If you were editor-in-chief of a magazine, and you had gotten yourself into not one… not two… but three racist pickles because a few of your published authors wrote some of the most ridiculously racist shit ever penned by anyone ever in the history of anything, and you were forced to denounce, reject, and refudiate their racist babblings, what would you do two months later?
1) hire another ridiculously racist author; or
2) TOTALLY NOT HIRE ANOTHER RIDICULOUSLY RACIST AUTHOR.
If you chose number two, congratulations! You’re not Rich Lowry!
Presenting noted Islamophobe, racist, and misogynist — drum roll, please — David Yeeeerushaaaalmi! (Y’all ready for this?!)
From Think Progress:
Back in September 2010, ThinkProgress examined Yerushalmi’s long history of extremists statements, which include a proposal making it “a felony punishable by 20 years in prison to knowingly act in furtherance of, or to support the, adherence to Islam.” In a 2006 article, Yerushalmi lamented in the inability to engage in “a discussion of Islam as an evil religion, or of blacks as the most murderous of peoples (at least in New York City), or of illegal immigrants as deserving of no rights” without being labeled a racist. He also wrote that the American founders were on to something when they limited the vote to white men. “There is a reason the founding fathers did not give women or black slaves the right to vote.”
That’s right: Rich Lowry who had to fire John Derbyshire, John O’Sullivan, and Robert Weissberg because they are really super duper hella racist , decided it would be a capital idea to hire another really super duper hella racist guy who has the added benefit of being a nasty Islamophobic and misogynist asshole.
Maybe Lowry thought he was getting a bargain — a three-for-the-price-of-one kind of deal. It’s not every day a racist, Islamophobic, and misogynist prick falls in your lap.
No wait — I’m being told it is every day that a racist, Islamophobic, and misogynist prick falls in your lap — if you’re the National Review, that is.
Well done, Rich! Good show, old chap!
[x-posted at ABLC]