So when last we saw the National Review in a free speech controversy, we had Derbyshire trying to start that dialogue on race we always hear about.
Derbyshire was fired of course. Can’t have a dialogue on race where unpalatable truths are uttered, where whitey does not apologize for being all white and shit.
Steyn had a Corner comment about how the lynching of Derb was a bad idea. Of course, he was attacked for that, he should have learned his lesson.
So here we have Mark Steyn opining on the Duck Dynasty guy Who Must Be Shunned By All Right Thinking People.
So his editor felt the need to explain to Steyn how he needs to shut his pie hole, some things are just beyond the pale. Sure we have free speech and shit, but not if it offends someone important.
Geez, I usually respect Steyn, but he should have learned from the Derbyshire dustup that the National Review is not willing to support the wrong speech any more than they are to support non-establishment GOPers, those things keep you from getting all the good invites to all the right parties.