Media and Race
“I don’t think he did anything that extraordinary, to point out what Blacks themselves point out,” Taki Theodoracopulos told The Observer over the phone this afternoon.
He was talking about National Review journalist John Derbyshire’s controversial article, “The Talk: Nonblack Version,” written for Mr. Theodoracopulos’ namesake webzine, Taki’s Mag.
Within 72 hours after its publication, the Review announced that it was “parting ways” with Mr. Derbyshire, saying that the author was using the conservative publication’s name to “to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise.” National Review‘s Editor-In-Chief Rich Lowry said the piece “lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible.”
Mr. Theodoracopulos, who called himself a “great fan” of Taki’s Mag (which is actually edited by his daughter, while dad plays the role of curator, pulling in big names from his thick Rolodex), had his own opinion of why Mr. Derbyshire was let go.
Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, has responded to Christopher Buckley’s announcement on Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Daily Beast that he was "fired," as the story’s URL shows, or "sacked," as its headline read until it was recently changed to "Buckley Bows Out of National Review." (Buzz moves fast, and as Read More
National Review editor Rich Lowry posted a brief indictment Wednesday of the editors at The Washington Post‘s Book World for deciding not to review a recently published book about the run-up to the Iraq war by former Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith. The book, War and Decision, came out from Harper on April 8, Read More
On a hot August night in the Astrodome 16 years ago, Pat Buchanan stood before the Republican National Convention and declared that America was in the throes of a religious and cultural war, with the opposition party pushing an “amoral” agenda of unregulated abortion, rampant homosexuality and unrestricted pornography.
In particular, he singled out the Read More
Despite war, terror and economic anxiety, the late-summer stretch of the Presidential campaign has kept turning to more esoteric questions: Where is the border between Vietnam and Cambodia? Who does the Iraqi soccer team support?
And now: What’s the difference between Madison Square Garden and the inside of Lewis Lapham’s skull?
Mr. Lapham, the Read More
Buckley brat is right wing’s flapper in the city; ‘normal’ American ‘guy,’ dates vegetarian.
Rich Lowry, the editor in chief of National Review magazine, was having dinner at the Union Square restaurant Coffee Shop near his office and apartment. It was early November, and Mr. Lowry, 35, was in the middle of promoting Legacy: Paying Read More
It is not true that every editor of National Review must run for Mayor of New York. William F. Buckley
Jr., who founded the magazine, ran as a Conservative in 1965, and Rich Lowry,
who edits it today, is considering a run this year. But John O’Sullivan, who
served in between them, never pined for Read More