CNN fires Rick Santorum

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CNN fired Rick Santorum following weeks of calls for the network to fire him from his senior political commentator role over remarks the former Republican senator made about Native Americans.

How did he last as long as he did?

The comment he made doesn’t sound like it’s inviting dismissal, but our free speech is a thing of the past in certain quarters.

“We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here,” Mr. Santorum, 63, said during a Young America’s Foundation event on April 23.

“I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture,” Mr. Santorum told attendees.

The United States was founded by white Europeans. There is little evidence the two cultures mingled in a constructive way.

He shouldn’t have said there was nothing here. Maybe there was nothing for settlers, but there were Indian tribes. It was insensitive but people shouldn’t cancel a person over it.


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