"Happy Meal Conservatism", Ctd.

I wondered why Derb's article confronting Limbaugh didn't appear in NR and suspected it was "because NR's editors do not dare take on Limbaugh, Hannity and the gang." Derb says AmCon commissioned the piece and NR had nothing to do with it. But why would AmCon be prepared to run such an interesting piece and NR not? That's my point. The real debate on the right is taking place outside many of the current bullwarks. Amcon, NewMajority.com, The American Scene, Beliefnet - let alone Cowen and McArdle And Larison et al: all these places are more relevant right now than National Review and the Weekly Standard. And maybe that's a good thing.