On Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a note to its readers, saying that Will's syndicated column would no longer run in its pages. The paper was very clear about why this was happening:
The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier. The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it.
A syndicated column by Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, is replacing Will's in the Post-Dispatch.