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  • A Great Loss [Tony Blankley]

    01/10/2012 3:14:48 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Ed Gillespie
    The conservative community lost a sage and distinct voice Saturday evening with Tony Blankley’s passing, and I lost a dear friend who’d been a mentor to me. I came to know Tony when I handled press for then–House Republican Conference chairman Dick Armey and he did the same for then–Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. In the culture of Capitol Hill, press secretaries tend to be competitive (as opposed to legislative staffers, who tend to be collaborative.) Especially in the ’90s, when the old traditional media were dominant, the mentality of most flacks was a zero-sum one. Every inch of coverage another...
  • Tony Blankley: Gingrich would be the most conservative president since Reagan

    11/26/2011 12:31:21 PM PST · by rzman21 · 62 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 11/26/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Former Gingrich press secretary Tony Blankley tells ConservativeHome USA that the popular desire to elect someone with ideas and substance has fueled the former House speaker’s rise to the top of the polls. “While most of the people who are running for president are pretty well informed and pretty bright people, most just end up in talking points,” Blankley says. “There’s not a lot of depth to their discussion, and I think that Newt’s standing out in the debates as somebody who’s actually thought deeply on these issues, cares about them and who discusses...
  • Tony Blankley (1948-2012)

    01/08/2012 2:33:47 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 8, 2012 | NB Staff
    It is with great sadness that we must report the loss of our dear friend Tony Blankley. Tony passed away Saturday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Tony was a longtime friend of our parent organization the Media Research Center, serving as one of MRC's DisHonors Awards judges in the past few years. Tony's syndicated column was also published on NewsBusters. Tony was a veteran warrior for the conservative movement having served as a speechwriter for the Reagan administration, as press secretary to Speaker Newt Gingrich, as editorial page editor for the Washington Times from 2002-2007, and as a...
  • Ex-Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley dead at 63

    01/08/2012 12:07:45 PM PST · by Dysart · 71 replies
    Tony Blankely, a noted conservative author and commentator and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, died Sunday morning, according to family sources. He was 63 and had been battling stomach cancer. Mr. Blankley was an executive vice president of the Edelman public-relations firm in Washington, a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation, a syndicated newspaper columnist and an on-air political commentator for CNN, NBC and NPR. He was also a regular weekly guest on “The McLaughlin Group.” Mr. Blankley was editorial page editor of The Times from 2002 to 2007, and from 1990 to...
  • BLANKLEY: Newt’s past and future leadership

    12/20/2011 10:35:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | By Tony Blankley
    Candidate has already proved his high office credentials as House speaker Almost all political commentators agree on one thing: The Republican presidential campaign is unlike any we have experienced. It is not a campaign of steady trends and continuities, but rather of emotional reversals and discontinuities. Perhaps this is so because the past three or four years have been a shocking time of discontinuities and reversals for America. Really, America has been bewildered, shocked and disoriented since Sept. 11, 2001. The economic collapse and the unprecedentedly statist policies of the past three years have just compounded the anxiety. The rise...
  • GOP Strategist Tony Blankley Says No Need for Steele to Resign; Confident He Will Survive – Video

    07/03/2010 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Strategist Tony Blankley saying there is no need for GOP Chairman Michael Steele to resign in the wake of Steele’s comments that the War in Afghanistan is a “War of Obama’s choosing.” Blankley seems sure Steele will survive this, and will remain chairman of the RNC. He said Bill Kristol has greatly overreacted in calling for Steele to step down. I don’t think so. The GOP has stood strongly for our troops and for the war efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Steele’s comments sounded like he was a Democrat opposing the Iraq War back...
  • Tony Blankley Says Bill Clinton Did Try To Pin the Blame on the GOP For OK City Bombing - Video

    04/19/2010 6:09:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 631+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | April 18, 2010 | Hotairpundit
    Tony Blankley, Newt Gingrich's press Secretary at the time, tells the CNN Situation Room exactly what Clinton did in the aftermath of the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. Blankley: "I got the press calls in 1995, I got reporters calling me telling me the White House is saying that our contract with America, and us advocating that, had caused the killing of 160 innocent Americans-I got those calls"...."And he's doing the same thing again."
  • No More Profiles in Caution

    04/14/2010 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 373+ views ^ | April 14, 2010 | Tony Blankley
    The Republican Party must break with its long-established cautious instincts and make a bold stand for first principles of freedom and constitutional limitations on government -- from full repeal of Obamacare to rolling back multitrillion-dollar deficits. This is not so much reproach of past Republican conduct as it is recognition of new opportunities. The post-World War II conservative movement was born in the shadows of towering liberalism. As a result, when conservatism intermittently gained political power via the Republican Party, there were practical limits to how much liberalism they could plausibly try to dismantle. I know -- I was there...
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Redux: In America, socialism used to be confined within certain...

    03/26/2010 12:33:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 760+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 26, 2010 | Tony Blankley
    Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, Redux In America, socialism used to be confined within certain boundaries; that was before last Sunday’s vote.  We are now beginning to enter the Kansas-Nebraska Act stage of our republic’s socialist crisis. At our constitutional founding, the evil of slavery was crudely evaded. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise, which prohibited the abomination north of 36°30' north latitude (about the middle of Missouri), was enacted. But with the western push of the frontier, a new compromise was needed. So the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 decreed that the “popular sovereignty” of each territory should decide whether it would...
  • BLANKLEY: Sunday's Socialist Triumph

    03/22/2010 5:51:24 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2010 | Tony Blankley
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday launched the Democrats' argument for the health care bill, claiming, "This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country." Does that suggest that opposition is un-American? And what are the traditions that are American that this law fulfills? The Democrats argue that the bill fulfills the "right" of all Americans to government-assured health care services. The congressional Democrats claim many other things that a majority of the country believes to be inconsistent with truth and reality. So, considering the rhetorical onslaught that is about to be unleashed on the public, to paraphrase...
  • BLANKLEY: Palin delivers sparkle, warmth

    02/09/2010 10:34:28 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 899+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 2-8-10 | Tomy Blankley
    Smug sages of mainstream politics shouldn't underestimate her ### "No new ideas." That was the most prominent of the criticisms of Sarah Palin's speech at MSNBC's too-cool-for-school "Morning Joe" on Monday. The more general critique of former Gov. Palin's future was that while she certainly had star power, she could never speak to more than a fraction of even Republicans. The proof of the latter point was made with the evidence that many important Washington Republicans could never support her for more than cheerleader to her marginal people. They also pointed out that she had kept out of races in...
  • Media Campaigns Hard for Obama

    09/24/2008 5:03:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 24, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08, for the first time, the major media consciously are covering for one candidate for president and consciously are knifing the other. This is no longer journalism; it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Völkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.) And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly or even halfway honestly presented to...
  • The Man Who Never Was (OUCH!)

    09/23/2008 9:11:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 438+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/23/08 | Toney Blankley
    The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08, for the first time, the major media consciously are covering for one candidate for president and consciously are knifing the other. This is no longer journalism; it is simply propaganda. (The American left-wing version of the Volkischer Beobachter cannot be far behind.) And as a result, we are less than seven weeks away from possibly electing a president who has not been thoroughly or even halfway honestly presented to...
  • Veepstakes: Blankley Blah on Crist, Jindal & Romney

    05/21/2008 5:29:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 116+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Charlie Crist, Bobby Jindal and Mitt Romney better hope John McCain isn't banking on Tony Blankley for guidance on his Veep pick. Newt's former press secretary is blah—at best—on all three. Blankley, also the former editorial page editor of the Washington Times and who continues to write a column there, made his remarks on MSNBC's "Race for the White House" this evening as part of a panel reacting to the news that McCain has invited the three governors—past and present—to meet with him over the Memorial Day weekend. ON CRIST DAVID GREGORY: What would Governor Crist bring to McCain's ticket?...
  • Five Economic Questions for the Candidates

    04/29/2008 10:13:26 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 30th, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    Prince Otto von Bismarck is credited with the sneering remark that "there is a special providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America." Of course, that was in the age of presidents Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, so Bismarck, the greatest statesman of his age, was entitled to look down on the quality of American leadership. One wonders what old "Blood and Iron" would say today if he were looking at the magnificent triumvirate of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain. (At least Curly, Moe and Larry were funny when they...
  • Bordering on inanity

    03/05/2008 7:41:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 31 replies · 148+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Tony Blankley
    Over a year ago, Congress passed a law to spend over $7 billion to build a fence to secure our Mexican border. Less than two weeks ago, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced at a news conference that a high-tech "virtual fence" project on part of the U.S. border with Mexico was finally ready for service, and that the technology that was a substitute for an actual physical fence — you know, cement, barbed wire, watch towers, moats. The secretary was very specific. He said: "I have personally witnessed the value of the system, and I have spoken directly to...
  • Defeating Obama

    02/27/2008 10:42:57 AM PST · by LucyJo · 9 replies · 130+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/27/08 | Tony Blankley
    Sen. Hillary Clinton has road-tested several versions of attacks on Sen. Barack Obama that don't work. Obviously, and first, don't come out against change and hope — the perennial themes of successful election campaigns. Even my old boss, Ronald Reagan, campaigned for re-election in 1984 in response to the claim that America needed to change on the phrase "We ARE the change" (as well as on the hopeful theme of "morning in America").
  • An Ominous 2008: Journalists and Voters To Regret Their Decisions

    01/27/2008 7:49:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 402+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 23, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    As I write this, it is about 15 degrees outside my Virginia farm. Nonetheless, my llamas and sheep, deep in snow, seem perfectly cozy in their winter woolens; the peacocks are in their feathered wintered invulnerability to cold; the horses are in their winter hair and indomitable spirit; my cats, all curled up and sleepy; the dogs, slumbering by the fading embers of the fireplace. The Lord provides for his children. But we Republicans shiver in the cold and brace ourselves for the hard winds yet to come. In the aftermath of Sen. McCain's South Carolina victory, it can only...
  • Seeking Psychological Victory in the 'Global War on Terror'

    01/01/2008 6:02:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 134+ views ^ | January 1, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    In Iraq, as military and security conditions continue to improve, American war politics enters one of its stranger moments in our history. Certainly it is historically odd for war reporting to diminish almost to the point of public invisibility -- just as our troops are starting to gain the upper hand. But we are fighting this war with the journalists we have, not the ones we want. However, although the media maintained a virtual radio silence once things started going our way, the public has come to recognize the military success. Typical of recent polling is the Pew Research Center...
  • Victory in Iraq

    11/14/2007 2:25:15 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 22 replies · 59+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    It has become obligatory for both pro- and antiwar commentators to never mention the possibility of victory in Iraq. The most that antiwar people will admit is that the surge has gained a temporary military advantage in a war that cannot be won militarily. The most pro-war commentators will claim is that they see the possibility of "success" perhaps, maybe, someday, somehow. But as of Veterans Day 2007, I think one can claim a very real expectation that next year the world may see a genuine, old-fashioned victory in the Iraq War. In five years we will have overturned Saddam's...
  • Times editor Blankley leaving for PR firm

    09/18/2007 1:59:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 156+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2007 | NA
    <p>Tony Blankley, the editorial page editor of The Washington Times for the past five years, yesterday accepted a position as executive vice president of the Edelman public-relations firm in Washington.</p> <p>He will also become a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation. He will continue to write his weekly editorial-page column for The Times.</p>
  • Democrats' Disgrace

    08/14/2007 11:47:33 PM PDT · by gpapa · 28 replies · 1,546+ views ^ | August 15, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    Sometimes we can better understand where we are politically from afar than from within. Consider this assessment from Europe's biggest and Germany's most influential magazine, Der Spiegel, this week: "The wind has shifted in Washington. America, not just its president, is at war. The Democrats are still critical of the failed Iraq campaign, but they are no longer opposed to the "War on Terror" in general. It has been accepted, and not just as a metaphor Ninety-two percent of Americans are opposed to an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, and a majority doesn't want to see the U.S.'s special detention camp...
  • The Senate: Chamber of Shame

    07/10/2007 8:51:38 PM PDT · by gpapa · 17 replies · 1,030+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 11, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    The Senate is emitting an embarrassing level of emotional policy twitching on the topic of Iraq. Sen. Harry Reid can't take the war anymore. He "knows" it is lost. Sen. Olympia Snowe has just about had it with the Iraqi government. If they don't meet her benchmarks -- that's it. Sen. Mitch McConnell thinks "that the handwriting is on the wall that we are going in a different direction in the fall, and I expect the president to lead it." Who authored that wall graffiti, he doesn't say. After talking with grieving family members of one of our fallen warriors,...
  • A Rising Tide of Fury

    05/02/2007 4:53:21 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 12 replies · 685+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tony Blankley
    Whenever I refer to the threat of radical Islam, I am inundated with e-mails chastising me for unjustified alarmism (that is the polite description of the missives)... ... To varying degrees, 27 percent of Moroccans, 21 percent of Egyptians, 13 percent of Pakistanis and 11 percent of Indonesians approve of terrorist attacks on civilians -- and not just American civilians. Extrapolating those percentages to the world Muslim population, roughly 250 million Muslims may approve, under some circumstances, of terrorist attacks on civilians generally. ... It should be remembered that a majority of Germans never voted for Hitler. His high-water mark...
  • A post-Imus 'Republic of Virtue'

    04/18/2007 5:18:19 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 42 replies · 957+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2007 | Tony Blankley
    The Imus affair was not about Don Imus; it was — and more importantly, is — about the motives of those who brought him down. And we should be familiar with those motives, because they recur throughout history. They were well articulated in a once-famous speech: "Since virtue (good citizenship) and equality are the soul of the republic... it follows that the first rule of your political conduct must be to relate all of your measures to the maintenance of equality and to the development of virtue... "What is our goal? The enforcement of the constitution for the benefit of...
  • Shall We Just Wait For the Next Massacre?

    11/30/2006 3:42:26 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 6 replies · 320+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 11/30/06 | Purple Mountains
    Now that the Democrats have taken Congress, Rumsfeld has been fired and the Baker boys are in town, ‘cut and run’ is in the air, and the mortal danger we might have avoided is now staring us in the face.... This country, my country, the United States of America, can defeat any foe. We proved that in World War II and again during Desert Storm in 1991. In Korea and in Vietnam our military was placed under ‘politically correct’ constraints that prevented victory and got American soldiers killed; and now in Iraq the same thing seems to have been happening...
  • Making the Last Mistake in Iraq

    11/22/2006 8:51:50 AM PST · by Obadiah · 34 replies · 1,105+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/22/06 | Tony Blankley
    The decisions made on Iraq over the next few months will take the measure of America's maturity and sense of responsibility. Because, whether we like it or not, our decisions -- and our decisions alone -- will determine whether the barely containable murderous pathologies of the Middle East will just be dumped into the face of humanity -- or whether rational efforts will be persisted at to contain and mitigate its civilization-threatening forces. We have the most profound obligation to attempt to calculate the consequences of the impending American decision to wash our hands of the Iraq unpleasantness. In that...
  • Rebuilding a Conservative Republican Majority

    11/15/2006 6:40:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 56 replies · 1,080+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November15, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    Like the Berliners of 1945-46 who picked through the rubble to separate still usable bricks for re-building from that which was destroyed beyond repair, the Republicans now start the same lamentable process of finding something of value in the rubble that was their majority. And just as the Berlin of today is physically both similar to and different from the Berlin that stood before it was flattened during WWII, so, too, the new Republican majority that someday will be rebuilt will be similar but not identical to the one that was constructed in the Reagan-Gingrich era. For both edifices the...
  • No thanks, we're stupid...... (conservatives who stay home)

    10/18/2006 7:01:51 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 312 replies · 3,413+ views
    Wash Times ^ | October 18, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    John Stuart Mill once famously called the British Tories "The Stupid Party." From time to time since then, the Tory's American cousin, the Republican Party, has also earned that moniker. Now may be one of those moments. If current polls and anecdotes are to be believed, there may be a million or two conservative Republicans who are planning to not vote this November. Of course, Mill also said that : "A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but also by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury."...
  • Appeasement — it won't work this time, either

    09/06/2006 5:50:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 554+ views
    Jewishworldreview ^ | 9-6-06 | Tony Blankley
    Last week, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that those who don't take the radical Islamist terrorist threat as seriously as the Bush administration does suffer from a "moral and intellectual confusion." He compared them to the British appeasers of Hitler before WWII. I did a left-wing radio call-in show after the speech in which the callers accused Rumsfeld of calling them pro-Nazi for opposing President Bush on the war. Of course Rumsfeld was suggesting no such thing. But it is worth reviewing the history and meaning of appeasement — both for those who hurl the charge and for those...
  • The Bacteria of Stupidity (Tony Blankley alert)

    08/30/2006 5:10:31 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 32 replies · 807+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/30/2006 | Tony Blankley
    Quite surprisingly, what may turn out to be the world's most fitting epigram in our time was uttered by none other than the official spokesman of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority, Ghazi Hamad. According to the Jerusalem Post yesterday, Mr. Hamad told his fellow Palestinians to dismiss Israel's responsibility for the growing state of anarchy and lawlessness in the Gaza Strip. He said it was time for the Palestinians to embark on a soul-searching process to see where they erred. "We're always afraid to talk about our mistakes. We're used to blaming our mistakes on others. What is the relationship between...
  • Strategic geopolitical confusion [Tony Blankley]

    07/19/2006 12:43:26 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies · 1,706+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    In a remarkable week, nothing was more remarkable than the following announcement (reported, but not sufficiently, by the American media) from the government of Saudi Arabia: "Viewing with deep concern the bloody, painful events currently taking place in Palestine and Lebanon, the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] would like to clearly announce that a difference should be drawn between legitimate resistance and uncalculated adventures carried out by elements inside [Lebanon] and those behind them [i.e. Iran and Syria] without consultation with the legitimate authority in their state and without consultation or coordination with Arab countries, thus creating a gravely dangerous situation...
  • We Shouldn't Ignore World Opinion (Tony Blankley alert)

    08/02/2006 5:03:09 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 28 replies · 1,005+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/2/2006 | tony Blankley
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and stoic philosopher, 121-180 A.D. It's an appealing thought, but there is something to say for being in the insane majority. After all, it is decidedly unpleasant to be opposed by an insane majority. You could ask Israel right at the moment -- or for that matter for the past 3,000 years. Whether technically insane, or merely wrong, ignorant, weak, stupid or malicious, the majority of people around the world...
  • Just Another Coincidence? (Clash of civilizations...Tony Blankley alert)

    07/26/2006 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 40 replies · 1,494+ views ^ | 7/26/2006 | Tony Blankley
    Tuesday's front-page New York Times headline on Hezbollah/Israeli fighting -- "International Force Is Favored, But No Nation Commits Troops" -- was widely received with giggling "Well, duh's!" In a way, it was funny. While the Europeans agreed that international troops should be sent in to stop the fighting, the article ended with a quote that "The Germans recommended the French, the French recommended the Egyptians, and so on." But if one scratches just beneath the surface of the headlines, the great strategic failure of America since Sept. 11, 2001 can be detected in the fourth paragraph of the N.Y. Times...
  • A Substitute for Victory(There is no substitute!)

    06/28/2006 7:13:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 448+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 28, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    When General Douglas MacArthur delivered his farewell address to Congress in April of 1951, after President Truman had fired the general during the Korean War, he gave advice that yet can be of value both to President Bush's Democratic Party war critics, and to President Bush and his generals: "[In war], there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory." At the time, MacArthur was criticizing Truman's decision not to seek victory in what was technically...
  • The Mental Path to Appeasement

    06/14/2006 6:52:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies · 735+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 14, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    The Western response to the threat of Iran gaining nuclear weapons is tracking dangerously toward appeasement and failure. It is not yet inevitable -- President Bush has insisted in two State of the Union addresses and currently that he will not permit it to happen. But most government officials in Europe and here, and of course the dominant media, are already deeply into resignation, rationalization and denial. Indeed, in the last couple of years, the absolute exclusion of a military option has become the only "respectable" posture amongst both European and American officials and senior media personages. This rationalizing mentality...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/22 - 4/23 (not the live thread)

    04/22/2006 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 732+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/22/06 | Network and Cable News
    Sunday Shows for 3/23/06This main post is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace) Meme: Hoekstra & Harman both don't like Negroponte, hurrah, hurrah!Panetta and Duberstein both don't like Bush's men, hurrah, hurrah!And Gilbert Arenas plays online poker at halftime....???? (that's the best I can figure as to why he's on) Topics: Reps. Peter Hoekstra and Jane Harman on Iran's nuclear ambitionFormer Chiefs of Staff Leon Panetta and Ken Duberstein on White House shake-upWashington Wizards' star Gilbert...
  • Seven Days in April -- Generals Prepare to 'Revolt' Against Rumsfeld

    04/18/2006 5:28:03 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 221 replies · 3,580+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2006 | Tony Blankley
    Consider two hypothetical situations. In the first, a United States Army general officer in a theater of war decides by himself that he strongly disagrees with the orders of the secretary of defense. He resigns his commission, returns to private life and speaks out vigorously against both the policy and the secretary of defense. In example two, the top 100 generals in the Army military chain of command secretly agree amongst themselves to retire and speak out -- each one day after the other. In example one, above, unambiguously, the general has behaved lawfully. In example two, an arguable case...
  • *Blankely-"The West's Last Chance"*Dangerous Professors*Forbes-Simple Tax* Fri 3-3 on!

    03/03/2006 9:50:56 AM PST · by Bob J · 4 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 3-3-06 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! Five channels, five programs every day and each one playing for 24 hours and on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! 1pm est- The Right Hour : Remember back to those thrilling days of yesteryear – the “hippy days.” Remember when everyone in Sociology 101 got an A, except you! You got a D because you were naďve. You didn’t realize that you were taking a course in Marxist studies. You weren’t 100 percent certain that the Vietnam War was...
  • All praise Prof. Alan Dershowitz

    02/22/2006 5:25:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 75 replies · 1,712+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2-22-06 | Tony Blankley
    Next week a vastly important book will be published: "Preemption, A Knife That Cuts Both Ways" by Alan Dershowitz. Yes, that Alan Dershowitz: the very liberal civil libertarian, anti-capital punishment Harvard Law School professor. And but for my lack of his legal scholarship, there is nary a sentence in the book that I — a very conservative editor of the Washington Times, and former press secretary to Newt Gingrich — couldn't have written. The premise of his book is that in this age of terror, there is a potential need for such devices as profiling, preventive detention, anticipatory mass inoculation,...
  • The Shooting Party (Tony Blankley nails elite media snobs!)

    02/15/2006 5:18:34 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 25 replies · 1,567+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2/15/06 | Tont Blankley
    But the Washington press corp, and particularly the White House press corp, has developed, as an institution, a grossly dilated view of itself. Most of us can tolerate arrogance if it is accompanied by extraordinary capacity and virtuosity. The brilliant scientist, the war-winning general, the great artists are entitled to their pride. But the hallmark of the Washington Press corp these days is mediocrity, groupthink, a lack of curiosity and rampant careerism. These attributes were all on show in the shooting party incident. But this is just a trivial incident -- except for the poor, shot gentleman who suffered a...
  • The shooting party (Tony Blankley)

    02/14/2006 11:52:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 77 replies · 2,270+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-15-06 | Tony Blankley
       Snip.. As I understand the profound concern of the ever alert White House reporters, they smell a constitutional crisis because the shooting party failed to alert the media of the accidental shooting down in Corpus Christi, Texas. Well, actually they did alert the Corpus Christi media — but that didn't count. Unless the exalted ones have been formally informed by an official government press secretary, no public communication has technically occurred.     I checked the bylaws of the White House press corps, and they are right. It seems that the bylaws refer to Article XXIII of the U.S. Constitution which expressly designates...

    12/30/2005 10:29:56 AM PST · by Deacon_m · 15 replies · 882+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | &#65279;September 13, 2005 | &#65279;Tony Blankley
    THE WEST’S LAST CHANCE - WILL WE WIN THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS By Tony Blankley THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 13, 2005 'An Islamist threat like the Nazis' But that survival instinct is threatened by the multiculturalism and political correctness advocated in media and academe -- and institutionalized in national and European Union laws and regulations for half a century. Europe's effort at cultural tolerance since World War II slowly morphed into a surprisingly deep self-loathing of Western culture that denied the instinct for cultural and national self-defense. If Europe doesn't rise to the challenge, Eurabia will come to pass. Then...
  • Tony Blankley*Ed Battles*Pub Rev Over?*More Truth About Hillary* Fri 9-30 n!

    09/30/2005 9:07:46 AM PDT · by Bob J · 964+ views ^ | 9-30-05 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! All programs are replayed for 23 hours and again on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! Noon EST - Michael Graham UNLEASHED! 1pm EST - The Right Hour ( 1pm EST) Description: Tony Blankley, Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Times, will be the featured guest of RIGHT HOUR Host Paul M. Weyrich, Chairman and CEO of Free Congress Foundation. Blankley’s new book, The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?” explains The War on Terror in...
  • Michael Graham*CAIR*ESA*Tony Blankley*Schlafly* Tue 9-27 on!

    09/27/2005 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Bob J · 591+ views ^ | 9-27-05 | Bob J
    Listen While You Freep! All programs are replayed for 23 hours and again on weekends so tune in when it’s convenient for YOU! Call In Number - 866-884-TALK (8255) Heating the EDGE of a New Media! Noon EST – Michael Graham UNLEASHED! 1pm EST - Straight Talk - In August the spokesman for the muslim group CAIR appeared on my show. When pressed to be forthcoming about what they stood for; he emoted and hung-up. My guest this week will do what Ibrahim Hooper was unwilling to do. This week's guest will shed the light of truth on CAIR. Are...
  • GOP, Dems in synchronized funk

    08/30/2005 10:25:53 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies · 520+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 08-31-05 | Tony Blankley
    GOP, Dems in synchronized funk Tony Blankley August 31, 2005 Usually, when one of our major political parties is feeling weak, the other one is feeling strong. But right at the moment, both the Republican and Democratic Parties seem to be in a synchronized funk.   Republican operatives do not currently anticipate the 2006 election to be a good time for Republican challengers. As a result, as Bob Novak and others have pointed out, it is hard to get the best Republican hopeful candidates to risk taking on even weak Democratic incumbents in the next election.  Meanwhile, Republican incumbent congressmen...
  • The Case For Victory

    08/23/2005 10:14:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies · 374+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 08-24-05 | Tony Blankley
    The case for victory Tony Blankley August 24, 2005 In Tuesday's Wall St. Journal, reporters Farnaz Fassihi and Christopher Cooper wrote the phrase: "Mr. Bush and others have stopped talking so much of an outright victory in Iraq as they focus on plans to train Iraqi soldiers … so American troops can come home."  I guess they didn't read President Bush's radio speech from three days earlier where he said, in referring to our troops who had died in Iraq: "Now we must finish the task that our troops have given their lives for and honor their sacrifice by completing...
  • Exit strategy day

    08/17/2005 6:05:48 PM PDT · by strategofr · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 17, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    Summer is the season for World War II anniversary celebrations: May 8, Victory in Europe Day; June 6, D-Day; Aug. 15, Victory in Japan Day. But one WWII anniversary day is rarely celebrated: Sept. 29. This year, Sept. 29 will be the 67th anniversary of the signing of the Munich Agreement by (in order as their signatures appear on the document): Adolph Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier and Benito Mussolini. Today's politicians please take note: History tends to remember harshly those statesmen who sell out their and other nations -- even if it is done under cover of impeccable diplomatic...
  • Exit strategy day

    08/16/2005 8:56:39 PM PDT · by manny613 · 259+ views
    Summer is the season for World War II anniversary celebrations: May 8, Victory in Europe Day; June 6, D-Day; Aug. 15, Victory in Japan Day. But one WWII anniversary day is rarely celebrated: Sept. 29....
  • Sen. Biden's words

    07/06/2005 2:05:04 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 656+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2005 | By Tony Blankley
    "When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master — that's all . . . When I make a word do a lot of work like that, said Humpty Dumpty, I always pay it extra." Mindful of the foregoing, Sen. Joe Biden must have written a particularly handsome check to the account of the word "ideology," because...