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?
Who are you talking about?
I totally agree with those here that Romney would have been WAY better than McLame. To state Romney compromised (changed stance on abortion which...So did I), yet McLame is a flaming liberal with an R after his name.
he ran a pathetic campaign, telling us obummer would make a fine president and we shouldn’t be scared of him.
At least Romney has a boatload of FIGHT in him and recognizes the enemy, both foreign and domestic.
I sure saw Human Events Babbin, Ann Coulter and David Limbaugh lead in the charge to stop Obama this past election cycle. I did not see or hear any of these guys in major print or on television trying to stop him. And behind the scenes they must have little credibility with the religious voters because Obama got a larger margin than usual from that voting bloc. So back at ya with your “bullhockey”. I do not need anymore holier than thous that do not do a damn thing but complain and take no action. These folks stood on the sidewalk and watch Zero pass them by.
I don't think these three in particular have "gone over to the dark side." But, I do think they need to take a step back and get some perspective, to get back to the core principles that are at the heart of conservatism. And then they need to act on it without regard to how doing the right thing will affect their little kingdoms.
Read your own article.
Oh, I read it.
I don’t know if he would have won, but I do know that when the economic meltdown official became political fodder (September 15th, 2008) Romney would have been THE MAN on the topic.
We’ll never know, however. Between the single issue voters, and those like Huckabee ate up with the goofies about Mormons..well, we ended up with a RINO that received a tepid 37% of Republican votes in the primaries.
McCain cost the GOP four points in my view, in the election cycle all by himself, for the reasons we all know well.
Whats telling is how some know this, but play ‘dumb’ as we see here.
I don’t want to argue with anyone, but I think there was this push towards people in the primary season last year like Romney, Thompson even Huckabee that was all designed to split votes up so McCain would win.
Right now I’m afraid that inside the beltway crowd like Mr. Babbin may want Willard M. Romney to be the next GOP candidate for president.
I put Sarah Palin first in line myself, but I will wait to see how she participates in the 2010 primaries to form a fuller opinion of her.
Reagan supported some RINO’s in his day, but Palin better stay away from Arlen Specter in my state or my estimation of her will decline.
Many of the posts on this thread are a vivid demonstration of several things:
1) Why it is so easy for a complete liberal fraud like Romney to take over the Republican Party, which he has already done.
2) Why ideologically shallow leadership in the so-called conservative movement matters.
It may be a good bill of goods against Romney. And you won't listen? How open-minded is that?
Look, if Romney did the things that are said that he did, then he engaged in gross deception of conservatives when he campaigned for the nomination.
I suspected that he was another "too cool for school" country-club Republican, another social snob who couldn't rub elbows with "those people", the troglodytes who helped nominate first Barry Goldwater and then Ronnie Reagan, or even level with them about where he was coming from.
It was good enough to fob them off with half-truths, to manage them, just to get "the right kind of people" in the White House again -- Ivies, snobs, cultivated secularists hiding behind a rotten facade of pretended belief and phony political solidarity with churchgoing, dues-paying, tax- and bill-paying conservatives.
At some point you have to admit it, that Mitt Romney was just another Obama with a slightly different agenda. Same schools, same mannerisms, same tastes, same social milieu -- New Mandarin .... and very probably the same beliefs about leadership and what makes people and politics tick.
So how do you get another Ronald Reagan or Sarah Palin out of that?
Another point I want to make is, there are certain people on this forum that go BALLISTIC that Romney used to be pro abortion. Isn’t that what we want, PAST TENSE?
I used to be VERY pro abortion in my ignorant days. I would bet at least 50% of the people on this board, at some time in their past lives, either were pro abortion or totally complacent to it.
Things change, thank GOD, and people are waking up to the ramifications of abortion and changing. Romney included.
I for one, am grateful he came around.
The guy knows how to put libs in their place and to argue the conservative point succinctly. McLame was THEE most pathetic candidate we could’ve ever had and even though I’m petrified of obummer I’m on-my-knees thankful mclame did NOT win and forever taint what the lemming masses see as ‘conservative’.
This manifesto almost sounds like you are accusing Ann Coulter and David Limbaugh of being liberal.
‘Another point I want to make is, there are certain people on this forum that go BALLISTIC that Romney used to be pro abortion. Isnt that what we want, PAST TENSE?’
Yep. Ironically, many of those posters seem to think the vote by Collins, McLame, Spector make them ‘okay’ and I shouldn’t point out the cynicism of it.
Weird when you to an ‘overview’ to say the least.
Why? He's a socialist just like the rest of them. A very successful socialist. His credentials in this regard are enough to fill James Carville with admiration.
What double standard? Truth-telling? Honesty in discourse?
You make my point for me. Unintentionally, but still....
This is exactly the season to go RiNO-hunting.
They've laid waste the GOP and the conservative movement in the 2006-2008 election cycle with nobody forcing their hands. Denny Hastert, Ted Stevens, McCain, Romney, the turncoat commentariat -- all of them. They had their innings, they had money, they pushed conservatives aside and kicked us to the curb. They had their turn. And they left nothing but wreckage and rising smoke behind them, and a Red Diaper socialist in the White House, with Weathermen in his kitchen cabinet.
They're fair game starting right this minute.
The hell he does. Where was Mitt Romney when Lambda Legal, with homosexual "marriage" on the docket before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, sent Mary Bonauto to bring the Chief Justice herself to a Lambda honors dinner to receive an award? Where was Mitt's outrage? When did he put his foot down about that bagatelle?
Where was the people's vote on homosexual "marriage"? When did Mitt Romney facilitate that, to stop the slow-walking 'Rats from stopping a vote in the legislature, and cutting off a plebiscite on the subject?
Where was Mitt Romney when the Chief Justice made her power play, ordering gay marriage be instituted on a short fuse, precisely so the People could have no say?
Where was Mitt when the enemies of the Republic ran wild?
Romney “far left” and “radical.” IMO, that’s just silly.
IMO, IMO. Get it?
If anyone is radical it’s you.
Look at these other responses: or do you think Free Republic is too liberal for you now?
I also note that those at the head of the signers have proposed THEMSELVES to take over at Human Events.
That’s an interesting job search strategy: find a job you want and then work to get the person holding it fired.
Well, maybe more “sleazy” than “interesting.”
Amazing how you can “note” something that doesn’t exist.
There’s no one on that list that wants to work for Human Events.
A conservative movement being led by someone who endorses the Huckster?
“At least Romney has a boatload of FIGHT in him and recognizes the enemy, both foreign and domestic.”
Romney is almost 62 years old, if you disregard the changes he made for this last campaign of 30 or 36 months are so, then all you find is a lifetime of liberalism and anti conservatism.
Dropping his republican registration in rebellion against Reagan, supporting only liberal democrat candidates for years until late 1993 when he reregistered as republican to run a losing race for the senate.
For the people that have only learned about Mitt Romney during his recent image rebuild, I ask them to consider where he was during the great conservative battles of the 1980s Reagan Revolution, the 1990s Gingrich revolution, the first six years of the 2000s, suddenly having a series of amazing epiphanies as he starts preparing for the 2008 campaign is not very convincing.
Here is the real Mitt Romney.
Couldn’t have had anything to do with the ads Boeing bought in Human Events and on Townhall.
I talked to him about that. His eyes were opened about Huckabee, he listened to reason, and ended up giving his vote to Alan Keyes.
Romney criticized the same sex marriage court decision publicly after it came down. Maybe he could have done more, but he could have done a whole, whole lot less. Considering how radically pro homosexuality the democrats are now, it is just plain crazy to go after Romney.
Romney was solely responsible for the institution of gay marriage in Massachusetts.
Romney was solely responsible for the institution of gay marriage in Massachusetts. It was his executive power that was used to enforce an unconstitutional, powerless opinion.