So it turns out cucks can say “No” to the left — as long as they’re the ones being personally threatened.
The Wall Street Journal editorial board told readers Thursday that “these pages won’t wilt under cancel-culture pressure” after a letter signed by hundreds of staff members criticized the paper’s op-ed section.
After readers expressed concerns about a letter that 280 WSJ colleagues signed criticizing the news outlet’s opinion section, the editorial board responded in a note to readers.
“It was probably inevitable that the wave of progressive cancel culture would arrive at the Journal, as it has at nearly every other cultural, business, academic and journalistic institution,” the WSJ editorial board said.
“But we are not the New York Times. Most Journal reporters attempt to cover the news fairly and down the middle, and our opinion pages offer an alternative to the uniform progressive views that dominate nearly all of today’s media,” the WSJ editorial board said.
This reminds me of Rich Lowry’s bleg for National Review’s never-ending webathon: We will not be canceled, they boast, as long as you give them enough money to make them uncancelable.
Well, the Google money — and the two-way backscratching between National Review and Google — ensures that. Why do you have to grift more money from actual conservative voters? Just grift it from your real readership, corporate lobbyists.
Also: I’m glad that National Review itself won’t be canceled. But they manage that by joining in in the cancellation of just about everyone else.
It’s not just the New York Times or the San Francisco Museum of Modern art. It’s schools and businesses and other institutions — places Americans tend to trust — that have suddenly become merciless woke enforcers dropping the hammer on unsuspecting employees.
It turns out that much of American life is subject to intimidation and group-think. We’re seeing illiberal, unfair, and un-American acts every single day.
It’s not just that National Review pushes back against this frenzied, self-imposed despotism; we represent a fortified island that stands apart from the dominant culture.
You lying sissy. You actively join half of the left’s #Cancellation efforts.
So yeah, being a staunch ally of the Cancel Culture left does mean the alligator will eat you last, Rich.
Congratulations, Hero. Congratulations, Stalwart Warriors.
Say, Rich, I asked you this before, but you didn’t answer: Now that you’ve #Cancelled the Proud Boys, which of the vaguely potato-shaped pseudomen of National Review will be stepping up to provide security at conservative rallies?
Is it still zero? Is zero still the number?
Are you at least going to donate all the unsold copies of your stupid book so that conservatives can use them to fill defensive sandbags?
Or some pungently-written Twitter posts?
And say — are you sure you’re in the clear with National Review’s, as well as your own, defamation of Nick Sandman?
Louie Gomert is the best.
Perhaps as Trump showed the liberal media can be ignored, the Wall Street Journal will show that the cowardly “cancel culture” can also be ignored and survived.