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What do you think about Human Events?

Posted on 08/11/2008 7:26:05 PM PDT by conorfriedersdorf

I'm a writer whose credits include The Atlantic, The American Spectator, the Claremont Institute and Doublethink Online.

I'd be grateful to anyone willing to discuss their opinion, positive or negative, of Human Events. A piece I'm researching requires me to better understand who reads the publication and what conservatives generally think about it.

I can be reached by e-mail at conor.friedersdorf@gmail.com


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: conservatives; humanevents; journalism; media

1 posted on 08/11/2008 7:26:05 PM PDT by conorfriedersdorf
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To: conorfriedersdorf

I’m not a regular reader of HE but it’s a great publication.


2 posted on 08/11/2008 7:28:05 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

I’ve never heard of it.


3 posted on 08/11/2008 7:28:25 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: conorfriedersdorf
Is it published on a fast food wrapper?
4 posted on 08/11/2008 7:29:39 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

I get mine every Monday and read it from cover to cover, except for the advertisements of male enhancement. Terrel, Coulter, Novak (until last week) were my favorites.


5 posted on 08/11/2008 7:31:15 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: conorfriedersdorf

Welcome to Free Republic.


6 posted on 08/11/2008 7:32:14 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

It’s a good publication, older than the hills. They still publish Pat Buchanan articles, though, and he went nuts years ago. You read it for the good, and disregard the bad.


7 posted on 08/11/2008 7:34:29 PM PDT by xJones
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To: conorfriedersdorf; darkwing104

Could be a fun thread. Using FR as a lazy guys’ resource without actually coming here to be a freeper out of conviction probably won’t work. Read. Lurk. Get your own impressions. Does Human Events allow full post/ excerpts/ links?


8 posted on 08/11/2008 7:36:39 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

If it was Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine (and it was)—that’s enough of a recommendation for me!


9 posted on 08/11/2008 7:48:27 PM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: conorfriedersdorf
You forgot to mention you blog at Huffington Post:

Conor Friedersdorf is a journalist who splits his time between New York City and California. He formerly worked for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group as a reporter, blogger and columnist, and now attends New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Journalism.

10 posted on 08/11/2008 7:52:06 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Busted...the Huffpuff?

Please.


11 posted on 08/11/2008 7:55:23 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ Romans 10.10/Eze 11.2)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

How do we know that you are THE Conor Friedersdorf? You should at least consider getting your own domain name instead of relying on gmail.

Whoever you are, Human Events is a solid conservative publication.


12 posted on 08/11/2008 7:56:21 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: conorfriedersdorf


13 posted on 08/11/2008 8:06:35 PM PDT by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: dynachrome; conorfriedersdorf
Could be a fun thread.

You're right, if you have the patience and endurance to read through some of Conor Friedersdorf's articles on The Huffington Post.

14 posted on 08/11/2008 8:07:06 PM PDT by xJones
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To: conorfriedersdorf

HE is an excellent newspaper, with a strong Conservative message.


15 posted on 08/11/2008 8:07:10 PM PDT by redhead (B-I-NGO...B-I-NGO...)
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To: kristinn

See my post #14.


16 posted on 08/11/2008 8:07:59 PM PDT by xJones
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To: conorfriedersdorf


17 posted on 08/11/2008 8:12:40 PM PDT by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

my husband and i are conservatives... we like it... we’re also Christian homeschoolers... (but we didn’t vote for Mike Huckabee) if that gives you an idea of whom we are...


18 posted on 08/11/2008 8:12:53 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: conorfriedersdorf

Your credits also include the hateful Huff Puff Post.

IBTZ


19 posted on 08/11/2008 8:18:44 PM PDT by indcons (People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. - A. J. Liebling)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

As a suggestion, check the home pages of those that respond to you.

Click on their screen names and it will take you to their “about” page.

Some will have created a page, some haven’t.

I’d say a lot of us are “Flyover Americans” even though we live all across the USA.


20 posted on 08/11/2008 8:20:39 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

I actually have read your stuff on Zsa Zsa the Greek’s website. My GF is a regular reader.


21 posted on 08/11/2008 8:25:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

Anyway, I read Human Events frequently as they do tend to give out pretty solid information. Once in a while I sigh, because I’ll see something that is a bit over the top and wonder why it even showed up.

I noticed a couple of your posts about Barack Obama and it appears you are a fan of his.

Care to discuss why you think he’d make a good president?


22 posted on 08/11/2008 8:29:26 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

I like it...8 out of 10...


23 posted on 08/11/2008 9:02:05 PM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: conorfriedersdorf
Human Events has long been an effective voice for mainstream conservatism. I first encountered the publication in 1969 at of all places, Occidental College, which even at that time was so left-wing that locals called it "Moscow on the hill." My dormitory actually had a subscription to it. Incidentally, the dorm's small library included a copy of McCarthy & His Enemies by William F. Buckley and L. Brent Bozell (Chicago: Regnery, 1954) and John Stormer's right-wing opus None Dare Call It Treason (Florissant, Mo., Liberty Bell, 1964).

I currently subxcribe to Human Events and own several bound volumes from the 1950's, the early 1960's, and 1972, as well as an anthology of writings published in 1946 entitled A Year of Human Events. Up until 1963, it was published in newsletter form. By 1960, it was becoming thicker, and in 1963 it began coming out in the tabloid format in which it appears today.

During its first year or so as a tabloid, Human Events relentlessly promoted Barry Goldwater for president. Each issue featured editorial cartoons. Among the items published at this time were "A Time For Choosing," Ronald Reagan's speech over national television in behalf of Goldwater, which Human Events printed in its entirety in its November 28, 1964 issue.

Human Events has always been practical in its approach to politics. For decades, it has featured "Races of the Week"--campaigns of interest to conservatives. It has also been more or less ideologically consistent, although its views on issues such as the Middle East--it was cool toward Israel during the 1950's--have significantly changed.

Nonetheless, it has consistently chastized Republicans who stray from the conservative path, be they Eisenhower-era "Modern Republicans" or RINO's of the 21st century. It has also remained cool toward third party movements and has consistently eschewed conspiracy theories.

Although I miss the cartoons of the 1960's, the color photographs and the website that accompanies the print publication are a great improvement. Human Events continues to remain a good source for news in the world of politics.

24 posted on 08/11/2008 9:44:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: conorfriedersdorf
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
-Thomas Jefferson

-PJ

25 posted on 08/11/2008 9:49:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Obama's "citizen of the world" is the 2008 version of Kerry's "global test.")
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To: conorfriedersdorf

Excellent.


26 posted on 08/11/2008 9:52:59 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: conorfriedersdorf

Human Events is a longtime conservative outlet that predates National Review. Notably, HR is pitched to a less educated audience than National Review. Although the proliferation of conservative outlets has diminished the relative importance of HR, its reporting and its audience still matter.


27 posted on 08/11/2008 11:16:28 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: conorfriedersdorf
I'll refrain from something acerbic or pithy ( for now... )--

It's a good publication.


Just an old Keyboard Cowboy...gating back out, into Cyberspace and the -Dreamtime--

28 posted on 08/12/2008 2:54:28 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the Trakball in to the Sunset...)
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