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Bari Weiss On Cancel Culture

Renee Bright

Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence.

In a recent piece for the Deseret Magazine, Weiss writes that liberalism is being threatened by a “new, illiberal orthodoxy that has taken root all around, including in the very institutions meant to uphold the liberal order. And cancellation is this ideology’s most effective weapon.” Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor at The New York Times, resigned in July 2020, citing a hostile work environment in the clutches of the new illiberal order. This Friday at noon, we'll talk with NPR media reporter David Folkenflik about Weiss's very public resignation before turning to talk with Weiss about how she sees cancel culture changing American society, and how we might pull back from it.

Bari Weiss is the author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism.  [IndieBound|Amazon|AudibleBookshop]

You can read Bari Weiss's piece  for the Deseret Magazine here.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.