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  • Fifty Years at One Magazine

    09/28/2017 9:45:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- On the occasion of my 50th anniversary of founding and editing The American Spectator, I feel moved to reflect on the parlous condition of the magazine business. We celebrated our anniversary this week, and naturally I composed my reflections before the event. What makes this column something more than an occasion for indulgence is that the sickly condition of magazines is, of a sudden, a hot news item. Major figures in the business are departing the scene. They are what the media is pleased to call celebrity editors. For instance, in the last three weeks, the editors of...
  • It Was a ‘Brennan Operation’ (even the left knows it)

    08/12/2017 10:20:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2017 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Even lefty Seymour Hersh agrees that the Russian fable begin in the mind of Obama’s CIA director. One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellance, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product of “disinformation” — “a Brennan operation,” as he puts it. Hersh says that Trump is not the villain but the victim in this story, and that the press has served as a shameful stenographer for Brennan to smear Trump. It has shown no...
  • Ben Stein: We’re Losing the Freedom Our Fathers and Sons Fought For

    05/05/2017 9:07:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1 May 17 | Ben Stein
    Night after night, I stay up late watching documentaries about World War II. I’m obsessed with it. Not surprising, since it was the biggest event in the history of the human race. My father was in the Navy during the war, though to this day, I am not sure what he did. My father-in-law served in combat under Patton and was awarded the Silver Star for combat gallantry, before he was 22 years old, fighting hand to hand against the toughest of the tough, Hitler’s S.S., near Zeitlen. The documentary I am watching right now is The War by Ken...
  • AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW

    04/13/2016 6:47:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 95 replies
    GP ^ | 4/13/2016 | J Hoft
    Full Title: AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW YOU WERE WRONG — APOLOGIZE NOW! Cruz Supporters Endorsed an Awful Hoax – They Sought to Destroy an Innocent Man. DISGUSTING! On March 30, 2016 a group of self-righteous Ted Cruz supporters released a prepared statement demanding Donald Trump fire Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski for the media hoax that he assaulted Michelle Fields by walking past her at a Trump event in Jupiter, Florida.The group of “guilty until proven innocent” included S.E. Cupp, Mary Katharine Ham, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and Meghan McCain.These “conservatives” do...
  • The Bushes Try to Make Trump the New McCain (Jeffrey Lord)

    02/16/2016 6:42:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    To these Establishmentarians the Trump performance was a call for the smelling salts. Trump attacked the Bushes. O...M...G!!!! What seems to go right over the heads of these fine folks is that there is more to this than just the battle between Ronald Reagan and the GOP Establishment all over again. To be sure, Trump isn't Reagan. As noted often enough, no two human souls are alike. But while the animosity on display towards Trump from the Bush camp and the larger GOP Establishment is exactly what was on display as Reagan did battle with both the Bushes and the...
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 12:54:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 313 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!" It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man's spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies. He has boasted that his followers would stick by him even if he committed murder. But is that something to boast about? Is it not an insult to his followers, if...
  • Trump-Cruz 2016 (great article by Jeffrey Lord! Read in full!)

    01/22/2016 5:38:15 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 1/22/16 | Jeffrey Lord
    It's time to unite. Trump-Cruz in 2016. Yet here is the headline from the New York Times. Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Republicans Argue Over Who Is Greater Threat The story reads in part: snip Say again? "The Republicans who dominate the right-leaning magazines, journals and political groups can live with Mr. Cruz..." Speaking for myself - I can more than "live with" Ted Cruz. In fact, if Donald Trump wins this nomination, I believe Ted Cruz should be to Trump as George H.W. Bush was to Reagan or Lyndon Johnson was to John F. Kennedy - the runner-up whose...
  • Trump-Cruz 2016? If Cruz Isn't Qualified to Be Prez Then How Can He Be VP?

    01/23/2016 12:06:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    Jeff [rey Lord] is calling for a Trump-Cruz ticket. Maybe Jeff didn't get the memo, but Trump has been arguing that Cruz isn't qualified to be President because of his Canadian birth. In which case, if Cruz isn't eligible to be President then how can he be eligible to be VP?
  • The Donald and the Damage Done

    12/28/2015 3:04:55 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/28/2015 | David Catron
    The left has long depicted the typical Republican as a white, racist, misogynist male with a big bank balance and a small brain. This is a caricature, of course, but the current election cycle has produced an ostensible GOP presidential candidate who personifies the parody so closely that he may as well have been constructed in a laboratory by the Democratic National Committee. Donald Trump is the cartoon Republican that Hillary Clinton and her media lackeys want to run against in 2016 and they are working hard to assure that his florid, frowning visage becomes the face of the GOP....
  • TRUMP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT? NOT!

    09/25/2015 7:00:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 101 replies
    The American Specttor ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    TRUMP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT? NOT! By Aaron Goldstein on 9.25.15 In his latest on Donald Trump, my AmSpec colleague Jeff Lord praises The Donald as a fighter. Jeff writes, “What was Donald Trump doing just yesterday? He was fighting. Fighting with Fox. And before that? With Jorge Ramos. With Univision. With Megyn Kelly. With CNN. With Rosie O’Donnell.” O.K., so we know who Donald Trump is fighting. But what exactly is Donald Trump fighting for? The Donald makes for good TV. But so does the WWE. By this standards perhaps we should elect Vince McMahon or John Cena to...
  • David Brock: The New York Times has 'a special place in hell'

    09/10/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/2015 | GLENN THRUSH and HADAS GOLD
    David Brock’s war against the New York Times just went nuclear — and the paper is responding with equal fury. Brock, the former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader, takes aim at a top New York Times editor in a soon-to-be released book obtained by POLITICO. In the book, titled "Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government,” Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a “megaphone for conservative propaganda” by unfairly targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The founder of liberal watchdog groups...
  • Angelo Codevilla's Take on Trump

    07/27/2015 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Angelo Codevilla and Trump. As you know, Mr. Codevilla is a renowned academic and has served as special advisor to various Senate committees. He has written a piece that actually became a book on "the ruling class," his term to describe the Washington establishment, but it's not limited to Washington. It really is the political establishment that compromises members of both parties, and instead of calling them the establishment, he called them "the ruling class" or "the political class." It was so well written, I read the whole thing on this program. It appeared in the American Spectator. He...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • The Incompetence Virus

    10/20/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 10 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/20/2014 | David Catron
    The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus … they're getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOP’s low designs by creating the “unfair” impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent ... Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: “When you...
  • American Spectator site problems

    06/05/2012 3:13:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
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    I could not access the American Spectator site earlier today, and when I tried just now I was redirected to a site that Sophos Anti-Virus blocks. Anyone else notice a problem? I hope the AmSpec site is fixed soon.
  • Watergate & Media Mattersgate: Identical & Indefensible

    02/21/2012 3:47:06 PM PST · by EricaD · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Jefferson's Rebels ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here's a jpeg some might find useful. The article, which was originally found on American Spectator, is spectacular. Watergate & Media Mattersgate: Identical & Indefensible http://jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com/2012/02/watergate-mediamattersgate-identical.html
  • Clark Clifford Republicans

    10/18/2011 8:29:19 AM PDT · by BigMacGOP · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/18/11 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Clark is a wonderful fellow. In a day when many are seeking a reward for what they contributed to the return of the Democrats to the White House, you don't hear Clark clamoring. All he asked in return was that we advertise his law firm on the backs of one-dollar bills." -- John F. Kennedy on Washington lobbyist and ex-Truman aide Clark Clifford What can one say? Is there any wonder Tea Party supporters think they are always in danger of being played? In a Republican Establishment shell game. Sunday's New York Times Magazine brought a long cud-chewer titled "Does...
  • R. Emmett Tyrrell This Month's Guest on C-Span2's In Depth

    02/05/2011 9:34:18 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span | 6 February 2011 | C-Span
    This month's guest on C-Span2's In Depth, Sunday 6 February from noon to 3PM EST, is R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor in chief of the American Spectator magazine. Tyrrell has written a number of books including the most recent "After the Hangover: the Conservatives' Road to Recovery", and will be taking calls and emails from viewers as well as discussing his philosophy and writing......
  • R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. Thinking of running for Chicago Mayor?

    09/14/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Our friend Pat Hickey has caught wind of some potentially interesting news on Chicago's soon to be roiling Mayoral election now that Richard "King" Daley has decided he no longer wants the big seat. Conservative publisher R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. has reportedly said he might be interested in taking a run at City Hall. Pat reports that through the grapevine he heard of Tyrell's possible campaign: R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of The American Spectator is interested in running for Mayor of Chicago. Bob Tyrrell, like Governor Pat Quinn, is a proud Alumnus of Fenwick High School. It sure would...
  • The Coming Resignation of Barack Obama

    06/02/2010 6:19:10 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 72 replies · 2,234+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Peter Ferrara
    Months ago, I predicted in this column that President Obama would so discredit himself in office that he wouldn't even be on the ballot in 2012, let alone have a prayer of being reelected. Like President Johnson in 1968, who had won a much bigger victory four years previously than Obama did in 2008, President Obama will be so politically defunct by 2012 that he won't even try to run for reelection. I am now ready to predict that President Obama will not even make it that far. I predict that he will resign in discredited disgrace before the fall...