… but isn’t it customary to actually read a book before you slam it?
Tune in to Hugh Hewitt’s radio show right now (or listen online). He’s going to spend three hours with the folks who brought down Dan Rather, and they’ll dissect the CBS Report released today. Everybody who’s anybody among bloggers involved in that mess will be on the air. You’ll be glad you listened in.
Rumors continued to circulate today, suggesting that a nationally syndicated talk radio host and would-be bestselling author had infiltrated the crowd at an anti-war rally in Key West recently. ProtestWarrior denied any involvement in the stunt, seen here in a photograph e-mailed to Brain Shavings by a very reliable source.
It’s been both an honor and a pleasure to be selected as the December 2004 Blog of the Month by Hugh Hewitt.
No, there will be no centerfold. Calm down, ladies.
Go buy Hugh Hewitt’s new book …
… or you’ll be left behind in the dust, wondering why your friends are laughing as you read your “early edition” of the New York Times.
C’mon, I told you about this three weeks ago. What’re you waiting for?
On Hugh Hewitt’s show yesterday, a blogger known as Sabretooth called in and challenged Hugh’s support for President Bush’s “guest worker” program for illegal aliens. Sabretooth issued a challenge and extracted a commitment of sorts:
I asked Hugh if he would be able to support the President’s guest worker program if it allowed legalized illegal aliens access to citizenship.
“I won’t like the program,” he said.
I just tracked down the reason for the sudden and steady flow of visitors from HughHewitt.com: I’m his Blog of the Month for December. That’s quite an honor, so I’ll do my best to fill the shoes of my very impressive predecessors. Thanks, Hugh!
Be sure to take a look at the rest of the Buckeye Bloggers, a bunch of Ohio conservatives striving to make a purple state redder.
While you’re here, why not pre-order this book …
… as a Christmas gift to yourself? I figure a little bit of cross-promotion’s the least I can do as a “thank you.” Heck, I ordered one yesterday.
UPDATE: If you’re wondering what I write about here, scan the categories on the rightmost column of the home page. Here are a few posts I was proud of when I wrote them:
In his newest column for The Weekly Standard, Hugh Hewitt looks at the Groningen Protocol for non-voluntary euthanasia of children in the Netherlands. He wonders if the 21st Century will be even bloodier than the 20th:
This is either a low point, or a point of no return. The establishment of “independent committees” to dispatch non-consenting humans is nothing but a death penalty committee for innocents. Once begun, it is impossible–simply impossible–to limit the concept with any bright line. Abortion, of course, has always been limited by the physical act of birth, and once out of the womb, only the most extreme “reproductive rights” advocates have argued that the baby’s natural right to live can be compromised by the mother. But now the Netherlands has gone farther–much, much farther. If the “severely retarded” may be killed upon appropriate motion, second, debate, and majority vote, why not the moderately retarded? Why not the mildly retarded? Why not, in fact, anyone the “independent committee” deems as usefully dispatched.
Incredibly, the nation’s elite media has turned a collective blind eye to this story, though the Los Angeles Times did, on the day following the Drudge headline, find time to put on the paper’s front page, above the fold, the story that Salmon and Steelhead May Lose Protection, but not a column inch of ink for a radical leap past Kevorkian land into the regions of Mengele.
Lest anyone bring up Godwin’s Law, kindly remember that this is actually how the Nazis desensitized German culture in preparation for the Final Solution.
Since The Weekly Standard is read by the heavy hitters in the White House, you can bet this will show up on President Bush’s radar. Watch for references to the Groningen Protocol in upcoming presidential speeches on the partial birth abortion ban, and maybe even in speeches on judicial nominations in general.
The gaggle of opportunists known as The Northern Alliance has piggybacked on the success of Hugh Hewitt, a native Ohioan with a nationally syndicated radio talk show, a syndicated column in The Weekly Standard, several best-selling books, and a top-notch conservative blog. Thanks to Hugh’s efforts (and their own stellar writing and research too … but I’ll gloss over that inconvenient fact), these erstwhile unknowns have gotten enough exposure that they’ve managed to torpedo Dan Rather and become a thorn in the sides of The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Associated Press. Not bad for a bunch of pajama-clad scribblers from the midwestern tundra.
If they can do it, why can’t we?
I have high hopes, because not only have we successfully begged the mighty Hugh Hewitt to shill for us … we have an ace in the hole: Eric Hogue, host of his own morning talk show on KTKZ in Sacramento, a blogger, and a former Ohioan himself. Lately, he’s been guest hosting for Hugh, Bill Bennett, and Laura Ingraham. Can Hannity or Limbaugh be far behind? Assuming he can keep on functioning without sleep like he’s been doing lately, we ought to get more promotion for our buck out of him than anybody else. Ah, who am I kidding? We’re not paying him anything. But flattery will get us everywhere, we hope. Seriously, he’s an up-and-coming radio talker, and we’re happy he’s thrown in with us.
This ought to be fun. Watch out, Lileks and Power Line and Captain’s Quarters. That speck in your rearview mirror just got a horsepower boost.