Leftist Guardian Writer Who Said ‘There Is No Cancel Culture’ Gets Canceled For Criticizing Israel

Robinson wrote about his canceling in an article titled, “How the Media Cracks Down on Critics of Israel“:
Personally, I had never thought about the question of whether I could suffer consequences for criticizing the government of Israel (and U.S. support for it). I have just about as much “free speech” as you can get in this world. Perhaps I should have thought about it more, though, because as soon as I crossed an invisible line, it was very quickly made clear to me. The moment I irritated defenders of Israel on social media, I was summarily fired from my job as a newspaper columnist.

I have been writing for the Guardian US since 2017, first as a contributor and then as a full columnist. I write almost exclusively about U.S. politics. I have never written about Israel. My editor has always been satisfied with my work, which is why I kept getting commissioned. I am good at putting out sharp, well-sourced, political commentary quickly, and needed little editing. (I only had a column spiked for content reasons once, as far as I can remember, which occurred when I criticized Joe Biden over Hunter Biden’s corrupt business ties.)

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One thought on “Leftist Guardian Writer Who Said ‘There Is No Cancel Culture’ Gets Canceled For Criticizing Israel”

  1. ‘(I only had a column spiked for content reasons once, as far as I can remember, which occurred when I criticized Joe Biden over Hunter Biden’s corrupt business ties.)’

    Hmm Naturally no conclusion one could draw from that episode :-/

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