National Review fires John Derbyshire

  1. national review fires john derbyshire

    the national review has fired longtime columnist john derbyshire following an article he wrote for an online magazine that was widely viewed as racist.

    "[derbyshire's] latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible," national review editor rich lowry wrote in a statement posted late saturday night.

    "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." ...

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