Andrew McCarthy Embarrasses National Review

July 30, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

He should, anyway. The conspiracy-minded attorney responds to the magazine’s measured denunciation of the “birther” movement with a 3,700-word rant about how his president “. You could spend an entire afternoon picking this apart, starting with McCarthy’s decision to rely on “ but I’ll focus on this bit:

Michelle Obama railing against ‘whitey’ at Jeremiah Wright’s church.” Neither he nor McCarthy has any idea what he’s talking about.

It’s quite sad. In 1962, National Review purged the John Birch Society from the conservative movement. In 2009, it sheepishly allows conspiracy theories onto the front page of its web site.

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