Leftist Andrew Sullivan is now a “Conservative” to the Woke Media Mob

Andrew Sullivan is now too “conservative” to work with the woke children who infest the staff at New York Magazine. – Leftwing writer Andrew Sullivan supported and voted for Al Gore in 2000. He did the same for John Kerry in 2004. Ditto Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self in 2008 and 2012, and the Pantsuit Princess in 2016. He was among the first gay writers to come out publicly and has been a liberal thought leader for the last 20 years.

But hey, in the woke world of critical theory that the last two generations of college graduates have been brainwashed by their professors to believe, the very, very, very leftist Andrew Sullivan is now a “conservative” voice within New York Mag’s organization, and the columns he writes are doing “physical harm” to all his snowflake office-mates. Thus, on Friday, Sullivan penned his final piece for the dying publication, just a few days after Bari Weiss made her famous exit from the dying New York Times.

The content of Sullivan’s piece relays a story that is strikingly similar to the one told in Weiss’s epic letter of resignation to New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzburger. It’s a story of bullying, of a hostile work environment, of a pathetic breed of corrupt young journalists who have fully invested their lives in the killing of freedom of speech and the criminalizing of alternative points of view. Those things form the very basis of critical theory, a world in which white people are evil for the simple fact of their birth and anyone who doesn’t believe that gender is a “spectrum” that consists of something over 300 distinct human classifications is a bigot whose livelihood must be ended and life must be destroyed.

That denial of the gender spectrum specifically and mocking of critical theory in general is apparently what formed the basis for New York Mag’s terminating its relationship with him, at least if Sullivan is to be believed. From a piece at Fox News:

“What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and management at New York Magazine and Vox Media no longer want to associate with me, and in a time of ever tightening budgets, I’m a luxury item they don’t want to afford. And that’s entirely their prerogative,” Sullivan explained. “They seem to believe, and this is increasingly the orthodoxy in mainstream media, that any writer not actively committed to critical theory in questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity is actively, physically harming co-workers merely by existing in the same virtual space. Actually attacking, and even mocking, critical theory’s ideas and methods, as I have done continually in this space, is therefore out of sync with the values of Vox Media. That, to the best of my understanding, is why I’m out of here.”

The columnist reiterated thoughts he made years ago about how “we all live on campus now,” noting the increasingly limited exchange of ideas on college campuses has spilled into everyday life and pointed to a survey that showed only 1.46 percent of the faculty at Harvard University identify as “conservative.”

“But that’s probably higher than the proportion of journalists who call themselves conservative at the New York Times or CNN or New York Magazine,” Sullivan wrote. “And maybe it’s worth pointing out that ‘conservative” in my case means that I have passionately opposed Donald J. Trump and pioneered marriage equality, that I support legalized drugs, criminal-justice reform, more redistribution of wealth, aggressive action against climate change, police reform, a realist foreign policy, and laws to protect transgender people from discrimination. I was one of the first journalists in established media to come out. I was a major and early supporter of Barack Obama. I intend to vote for Biden in November.”

“It seems to me that if this conservatism is so foul that many of my peers are embarrassed to be working at the same magazine, then I have no idea what version of conservatism could ever be tolerated. And that’s fine. We have freedom of association in this country, and if the mainstream media want to cut ties with even moderate anti-Trump conservatives, because they won’t bend the knee to critical theory’s version of reality, that’s their prerogative. It may even win them more readers, at least temporarily,” he continued.

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I have no use for either Sullivan or Weiss, but this is an intolerable situation in a free country. The situations described by both Sullivan and Weiss are clearly illegal hostile work environments under longstanding U.S. law. Yet, any left-wing media outlet located in New York City is perfectly safe from being held accountable given that the mayor is a rank Marxist and the District Attorney is funded by George Soros front groups.

The situation is similar in Washington, DC, where all of the networks have major operations and in Atlanta, where CNN headquarters is located. The woke automatons who are brainwashed with critical theory can simply band together to bully anyone they do not like out of any media operation, or any other business that has the protection of the local Democrat Party political leadership.

Sullivan says he will now go on and re-start his former blog “The Dish,” and also said he hopes to start a podcast. Either or both will keep him safely isolated from any mob of aggressive critical theory snowflakes. Weiss will likely land an editor’s position at some other media operation and try to keep her head to down so as to avoid offending the pack of woke dogs that will no doubt roam its halls looking for opportunities to be offended.

And no one in a position of leadership and moral authority within the corrupt news media world will give a moment’s thought to maybe speaking up and questioning where this industry-wide kneeling to the whims of the mob is leading them. Because they know that giving it a little thought will lead to the quick realization that the only possible logical conclusion of continuing down this path is a brutish tyranny.

That is all.

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10 thoughts on “Leftist Andrew Sullivan is now a “Conservative” to the Woke Media Mob

  1. phineas gage - July 18, 2020

    Two sets of laws. Some animals are more equal than others.

    I and many others have no intention of living as second-class citizens. The destination is clear and inevitable if the Left keeps pushing this forward.

  2. brian - July 18, 2020

    The ‘woke’ crowd will self destruct even more… As they get ever more deranged they will turn on the ones feeding them because these looneys won’t be controlled until they are completely without funds. Zombies will be zombies no matter what. But, what these looneys are doing is driving the not yet zombies into a wakeup holy smeg these guys are nuts, moment. I think many will jump the demoncrap ship and head towards something saner.

    Want media accountability??? Defund them, don’t pay for their rot. Anything attached to Bezo’s, Soros, Gates etc etc we don’t buy. We don’t buy anything made in china, nor watch the garbage coming out of hollyfreak, quit watching ‘sports’ too. Life is simpler, less cluttered and we find alternatives when we need something and we get more family time. We’re saving money thru it all as well, can’t beat that.

  3. M. Ham - July 18, 2020

    Now both sides dislike the guy. I know I do, and have zero pity that the alligator ate him.

    1. Paul Abbott - July 19, 2020

      It reminds me of a news article from 2005 “13-foot long Burmese python attempted to swallow the six-foot alligator before its stomach ruptured”, I’m just not sure if Sullivan is the snake or the gator.

  4. Gregg - July 19, 2020

    The first goal of any leftist organization is to remove history from being taught or learned.

    There are some very good documentaries on AHC on the evil of Stalin (much worse than all the others if that is possible), Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Tojo etc.. They all generated a hate for the norm (whether the norm was good or bad in another issue) controlled the press and intelligentsia, and once absolute control was gained, eliminated all the riff-raff rabble-rousing useful idiots.

    How is it that that the Sullivans and the Weiss’ of the world can’t see this? More importantly, how is it the editors and owners of these media organizations don’t see this. Even more important, how is it that the Never-Trumpers and their media organs don’t see this? I thought these people, particularly the older ones like George Will were smarter than that. Guess not.

    If Xi’s China Communist Party, and GS are driving this (and no doubt they are), do these “US’ media outlets and lessor liberal outlets not see that they will not be the ones driving the ship once the leftist’s goals are achieve? They’ll be lucky to survive and probably won’t once their ‘useful idiot’ roll is completed.

    Every ‘highly educated’ liberal, without exception, who I have met or spoken to over the last forty years all say “That can’t or won’t happen here in America”. I ask, what is going to stop it if the wrong people are in charge? No answer, except that I’m some sort of kook. The few that I have managed to show the history of communism or despotism to just outright disregard it.

    These are the same people who openly ask me “Why are Republicans racist?” (even though many claim to be “Republican” – guess being a blue collar identifying Democrat is too gauche for their intellectual blue-blood pedigree). These are the typical “Rockefeller Republicans I wrote about in an earlier comment. They have no clue that Lincoln was a Republican, hell, most don’t even know who Lincoln was or what he did. And they certainly don’t know who ran the KKK and who were all the racist Southern Democratic Governors, Senators, Congressmen, and Mayors who led the lynchings and voter suppression of Americans of African descent, AND BUILT most of the statues in the fifties that so offend the woke nitwit brainwashed snowflakes that will be cannon fodder for the true leaders of this ‘movement’ if it ever comes to pass and their true goals are achieved.

    Like Phineas, I will not be a second or third class citizen in my own country – “Live Free or Die” is my mantra.

    1. phineas gage - July 19, 2020

      As a New Hampshire native, it has always been mine as well.

      I grew up in a leftist oasis back when the state was a lot more conservative, and it was always amusing how that phrase irritated the libs. Our crazed neighbor covered it over with tape and filed a lawsuit against the state government.

      I think it irked them so much because they are always the ones that plastered inane political stickers all over their rusting Volvos, and now they were forced to drive around all the time with a very different expressed sentiment.

  5. Gregg - July 19, 2020

    Yeah Phineas, I remember hearing about that lawsuit; wasn’t his car and property trashed and he was forced to move out of state – like to MA?

    One of the real reasons NH has become so purple is the great influx of Massholes from the Boston area to escape the high taxes and rotten schools they keep voting for.

    I just wish the GOP in NH would step up and stop their open and other loose primary voting rules which allow the libs form MA to come in, say they are moving to NH, but don’t, and are allowed to vote in the Nation’s first primary which obviously skews the trajectory of both the GOP and Dem nomination process. It is an abomination and a little state like NH should not always be the first primary state.

    1. phineas gage - July 19, 2020

      Yes, I’ve always thought that the first primary state should be determined each election by a lottery system, but it is so financially important to a small state like NH (along with booze, cigarettes and lottery tickets) that they will do anything to keep it.

  6. 2315b - July 19, 2020

    Sullivan’s LEFTIST ideology simply isn’t “pure” enough for the 2nd Gen communist kids on the way up. Like in ALL Soviet style regimes, they relentlessly march toward purification by killing off those who came before them.
    The communist kids definitely DO NOT RESPECT their elders . . . LOL😂 😂

  7. Bob - July 20, 2020

    Hey, snakes and alligators gotta eat too. Let em eat each other.

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