The New Yorker invited Steve Bannon to a panel debate, its New Yorker Festival. Then, after “public criticism,” the mag disinvited him. Other scheduled participants also…objected.
Shortly after Mr Bannon was announced as a guest, several film stars, producers and comedians declared on Twitter that they didn’t want to be on a schedule with the former White House senior adviser. Actor Jim Carrey, comedy producer Judd Apatow, and comedian John Mulaney all backed out, citing Mr Bannon’s participation as the primary reason.
New Yorker editor David Remnick made the laughable claim that
This…[is] a question of putting pressure on a set of arguments and prejudices that have influenced our politics and a President still in office[.]
From that, Remnick claimed, the Festival was not an appropriate venue for engaging Bannon.
What abject cowards are Remnick, Carrey, Apatow, and Mulaney. What better way to show up Bannon, to put pressure on a set of arguments and prejudices that have influenced our politics and a President still in office, than to debate him and expose the foolishness of his positions and those arguments and prejudices?
They’ve exposed their own prejudices, and they’ve shown they have no arguments to make to counter Bannon.