Stepping on my own post? Check.
Almost the same title? Check.
I’m a professional, don’t try this at home.
In December I wrote a post saying that Steyn really needed to pay more attention to his employers at NR.
I noted that they’re not really all that into free speech, just the type that our social, moral and intellectual betters like.
Oeberon linked an article about how NR was all on Steyn’s side.
I responded thusly.
Ain’t buying it.
He wrote that only after Steyn’s editor doubled down and set up a further uproar and then finished it with a plea for money to fight Penn State going after their free speech.
Seems to me they’re worried about their free speech but still don’t like those damn teabaggers and Sarah Palin.
Now, we see this.
It now looks — go to Steynonline.com for the full story — as if Steyn is going to be up there on his own, fighting and financing his case without the support of his magazine, National Review; that the outcome is not as certain as it seemed at the beginning; and that this hero deserves all the help we can give him.
It’s linked at Steynonline so I assume that quote is accurate even though I can’t find Steyn specifically saying NR is abandoning him, but…
We do see Steyn noting he needs money for his defense and telling you how you can help.
NR apparently is not all that absolutist on free speech.
Just the right free speech. The type the establishment assholes at NR and their cocktail party friends like.
Sonomabatch, I used to like that magazine a lot. Now? I can’t even read one of my favorite writers, Jay Nordlinger, after he went all in on Palin-hate.
Double sonomobatch. First the Weekly Standard assholes, Kristolnacht himself and Fred Barnes, call me a racist for wanting to my gov’t to enforce the laws and now this.
W.F. Buckley must be spinning in his grave.
If anybody deserves some help in a free speech witch trial, it’s Steyn.
I’d like to see this on a blog that people actually read but unfortunately, I’m not well liked in those precincts, I’m kind of a dick.
Little help for Steyn?
As Delingpole writes
Steyn gets this and — as he did in his case against the Ontario Human Rights Committee — is laying his neck on the line not solely because he’s a show-off and an awkward sod but for the greater cause of western civilisation.
Reminds me of when ESPN hired Rush Limbaugh and then realized they didn’t like him noting some unpalatable (to the right people) truths.
Fuck you NR.