Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lew Rockwell Faces Down the New York Times

If he wasn't already my hero, this alone would have done it. NYT reports:
Housed in a brick-and-limestone building near Auburn University’s football stadium, the [Mises] institute is overseen by Mr. Rockwell, who declined to be interviewed. When a New York Times reporter requested a tour recently, Mr. Rockwell asked him to leave, saying he was “part of the regime.”
Notice Lew doesn't attempt to deflect the problem. He doesn't say, "We don't give tours." He doesn't tell the reporter, "You need an appointment." He tells it like it is, essentially saying, you are part of the crony establishment elite and we don't want you here. Pure Clint Eastwood.

25 comments:

  1. Yes. That's awesome. I lollered at the Amazon post, but this was even better.

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  2. That is so awesome. I just glanced at the article, and it seems to be a typical smear filled attack, so Lew was 100% right to turn them away.

    Awesome job, Lew! And thanks for linking to economicpolicyjournal.com and helping me and others to discover this great site!

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    1. He wouldn't troll.

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    2. Ask that we forgive you for your many transgressions. Jerry, you're forgiven.

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    3. Lew Rockwell is a lot of things, but he's not Jesus, so don't give us that crap Jerry.

      What's he supposed to do, match "wits" with a guy who gets to have the final say in typewrite on how the whole interview/experience went down?

      LR did the right thing, PERIOD. The last thing the NYT's is, is balanced or fair.

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    4. Ah, but Lew Rockwell isn't God Jerry and... I know this will be difficult for you to hear... neither are you.

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    5. He'd punch you in the jugular.

      Fact.

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    6. "He'd punch you in the jugular.

      Fact."

      LOL! Metaphorically he might.

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  4. I have actually seen threads of so called young libertarians say it is time to call out the mises Institute for their seismic and racism as a reaction this piece.

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    1. The race card raises it's idiotic head once again.....Like I always say, when some moron uses that word (or the sexism card) it means he has NO argument whatsoever. Just dismiss the accuser as a weak minded fool.

      BTW Jack, you sure this fool was a libertarian? Libertarians don't use those tired worn out deflections as "arguments".

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    2. Shows how clueless so many "young libertarians" are. Spend some time looking at Mises.org. It is all technical economics, with some political commentary very occasionally thrown in. To think race is even remotely a topic there is to be a hysteric.

      And to think concern for racial issues is what motivates the Times is so beyond naïve and idiotic that I can hardly believe anyone, libertarian or not, could think such a thing for five seconds.

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    3. Some of them do need to be called out. The hyper-religious southern reconstructionists that want to run the government with bible law need to GTFO.

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    4. @Anonymous
      "Some of them do need to be called out. The hyper-religious southern reconstructionists that want to run the government with bible law need to GTFO."

      You have no idea what you are talking about, and neither is related to "seismic "(sic) or "racism" which was the issue the young libertarians had with the Mises Institute.

      Looks like another libertarian with an axe to grind against religion shows his authoritarian tendencies.

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    5. @anon - links?

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    6. Young something. But not young libertarians.

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  5. How refreshing.
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    State boot-lickers and Liberty Haters need not apply..
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    lol

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  6. Great job, Lew!

    That is the only way to treat them. They do shameful things for the regime. No point in pretending that they are good people.

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  7. This made me chuckle. As always Lew is too much the gentleman. I would have said "you are part of the corrupt oppressive bankrupt murderous illegitimate regime",

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  8. Mises gives Tannenhaus the boot. Cato offers him the red carpet: http://www.cato.org/events/power-glamour-persuasion-longing-individual-aspiration

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    1. Someone should crash the Cato event wearing blackface and a yarmulke holding a sign that says: "The End is Near" and go up to Sam Tannenhaus and bow in mock worship.

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  9. LVMI is ear the Auburn Football Stadium? How daft. It is near the Harbert College of Business, Computer, and Engineering labs. The football stadium, which may be one of the largest fillers of space on campus, is by far not the most important building. Football is only noticed during the scant couple of months one might actually be inconvenienced by a home game. The NYT "journalist" shows how condescending those people are to the people they claim live in fly-over country. Perhaps New York City (with Giuliani, NYT, and Chucky Schumer) is actually fly-over country?

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