Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Only Liberals Are Important: The Nat Hentoff Case
Those are much different reactions than the ones given to Nat Hentoff, skilled writer, famed civil libertarian advocate, and one of America's premier jazz critics, when he experienced a dramatic life change. For Hentoff's change was politically-incorrect to the max. He had become a pro-lifer.
"Hentoff, a Guggenheim fellow and author of dozens of books, was a pariah. Several of his colleagues at the Village Voice, which had run his column since the 1950s, stopped talking to him. When the National Press Foundation wanted to give him a lifetime achievement award, there was a bitter debate amongst members whether Hentoff should even be honored (he was). Then they stopped running his columns. You heard his name less and less. In December 2008, the Village Voice officially let him go."
Read more of Mark Judge's excellent article "Blackballing Nat Hentoff" right here.