It is commonly believed that conservatives' appeal to voters is based on fear -- fear of blacks; fear of homosexuals; fear of cities (which is pretty much fear of blacks and homosexuals); fear of the poor (or rather, fear you will be forced to give money to the poor, many of whom are black people, w ... More >>
Alec Baldwin is done with all you tiny, pathetic ingrates. New York has just gotten too mean. A man can't live peacefully in this town anymore. The days when you were free to call people "queens" and "faggots" and "cocksucking fags" as you saw fit are over. Alec Baldwin bids you to say goodbye to ... More >>
Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>
Last week rightbloggers remained occupied with the recent D.C. scandals, which some of them expect to result in the President's impeachment; they even have a March on Washington and a shady poll to give them hope. We expect they will result in some sort of impeachment, if only of certain people's ju ... More >>
Last week the Supreme Court heard a couple of gay marriage cases and, with so many politicians and even some conservatives running to grab the rainbow flag, it seemed as if a corner on the contentious issue had been turned. How went the rightbloggers? Most continued to -- paraphrasing Buckley -- s ... More >>
It's been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it's been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers. If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogg ... More >>
Everyone else has been the GOP Presidential front-runner -- why not Ron Paul? He's one point behind the current Next President of the United States, Newt Gingrich, on the cusp of the Iowa caucuses, and has been on the Jay Leno Show. Naturally this has led to attacks on Paul -- but not so much by th ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.) Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
As gay marriage becomes the norm, oldsters ask, when did gay life morph into a Jane Austen novel?
Yesterday the New York Times announced that Bill Keller will step down as the executive editor and be replaced by managing editor Jill Abramson, while Keller will focus on just writing. Keller seems to have started this transition when he took on a column in the redesigned New York Times Maga ... More >>
We'd rather just not write about Sarah Palin. Occasionally, though, the media angle on the frustratingly evil ex-politician is too good to ignore, like yesterday when her rabid supporters joined forces with reasonable people to condemn and ultimately cream the political blog Wonkette for thei ... More >>
Well, President Obama has functionally invaded his first country as part of a joint military implementation with the UK and France of a no-fly zone over Libya. Did you expect rightbloggers, who had been bitching about his inaction on the matter, to applaud him for coming around? You didn't? Oh, g ... More >>
James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>
Only one item today: Why didn't the New York Observer's new media writer disclose any potential conflicts of interest with his first cover story for the paper, on Slate? Feels like he should've. Why? UPDATED.
It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y, and we were there to hear him talk about things! At one point he discussed potential Supreme Court nominees. And one of these nominees' names was Elena Kagan.
Last week, a war of words broke out between two fairly notable New York media presences. It was started after an editor was fired last week, the news of which we broke here. And we thought we'd try to end it here, too, by speaking with both about the spat.
18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over
Received today: Re: Roy Edroso's Rich Fantasy Life Readers of Roy Edroso's piece on "Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #10" (Dec. 18) may understandably be under the mistaken notion that the "phenomenon of warblogging" arose "with the rush to war in Iraq," that I in particularly not only supported ... More >>
Alaska's former governor talked to the press about her otter-skin purse, the president's communist tendencies, and side dishes for an open-air liberal roast at the Gridiron Dinner this week, but she didn't mention her interest in the "rightful" issue of Barack Obama's birth certificate.
After a plane crash killed liberal Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter, and several staff members in 2002, his friends and family held a memorial at the University of Minnesota attended by 15,000 people. The theme was "Stand up, keep fighting" for Wellstone's beliefs, and the expected D ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>
On Sunday President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University, where he had been invited to address graduates of the Catholic school. As the President is pro-choice, this raised some controversy among Catholics. And, to paraphrase Jesus, where two or three are gathered to oppose Obama, there also are ... More >>
Can't get enough of Obama's January 17 train ride. Here it is again. Even before today's inauguration, Barack Obama's whistle-stop trip to D.C. brought the best of two worlds to America. Besides being just a really cool thing to do — complete with speeches by the mellifluous new president t ... More >>
[Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] All outside activity ceased to matter when the Republican National Convention began, and after Sarah Palin's well-received speech on Wednesday, John McCain ceased to matter, too. Or so it seemed from rightblogger c ... More >>
The recent death of a former Air Force officer brings back a familiar fight for freedom
The Matt Lauer of the blogoshphere quits his day job, relying on micropatrons to bring home bacon
A conversation with Larry Kramer about the current state of gay activism
Forget the rice. (We're on Atkins.) No his-and-his towels. (Nothing matches in our house.) Just give us Viagraand wish us well
Can Progressives Love a Military Man?
Will Self's New Dorian Meets Gray Expectations
An Indiscriminate Organization
The Moralists Big Fibs
Gay Republicans Are Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...