The Washington Post is reporting that Ben Howe, our former colleague at Red State, has been fired by The Lincoln Project over “crude tweets about female anatomy”:
Lincoln Project video editor is out over crude tweets about female anatomy https://t.co/zI7tSHcvHl
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 14, 2020
What f*cking cowards:
— Amanda Becker (@AmandaBecker) July 14, 2020
Wait until the Washington Post searches the Twitter feed of Rick Wilson:
Astonishing hypocrisy. Fire the black woman for tweeting a not-nice word and then apologizing, while keeping the Confederate flag fetishist. Fire Ben Howe for a six-year-old tweet about 'female anatomy' but keep the guy who calls congresswomen trash. https://t.co/aUZU2UJTAX
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 14, 2020
They’re really going to need to explain this one:
This is dumb. Rick Wilson was flying the rebel flag, saying the South Will Rise Again!
But @BenHowe gets fired over some Tweets.
If you're a *creative*, never do a deal that doesn't give you *equity.*
Money people will always fire *you* first.https://t.co/ZbOfxEUFVJ
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 14, 2020
Not only this, but when George Conway was trying to get then-candidate Trump elected, it was Howe who was openly anti-Trump:
There is no way that taken as a whole, Ben Howe's Twitter history is more offensive or vitriolic than Rick Wilson's. https://t.co/8dEygL01pp
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 14, 2020
Good luck with what comes next, guys:
This seems counterproductive. Most of these guys have said horrible things in the past, now they're atoning in a productive way. https://t.co/JzDSaymECN
— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) July 14, 2020
I've known @benhowe for years and I know he sincerely regrets saying dumb stuff like this. Few in politics have been as honest and up-front as him about coming to terms with and moving beyond one's own conduct in the public eye. Shame to see this. https://t.co/RabQCufWOP
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 14, 2020
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