[color=windowtext]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." …