Trump vs. Political Correctness: Some early encouraging signs

Trump vs. Political Correctness: Some early encouraging signs, by James Taranto.

Donald Trump won, Reason’s Robby Soave observed the morning after, “because he convinced a great number of Americans that he would destroy political correctness. . . . There is a cost to depriving people of the freedom (in both the legal and social senses) to speak their mind. The presidency just went to the guy whose main qualification, according to his supporters, is that he isn’t afraid to speak his.” …

We prize civility and reason, but they are insufficient to combat political correctness, which is uncivil and unreasonable and weaponizes its enemies’ adherence to etiquette. …

Confronted by political correctness, not everyone has the wherewithal, or even the standing, to sue. But there are other ways of fighting back, including, as it turns out, by voting for Donald Trump.

The article lists a number of defeats for PC over the last few days.

Even the New York Times … put out a letter to readers promising to cover the new administration fairly … We don’t think they’ll live up to the promise either, but it is a dramatic change in policy from a paper that in August vowed to ditch objectivity and fairness for the sake of keeping Trump out of the White House. Ha, how’d that work out? …

Imagine if Mrs. Clinton had won. New York Times executives would be patting themselves on the back for their groundbreaking new approach to journalism; Yale students would be as smug and sheltered as ever; …