New Definition Of “Racist”: Winning An Argument With The New York Times
My title of
at the American Cause might be a little inflated.
We have a pretty small staff, so there are not too
many people to direct.
When I put together my analysis
and the 2008 Republican Defeat“
and a corresponding press conference featuring Bay
Peter Brimelow and myself, the person responsible
for the P.R. and arrangements was…me.
Things didn`t go as planned. I tried to write the press release to send to P.R. Newswire late at
night two days before the conference, but I managed to
lock my keys and
wallet inside my office and was stuck waiting at a
7-Eleven until 5
in the morning when the locksmith came.
The release that should have gone out at
8:00 AM on Wednesday did not get out until 2:00 PM the day before the conference.
Much to my disappointment, I got a
phone call from a
New York Times reporter who said he wanted to come,
but with the late notice and the
bad weather could not make it. He asked for a copy
of the report and any information on the proceedings of
the press conference, which I did not get a chance to
send to them.
All the panelists gave
excellent talks, and the press conference was a
success, though I had hoped that it would have been
But the conference and report got more attention
than I could have ever imagined when
the New York Times
made it the subject of its lead editorial in the Sunday
Week in Review. I didn`t realize that they do not need to actually attend a press
conference to attack it.
According to the editorial,
Nativists are Restless, the conference I put together promoted
The report is
“nonsense, of course“,
and when what I wrote wasn`t nonsense, it was promoting
What exactly did I do to earn this
My analysis made very modest
claims. I merely reported, in their own words, the stated positions on
immigration of the Republican and Democratic candidates
in each seat the GOP lost.
So what makes this finding
“nonsense“? Well the New York Times
“In House and Senate races in 2008 and 2006, `anti- amnesty`
hard-liners consistently lost to candidates who proposed
comprehensive reform solutions.“
In other words; I debunk their
argument, they respond by simply repeating the argument
But at the end of the day, the
editorial wasn`t about what
my report said.
According to the
“perhaps notable than the
report itself was the team that delivered it“.
What`s wrong with this team?
Bay Buchanan is chairman of an
immigration control PAC, a political analyst at CNN,
advised Mitt Romney this election, and held a senior
level position in a
winning Republican presidential campaign.
Similarly, Jim Pinkerton is a
widely respected political analyst not only for
Fox News, but also for center and left outlets like
New America Foundation and Huffington Post.
advised Mike Huckabee this election, and helped
craft George H.W. Bush`s successful presidential
Surely they know something about Republican politics and
immigration. And they definitely care more about it than the
New York Times.
Peter Brimelow may not be quite as
“respectable“, but he did write the bestseller
Alien Nation that both sides generally acknowledge is
the most influential book on immigration of the 1990s,
if not the last 20 years.
And he wrote, with
Ed Rubenstein, the
a New People“
in 1997 that predicted the current mess the
Republicans are in today.
At the age of 25, I`m more than a
few steps lower on the totem pole than my co-panelists.
But working at Team <st1:place
w:st=”on”>America, which is far and away the
largest immigration control Political Action Committee,
has taught me a thing or two about how the GOP handles
So what makes us all
Bay Buchanan is
Buchanan`s sister and worked with
Congressman Tom Tancredo.
for George H.W. Bush`s successful
Willie Horton ad. (Actually, as
pointed out, Pinkerton always gives credit to Al
“So far, so foul“,
according to the
NYT, but it gets worse.
Peter Brimelow edits VDARE.COM, which publishes Pat
Buchanan and even worse…
me. But in my nearly 100 items on immigration, the worst they could
find is me saying that diversity is only good insofar as
it does not
the dominant culture“.
I`m of course talking about
culture, not race, but this according to the
New York Times
“white supremacist views“
that we might be tempted to mock
and to assume that nativism in the age of Obama is on
the way out“.
New York Times
concludes by making allusions to the Ku Klux Klan and
the supposed spate of anti-immigrant hate crimes, and
against racists like me.
Frankly, I take an attack by the
New York Times as a badge of honor. But like the
New York Times,
I want to close with a similar call for
With near-record unemployment an
unprecedented border violence, old arguments like
the jobs Americans won`t“
Reports from VDARE.COM`s
James Gimpel of the Center for Immigration Studies,
and—to be immodest—my own, put to bed the nonsense about
the Hispanic Vote.
The Open Borders Lobby knows it can`t
win a debate.
The New York Times
and other failing print newspapers have lost their
monopoly on the news, so they cannot hide the facts.
Their last resort is to try to
silence the opponents by calling them racists and
implying that if anyone considers their views, they`ll
be supporting violence against immigrants.
Marcus Epstein [send
him mail] is the founder of the
Robert A Taft Club and the executive director of the
Team America PAC. A selection of his articles can be
views he expresses are his own.