Posted by | April 7, 2012 21:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

The National Review has released John Derbyshire over a column published elsewhere that is perceived as racist in nature.

“[Derbyshire’s] latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible,” National Review editor Rich Lowry wrote in a statement posted late Saturday night. “We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise. So there has to be a parting of the ways…Derb has long danced around the line on these issues, but this column is so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation,” Lowry wrote. “It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants. Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer.”

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.