by Brad Nelson 1/5/14
This site’s articulate friend, Griffonn, asked on another thread:
Speaking of which, has Mark Steyn been sited on NRO since his dispute with Steorts over whether one may offend the Gods of Gay?
And here is Steyn’s smart response to Steort’s gutlessness.
And all those links can be found in an article by National Review’s publisher, Jack Fowler.
Suffice it to say, many people decry the treatment of Steyn – apparently even the publisher of National Review. Why Steorts, Lowry, and a few others are then still working there is anyone’s guess. As Steyn wryly notes in his article in response to Steorts supposed solidarity with Steyn:
As to his kind but belated and conditional pledge to join me on the barricades, I had enough of that level of passionate support up in Canada to know that, when the call to arms comes, there will always be some “derogatory” or “puerile” expression that it will be more important to tut over. So thanks for the offer, but I don’t think you’d be much use, would you?
It is the official position of StubbornThings (ah, the perks of being editor/publisher) that National Review has long since seen its better days and that, with a few exceptions (McCarthy, Cooke, Williamson, Tanner), it is a breeding ground for RINOs and Establishment Republicans. Even poor Jonah Goldberg, like most of NRO, has waved the white flag in regards to the culture war.
National Review’s implicit position (despite whatever their moving-lips may say) is to appease the Left, not stand athwart it. Like much of America, National Review is being hollowed out and corrupted by liberalism.
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