National Review’s Latest Contributor Hits the Racist, Misogynist, Islamophobe Trifecta

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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]






41 replies
  1. 1
    Ash Can says:

    I thought being a white supremacist was a feature, not a bug, for the National Review.

  2. 2
    Mark S. says:

    I used to joke that National Review should just hire Pam Geller. Instead they hired her lawyer.

  3. 3
    lacp says:

    Wow. This dude goes for power and average from both sides of the plate. Wonder if he’ll last a week.

  4. 4
    Ripley says:

    On the plus side… nah, fuck that guy.

    It’s late, I’ve been drinking, the heat and the dog are giving me some kinds of fits. On the plus side (again), I’m not an eternal asshole like Yerushalmi, so Life ain’t bad when ya look at it.

  5. 5
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    If Lowry hired morally decent people, his subscribers would all leave.

  6. 6

    @Spaghetti Lee: This. Their comments were full of support for Derbyshire and anger at Lowry for firing him until they shut comments down in an effort to pretend that they didn’t have a bunch of racists in their target audience.

  7. 7
    shortstop says:

    Well, William F. Buckley would just…oh, wait, he was a fucking racist too.

  8. 8
    some guy says:

    developed for a group called the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA)

    A bill introduced by Sen. Alan Hays and Rep. Larry Metz in Florida to outlaw Shari’a (and other non-secular or foreign laws) in March 2011 is strikingly similar to Yerushalmi’s model legislation. Tennessee, Louisiana and Oklahoma actually passed variations of Yerushalmi’s legislation in 2010.

    Yerushalmi is General Counsel to the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy, founded by Frank J. Gaffney

  9. 9
    some guy says:

    Yerushalmi’s main instrument, SANE, is also openly hostile to undocumented migrants in the United States. It advocates somehow sealing all American borders and building “special criminal camps” to house undocumented migrants, where they would serve a three-year detention sentence, then be deported. SANE also argues that the “immigration debate” should take into account that America was “founded and made strong by immigrants from western European countries with Judeo-Christian roots.”

  10. 10
    some guy says:

    It advocates somehow sealing all American borders and building “special criminal camps” to house undocumented migrants, where they would serve a three-year detention sentence, then be deported.

  11. 11
    CW in LA says:

    @shortstop: Thank you; this sort of thing tends to get forgotten in nostalgia for how supposedly reasonable and decent old-timey right-wingers were.

    They’ve always aspired to a fascist America. They’re just foaming at the mouth more now that they’re so close to their goal.

  12. 12
    fuckwit says:

    That’s seriously fucked up.

  13. 13
    some guy says:

    For Yerushalmi it was obvious: “If evolution and the biologists who espouse the theory are correct, then the idea that racial differences included innate differences in character and intelligence would[,] it seem[,] be more likely than not.”

    wait, didn’t Andrew Sullivan publish this guys rants a decade or so ago?

  14. 14
    John Cole says:

    oh fer fuck’s sake. Just hire David Duke and get the fuck over with it.

  15. 15
    some guy says:

    “This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws,” said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. “The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion.”“This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws,” said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. “The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion.”“This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws,” said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. “The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion.”“This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws,” said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. “The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion.”

    In only two years, APPA’s American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation has already successfully been signed into law in Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona and is currently working its way through the legislative process in several additional states. New bills can take several attempts to achieve success; the positive reception by legislators and public to American Laws for American Courts in such a short timeframe is testimony to the concern across America about preserving our civil rights from discriminatory foreign laws.

  16. 16
    some guy says:

    7 . The business exemption language used in American Laws for American Courts violates the equal protection clause of the constitution.

    American Laws for American Courts would not likely be struck as violative of “ equal protection” simply because it exempts contracts involving corporations. There is no “protected class”, such as race, religion, sex or even age, affected by distinguishing individuals from corporations, that would require “ strict scrutiny” by the judiciary. All the legislature requires is a “ rational basis” for the distinction, the lowest level of judicial scrutiny. As constitutional rights affecting individuals rationally receive greater concern than rights of businesses, and businesses tend to be more sophisticated in entering contracts, the legislature has a rational basis for making the distinction and allowing businesses to contractually waive rights when submitting to foreign law, but to provide greater protections for individuals’ rights, including but not limited to due process, freedom of religion, speech, or press, and any right of privacy or marriage as specifically defined by the constitution of the state.

    White Supremacists With a Mission: http://publicpolicyalliance.org/?page_id=164

  17. 17
    Another Halocene Human says:

    One more wave in the ugly attempt to legitimize the illegal seizure of Native lands and the plantation of aliens thereon, mostly “Christians of Western European origin” as Yerushalmi so helpfully points out.

    Sorry if I sound pissy… I stupidly followed a TPM link earlier and got a heaping spoonful of stanky troll goulash, one minute calling Warren a liar for allegedly using her fake Cherokee heritage to get ahead, then the next minute calling her a “squaw” and making digs at her appearance. PICK ONE, YOU UNBELIEVABLY HORRID LITTLE SHITS.

    More proof I KNEW IT ALL ALONG that every white person who bitches about affirmative action in academia IS A BIG FUCKING RACIST only took about ninety seconds before THE RACISM STARTED TO COME OUT. GO DIAF.

  18. 18
    Another Halocene Human says:

    ugh, edit your posts some guy. Unless you’re drunk posting, in which case, carry on.

  19. 19
    moron says:

    Racism is OK if you’re a Zionist.

  20. 20
    Viva BrisVegas says:

    TOTALLY NOT HIRE ANOTHER RIDICULOUSLY RACIST AUTHOR

    I for one am glad that TNR is finally giving racist Americans a voice. For too long have they had to cower under the indignity of anti-racist prejudice.

    Once not so long ago racist-Americans were afraid to speak out, fearing for their jobs and social standing, not so today.

    It is the concerted efforts of organisations like TNR that have ensured that racist-Americans can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with libertarians, evangelicals, deficit hawks and neocons in the grand coalition that is the Republican Party. Exchanging views and shaping policy in a way that is inclusive of all that racist America stands for.

    Once not long ago, employment opportunities for racist Americans were restricted. Many racist Americans were forced to carry on their work unpaid and unregarded. Thanks to places like TNR, racist Americans can now enjoy fruitful and fulfilling careers with the full expectation of gainful employment for as long as their typing finger holds out.

    Kudos Rich Lowry, kudos TNR.

  21. 21
    Chris says:

    @Ash Can:

    I thought being a white supremacist was a feature, not a bug, for the National Review.

    So did William F. Buckley. You’re in good company, at least by the Review’s standards.

  22. 22
    some guy says:

    In only two years,

  23. 23
    Mnemosyne says:

    @some guy:

    It advocates somehow sealing all American borders and building “special criminal camps” to house undocumented migrants, where they would serve a three-year detention sentence, then be deported.

    Let me guess — these camps would just happen to be built close to agricultural areas so the inmates could work a few harvests before being deported.

  24. 24
    ExurbanMom says:

    I distinctly remember, when I was a young lass of about 12, thinking how wonderful the world was going to be when I grew up, and all the racists would be gone, because all of the children my age were being taught that racism was wrong.

    Adult me needs a stiff drink and a punching bag. This kind of outright evil makes me stabby and wanting to hurt something.

  25. 25
    JGabriel says:

    __
    __
    To racist fuckwads, there’s just something about The National Review that feels like … home.

    Sniff.

    It brings a tear to the eye, it does. Like noxious fumes.

    .

  26. 26
    Jamie says:

    It Is almost as if their target market wanted this sort of crap. I mean, can you imagine having the misfortune to be a good, solid totally not racist conservative, and yet find yourself pandering to these people since 1965 or something, just because you had to, because otherwise, they’d stop reading you, and you’d then have no influence, and them your life’s work of the glorious counterrevolution would never happen?

    Man, wouldn’t that suck.

  27. 27
    Linda says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: Well, yeah. As conservatives alienate pretty much everybody who isn’t a white male (and even some of them), they have to pick up backers where they can. Unfortunately, this is like picking up a ski-mask wearing, chairsaw carrying hitchhiker, on the hope that they can spring for some gas money. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

  28. 28
    balconesfault says:

    I figure that by now, some super-rich dude calls Lowry and says “hey – give this guy a byline”, and Lowry downs another scotch and says “ahh … fuck it” and takes the plunge because he knows that the job he’s paid very very well for involves apologizing for these racist bastards after they step in it too deep, and not actually keeping their screeds out of his mag.

  29. 29
    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Viva BrisVegas: Ha!! So true.

  30. 30
    Bobby Thomson says:

    @Jamie:

    I mean, can you imagine having the misfortune to be a good, solid totally not racist conservative

    Cue Banky Edwards talking about hundred dollar bills.

  31. 31
    Donut says:

    @Viva BrisVegas:

    That reads like something that would show up in a “South Park” satirical monologue. Funny because it’s fucking true.

  32. 32
    Ivan Ivanovich Renko says:

    @Jamie:

    I mean, can you imagine having the misfortune to be a good, solid totally not racist conservative

    Yeah, and if my aunt had balls she’d be my uncle.

    Can we just accept that there ain’t no such a thang as a “non-racist conservative?”

  33. 33
    rea says:

    @some guy: A bill introduced by Sen. Alan Hays and Rep. Larry Metz in Florida to outlaw Shari’a (and other non-secular or foreign laws) in March 2011 is strikingly similar to Yerushalmi’s model legislation

    I’d be very curious to see how an Orthodox Jew like Yerushalmi pulls off outlawing all non-secular or foreign laws without outlawing himself.

  34. 34
    Ben Cisco says:

    Trying to think of a plus here.

    Okay, got it:

    When it REALLY hits the fan, there SHOULD be enough people looking for this motherfucker to make damned sure that he gets got.

    Also, at least the GOP has an HONEST poster child.

  35. 35

    @rea:
    The answer: ‘This law doesn’t affect me. I’m doing what God wants.’ Assuming he gets all the legal structure he wants, he’ll be furious and blame everyone but himself when the actually dominant local version of Christianity uses it to repress him. If you try to point out to him how he screwed himself over he will rage as if you hadn’t said it. Human psychology includes some very predictable patterns.

  36. 36
    Nina says:

    I’m surprised they haven’t yet hired Anders Behring Breivik – after all, he’s got a lot of time on his hands now and a history of writing for their kind of blogs.

  37. 37

    Well, shit. This guy Lowry just doesn’t learn, does he? Yeah, but now that I think about it, I guess he must know what he’s doing.

    It must be frustrating for somebody like Lowry. He thinks he’s a deep-thinking intellectual, he’s leading a movement here, he’s out to change the world, to make it over as some kind of glorious meritocracy where everybody understands the wisdom of free markets, traditional, biblical values and a muscular military policy. And yet… And yet, he can’t hire a bunch of people who share his love for free markets, traditional, biblical values and a muscular military policy, since he knows nobody would read his pitiful rag if he did.

    So he has to bring in these lowlife bigots to stoke a bunch of subliterate morons. And he must know how this always is going to end: Lowlife bigots skirt the line of what they can get away with for a while, then trip and fall over the line, there’s an unholy uproar, Lowry hides for a while, but has to unwillingly fess up that “mistakes were made” but he stands by his otherwise wonderful writer, then after a week, he fires him and sorrowfully acknowledge that said writer wrote some unconscienably racist things that “have no place at our magazine” or some other such bullshit.

    It must be sooooo wearisome for Lowry. I mean, by now, he must know how this is going to end. He can’t be looking forward to the shitstorm that he and his rag are slinking inexorably toward. But he can’t do anything else. He’d lose all his readers. And he must know that once this newest adventure in journalism reaches its pathetic end, he’ll have to set out on yet another one.

    I don’t feel bad for Lowry. He’s chosen this path,pand he could step off any time he wanted. I don’t feel bad for him; it’s rather that I just can’t understand why he does it. There are any number of fulfilling, socially beneficial things he could do with his life, and he sticks with this dead-end, soul-killing waste of time. What kind of person chooses this?

  38. 38
    salacious crumb says:

    but …but…but..ABL, Yerushalmi hates Muslims/Arabs, and Dear Leader Obama does not like Iran as well. shit we may got to war with Iran as well. Surely anyone who doesnt support Obama is a racist in your esteemed view, and since David supports Obama’s attack on Iran, he cannot be a racist. In fact he loooves black people.

  39. 39
    mclaren says:

    Nonstop identity politics 24/7/365 from Antiliberal Black Lady to distract us from the fact that Obama is pushing Bush 43 policies.

    Crank up that fear, fear, fear, fear, FEAR about the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil Republicans who will do terrible things to blacks and gays and women. Trot out those bogey men.

    Anything to distract us from Obama sitting around each morning sifting through piles of photos of young girls picking which children to murder today without a trial or charges.

    Anything to create enough smoke and confusion that we won’t notice Obama giving speeches in which he reiterates the same insanely self-destructive economic austerity policies espoused by Herbert Hoover’s secretary of the treasury, Andrew Mellon, in 1930.

    “…Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate… it will purge the rottenness out of the system. High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live a more moral life. Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up from less competent people.” — Andrew W. Mellon, 1930

    As a paid Republican operative, Antiliberal Black Lady is certainly earning her pay. She needs to toss in more attacks against Glenn Greenwald and Naomi Wolf, though. That way she’ll definitely get a thick wad of extra hundreds in her next brown paper bag from Karl Rove and company.

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