Posted by: sean | December 24, 2007

Fabulist quits NRO

Via Chris, NRO fabulist W. Thomas Smith Jr. quits doing freelance work for NRO. Kathryn Jean Lopez has this to say in an editor’s note.

This is what I had to say about the affair earlier this month when it broke.

Good riddance, I say.


  1. and so this is how you begin your Christmas eve, by attacking and name calling?
    Have you spoken with Smith? I doubt it.
    But you have your objective, hate and destroy another human being, and that is enough. Or is it?
    No, you’d rather trample someone when they are down.
    I also you notice that you say “”On the day that Smith says Hezbollah “deployed” to East Beirut, I was doing some shopping”” [your precise words on Dec. 5th in case you try to rewrite them.]
    So what day was that? Smith never said a date. He said something like “”a few days ago””.
    Does this make you a fabulist? I would say it makes you a fabulist and a malicious one too.

  2. Your post is rich, my anonymous friend. I was talking about that Saturday, which, fair enough, may not have been the day of the massive deployment. But guess what? I also live here every other day.

    So let me ask you this: Would you notice if a militia deployed thousands of armed men to your neighborhood? Probably so.

    The fabulist, I’m afraid, is the one who was uniformly called out and is (thank God) no longer writing about Lebanon.

    Happy New Year!

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