The Atlantic hired, and then fired, Kevin Williamson – perhaps America’s best political journalist, and one of the best interviewees I’ve ever had in a decade and a half of doing the NARN.
Andrew McCarthy has thoughts on the subject.
I’ve observed for years that one of the greatest side-effects of Urban Progressive Privilege is a complete inability to “debate” anyone who’s not part of their club – because they have no concept of cognitive dissonance when it comes to politics or any area of life touched by politics (and politics touches every area of their life.
Differ with an blind date’s politics? Ghost ’em!
Differ with a fellow student’s politics? Shame them!
Disagree with a co-workers’s politics? Slander, ostracize and try to destroy them!