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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Approved Before Disapproved

For John, BLUFOur belief in majority rule and minority rights seems to be going away.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The Word of the Day is "defenestration" — "the action of throwing someone or something out of a window:  death by defenestration has a venerable history."

From American Greatness, by Ms Charlotte Allen, 10 April 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

ast week, as former National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson was defenestrated abruptly from his brand-new post as token “conservative” columnist for the Atlantic over his hardline stance on abortion, I was going through a bit of an abrupt left-wing defenestration of my own. So, Kevin: #MeToo.

I was curtly and unexpectedly barred from covering the 19th annual White Privilege Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the Weekly Standard, even though:  1) I had signed up for a press badge at least a month in advance, carefully and honestly identifying my conservative-press affiliation (the conference has been afflicted by right-wing reporters passing themselves off as participants, but I don’t do undercover); 2) I agreed in writing to an elaborate set of restrictions on my reporting, including no recording (fine—I’d just take notes); no reproduction of conference “content” such as handouts; no interviews without organizers’ permission, and so forth; and 3) I was actually given a press badge at the conference, a silky lavender piece of ribbon to wear around my neck bearing the word “Press” in prominent gold letters.  I (or actually the Standard) had to pay for my attendance, instead of getting in free as is often the case for media. But as I already knew, there are hardly any freebies when it comes to bashing white privilege.

We are going with "safe spaces" to the exclusion of any whose thinking is even marginally different.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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