NRO Fabulist Update
W. Thomas Smith Jr quits the publication:
After much reflection and consideration, I am withdrawing from my professional relationship as a regular freelancer with National Review Online.
This is my own decision. No one at NRO has asked me to do this, nor has anyone suggested or even hinted I should. But I believe this to be in the best interest of the publication which I have so much respect for.
Both NRO and I have taken far too much heat for something which would never have happened had I been more specific in terms of detailing my sourcing while blogging about Lebanon at "The Tank". That is a responsibility I have to accept.
It was an honor to write for NRO. NRO has stood by me and supported me throughout all of this, and for that and for so many other things over the years I will always be grateful. And I will always cherish my relationship with NRO.