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What was that?
You want to know the response of National Review — the flagship conservative publication in America — after learning that one of its writers penned an overtly racist piece — albeit on another site?
I’m glad you asked.
Rich Lowry posted the following
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Needless to say, no one at National Review shares Derb’s appalling view of what parents supposedly should tell their kids about blacks in this instantly notorious piece here .
Two words: Amazing tepidness.
To his credit, in a tweet, Ramesh Ponnuru said he does not want to be associated with someone who would write something so racist:
I know I don’t. RT @ObsoleteDogma Does @NRO want to be associated with someone who publishes racist trash like this? bit.ly/Ht4hmz
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) April 6, 2012
Jonah Goldberg also sent the following tweet:
For the record, I find my colleague John Derbyshire’s piece fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn’t written it.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 6, 2012
Do you need me to explain further as to why the Democratic Party has a stranglehold on the black vote?
National Review fired Derbyshire after the huge backlash on Twitter and on the web. My faith in National Review — one of the homes of responsible conservatism — has now been restored!