I’m of two minds here. On the one hand, my major impulse, and strong belief, is that no one broadly on “our side” should talk to the Press. I see no percentage in it and it inevitably ends badly (as it did here). On the other hand, Taylor is probably the best spokesman Der Movement has right now, so if you guys want anyone speaking for you, it would be him (*).
But this episode demonstrates, once again, that you simply cannot trust the Press, and that my major impulse was and is correct and that dealing with the Press under circumstances in which they have to be trusted is simply bad judgment.
I would advise “movement leaders” to refuse such offers unless the Press is willing to sign off on a legally binding document that constrains their ability to smear and distort – for example. forbidding them to use words like “hate” or “White Supremacy” or ‘White Supremacists,” etc. and preventing them from running the interview without the prior approval of the interviewee (so that what will be presented is an accurate reflection of reality). If they violate the pact, then sue. Taylor won against the state of Tennessee allowing his conference to go forward without ruinous security fees, so using the court system to remediate an ironclad breach of contract, with respect to an agreement with the Press, is not impossible.
The argument would be: “The Press would never agree to those conditions.” Very well, so be it. If they refuse to agree, doesn’t that clearly indicate the strong possibility that they plan to use smears and distortions? If they refuse a reasonably worded and not overly restrictive agreement, then you are better off not doing it.
And this underscores the need for racialists to have their own media (in all its forms) and other infrastructure, instead of relying on a hostile System.
As far as the White-hating Asian (more simply: Asian) Zakaria goes, I’ve written about him before (if memory serves, most prominently during my time at Majority Rights), and I have to say he has always reminded me of the Clement Dio character from The Camp of the Saints. Zakaria is in my opinion one of the filthiest pieces of absolute vile scum imaginable.
And as far as Zakaria’s moronic statements on race, the “movement” would probably be better positioned to effectively argue against that if it had as allies genuine STEM people (particularly in the broad field of biology) instead of alienating such people and driving them away. Hint: Lynn, Rushton, et al. are/were not in my opinion STEM or scientists of any kind, but politicized hacks. Do better.
*I’ve written before how the System has been ignoring folks like Taylor in favor of more inept spokesmen. That they are turning to Taylor now suggests that they have an agenda to discredit him as the lone reasonable voice among the bunch or they’ve simply run out of alternatives with the utter collapse of the Alt Right. Or did they try to get other people and were refused?