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Human Events Takes Out Google Attack Ad Here? (Oh dear, Obama Too Radical? Not)

January 6, 2008


Now that I’m at Blogger, I’m always curious to know who’s advertising on The Writing Corner. I’m supposed to be able to screen whom I’ll accept, but I haven’t had the time to figure out how. Actually, I haven’t had the time to really complete an entry, what with the Tech library on short hours for break and the tasks other than writing new entries involved in moving my blog from Yahoo.

So I was a bit chagrined to see a link to the junkola above appearing on my blog today via Google AdSense. And no, I’m not providing a link to Human Events, except via a description by Sourcewatch, if there were one, which unfortunately there is not for “the news source President Reagan called his ‘favorite newspaper'”

There is, however a link at Sourcewatch to Human Event’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, which bought out the original founder of the magazine, Regnery Publishing, started in 1947 by Henry Regnery, Sr.

It’s kind of sad that the publisher of the Great Books series, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Barry Goldwater now calls four of the

great conservative thinkers of our era — Robert Novak, Michelle Malkin…Oliver North [and], Pat Buchanan,

and publishes a screed like the following:

From his radical stance on abortion to his prominence in the corruption scandals that has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media, Barack Obama is not fit to be Senator — not to mention the next President of the United States.

Obama has declared his presidential intentions, but it is up to well-informed and energetic conservatives like you to spare our nation from the scourge of a far-left President Barack H. Obama.

Get your FREE PDF copy of HUMAN EVENTS’ new special report – Barack Obama: EXPOSED! – when you sign up for our free email newsletters. It’s the only way you’ll get all the ammunition you need to end Obama’s White House dreams once and for all.

If this is the best that “well-informed and energetic conservatives” (like me?) can come up with, well,…but evidently it’s not. Glenn Greenwald writing in Salon on January 5, tells of efforts by the more”subtle” dog whistlers: “Jonah Goldberg and Glenn Reynolds warn of “social unraveling” if Obama loses.”

By the way, Greenwald refreshes our memory about Paul Gigot’s account of the 2000 Florida recount. Although Greenwald links to a Village Voice piece mentioning Gigot, here’s his original Wall Street Journal piece from November 24, 2000, “Miami Heat: A burgher rebellion in Dade County.”

Street-smart New York Rep. John Sweeney, a visiting GOP monitor, told an aide to “Shut it down,” and semi-spontaneous combustion took over.

The Republicans marched on the counting room en masse, chanting “Three Blind Mice” and “Fraud, Fraud, Fraud.” True, it wasn’t exactly Chicago 1968, but these are Republicans. Their normal idea of political protest is filling out the complaint card at a Marriott.

They also let it be known that 1,000 local Cuban-American Republicans were on the way–not a happy prospect for Anglo judges who must run for re-election. Inside the room, GOP lawyers also pointed out that the law–recall that quaint concept–required that any recount include all ballots.

The canvassers then stunned everybody and caved in. They cancelled any recount and certified the original Nov. 7 election vote, claiming that the Sunday deadline didn’t allow enough time to recount everywhere. Republicans rejoiced and hugged like they’d just won the lottery.