ABC chief political analyst Matthew Dowd received a storm of criticism after publishing a column urging “White male Christians” to retreat from the national stage.
“Time for us white male Christians to take a step back and give power to others, and make ourselves dispensable,” said Dowd in a tweet teasing his piece.
Latest column. Time for us white male Christians to take a step back and give power to others, and make ourselves dispensable. Link: https://t.co/49nqV7gWog
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) October 1, 2018
“I would humbly suggest that we as white male Christians take it upon ourselves to step back and give more people who don’t look like us access to the levers of power,” wrote Dowd.
“We as white male Christians should do what real leadership demands and practice a level of humility which demonstrates strength by stepping back from the center of the room and begin to give up our seats at the table,” he continued.
Twitter critics immediately pounced on the preening tone and asked quite bluntly if the ABC politics chieftain would take his own advice and surrender his choice position at the network as an example.
OK, you go first. https://t.co/GPldsGoEWV
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 1, 2018
Well I'm a nonbinary gay Jew so can I have your job at ABC news? https://t.co/iNrG5LzlCr
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 1, 2018
No one is stopping you from quitting your job to make room https://t.co/9NKmsLohIu
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) October 1, 2018
Don't you love that when liberals say things like this, they are never, ever referring to themselves? I mean, Dowd isn't giving up his gig at ABC and moving to a shack in rural Montana, right? https://t.co/nU0cbRQuOU
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) October 1, 2018
Is this a resignation letter or https://t.co/kTWqqSWq7O
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) October 1, 2018
You first https://t.co/HJhWzsOyk3
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) October 1, 2018
“…and make ourselves dispensable.”
What an odd choice of words – wanting an entire category of people to become superfluous. https://t.co/46XrK2VxQ9
— Nick Pappas (@NickAPappas) October 1, 2018
Yes, I completely agree. Everyone write in Mujahed straight down ballot this November. Doesn’t matter what state you’re in, except New York…. Fuck New York https://t.co/KCHLcPnNeY
— Mujahed (@kebejay) October 1, 2018
Reps for Dowd at ABC did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.