in the late 1920s last year when the National Review was forced to issue a shocked, terse, indignant "apology" after "discovering" that National Review contributor John Derbyshire was a giant racist assbag?
Somehow, using the very latest in stealth technology, giant racist assbag John Derbyshire had burrowed unnoticed into the very heart of the culture of polite, civil collegiality that the National Review is known for.
Then, after a thoroughgoing in-house review, National Review auditors discovered this once-in-a-generation lapse in its otherwise sterling record of Conservative prudence and fact-based reportage. Steps Were Taken! And Mr. Derbyshire was shown the door.
Then, remember how,
40 years later in the mid 1960s a week later, the National Review was forced to issue another shocked, terse, indignant "apology" after "discovering" that National Review contributor Robert Weissberg was a giant racist assbag?
Somehow, using the very latest in mind control techniques, giant racist assbag Robert Weissberg had insinuated himself into the National Review's famed poet/monk culture of thoughtful public policy analysis.
Then, after wrenching Tiger Team deep-dive into the very soul of National Review, Rich Lowry once again purged another once-in-a-generation outlier from his midst and
pronounced his house once-and-forever clean.
So imagine my surprise when, in an attempt to clear my head (which had been dizzified by the shocking!! revelation that the Heritage Foundation had hired a Mr. Jason Richwine to apply his own rustic perspectives on racial superiority to their "study" on the effects of immigration) with a dose of sober, clear-eyed thinkng, I paid a visit to the now totally-not-racist-friendly National Review only to discover this snariling out at me from the front page,
and this staring back at me from the Authors/Contributors page.The Crucifixion of Jason RichwineNo researcher is safe if this smear campaign succeeds.By Michelle MalkinHow low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low: They’ve shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League–trained quantitative analyst a “racist” and will stop at nothing to destroy his career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal-alien benefits bonanza....The smug dismissal of Richwine’s credentials and scholarship is to be expected from liberal hacks and clown operatives. But a reckless and cowardly pile-up of knee-jerk dilettantes on the right — including former McCain campaign co-chairman Ana Navarro and conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin — have joined the character assassins of the Soros-sphere, MSNBC, and Mother Jones in deeming Richwine a “racist.” The drooling attack dogs of the far-left blog Daily Kos have now launched a pressure campaign against the Kennedy School...
I can only assume that, having discovered yet another once-in-a-generation lapse in the security perimeter surrounding his Conservative Algonquin Round Table, Mr. Lowry has gone into seclusion to contemplate why his special happy place seems to draw bigots and imbeciles like shit draws flies.
Or maybe not:
Have I mentioned lately that there is a Club?
Have I mentioned lately that you are not in it?