that while it's sadly true that in his spare time he tortured and murdered young women, Ted Bundy was gifted and professional when he worked on various Republican political campaigns.