Rich Lowry, the author of “Al Sharpton Is Right” and “Bush 2012,” has fired John Derbyshire for violating BRA’s racial etiquette:
“Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream,” or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative.
His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise. So there has to be a parting of the ways. Derb has long danced around the line on these issues, but this column is so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation. It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants. Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer.”
It goes without saying here that National Review is a faileocon magazine that isn’t worth the paper it is printed on. This was seen in spades during the Trayvon Martin shooting when Rich Lowry jumped on the MSNBC bandwagon and published a ridiculous essay called “Al Sharpton Is Right” that called for the arrest of George Zimmerman.
National Review publishes a stable of worthless, mediocre Beltway writers like Jonah Goldberg, Ramesh Ponnoru, and Kathryn Jean Lopez to represent conservatism who churn out nothing but unreadable garbage. The comments that have been posted on blogs and forums in reaction to “The Talk: The Nonblack Version” show that Rich Lowry and hte clowns who write for his website do not represent the views of ordinary conservatives on this subject.
Update: The reaction begins on Kosher Republic.
Note: Personally, I don’t know why any conservative would subscribe to National Review to get braindead content from Rich Lowry like “Al Sharpton Is Right.” There are sites like OD, CofCC, SBPDL, VDARE, Amren, Alt Right, Takimag and many others who are doing the work that Rich Lowry is unwilling to do.