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MA-Sen: 150 Conservative Bloggers Fan Out, Looking for Scandals

By | 01.19.10 | 11:32 am

BOSTON — The mysterious Election Journal blog, which first released the infamous 2008 video of two bumbling New Black Panther Party members waving nightsticks outside of a Philadelphia polling place, is on the scene in Massachusetts. They haven’t quite got the goods yet. The big stories, so far, is More…

Napolitano Gets Hammered on TSA Security Breach

By | 12.09.09 | 11:23 am

Reports yesterday of a massive security breach by the Transportation Security Administration, which accidentally posted online extremely sensitive information about its airport screening procedures, is coming up repeatedly in today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Included among the information TSA posted were the limitations of x-ray machines at airports More…

Little Green Footballs’ Charles Johnson Breaks With the Right

By | 12.01.09 | 11:19 am

Way back in April, I talked to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs about his very public arguments with fellow “warbloggers” whom, he believed, had gone off the rails. Johnson told me that he’d never considered himself a “conservative.” But last night he put up a scorching post More…

RedState Building Opposition to War Supplemental

By | 06.12.09 | 1:05 pm

The conservative site sends a message to its members, penned by Erick Erickson:

Get on the phone ASAP. The vote has not happened and it looks like it won’t until next week. Why? Because we are bringing pressure to bear and the Democrats are having a very hard time keeping


Bloggers to NRSC: Drop Dead

By | 05.20.09 | 1:37 pm

John Hawkins of Right Wing News has gotten a number of A- and B-list conservative bloggers to co-sign an open letter to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a reaction to last week’s endorsement by the group of Gov. Charlie Crist (R-Fla.) in the Florida U.S. Senate race.

We the


Lede of the Day

By | 05.01.09 | 12:43 pm

John Hawkins wins the Internet:

When I was in college, I studied Southern Long Fist Kung Fu for more than a year and my teacher told me something that I never forgot.

I’d like to think that the F. Scott Fitzgerald rip is intentional. Sadly, the rest of the More…

The Urge to Purge

By | 04.29.09 | 10:37 am

Progressive-around-town Adam Green has set up a Facebook group called “I support a real progressive against Arlen Specter,” which is what it sounds like: a place to pledge $25 if a more liberal candidate runs against Specter in the Democratic primary. So far they have 286 members, which would More…

A Blast from Charles Johnson’s Past

By | 04.27.09 | 8:50 am

My story about Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs turning on the more extreme members of the right-wing anti-terrorism blogosphere is prompting commentary from other “warbloggers” who have worried about their fringes and done occasional “purges” from their movements. Joshua Trevino comments that “lost in the shrill din of More…

I Believe in Father Christmas

By | 04.22.09 | 10:11 am

Here’s a quick appendix to yesterday’s story about the civil war in the right-wing anti-terrorism blogosphere. I quoted Robert Spencer of JihadWatch as saying:

I wrote a book called ‘Religion of Peace’ — which [Little Green Footballs' Charles] Johnson wrote a favorable review of — and I


Civil War Raging in Right-Wing Blogosphere

By | 04.21.09 | 12:48 pm

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, jazz musician and Web designer Charles Johnson has devoted his blog, Little Green Footballs, to exposing Muslim extremism in and outside the United States. His targets have included the Council on American-Islamic Relations, filmmaker Michael Moore, Reuters, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), More…