Skip to comments.Top Conservatives To WaPo: Stop ‘Dishonest’ Label Of Jennifer Rubin As ‘Conservative’
Posted on 10/04/2018 7:41:37 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Washington Post’s continued labeling of blogger Jennifer Rubin as a “conservative” in the years since she has repeatedly rejected conservative ideas and principles is an example of why the American people are unable to trust the media, more than three dozen top conservative leaders say.
“In truth, it is nearly impossible to discern any conservatism in Rubins contemporary writing,” the leaders said in an October 3 letter to the Washington Post editorial board. Citing the rejection of her previous positions on climate change, gun control, Middle East foreign policy, tax cuts, immigration, and abortion, the group said the notion that Rubin is conservative is “laughable.”
More recently she has mocked virginity as “juvenile, emotionally stunted” behavior, argued in favor of impeaching Judge Brett Kavanaugh, mocked those who defend due process and the rule of law, campaigned for Democrats and against Republicans, and generally engaged in obsessive behavior against conservatives on social media.
“We, of course, respect the right of The Washington Post to employ whatever writers it pleases — even Jennifer Rubin. However, we ask for the sake of intellectual honesty that the Post cease to identify her as in any way ‘conservative,'” the group implored the Post. They also asked that the paper, which employs almost no columnists that represent the views of the vast majority of Republicans, consider dealing with that major problem more than two years after Donald Trump’s election as president shocked the media class.
“[W]e also respectfully request that you consider hiring a voice who can eloquently and effectively defend the positions held by our President, his party, and the millions of voters who elected him. We would be happy to provide recommendations.”
Among the three dozen signers are the American Principles Project’s Francis P. Cannon and Terry Schilling, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, Conservative Partnership Institute’s Jim DeMint, Media Research Center’s L. Brent Bozell, and Foley and Lardner partner Cleta Mitchell.
They are only the most recent group to express concern about Rubin being identified by the Post as a conservative. National Review’s Charles Cooke wrote the definitive analysis of Rubin’s changing of positions simply because of her opposition to Trump:
If Trump is indeed a tyrant, he is a tyrant of the mind. And how potent is the control he exerts over Rubins. So sharp and so sudden are her reversals as to make effective parody impossible. When President Obama agreed to the Paris Climate Accord, Rubin left her readers under no illusions as to the scale of her disapproval. The deal, she proposed, was ‘ephemeral,’ ‘a piece of paper,’ ‘a group wish,’ a ‘nonsense’ that would achieve ‘nothing.’ That the U.S. had been made a party to a covenant so ‘devoid of substance,’ she added, illustrated the ‘fantasy world’ in which the Obama administration lived, and was reflective of Obamas preference for ‘phony accomplishments,’ his tendency to distract, and his bases craven willingness to eat up any ‘bill of goods’ they were served. At least it did until President Trump took America out of it, at which point adhering to the position she had theretofore held became a ‘senseless act,’ a ‘political act,’ ‘a dog whistle to the far right,’ and ‘a snub to elites’ that had been calibrated to please the ‘climate-change denial, right-wing base that revels in scientific illiteracy’ (a base that presumably enjoyed Rubins blog until January 20th, 2017). To abandon the ‘ephemeral’ ‘piece of paper,’ Rubin submitted, would ‘materially damage our credibility and our persuasiveness’ and represent conduct unbecoming of ‘the leader of the free world.’ One is left wondering how, exactly, any president is supposed to please her.
The Post has thus far declined repeated calls to rectify its deficit of actual conservative writers or deal with its false labeling of Rubin.
Fake news, fake conservative. Ho-hum.
If a liberal is conservative, the Amazon Post should be sued for false advertising.
Has anyone noticed how many RATs running for office aren’t identifying their Party affiliation? If there’s no party identified, I immediately figure they’re RATs ashamed of who and what they are and it’s an automatic NO vote for me.
Seems to be a lot of RATs hiding the truth, ya think? Voter beware.
Remember that the live under Stolen Valor's banner "false in one false in all."
Another daily illustration proving the media is corrupt and helping to build an army of Americans who no longer trust the fake media and move closer to Trump as he cites the truth about the media.
Members of the Republican tribe of swamp dwellers also trying to fly under the conservative banner.
Never Trumpers are conservatives who dont like Trump.
But theres a difference between disavowing Trump and embracing liberal positions because you dont like him.
The latter isnt conservative, period.
The only issue I’ve seen that Rubin is associated with that is considered “conservative” is that she is an interventionist warmonger. Well, I am patriotic and conservative, but I am neither interventionist nor a warmonger and as far as I am concerned, the Dems can have those of like mind as Rubin.
I used to admire neoconservatives but theyve gone off the path because think America should be the the worlds policeman.
Were not Rome and we will never be.
There are fakes in every walk of life.
Media..government..churches..boy scouts.. marriages..PHD’S..
Never Trumpers are conservatives who dont like Trump.Can you name any? Didn't think so.
Sorry, At this stage of his presidency "never Trumpers" might be Republican (AKA RINO) but they are not conservatives
There will be a world’s policeman. There’s no getting around it.
The question is, who do you want to replace us?
Would you like the U. N. to develop a full scale army and do it?
Would you like China to do it?
Would you like Russia to do it?
Someone will be the world’s hegemon. If not us, who do you think would do a more even handed honest job, that supported Western Civilization.
> There will be a worlds policeman. Theres no getting around it.
There isn’t and never has been a “world’s policeman” and never will be - unless the planet is consumed by global despotism.
There is only powers pursuing their own interests.
Jennifer Rubin is a conservative like my pet bird is a horse.
Yeah, it’s just like when there is a shooting and the shooter is Black or Hispanic, there are no pics of him or her. It’s like they hope that no one notices. The other thing that the do is NEVER discuss what they really have in store for the country if elected. If we had an honest media, the RAT Party would have ceased to exist decades ago.
David Brooks is the NY Times lone "conservative".
Joe Scarborough is MSNBC's lone "conservative".
They're all so balanced to have solid conservative voices in their lineup. You can see why consumers of their news believe they are getting the whole picture.
If you don’t think attacking terrorists on their soil is better than letting them attack on our own, let me know what you think a valid reason to engage would be.
She makes David Brooks look sane
I’m willing to bet no one can get a job at WAPO unless you agree Planned Parenthood killing off the poor and minority groups is a good thing for America
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