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Former NYT reporter rips cancel culture as 'social murder' on Bill Maher show

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Overtime: Michael Moore, Bari Weiss, Krystal Ball, Michael Steele ...

 

 

 

"By  firing or deplatforming people, we end the exchange of ideas. If conversation with people that we disagree with becomes impossible, what is the only way that we solve conflict? It's violence."

 

 

The only problem is that some opinions are not to be taken seriously. And the people who advocate them should be marginalized.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bari-weiss-rips-cancel-culture-as-social-murder-on-bill-maher-show/ar-BB17sicp?ocid=msedgntp

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Former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss likened cancel culture to "social murder" on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday night, arguing it isn't about criticism but "punishment."

"We're used to criticism. Criticism is kosher in the work that we do," said Weiss, who resigned from The New York Times last month in a public letter to publisher A.G. Sulzberger.

"Criticism is great. What cancel culture is about is not criticism. It is about punishment. It is about making a person radioactive. It is about taking away their job," Weiss told Maher. "The writer Jonathan Rauch, of The Atlantic, called it social murder. And I think that's right."

"It's not just about punishing the sinner. It's not just about punishing the person for being insufficiently pure. It's about this sort of secondary boycott of people who would deign to speak to that person or appear on a platform with that person," she added. "And we see just very obviously where that kind of politics gets us. If conversation with people that we disagree with becomes impossible, what is the way that we solve conflict? It's violence."

Weiss has accused colleagues of creating a hostile work environment and bullying her.

She also said some Times reporters called her a Nazi and a racist.

"There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment and constructive discharge. I'm no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong," Weiss wrote in her letter.

At the time of her resignation, Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told The Hill that the paper is "committed to fostering an environment of honest, searching and empathetic dialogue between colleagues, one where mutual respect is required of all."

A recent Politico survey on cancel culture showed a plurality of respondents think it has gone too far, with only 27 percent of voters believing it "had a somewhat positive or very positive impact on society."

 

 

Cypress Woods High School senior Mackenzie Morton’s watercolor piece, Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, was among the four pieces from CFISD artists to earn Jurors’ Selection awards at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts 2018 Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, drvoke said:

The only problem is that some opinions are not to be taken seriously.

 

drjoke...here is my version of what someone posted here the other day: The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is which side of the fence you are on.  (I guess that is not always true tho since I share the same vision of Ireland as the IRA BUT they are still terrorist in my minds)

 

When I post something or talk to people I offer my opinion...whereas ultraliberals are to short sighted to even think in those terms and really believe they can never be wrong. I understand why some people think it is OK to kill a baby in the womb BUT ultraliberals can't understand or do not try to understand how I think AB is murder.

 

Anyhow: Did it ever cross your mind that the people who advocate different opinions than yours; that you believe should be marginalized...are thinking the same thing about you ?

 

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