Former National Review columnist John Derbyshire was back in the news last week over a piece he wrote for the white nationalist site VDARE in defense of white supremacy. Later in the week, as Brian reported, Derbyshire responded to his critics by claiming that “the overwhelming majority of Black Americans agree” with his assessment that “white supremacy” is “one of the better arrangements History has come up with.”
VDARE’s founder, Peter Brimelow, swooped in to rescue Derbyshire
last month after he was fired by the National Review
for encouraging whites to avoid interacting with blacks
. In late April, Brimelow announced that VDARE’s spring fundraising effort had “started off well enough,” “but now it’s stalled.” He speculated that they had “cannibalized our donations by pointing our readers to John Derbyshire’s donation link after he was abruptly fired” but said it was worth it
We don’t care about that. We’d do it again. In fact, we are doing it again—by providing a link
by which you can earmark (tax-deductible!) help for us to finance the columns we hope John Derbyshire will write for us—when his chemotherapy allows him to.
Brimelow had another fundraising appeal at the top of Derbyshire’s column last week
on white supremacy:
John Derbyshire has begun his second round of chemotherapy since being fired from National Review
, but we are delighted to say he was able to write this column for us this after emerging from his first day of treatment, a Stakhanovite
Remember, you can help finance his VDARE.com columns (tax-deductibly!) here
In addition to running VDARE, Brimelow is a regular columnist for MarketWatch
, the financial news site run by News Corp.’s Dow Jones division. Brimelow even brought on a regular VDARE contributor, Edwin Rubenstien
, as a frequent co-author of his MarketWatch column. If Derbyshire plays his cards right, maybe he can become the third white nationalist to draw pay from Dow Jones.
Given Derbyshire’s recent coming out as a full-blown white supremacist, and the key role Brimelow has played as his savior and enabler, it’s worth revisiting the question of why MarketWatch is employing a national racist organizer. I posed the question here
in April, and sent it, along with the relevant background, to executives and editors at MarketWatch and Dow Jones. Matthew Fleischer at Fishbowl LA
asked the same thing, as did Mark Lacter of LA Observed
and Joe Weisenthal of Business Insider
, both of whom requested comment.
Thus far, MarketWatch and Dow Jones have refused to answer. Meanwhile they continue to provide a platform and paycheck to a notorious white nationalist organizer, who has a new column