The Continued Decline of National Review
In case you still had any respect for NRO, you should consider the fact that Ben Shapiro (the new Andrew Breitbart!) now has a blog there. Which he used last week to explain that it wasn’t just heroin but rather Hollywood’s “libertine” culture, that killed Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I could go on and on with stats showing similar devastation among conservatives in red states due to addiction and abuse of heroin, meth, crack, alcohol and synthetic opioids (OxyContin, etc.)
I could also get into detail about how Hoffman, who lived in NYC and shunned the spotlight of L.A., was hardly part of Hollywood fast lane culture. He didn’t have much in common with the Charlie Sheens and Lindsay Lohans of the entertainment industry.
But the real point is that Shapiro’s view of America is so balkanized that his first response isn’t sympathy, or reflection, but instead a knee jerk attack against the entire left. To Shapiro, everything can and should be politicized, and damn the facts that get in the way. And now the once venerable National Review sinks to another new low.