Skip to comments.Right-leaning media brace for shutout
Posted on 11/15/2008 6:07:25 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Since the Weekly Standard launched in 1995, theres one scenario the conservative magazine hasnt yet faced: Democrats in control of both the White House and Congress.
But thats what lies ahead in just two months, leaving staffers there and at other media outlets on the right bracing for a period on the outside. looking in.
The Weekly Standard has long supported the national ambitions of John McCain, going back to the 2000 primary race, and boosted Sarah Palin a year before she was well known to the Lower 48. Nevertheless, editor William Kristol, speaking from the Republican Governors Association meeting, seemed to be taking the loss in stride.
Were not going to sit around sniping and wailing and wish, if only things had gone differently, Kristol said. Well try to be cheerful.
And Kristol is not the only one channeling Reaganite optimism at the start of the Obama years. The post-election issue of the National Review, a conservative journal that was frequently critical of McCain, features a sunrise adorning the cover, with one-word in the center: Renewal.
Its really about the first steps of revitalizing ourselves as conservatives, said editor Rich Lowry.
Looking inward makes sense now that access will likely be reduced during an Obama administration. Its doubtful that David Axelrod will answer the phone as quickly as Karl Rove, or that Joe Biden would provide a Weekly Standard writer with the exclusive access that Dick Cheney gave when he sat down with Stephen Hayes for his biography of the vice president.
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I think left leaning media is in for a surprise or two as well.
“I’ll get you my pretty... and your little dog too!”
The only media stories which will be allowed will be complementary puff-pieces. This will get old real fast. They will lose readers even faster than they had been.
Well, I hope Kristol can be cheerful without me, cuz I see him more or less as a LEFTY, now....Him, Noonan, and a bunch of others, too.
Having listened to Barnes, Lowry, etc. lately, it seems as though they’ve joined in with the left.
Something similar to; “You have relatives in the old country,yes”?
Fred Barnes makes me chuckle...he acts as if someone has stolen his toys on Christmas Morning...
The Weekly Standard will just have to improve their product, National Review as well, if anything they should experience Growth if they tailor their offerings to the issues that “We” would like to be informed on.
Sometimes I think “our” media is populated by Feminine men and Conservative Women..
I mean come on, Malkin v Barnes...no contest..LOL!
“I see him more or less as a LEFTY”
I see Neocons as “lefties” except on Israel.
We’ve had the Dems in control of all three branches before. But we’ve never had a Communist in the oval office.
The ultimate “Girly Man” is Arnold, since he coined the term.
Rich is not exactly the most conservative guy to be saying such things.
I don’t quite trust his leadership, especially with the magazine’s apparent endorsement of McCain in 2000.
I would expect he believed McCain at the ACU national meeting this year when he said only he was the true conservative.
Rich and McLame are RINOs who have helped corrupt conservative.
But for Politico/Pravda it remains suck-up city!
Weekly Standard & Kristol = RINOs.
They wanted McCain, got McCain and turned on McCain at “Fox & Friends (...of Obama)”
What is conservative anymore? National Review? Okay.
American Thinker? Some of the best conservative stuff going. Outstanding.
WSJ? Yeah right - they really suck now.
Investors Business Daily for damn sure is conservative. IBD is the best.
I can agree with that, it’s odd, the “Conservatives” who are thought provoking and loyalty inducing are not coy about their beliefs and principles, and at the moment, Malkin, Coulter, Bachmann, are the ones in public saying what they think.
The DC type MSM ersatz “Conservatives” are running for the tall grass, the politico Republicans are running for the tall grass, mostly it is the Women who are roaring for Conservatism.
I mean seriously, Rich Lowry v Ann Coulter?
Those homeless people, those mental patients, those senile, those hypnotized kiddies, those street bums... people like that will keep the economy going and will subscribe to all those lefty news outlets. Yeah, things are looking up already. LOL
Most don't know the difference between a Blackberry and a dingle-berry.
“Right-leaning media brace for shutout”
Do some real investigative reporting. Should be a wide open field. The left-leaning media hasn’t been and won’t be doing it.
Well, if the neoconservative pundits try to cozy up to Obama, they will certainly be disappointed. But if they pull up their socks and do their jobs, then they should be OK.
How often did Rush or Drudge get invited to the clinton White House? It didn’t damage their careers any that I noticed.
Kathleen Parker comes to mind.
Perhaps this should be entitled “How atheists are changing the world.”
I fear less for a shut out of the conservative media as for a shut down. The radical libs in Congress and Obama are very intolerant and will do what they can to shut down conservative voices. Within the next fours years I fully expect the only access to conservative views will be on shortwave broadcasts from foreign countries on the other side of the Obama curtain.
I guess we should call them the “Thatcher” wing of the Republican party. They seem to be the group that has the big brass ones like Margaret. If you think of various “historical” hard times, the women always kept thing going. I sometime think that “Rosie the Riveters” were tougher than the brave Marines storming Tarawa’s beaches. It is often easier to fight and die than to continue on without knowing what your future holds. The problem is we now have very few that are willing to die fighting for Rosie.
I guess I should have simplified this by saying the Rich Lowwer crowd are a bunch of F’n COWARDS.
I dumped my subscription of Weekly Standard a few years ago. Too me it was not worth the money. What I need is a GOOD, all the time conservative magazine, that prints on the conservative view all the time and not the RINO or liberal view. One written along President Reagan’s way of doing things.