Skip to comments.Conservative Leaders Call for Replacement of Human Events Editor
Posted on 01/27/2009 6:00:49 AM PST by EternalVigilance
Contact: Gregg Jackson, www.greggjackson.com; John Haskins, 818-397-7714
MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Radio host and bestselling author Gregg Jackson and a growing list of other conservative leaders, lawyers and activists are calling on Eagle Publishing to dismiss editor Jed Babbin and take immediate and decisive steps to restore the credibility of Human Events. Among the names widely known in social conservative and pro-life circles are Dr. Ted Baehr, President of Movieguide; Ambassador Alan Keyes, former Reagan appointee and presidential candidate; Dr. William Greene of RightMarch.com; Coach Dave Daubenmire, talk show host and author; and Brian Rohrbough, President of American Right to Life.
The editor of what was Ronald Reagan's favorite conservative weekly, Human Events, Babbin only recently admitted in an explosive radio interview that Mitt Romney illegally instituted same-sex "marriage" and $50 government-funded abortions. He now claims that Human Events faithfully reported these facts to their readers, but when asked to support that erroneous claim by citing specific articles in the four years since Romney's illegal orders went into effect, Babbin angrily professed not to remember and abruptly hung up, ending the interview.
Listen to Jackson's revealing 12-minute interview with Babbin here! Jackson/Babbin Interview
On numerous occasions, Jackson and others had gone to great lengths to share Romney's far left wing record with Babbin and other writers at Human Events such as Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh and John Gizzi, but they all chose to suppress Romney's radical record in Massachusetts and in doing so deceived countless conservative readers.
Also in this interview with Jackson, Babbin adamantly asserted:
* that the unalienable right to life is no more important or fundamental than the freedom of speech or the right to vote--a statement that is not merely illogical, but is an accidental admission that he is not pro-life in any meaningful sense
* that America's founding national charter, the Declaration of Independence, is not part of the Organic Law of the United States of America--despite the fact that the U.S. Code (section XXXVII - LXVII, "Organic Laws of the United States of America" ) says explicitly that it is, and despite the fact that the Supreme Court has repeatedly stated that it is (astonishingly, Babbin is a lawyer)
* that the candidate whom Human Events endorsed for President, Fred Thompson, whom Babbin claims is "solidly pro-life," had "no choice" as a lawyer other than to represent the nation's largest abortion provider: Planned Parenthood
* that despite John McCain's support for taxpayer funding for both embryonic stem cell research and Planned Parenthood; despite his belief that babies in the womb do not possess a God-given unalienable right to life that no state may violate; and despite his opposition to a Human Life Amendment--the core plank of the Republican Party--McCain too is "solidly pro-life"
"For years conservatives trusted Human Events as a source of truth about what is happening in American politics," Jackson said. "Babbin's embarrassing and revealing statements in this very revealing interview are only the most recent indication of an ongoing purge of real conservatives and their replacement by social liberals posing as the heirs of the Reagan revolution," Jackson continued.
"As people listen to this interview, we expect awareness of the sad state of Human Events to spread through the grassroots just as the facts about Mitt Romney did, despite a concerted effort by Human Events and many supposed 'conservatives' to suppress it," said John Haskins of www.UndergroundJournal.net. "Eagle Publishing may well be too scornful of the intelligence of their own readers and too stubborn to dismiss Jed Babbin as the counterfeit conservative he revealed himself to be. But they face a continued loss of credibility which can only lead, ultimately, to the death of the publication."
The still growing list of conservative leaders, attorneys, radio talk show hosts and pundits calling for Human Events to dismiss Jed Babbin and chart an authentic conservative course for the future includes the following:
Dr. Ted Baehr, President, Movieguide.org
Dr. Alan Keyes, former Reagan ambassador and presidential candidate - AlanKeyes.com
Bob Enyart, radio host KLTT-AM, kgov.com author, former national TV host
Brian Rohrbough, President of American Right to Life
Rev. Earle Fox, Ph.D (Oxford), author, philosopher, president, Road to Emmaus School of Judeo-Christian Apologetics (theRoadToEmmaus.org)
Dr. William Greene, President, RightMarch.com
"Coach" Dave Daubenmire, founder, Pass The Salt Ministries, talk show host and author
Steve Deace, radio talk show host and author
Tom Hoefling, Chairman, America's Independent Party, AIPNEWS.com
Dr. Scott Lively, President, Abiding Truth Ministries
Dr. Paul Cameron, Chairman, Family Research Institute
Ray Neary, Director, Pro-Life Massachusetts (former President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life)
John O'Gorman, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Member, Board of Directors 2002-2008
Atty. 'Robert Paine,' author: The Governor's New Clothes: How Mitt Romney Brought Same-Sex Marriage to America
Tricia Erickson, President Angel Pictures, LLC
Dewey L. Crepeau, Esq, Executive Director, A Gift of Hope Adoptions
Bob Denny, Founder, Guardians of the Inheritance
Gregg Jackson, radio talk show host and author of Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies
David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland
Kenny Bolton, pastor and radio talk show host of "The Black Conservative"
Joseph L. Langlois, Attorney at Law
Tom Blumer, owner, BizzyBlog.com and Monetary Matters
Kerry Lee Morgan, Esq., ReviveTheRepublic.com
John Haskins, editor, UndergroundJournal.net
Patrick Flynn, Chairman, America's Independent Party of Michigan
Steve Schulin, founder, Maryland Independent Party
Richard Selfridge, Chairman, Constitution Party of Massachusetts
Rev. Michael Carl, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, CentrePoint News
Ryan Sorba, author, "The Born Gay Hoax" (upcoming)
Dr. Gregory Thompson, Founder, Asleep kNOw More Ministry www.asleepknowmore.com
Michael Walsh, Chairman, America's Independent Party of Iowa
Judy Zabik, Treasurer, Alan Keyes for President/America's Independent Party
This is how we got McLame, and eventually Obama who fully supports all types of abortion.
Great job there...(sarcasm)
Not sure what to make of this, but it sounds like we’re turning on our own. Or, out of confusion and a feeling of impotence we’re purging our own because that’s all the power we feel we have left. No control over anything else, so let’s attack our own. I dunno.
I’m not buying in. This is crap.
Wrong. In the first instance, "we" "got McLame" because of constant compromises of principle by the weak sisters who are known as the "leaders" of the conservative movement.
How’d that work out?
Fine. Enjoy the new cycle of compromise and deception.
How did what work out?
I don’t mean what you said, only the cannibalism and holier than thou anti-abortion purism evidenced in this post. If Human Events goes this way it will be an erratically published 8 page xeroxed flyer within two years.
the last election cycle, using your stated viewpoint?
the best man for the job you trash, you got McLame, and now you have a man in the Whitehouse that fully supports not just partical birth abortion, but exporting it around the world.
How’d that work out?
Romney is “far left” and “radical”?
Maybe not everyone’s ideal but IMO, that’s just silly.
This is B.S. crap. It is turning on our own and I would not listen to anything ALan Keyes says or the guy that heads the “Independent” party. Idiots like these two morons is how the party was split and allowed Zero to walk into the Whitehouse. No thanks here.
There are people “inside the beltway” and “outside the beltway.”
The Human Events editor cited in this story is inside and those disagreeing are on the outside.
I’m no fan of Romney or Thompson, but I accept them in the room just the same.
The facts presented against them I don’t doubt, but do we go after Human Events about it.
This may be going too far in criticizing.
Are we going to do a news release about Ann Coulter’s “hidden liberalism” next?
How do you figure? He was the most liberal governor in the history of the country. The father of gay marriage, the homosexualization of state government and the public schools, socialized medicine complete with $50 taxpayer-subsidized abortions, a permanent “assault” weapons ban, etc.
If that isn’t far left and radical, nothing is, and you might as well be an Obama supporter.
Ann blew it this most recent election just like most of the “leaders” of the conservative movement. Her performance when it comes to Romney was appalling to watch. I was embarrassed for her.
Wow. A lot of names that I don’t recognize. And Alan Keyes, the idiot who helped give Obama his Senate seat. Yeah, I think I’ll listen to him.
For a couple of decades, Human Events and its editors were among the few you could always count on to hold the line without compromise. That changed under Babbin. They have been pretty much useless in the battles of the last two years. That’s why I signed the letter.
“Im not buying in. This is crap.”
Me either, I’ll wait and ask Ann Coulter.
Interesting that this post runs immediately under another that chastises Obama for his "attack on Rush Limbaugh".
...shouldn't we leave double standards to the other guys?
...aren't we in deeper water than any one issue represents?
...does anyone actually believe that "Babbin and other writers at Human Events such as Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh and John Gizzi" have gone over to the dark side?
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