“The Republican Party has a new bogeyman: cancel culture. One of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers described his second impeachment trial as ‘constitutional cancel culture.’ Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a leading voice among the most conservative members of the House, told a Fox News audience that fighting cancel culture is ‘the number one issue for the country to address today.’ The theme of this year’s CPAC? ‘America Uncanceled'” Huffington Post reports.
“A newly released HuffPost/YouGov poll, however, found only about half of Americans are even aware of the free speech-defeating monster lurking under the bed, though two-thirds of those who are aware are concerned about the threat. The poll, conducted in late January, found that 52% of Americans had heard of the term ‘cancel culture,’ a number that’s virtually unchanged since last fall. Only 22% of those who’ve heard the term – roughly a tenth of the public – say they’ve ever used it themselves. Among those who are familiar with the term, 67% say it is a ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ serious problem.”