Tagged: conservative media

Mercenaries of the Revolution

Over the past couple of days, I have written about the Terrifying Anti-Conservative (Media) Purge being carried out as we speak by that diabolical totalitarian regime, YouTube. To listen to the conservative media millionaires who are pushing the story, you would think this was Kristallnacht in our time. These conservatives-for-profit have successfully wound their consumers, the comfy-chair revolutionaries, into a frenzy of misdirected...

Conservatism of Convenience

Today, the so-called conservative media, along with its millions of political-entertainment-addicted dupes, are all riled up about two terrible outrages against freedom: The Supreme Court of Washington State has upheld a lower court ruling against a florist who, on conscience grounds, did not wish to provide flowers for a homosexual wedding, but will now be forced by law to do so. YouTube has...

What the Conservative Media is Fighting For

Steven Crowder, a hipster-serving “conservative commentator,” has been demonetized by YouTube, meaning that he is banned from receiving advertising revenue from his YouTube videos. This sort of thing has become one of the great conservative rallying points over the past couple of years, for the simple reason that the people at risk of losing money are the same people writing today’s conservative chatterbox...

Psychological Projection, Demonstrated

Right Scoop, a regular booster and friend of Mark Levin, posted the radio host’s plea to Israeli listeners to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu. Halfway through his slightly meandering but basically reasonable rant — the topic of which, remember, was the virtues of Benjamin Netanyahu and the desirability of his re-election in Israel — Levin suddenly veered off into this: I feel the same way...

Weekend Reflection: Despicable Me

My writing used to be featured regularly at American Thinker, where I built a substantial readership and gained some name recognition as one of a handful of writers whose work appeared often among the day’s top articles, was frequently linked at other major websites, garnered interview requests, and received on-air citations from national radio hosts. I was proud of my association with American...

Money vs. Ideas

For the past several years I have been chronicling the fall of one “conservative media icon” after another, exposing their gradual submission to the Republican Party establishment, even as they tried (or pretended) to cater to their primary audience, namely the true believer hordes we used to flatteringly mistake for “grassroots conservatives.” The Trump era, however, has amplified the problem ten-fold, as Trump’s...

Last Man Standing? Another “Conservative Media” Outlet Bites the Dust

During the 2016 Republican primaries, most of the “conservative media,” print and radio (television is not even worth talking about), revealed itself once and for all as nothing but so many mouthpieces for the GOP establishment; in it for the money, the squishy “insider” feelings of pseudo-power, or both. For those of us observing this from the outside, it was almost dizzying to...

How the Conservative Media Looks Since Becoming Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda

I recently wrote about the mass purge of Trump critics (i.e., non-sycophants) at RedState, in the aftermath of which the site’s co-founder, Erick Erickson, declared the “old RedState” — that is, the actual constitutionalist-leaning political commentary website that used to go by that name — “dead.” How dead? Well, a few weeks back, I took a quick scroll through the site’s recent articles,...

RedState After the Purge

A few weeks ago, RedState, one of perhaps only two popular American conservative news sites to have maintained a healthy presence of non-cult-friendly opinion on Donald Trump’s presidency, underwent a sudden pro-Trump purge, firing most of its writers associated with Trump criticism, including some of its more popular writers, and all of its best ones. Here is a brief report on the result:...

“Conservative Media’s” Populist Purge Continues

I used to write regularly, and quite successfully, for a popular conservative website, entering my self-imposed exile here in Limbo only after my old friends decided that Donald Trump was George Washington, “MAGA” was the Declaration of Independence, “The Wall” was the Constitution, and progressive populist idolatry was conservatism, i.e., when they actively joined the so-called conservative media’s purge of all Trump criticism....