For most magazine publishers, if someone shows up with incontrovertible proof that your magazine has a long history of association with Nazi groups - say, your own back issues dedicated to Holocaust denial together with detailed money and personal trails linking your founders, your contributing writers, and your staff to a wide range of openly Nazi organizations between the second World War and the 1980s - the normal response would be to issue a statement that you regret the past affiliations of your magazine, and that these things in no way reflect your current editorial stance.
Today, I learned some really interesting things about Reason
magazine, that darling of political Libertarianism. For example, that when faced with such evidence, not only is their response not
to disavow Nazism, but instead to attack the journalists who turned this up as part of an "anti-Libertarian conspiracy."
Also, that when this is the response journalists get, their first instinct is to dig deeper and find out why, which is what leads us to discover that it is not merely their past
staff, funders, and contributors who have these associations, but their present
ones as well. And that they and their funders (including Charles Koch, personally) have been routing significant sums of money towards neo-Nazi groups since the 1960s at least.
Journalism is interesting.
h/t +A.V. Flox