A lot has been written about conservative columnist Jon Caldara’s unceremonious firing from the Denver Post, just none of it from the Post itself.
Which is curious, considering how much the Post treasures and demands transparency from everyone else, but covers their own mirrors for fear of discovering they are actually vampires.
The reason for Caldara’s dismissal, along with his latest column, was his refusal to bow to political correctness and politicization of the English language, not to mention basic science.
Seriously, they didn’t want him to mention basic science.
The Post has deemed Caldara too mean to engage with their weak-kneed audience; cast out as a columnist for posing a threat to their reality-challenged existence.
It was demanded that Caldara restrict his use of the English language to fit their ideology.
Then, big shock, Caldara refused to play footsie with pronouns and science, or acquiesce to mandated speech.
Although the Post refuses to comment on the matter, Caldara has written an excellent column about the column that got him fired, which we liked even better than the opinion piece that done him in.
Here are some must-read excerpts. You can read the whole piece here.
What seemed to be the last straw for my column was my insistence that there are only two sexes and my frustration that to be inclusive of the transgendered (even that word isn’t allowed) we must lose our right to free speech.
Caldara goes on to explain his support for the LGBT community, then adds:
But to force us to use inaccurate pronouns, to force us to teach our kids that there are more than two sexes, to call what is plainly a man in a dress, well, not a man in a dress violates our right of speech.
There was a time when the liberals in the press fought hard to protect free speech. Now they fight hard to mandate speech because, heaven forbid, someone be offended or have their feelings hurt.
We agree with Caldara. It’s one thing to protect free speech, but it’s not the media’s job to protect made-up speech.
Click here to read the column that got Caldara fired.