Conservative site National Review has fired their second contributor this week for egregious racism:
Unbeknowst to us, occasional Phi Beta Cons contributor Robert Weissberg (whose book was published a few years ago by Transaction) participated in an American Renaissance conference where he delivered a noxious talk about the future of white nationalism. He will no longer be posting here. Thanks to those who brought it to our attention.
Dylan Byers at Politico says:
Weissberg spoke at the conference about "viable alternatives" to white nationalism, including the creation of "Whitopias," according to the American Renaissance website.
National Review commenters are upset that National Review has decided to fire its racists:
And the purge continues. Bloody hell.
This purge is all about the replacement of a spine with a limp wrist.
Now, with [Weissberg's] and Derb's sacking, NRO has become much more intellectually gray and monolithic, just like academia.
I'm taking it that the group that "brought this to your attention' was either Media Matters and Little Green Footballs.
So you are thanking groups whose sole purpose is to scream "racist" and intimidate conservatives into purging real conservatives.
What happened to freedom of speech. Since when telling the truth was wrong.