I've been reading/listening to Derb for years now. This is not the first time he's talked about "The Talk". I thought it was an exercise in pointing out the obvious double standard, which is being thrown in our faces quite violently right now by the New Black Panthers and the Congressional Black Caucus, that white people can't get away with saying the things black people say every day. Rich Lowry just proved the point.
The way I see it, what NRO did to Derb is the same thing NPR did to Juan Williams. It was wrong then and it's wrong now. If Lowry believes John Derbyshire is racist he should have stopped printing his stuff years ago. He's had plenty of opportunity. Why bow to the PC gods now?
I think NRO has gone establishment. They're trying to move center, away from conservatism. I'm going to reserve judgment until I hear what Mark Levin has to say.
Did you read what Lowry wrote about Zimmerman. He sounded like MSNBC
NRO is finished.....or soon will be. It is already hurting.
My subscription to NR expired and I didn't even notice it. I don't miss it now.
The way I see it, what NRO did to Derb is the same thing NPR did to Juan Williams.
NRO is NPR just as DNC is GOP. It’s no wonder the “smart” elitists are so stupid, destructive and mean. They talk amongst themselves from the point of view the size of a pea.
I do think the constant head nodding in politically correct circles causes brain damage. They all need to be replaced by people not suffering from brain damage so we can get some thought and debate for American-American reform going in this country.
Not really. We can all agree that there are some things an employee can say that should get him fired. Helen Thomas, anyone?
So it's not the firing might make these "the same thing." It's whether what they each said was bad enough to make firing appropriate.
Personally, I'd love to see a table made with JD's claims and assertions in the first column, and perhaps five black "The Talk" articles distributed throughout the other columns showing parallels, with the primary difference the race of the person writing.
I suspect the black Talks are often much more bigoted and racist than what John said.
I think John was ODing on his meds when he decided to publish this, but I doubt it was satire. It's what he really believes, and most (not all) of it is difficult to argue with empirically.