Unlike the liberal elite of the mainstream media who are moving their publications en masse to Lower Manhattan—think Conde Nast and the Daily News, for examples—New York Post columnist and Commentary Magazine editor John Podhoretz is standing athwart the trend and yelling stop (yes, we know, wrong conservative magazine, but same sentiment) by moving his pub Read More
John Podhoretz did not consult his father when Neal Kozodoy, the editor of Commentary, called him last spring and asked if he would consider succeeding him.
John’s father—that’s Norman, if you’re not aware—had been the editor of Commentary for almost half a century; more than anyone, it was Norman who turned it into the Read More
A couple days ago I did my most successful item, counting by serious comments: about the vanishing progressive Jewish presence in public life, from my viewpoint as an assimilating Jew. Later that day I opened my email to discover a message from a “John Podhoretz.” It was titled “Look Out!”
I don’t know Read More
“Arianna Huffington, among others, has grown besotted with Gore’s newfound ‘authenticity,’ and contrasts it with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s ‘triangulation’ and ‘phoniness.’ New York magazine slapped Gore’s face on the cover and dubbed him ‘The Anti-Hillary.’” –THE GORE MOMENT, by John Podhoretz, The New York Post, May 26, 2006. Read More
John Podhoretz has a lesson in national politics for American Idol’s Chris Daughtry in his column today. It seems the outrage continues over Daughtry’s exit this week, and Podhoretz parallels the weekly vote cycle to presidential primaries.
If you want to understand “Idol,” you need to understand American politics. And if Read More
This is the online news cycle: John Podhoretz already has a couple paragraphs up at the National Review’s blog, The Corner, with his take on John Spencer’s suggestion that KT is a Hillary pawn.
I assure you the Clintons don’t care a whit about what’s happening in the imploded New York state Read More
I’ve been reading the galleys of John Podhoretz’s new book on Hillary Clinton, Can She Be Stopped, of which more later.
His central argument is that Hillary will win in 2008 unless conservatives take pre-emptive action now, trying to force her to choose between left and right in Senate votes and public Read More
The newspapers who haven’t published those controversial Danish cartoons typically cite appropriateness and editorial judgement. Only a few, notably the Boston Phoenix, have added the obvious: Fear of violent retaliation is a consideration — and not, as John Podhoretz notes, an illegitmate one, as long as you’re honest about it. Read More
The same under-employed reader who scans Pataki press releases has this note about John Podhoretz’s defense of Judy Miller in the Post today, in which the Postie declares:
“No one contemporaneously employed by a newspaper has ever been assailed by a colleague in its pages the way Maureen Dowd assailed Miller on Saturday.” Read More
After being tossed out of their magazines, ex-editors in chief Michael Hirschorn and Kurt Andersen are teaming up with hedge fund manager and TheStreet.com proprietor James J. Cramer to start a new on-line publication. The venture, expected to be launched by the turn of the century, is expected to target entertainment industry insiders.
The trio Read More