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Hey! National Review! Puerto Rico Is Not in Asia!

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

At least this made me laugh and brightened my day:

National Review:

National Review's Wise Latina Caricature Inexplicably Asian | TPMDC

Brian Buetler snarks:

National Review's Wise Latina Caricature Inexplicably Asian: [T]he folks over at the conservative National Review--apparently flummoxed by the very idea of a "wise Latina"--have caricaturized the Puerto Rican-descended Sonia Sotomayor as an Asian Buddhist. Good times.

And maureendowdsanonymousfriendwhodoesntwanttobecredited@gmail.com emails some additional snark:

Sheesh. In the old days[1] National Review would have at least been able to get the racism thing right...


[1] For example: William F. Buckley:

From National Review's Archives: 8/24/1957: [L]et us speak frankly. The South... want[s] to deprive the Negro of a vote... [because] the White community merely intends to prevail on any issue on which there is corporate disagreement between Negro and White.... The central question... is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail... in areas in which it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes.... National Review believes that the South's premises are correct.... The axiom on which many of the arguments supporting the original version of the Civil Rights bill were based was Universal Suffrage. Everyone in America is entitled to the vote.... That, of course, is demagogy...

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