When R. Emmett Tyrrell writes, “[Black] saved some of the finest newspapers in the English-speaking world and introduced a sophisticated conservative point of view into the dull drone of our liberal-polluted Kultursmog,” he is presumably speaking at least partly of the London Daily Telegraph.p>While Tyrrell is correct, the “saving” was unfortunately as transient as Black’s role as publisher of the Telegraph . Anyone who has read the Telegraph since Black’s departure cannot avoid the conclusion that the editors and writers made an ideological 180 the moment the exit door stopped swinging. In addition to proving Tyrrell’s point, the Telegraph also proves the corollary, that a publisher cannot explain away the “liberal-polluted Kultursmog” of his paper by alleging the independence of his editors and writers. The buck stops with the publisher. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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