To the Ombudsman at the Washington Post (email@example.com)
Dear Mr Doug Feaver,
I read George Will's column the other day with growing disbelief. At first I thought he must be
doing some very snarky satire. I waited for the punch line. The only punch I got was a
metaphorical left hook to the kisser.
I had the horrible thought that he could use an object lesson, followed closely
with the question - just why is it that conservatives cannot understand the pain and anguish that
a human being who has been assaulted sexually goes through? They must be wired wrong in
I thought, what editor in their right mind would print such rubbish? Never mind the dearth
of empathy, The column ignores a real and growing problem in the US with rape in general and
campus rapes in particular, and the way they are (not) reported, (not) investigated, and (not)
punished. That an editor of a major national newspaper would publish a column written by
anyone which makes light the burden of sexual assault - never mind a nationally known figure -
0h well, I just assumed that a big part of an editor's job is preventing their stable of columnists from
embarrassing themselves and the paper they work for by making insensitive and factually wrong
assumptions about people and situations they obviously know nothing about.
The fact that George Will proceeded to double down on his idiotic statements in the next few days just
shows how little he deserves his exalted position.
Do me a favor, please: tell George Will to STFU if he cannot make sense.
His slip is showing. It's a particularly ugly one, one we've seen before, we're tired of it.
With all sincerity
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inspired by : Crooks & Liars Lisa Sendrow interview