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George Will Gets Dumped From Newspaper After Horrible Rape Column

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: Conservative newspaper columnist George Will poses on the red carpet upon arrival at a salute to FOX
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: Conservative newspaper columnist George Will poses on the red carpet upon arrival at a salute to FOX News Channel's Brit Hume on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hume was honored for his 35 years in journalism. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

George Will's incendiary column on sexual assault hasn't just earned him the ire of a slew of readers, pundits and politicians — it's now getting him dropped from newspapers altogether.

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a note to its readers, saying that Will's syndicated column would no longer run in its pages. The paper was very clear about why this was happening:

The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier. The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it.

A syndicated column by Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, is replacing Will's in the Post-Dispatch.

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