Skip to comments.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.
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I’m not a regular reader of HE but it’s a great publication.
I’ve never heard of it.
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.
Welcome to Free Republic.
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.
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?
If it was Ronald Reagan’s favorite magazine (and it was)—that’s enough of a recommendation for me!
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.
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.
You're right, if you have the patience and endurance to read through some of Conor Friedersdorf's articles on The Huffington Post.
HE is an excellent newspaper, with a strong Conservative message.
See my post #14.
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...
Your credits also include the hateful Huff Puff Post.
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.
I actually have read your stuff on Zsa Zsa the Greek’s website. My GF is a regular reader.
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?
I like it...8 out of 10...
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.
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.
It's a good publication.