Why does MarketWatch employ a columnist who is a white nationalist?

Peter Brimelow writes about personal finance for the online news service - all the basic stuff about dividends, capital gains taxes, and gold. But Brimelow has another side - he's editor of VDare, which publishes the works of anti-Semitic and racist writers. Brimelow is a thug - he blames non-white immigrants for social and economic problems and urges the Republican Party to focus on winning the white vote. Ugh. But he does get around: He was invited to speak at this week's CPAC confab in Washington D,C., which apparently has a few folks riled up. So why is this guy working at MarketWatch? Surely, the honchos know his background (he's not keeping it a secret). Business Insider has asked Dow Jones (owner of MarketWatch) for comment, but so far nothing. I'm reaching out as well. Will keep you posted.

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