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Why John Derbyshire Hasn't Been Fired (Yet) “FR mentioned”
The Atlantic Wire ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 04/07/2012 3:26:17 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW

Derbyshire doesn't do the really obvious racist stuff -- the stuff that goes up at FreeRepublic.com, for example -- like post photos Obama in stereotypical tribal garb with a bone through his nose.

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KEYWORDS: derbyshire; liberals; racebaiting
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To: DJ MacWoW

That is pathetic, there is no basis to it at all.


51 posted on 04/07/2012 4:12:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bfree

Common sense scares the left.


52 posted on 04/07/2012 4:13:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I never see racist post here about the President. This loser that wrote this piece is a liar.

Now I do see things posted calling out the President for being a Racist and a Bigot.

53 posted on 04/07/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: GeronL

The left doesn’t need facts or reality.


54 posted on 04/07/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; All
They fired Derb!!!

Unbelievable!

55 posted on 04/07/2012 4:14:18 PM PDT by cartan
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To: DJ MacWoW
bone through his nose... i'd love to see that one
56 posted on 04/07/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Can Jim sue for libel?


57 posted on 04/07/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: cartan

Wow. The left made some nasty comments and NR caved. Spine and cahones are sadly missing.


58 posted on 04/07/2012 4:17:24 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: cartan

Wow! I didn’t know that Elspeth Reeve even had that much clout! She da man!


59 posted on 04/07/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I believe that we've encountered Elspeth Reeve before on FR.

Remember the “Baghdad Diarist”?

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Remember Scott Thomas Beauchamp, that soldier who wrote candidly about the dehumanizing effects of the war for The New Republic while pursuing a passionate affair with the TNR intern fact-checking his pieces until the conservablogosphere began campaigning to get him shitcanned?

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Hmmmm, now just who was that TNR intern having a "passionate affair" with Scott, while fact-checking (NOT) his pieces?

Why, I believe it's Elspeth Reeve herself!

The Baghdad Diarist

60 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:14 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Why? The left has lied about FR before. We ignore their tempest in a teapot. You should see the lies on wikipedia about FR. Made from whole cloth.


61 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

That sounds like they are “union”....


62 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:32 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: RoosterRedux

Most tribal garb would be mixed. The indians that Washington encountered at the Forks of the Ohio after he was sent to warn the French they were invading an English claim, were dressed very much like the backwoodsmen who were with him. The indians were already deep into trade, and not being stupid, they learned early on to prefer wollens to buckskin. The English likewise used indian gear that was as useful.


63 posted on 04/07/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Nothing out of the ordinary after I saw the shot......not any worse than his one where he himself dressed in muslim garb...... And lets not forget Michelle always trying to wear her african garb...she really is in dire need of someone to guide her in proper dress for a first lady.


64 posted on 04/07/2012 4:28:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: DJ MacWoW
Atlantic Wire is just jealous. At the end of February, they got a little over 600K unique visitors.

National Review Online got 850K.

Freerepublic.com got 930K.

65 posted on 04/07/2012 4:29:58 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: cartan

Might not be a bad thing they let him go...always greater opportunities when truth is spoken.


66 posted on 04/07/2012 4:31:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: PapaBear3625
I'm not surprised. The author AND her husband are fabricators.

But they did fire Derbyshire. See Post 55.

67 posted on 04/07/2012 4:33:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: caww
I thought the comparison of Obamacare to a witchdoctor is politically astute, and not necessarily racist.

But I also know that when it comes to women and minorities, all Republicans are held to a different code of conduct. I reluctantly acknowledge political reality. Pretending otherwise is what gets us in trouble.

68 posted on 04/07/2012 4:35:10 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: DJ MacWoW
The left made some nasty comments and NR caved. Spine and cahones are sadly missing.

Why can't we push Congress to do likewise with Obama?

69 posted on 04/07/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: DJ MacWoW

70 posted on 04/07/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: caww

71 posted on 04/07/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Republicans are held to a different code of conduct. I reluctantly acknowledge political reality. Pretending otherwise is what gets us in trouble.

Isn't that the truth!

But I think this is also about feeding the race war Obaba wants......anything seemingly that can be tied to race is up for grabs. MAke it all you want in their minds.

I am feeling like running away from my own country!....I've never been so miserable in my life with all these rules and regulations about speech etc. ....it's well beyond insanity now!

72 posted on 04/07/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL...oh that was funny....true ..but funny...LoL


73 posted on 04/07/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

And unfortunate for us. I laugh at it too. But I’m also angry.


74 posted on 04/07/2012 4:43:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Col Freeper; kristinn

Bravo! That’s the sort of news behind the news you rarely see anywhere but FR. Good job recalling that and confirming.


75 posted on 04/07/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DJ MacWoW
It’s a communist tool used to divide in order to weaken a nation. It works.

Well...you're obviously a racist.;-)

76 posted on 04/07/2012 4:45:35 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: DJ MacWoW
Derbyshire lists several key "fact"s that he thinks his kid should know. Among them:

I'd say that 10b is life-saving advice based upon the past 50 or so years. I recall events in Cincinnati -- where I was in the 1960s -- of whites taking their usual routes home some of which went through the Avondale section.

Whites were dragged from their cars, beaten, and a few murdered. Some who were not killed were left with permanent scars.

So I hope this employee of the magazine is true to his convictions and fears not to drive through his city's black neighborhoods at all times this summer as Obama and his sons crank things up -- cause Obama been laudin' that martial law and suspended elections and that's what he's plannin' to do. I bet.

77 posted on 04/07/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson
The left doesn’t need facts or reality.

The one and only thing I ever saw even remotely racist here on FreeRepublic was back in July 2009 when the Obama girls were in France. As it turned out, it was liberal outside agitators who were posting the over-the-top comments and pictures. That thread was then pulled by the moderators. I've been reading FR regularly since shortly after 9/11 and started posting in February 2010. In that eleven years of observation, there's not been a taint of racism here aside from that one disruption from outsiders.

By definition, Conservatives can't be racist since individual liberty is at the core of our philosophy. And even as I post this, I see this reminder from the boss:

Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.

That's the reality of FR: the premiere pro-God, pro-life, pro-gun and pro-liberty site on the entire web.

78 posted on 04/07/2012 4:50:23 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Bratch
What clan is that tartan of?

Mine is this one...


79 posted on 04/07/2012 4:54:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Responsibility2nd

Must of been a caption this thread and missed it?

Happy Easter


80 posted on 04/07/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obviously! :-)


81 posted on 04/07/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have never seen a pic of obama with a bone through his nose on FR.


82 posted on 04/07/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: DJ MacWoW
Well...keep up the good work anyway!

Happy Easter!

83 posted on 04/07/2012 4:56:48 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: re_nortex
I remember that incident. That thread was posted THREE times and removed THREE times. The left still claims it was put back. It wasn't. And yup, it was a setup by the left. It failed.

We have a mix of people on this site. You're right, race has never been an issue on FR.

84 posted on 04/07/2012 4:59:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Rebelbase

Apparently it HAS been posted here. But a search shows that it’s mostly on liberal sites.


85 posted on 04/07/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Freepers STOP IT MAN OH MAN ROFL


86 posted on 04/07/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I have a problem with 10c but the rest 10 seems like good common sense.


87 posted on 04/07/2012 5:14:38 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Mister Da

“Only when blacks admit that they are disproportionally criminal will they begin to turn their lives around for the better.”

Of course, this is correct.

But I wonder if black people don’t already know that their community is falling apart?

I guess they do know it’s falling apart, but they are ready to remain convinced it’s the white man’s fault, or the police’s fault, or Bush’s fault. And, of course, the DEMS are more than ready to keep convincing them this is true.

To paraphrase Shakespeare put it: the fault is not in their stars, but in themselves.


88 posted on 04/07/2012 5:29:34 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: DJ MacWoW

The truth!


89 posted on 04/07/2012 5:30:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m convinced the Atlantic pays for its articles by the word.

Dry, uninteresting and non-original.

Then again the author, Elspeth, has been fired for being a non-fact checking fact checker.


90 posted on 04/07/2012 5:30:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: DJ MacWoW

There was a pic of Obama posted in witch doctor garb with a bone in his nose. It was at the height of the Obamacare debate. But this raises the question: why is a pic of a black dude in African garb racist?


91 posted on 04/07/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I don’t get that either. But logic and reason has nothing to do with it. And the left would like to forget that he’s half Caucasian.


92 posted on 04/07/2012 5:38:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RoosterRedux
What clan is that tartan of?
I've no idea.

It's from a Google search for "Scottish tribe garb".
93 posted on 04/07/2012 5:41:56 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: DJ MacWoW

Is Elsbeth Reeve the dink pictured at the bottom right of the Trayvon collage, over `Associated Press National Review’?

He looks like a piece of work.
So it’s OK for persons of color to race-bait, but not OK for, uh, non-persons of color to speak the truth? Screw that ...


94 posted on 04/07/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: tumblindice
The author is a "she" and married to a liar.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/contributors/elspeth-reeve.html

95 posted on 04/07/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Clan Grant.


96 posted on 04/07/2012 5:51:15 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: DJ MacWoW
The author is a "she" and married to a liar.

That description could apply equally well to Hillary or to Michelle.
97 posted on 04/07/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

And all Democrats! :-)


98 posted on 04/07/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Derbyshire doesn't do the really obvious racist stuff -- the stuff that goes up at FreeRepublic.com, for example -- like post photos Obama in stereotypical tribal garb with a bone through his nose.

That's probably one place the bone hasn't been.
99 posted on 04/07/2012 5:54:07 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: DJ MacWoW

“(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.

“(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:

“(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

“(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

“(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

“(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

“(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.”

Derbyshire’s statements quoted in the article are unremarkable in the sense that they are demonstrably true. (Even the “Rev.” Jesse Hi-Jackson would agree with many of them, just not on the record.)

The only thing remarkable about Derbyshire’s statements is that they were published. And we all know that while you can publicly promote infanticide, homosexuality, euthanasia, and expropriation of the wealth someone has worked for all their lives, and can loudly demean whites and Christians, the one great sin you can’t commit is to speak truthfully about racial differences, inherent differences or behavioral differences.

Commit that great sin and pantywaists like Rich Lowry will throw you overboard faster than you can say “white privilege studies.”


100 posted on 04/07/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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