Skip to comments.Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]
Posted on 04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT by cartan
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.
Lowry is a pussy. This shows how weak that magazine has become since Buckley died. Screw You NR.
I read the Derbyshire article. It was honest.
The Kenyan lizard’s pimp pimp Holder would be impressed.
NR is worthless and weak.
You can't handle the truth!
America is a failed state.
We will never get over the issue of slavery.
Blacks bring it up for cash and power and Whites accept it.
No conservative site, or discussion forums are able to challenge Jessie, Al or Farrakhan.
America must fold and start anew.
You must never tell the truth about Eric Holder’s people.
National Review descends from the gutter to the sewer.
I no longer visit them, because I don’t want to give them any hits.
I don’t agree with Ann Coulter much anymore, but she nails it right on when she refers to these guys as “The Girly Boys at NRO”
National Review needs to go away and Breitbart needs his own mag.
Someone make it happen because screw all that Romney-pimping and Cain/Newt bombing.
Derbyshire’s article sounded like common sense to me. I’m sure an Afro-American could pen an equally reasonable list of cautionary rules to use when dealing with a surfeit of Caucasoids. National Review seems to have lost its rudder. When my subscription is done, so am I.
I cant find the article ...is there a link to it?
Coward is right.
NRO seems to have disabled comments on Lowry’s two posts about Derb.
This is “Breaking News”?
NRO=Electronic toilet paper
” Lowry is a pussy. This shows how weak that magazine has become since Buckley died. Screw You NR.”
WFB = RIP
Lowry was never born : )
Now, I have fired the NRO. Over the years, I have been going there less and less. They are more interested in the approval of the msm than writing the truth. I will not miss going there.
What did the writer say in order to get fired? Did he finally discuss race?
To be exact, this is what I read..a commentary...couldn’t find the original myself...
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