April 8th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

Howard Kurtz's Two Cents: Columnist's Racism and Murdoch's Rubbish

Howard Kurtz's take on the The National Review former columnist John Derbyshire's racist rant, and Sky News standing by their email hacking.

Filed under: Media Criticism • Race • Reliable Sources • Rupert Murdoch
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  1. Lonnie Gleich

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  3. Ashish

    Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the imeags aren't loading properly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply
  4. Phil

    Excuse me, Howard. CNN's Wolf Blitzer used to work for the Jerusalem Post and AIPAC, both of which are supporters of the ethnic cleansing country of Israel. However, you never call Blitzer racist. You are a hypocrite.

    April 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  5. carolmr

    White liberal parents have the same conversation with their kids but would never admit it. Would you white liberals be OK with your kids getting lost in an all-black neighborhood?

    April 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      White liberals use euphemisms. They say things such as avoid "dangerous" neighborhoods. Their kids get the drift.

      April 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • charlz

      The brave troops of WW II did not have camrea crews following them all over the place. And in WW II the camrea crews supported the troops and the war and did not go out of their way to embarrass the troops or make them look bad. Today the networks are a bunch of flaming liberals who will do whatever it takes to improve their ratings and further their cut and run agenda.Perhaps you should ask why are new reporters of today such jerks and not professionals like they were in WW Two.

      June 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  6. RBL

    National Review editor Rich Lowry is no profile in courage or principle here. No one should really surprised that Derbyshire wrote anything like this most recent rant. Certainly not Rich Lowry. It isn’t like Derbyshire didn’t assert himself years ago that he is a racist. As Lowry himself says Derbyshire has been playing close to the lines on this stuff for years.

    The National Review has profited by playing to the lowest common denominator in this regard. If Derbyshire’s racism mattered to the National Review they would have disassociated themselves from him years ago. Now that there is a particular uproar they bailed. Lowry made a business decision not one made on principle. This is very similar to MSNBC's actions with Don Imus and ESPN action's with Rush Limbaugh. Their star agitator says something out of bounds and for once there is a significant uproar. Suddenly the news outlet grasps the pearls and acts as if they are shocked, shocked.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  7. mike

    Lowry publishes racist trash then fires the guy for writing it? B.S. And doesn't even apologise but that's ok with Mr. Kurtz.

    April 9, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply

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