National Review Dodges Cliven Bundy’s Racism While Lionizing Him

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 10:29 am

Conservatives often complain about the word racist being overused, that it is a cudgel used on the left to beat the right with. That would seem to be a fairly reasonable critique of any political label – that opportunists as well as the sincere will use a damaging label where it is not appropriate. But in Cliven Bundy’s case the word racist fits precisely. In fact, one struggles to find another word for his stated beliefs.


#Mozillagate: National Review Attacks Free Association

By: Friday April 4, 2014 10:30 am

One of the many virtues of a free society is the right to chose whom you want to associate with. Part of that right involves the ability to refuse to associate with those whom you find objectionable. That is precisely what occurred in the Brendan Eich case.

National Review’s Future at Risk Over Climate Change Smear

By: Friday January 31, 2014 6:39 am

Nem>National Review, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated publications, may be brought down by a smear it published against climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann’s lawsuit against the publication has already survived two challenges for dismissal and could exact a lethal toll on a media property that may already be losing money.

“I Have a Dream…”

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Fifty years ago today, August 28, 1963, I was an eleven year old boy. I do not recall if we had started back to school on this date but may well have. As it was, I was no more than a week or so maximum away from being a sixth grader.

Late Night: National Review Staff, Their Fan Base, and Reality

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 8:00 pm

Joe Hagan of New York magazine went on the recent post-election Caribbean cruise held by the conservative publication, the National Review. And his limning of the event is a revelatory classic on a par with Philip Weiss’ 1989 foray into the Bohemian Grove in terms of laying bare the functionings of those who consider themselves our betters.

Climb Aboard Little Wog, Sail Away With Me

By: Wednesday December 26, 2012 2:25 pm

During the holiday break (at least it was my holiday break, maybe not yours) snooty elitist New York magazine published an article by Joe Hagan about his adventures aboard the post-election National Review cruise on the S.S. Brutally Disappointed where he documented passengers – who ranged in color from alabaster to eggshell white as long as they stayed out of the noonday sun – commiserating with each other over the failure of the Republican party to woo enough of the dusky horde over to their side of the aisle in the previous weeks election.

This Is What You Wanted, This Is What You Get

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 1:42 pm

Yes, Mark Steyn equated Mann with If-I-Had-Become-A-Priest-Like-My-Mother-Wanted-Me-To-Instead-Of-A-Football-Coach-I’d-Be-Sitting-In-A-Seminary-Right-Now-Trading-Beiber-Cards-With-The-Guys Jerry Sandusky.

Needless to say Michael Mann was not amused and threatened to sue. This in turn caused National Review editor Rich Lowry to substitute his wipe-n-clean plastic Palin-Watchin’ pants for his man pants, lather himself up with some Androgel and exhort Mann to “bring it on, bro!”

Rich Lowry’s Lost that Tingling Feeling

By: Monday December 26, 2011 6:25 am

Poor sad little Rich. Today he echoes the conservative lament that the GOP just “doesn’t have our A Team on the field.” “A” apparently stands for Anonymous, because he has trouble even imagining who that might be.

The circle of wank

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 1:30 am

Times change, the approach skews a bit, but at its vestigial-heart National Review remains the go-to source for the same ol’ racist claptrap.

National Review Compares New York Gay Marriage Legalization to “Tyranny” of North Korea, Jim Crow

By: Monday June 27, 2011 10:30 am

You just knew after the historic events in New York on Friday night that there would be some truly deliciously unhinged wingnuttery coming from William F. Buckley’s old place. After all, under Buckley, the National Review was objectively pro-Jim Crow in the ’50s and ’60s.

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