"[W]hen they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."By the way Mr Will shows up on the pages of both local newspapers, The P-G and The Trib.
This single phrase has followed George Will for the last six months. The syndicated conservative columnist, considered by many a thoughtful intellectual rather than a bomb-thrower, severely damaged his brand when he wrote a June 2014 column dismissing efforts on college campuses to combat the epidemic of sexual assault and suggesting that women who say they were raped receive "privileges." The column has sparked hundreds to protest his public appearances, challenges from U.S. Senators and women's rights groups, and the dropping of his column from a major newspaper.
Will's 2014 misinformation was not limited to attacking and dismissing rape victims. Throughout the year, Will failed to disclose several major conflicts of interest in his columns, and his tangled relationship with political entities backed by Charles and David Koch was cited by the outgoing ethics chair of the Society of Professional Journalists as the kind of conflict journalists should disclose in their writing. His history as a prominent denier of climate change also helped further undermine his credibility, with more than 100,000 people signing a petition demanding the Washington Post stop printing the science misinformation he and others regularly push in its pages. [Italics in Original]
Though to be fair to my friends at the P-G, that rape column only appeared at The Trib and he doesn't seem to have nearly as much climate denial stuff at The P-G as he does at The Trib.
Just letting you know, Next time you read something by George at either paper, just remember he's gotten a lot of stuff really really wrong.