A Business Insider Columnist Writes A Bad Column, And Resigns Over It

As Twitchy recently reported, actress Scarlett Johansson — who already took “whitewashing” fire for accepting the lead in the Japanese manga adaptation “Ghost in the Shell” — is in trouble again for planning to play a trans man in the tentatively titled “Rub & Tug.”

Johansson shot back by noting critically acclaimed performances by Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman.

We’d point you to Daniella Greenbaum’s take on the subject over at Business Insider’s website, but we can’t, because the piece has been memory-holed, and Greenbaum resigned over it.

I believe female actors can play men and trans men. That is the apparently controversial view that inspired BI to take down my piece. I have resigned from @businessinsider and explain why in my letter to EIC @nichcarlson pic.twitter.com/5G2UZggXi9

— Daniella Greenbaum (@DGreenbaum) July 12, 2018

See? Right there — she said “men and trans men!” As if trans men aren’t men. She’s lucky she wasn’t fired. Or jailed for hate speech.

Greenbaum lists in her resignation letter some other “problematic” (i.e., conservative) takes that she’d hoped to write about, such as the inanity of safe spaces, accusations of cultural appropriation, and the animals of MS-13. Maybe someone else will pick her up, and soon?

Everyone must read this. https://t.co/vcxGyDN0UT

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 12, 2018

My friend @DGreenbaum sends a blistering resignation letter after @businessinsider takes down her column on the @Scarlett_Jo kerfuffle. https://t.co/4O2jEUF7qt

— Bret Stephens (@BretStephensNYT) July 12, 2018

In the meantime, where are the other journalists defending Greenbaum’s right to free speech?

Kind of a amazing that a news outlet just up and removed a post and other outlets who preach about free speech and bravery in the face of unbridled authoritarianism just moved on from it aside from a few puzzled face emojis. https://t.co/p8kUxFPN6O

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 12, 2018

Journalistic courage isn't dunking on Trump tweets. It's defending an author from their outlet who took their post down even though the editor is probably your friend. It's also correcting your colleagues who post unsubstantiated rumors on Twitter and pass off as news.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 12, 2018

In both cases the brave firefighters mostly just looked the other way. When you get the courage to stand up to your friends who remove posts or news outlets that you one day hope to work at, maybe then call about standing up to attacks on a free press.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 12, 2018

"Why aren't there more conservatives in mainstreamed media?" they asked as posts were removed by their editors with barely an uproar from people who claim Trump tweets are the real problem with attacks on a free press.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 12, 2018

This was the right move, and a hard call. Business Insider lost out not just on Daniella, but a lot of legitimacy as well. The inmates are running the asylum. Newsrooms cannot keep capitulating to the mob, internal and external. https://t.co/UHuYfxMHCi

— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 12, 2018

This is outstanding https://t.co/QXRVqfHDvg

— The H2 (@TheH2) July 12, 2018



A complex taxonomy of interconnected hierarchies of oppression that make it a triumph for a black man to play a white man from the 1700s, but defending a woman playing a trans man is unprintable sacrilege. https://t.co/hrXx1IiRKo

— IDW Daily (@IDWDaily) July 12, 2018

Only way to deal with these extremists is withhold your labor from them. I approve.

Someone respectable please hire her. https://t.co/wTALmkHFJw

— Nathan the Wurtzelhearted (@NathanWurtzel) July 12, 2018

Wow! Finally someone with integrity! I applaud you Daniella and wish you nothing but success in your endeavors! https://t.co/iGFCVdZIQs

— Jeromy Cartwright (@JCartwrig76) July 12, 2018

I have been inclined to give a high degree of credence to pieces associated with @businessinsider. Until now. While I have been heretofore unfamiliar with @DGreehbaum's work, I find most of the opinions she listed as perfectly sensible. Strike one for BI in a two strike game. https://t.co/GEw6m1gYVp

— Jim Bond (@JimBond6) July 12, 2018

Apparently censorship is acceptable when you want to appeal to the twitter mob. 2 + 2 = 5 after all https://t.co/NA2HbpIDp1

— Bucky "Buttsoup" Barnes (@buttsoupbarness) July 13, 2018

You go girl! https://t.co/tJobzK20Sk

— Nick Hall (@longhunter68) July 12, 2018

As this letter suggests, “institutions that pride themselves on open-mindedness and liberalism” are doing a fine job of discrediting those concepts.https://t.co/LKI9VIH0ce

— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) July 12, 2018


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Here’s an interview with Greenbaum if you’d like to know more.

I spoke with @DGreenbaum – the columnist who quit Business Insider becasue they deleted her piece defending Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender man amid backlash: "It seemed hypocritical to me to do anything different.”https://t.co/ihObja0Ual

— Brian Flood (@briansflood) July 13, 2018

Would be good to see her on @ReliableSources too….. https://t.co/kd36t5YmcC

— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 13, 2018

Yeah, we’ll bet Brian Stelter’s already been in touch.


Scarlett Johansson under fire for ***SPINS WHEEL*** playing trans man in new film titled, 'Rub & Tug' https://t.co/7dboyFHtlo

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 4, 2018

Source : https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/07/12/business-insider-columnist-resigns-after-her-transphobic-piece-is-memory-holed/

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