VDARE – Letters re Peter Brimelow column about Will Kymlicka


War Against Nation-State (contd.): WSJ hack upset at VDARE bashing puff-piece

Peter Brimelow writes: Somehow, I have been unable to “summon up the powers of restraint” (see last letter) to refrain from posting this exchange. As a professional financial journalist, used to e.g. reporting all kinds of weird theories about the stock market, I am always amazed to see how political journalists emotionally identify with their subjects, i.e. are really propagandists. Note: the reference to Wall Street Journal Editor Bob Bartley is a journalists` in-joke – the hostility between the neoconservative Editorial Page, which is what Bartley actually controls, and the Wall Street Journal`s liberal news side is notorious in the business. Alas, they both unite to suppress bad news about immigration.


Mr. Brimelow, just a brief note to say that I thought your tirade about my article on Will Kymlicka was uninformed and unfair. But thanks for trying to read the article.

Regards,
G. Pascal Zachary
Wall Street Journal
gregg.zachary@wsj.com

(44) 171 842 9218 (ph)
(44) 181 297 8126  (fax)


Well, it wasn`t your *article*, which I assumed was a faithful reproduction, it was Kymlicka himself. Having lived in Canada, my patience for Canadian trucklers and proditors may be less than yours. But I`m sure Bob Bartley loved it!

Best, Peter

P.S. Shall we post your letter?


Peter, I work for the News side, which seems to have escaped your notice. We are completely separate from Bartley`s shop and I have only spoken to him only once in my 11 years at the paper. Paul Steiger, the managing editor, is my ultimate boss and I haven`t heard from him about the piece.

Regards, Gregg


Oh, I know that. I just thought you were building bridges.

Presume I can post?


Peter: I`m a journalist, not a bridge builder. And if you knew that you`re a poor faker. I consider this and the earlier notes to be private correspondence so, if you can summon up the powers of restraint, you should keep them to yourself.

Regards, Gregg