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

Jim Pinkerton
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

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
better attended.
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
dubious distinction?

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
simply says,
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
I debunked.

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
National Review
cover piece
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

? Well
Bay Buchanan is
`s sister and worked with

Congressman Tom Tancredo
Jim Pinkerton
took credit

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
, 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
qualifies as
white supremacist views

that we might be tempted to mock

as pathetic
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

immigrants do
the jobs Americans won`t

ring   hollower
than ever.
Reports from VDARE.COM`s

Steve Sailer

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.

New York Times
has certainly proved Peter Brimelow right when he

the new definition of a

anyone who is winning an argument with a


(See also

James Fulford

Patrick Cleburne
on the
follow-up blog.)

Marcus Epstein [send
him mail
] is the founder of the
Robert A Taft Club
and the executive director of the
The American
Team America PAC
. A selection of his articles can be
here. The
views he expresses are his own.