A day after publishing a defensive op-ed penned by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board wrote a headline for an article about Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) “yes” vote on the nominee that some say referenced the nature of the allegations against him.
“Susan Collins Consents” read the editorial board’s Friday night headline — and many Twitter users responded to it.
“WSJ editorial board makes a rape joke,” Slate’s April Glaser tweeted.
“Tasteful as always,” the popular @nycsouthpaw account noted.
Tasteful as always, wsj editorial board. https://t.co/pMDg5Ndkqy
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 5, 2018
Check out more responses below:
Let me guess, @WSJOpinion: NO WOMEN were in the room when the decision to run a piece with the "clever" title "Susan Collins Consents" was made.
Walk it back, apologize, and DO BETTER, you guys. Seriously.
— Shelley Krause (Call your reps! 202-224-3121) (@butwait) October 6, 2018
Sometimes I wish I believed in God so I could believe that the people who write headlines like this would burn in Hell. https://t.co/mitka5wZVO
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) October 6, 2018
The @WSJ Editorial Board published a story with the title “Susan Collins Consents.” Is this willfully ignorant, a mean troll of survivors, or just a revelatory “accident?” Either way, it’s bad form.
— D. A. Wood (@piedpenguin) October 6, 2018
— Scott R. Anderson (@S_R_Anders) October 5, 2018
Making a rape joke to own the libs https://t.co/UuUViakgNL
— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) October 5, 2018
— Eric Karl Hontz (@eric_hontz) October 6, 2018
— Charles Finch (@CharlesFinch) October 5, 2018
This headline shows who they are.
Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board titles their editorial:
“Susan Collins Consents”
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 5, 2018