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Easterbrook’s Apology

I’m almost sorry Easterbrook apologized the way he did. Or at least I’m sorry it got so much play (I saw mention of it on Fox News tonight) — because I have no doubt it was an innocent miscommunication. I criticized his comments about Jewish movie producers, but I never thought for a moment he meant anything truly sinister. Rather, I was just surprised that a guy who’s always come across as such a decent and, more relevant, clear writer seemed to get tongue-tied. I have no idea if the story has legs but, even though he has spoken ill of NRO (for which he shall be punished), I have no doubt that his apology is sincere and his biggest and only mistake was writing something that was uncharacteristically vague where clarity was required.

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