Scarborough: Buckley's 'Rolling Over In His Grave' at Attacks on Press
April 27th, 2020 12:04 PM
Stung by criticism of their on-air TDS meltdowns, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski lash out at the conservative media, calling them "despicable, disgusting" Trump "pawns" who are betraying the legacy of William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan.
Blogger: Olbermann Sees That ‘Conservatism…Is a Metastasizing Cancer’
September 20th, 2016 11:17 AM
A current MSNBC personality just passed the half-decade mark as a host on the channel. A former MSNBC personality who’s made plenty of comebacks just made another one. The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker praised each man to the skies this past weekend. Tucker called Chris Hayes "the classiest man on cable” and opined that from the get-go, he was brilliant, “an…
NYT's Sam Tanenhaus Uses Book Review to Slime Racist GOP
June 28th, 2016 8:54 AM
The New York Times Sunday Book Review featured former book editor Sam Tanenhaus talking about several news political tomes under the rubric “Why Populism Now?” And when we say “talking about,” we mean using the books as a pretext to slime Republicans as demographically doomed, out-of-touch racists. Also: Libertarians give you cancer.
New York Magazine Pundit: ‘Crude Tribalism’ Animates Typical GOP Voter
May 9th, 2016 7:25 AM
In a Tuesday post, New York magazine’s Chait suggested that conservatism is driven not by an elite but by its riff-raff. Chait asserted, “Whatever [the] abstract arguments for conservative policy…on the ground, Republican politics boils down to ethno-nationalistic passions ungoverned by reason,” and remarked that Donald Trump’s supporters “have revealed things…
Formerly Conservative Writer Foresees Decline of Conservatism
March 13th, 2016 3:17 PM
Michael Lind thinks that movement conservatives are becoming a minor force in American politics, supplanted less by liberal Democrats than by what might be called Trump Republicans.
In a Wednesday article for Politico, Lind contended that growing “populist discontent” is bringing about “the gradual replacement of Buckley-Goldwater-Reagan conservatism by something more like…
Heilemann, Wallace Rip NR's 'Against Trump': Helps Trump, Stupid
January 22nd, 2016 8:28 AM
National Review was created by the great William F. Buckley, Jr., the brilliant pioneer of the modern conservative movement. Throughout the current presidential campaign season, NR has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump, whose conservatism it views with, to say the least, skepticism. And so it was entirely consistent for NR to publish "Against Trump," a special edition…
New Film Explores Fiery Bill Buckley-Gore Vidal ABC Debates in 1968
June 20th, 2015 4:02 PM
In 1968, ABC News tried to improve on its lowly third-rank status by bringing on some rock-em, sock-em commentary around the two party conventions from two intellectual heavyweights: William F. Buckley Jr. On the right, and author Gore Vidal on the left.
A new documentary – from the left, considering it carries a tag from Independent Lens, a leftist documentary series for PBS…
NBC: Gore Vidal 'Unquestionably Brilliant'; William F. Buckley 'Paid D
August 2nd, 2012 4:28 PM
In a glowing tribute to radical left-wing commentator Gore Vidal on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams could barely contain his adoration for the "prolific writer" who was "unquestionably brilliant." Williams further gushed that Vidal, "got his larger wish in life, to be remembered as both a polemicist and a man of letters. One of the most active…
Some Good GOP Flip-flops
October 7th, 2011 1:25 PM
William F. Buckley, Jr., founding father of the modern conservative movement, famously asserted his doctrine of voting for the most conservative candidate who is electable.
Let me presume to add an analytic codicil: The GOP and the conservative movement have tended to support the most conservative policies only when they are understood to be conservative and are plausibly supportable by the…
Bozell Column: Of Gods And Men
April 2nd, 2011 8:21 AM
It’s a discussion for another day as to why those entrusted with the delivery of news so stubbornly refuse to cover the very deadly war being waged at this very moment against Christianity in the Middle East. The aggressors are radical Islamists, the victims Christians, especially those wearing the cloth. Every week another report detailing another attack seeps through the wall of non-…
Matthews Compares Will's Condemnation of Gingrich and Huckabee to Buck
March 7th, 2011 8:06 PM
As NewsBusters reported Saturday, George Will this weekend lambasted Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee about separate comments the two have made regarding Barack Obama's background and upbringing.
On Monday, during his fifth day in a row on this subject, MSNBC's Chris Matthews actually compared Will's column to William F. Buckley Jr. banning anti-Semitic writers from the National…
MRC Announces M. Stanton Evans Winner of 2010 Buckley Award for Media
October 14th, 2010 11:02 AM
"I've been looking for years to find a man like him.... I've combed the whole goddam country. There are lots of good journalists around, but they're all cockeyed left-wingers."
That's how publisher Eugene C. Pulliam praised M. Stanton Evans in 1960, when he tapped the 26-year-old conservative Yale graduate and close friend of National…
MSNBC Uses William F. Buckley to Bash Health Care Reform Opponents
August 14th, 2009 5:01 PM
On MSNBC Friday, anchor John Harwood spoke with New York Times Week in Review editor Sam Tanenhaus about the health care debate, wondering: "...you know an awful lot about the patron saint of modern conservatism William F. Buckley. What do you suppose Bill Buckley would think of the nature of the arguments that are being made against the Obama health care plan right now, death panels and all…
Odd Endorser: Buchanan Vouches For Zbig on Israel
May 20th, 2008 8:21 AM
Like choosing Rosie O'Donnell to vouch that someone isn't a 9-11 conspiracy nut? Of all the people Mika Brzezinski might have selected as a character reference for her father when he was portrayed as a problem for Obama with Jewish voters, Pat Buchanan isn't the first one who springs to mind. Yet that's who Mika [subbing as host for Joe Scarborough, home in Florida awaiting the birth of a baby]…