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A Journalism School for Conservatives

October 12, 2021

How many times have you seen the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin described as “conservative.” Perhaps that word describes Rubin’s hatred for conservatives, but not one of her columns or television appearances at MSNBC such as this 2018 interview with “Peril” co-author, Robert Costa, has commented positively on conservatives.

When the Washington Post wants to disseminate insight into what conservatives are thinking or what’s happening from a Republican perspective, the Washington Post turns to Jennifer Rubin, as if  this opinion writer had insights that reflected the reality of conservatives or Republicans.

Rubin is described as a writer “who covers politics and policy, foreign and domestic, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies.”

Rubin’s essay in the Post for October 18, 2019 is titled “More bad news for the survival of the Republican Party” as if friends were happy to bring bad, as opposed to good, news. Rubin is a friend of the Left and is a commentator for the most biased cable news service–MSNBC.

But why is Rubin described as an “opinion writer who…provides insight into the conservative movement”?

What is Rubin’s source of “insight into the conservative movement”?  Rubin is described by the Post as “an MSNBC contributor, [who] came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine.”

Ah, there’s the slim reed of alleged conservatism!

Commentary magazine–which had close ties to former defenders of Leon Trotsky against Stalin and was ridden to political influence during the George W. Bush Administration by neoconservatives,  including Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol and other former Democrats.

Political or Social conservative Rubin is not, so why does the Post suggest that working for Commentary gives her special insight into the world of conservatives? It’s all a pretense.

Rubin is a female conservative impersonator.

Rubin’s impersonation of a political conservative gives focus to the need for cleansing of “Journalism” programs of “Communication” at American colleges and universities. See section 2 in my essay titled “Why America is in decline…and what to do about it.”

Paul Weyrich attempted precisely that when he founded National Empowerment Television. My new book, Ennobling Encounters, features Paul Weyrich and the small role I played in fostering that idea.

Bright young college-educated conservatives were employed at NET and learned video programming, production, and the skills that support television programming. Today, there is no track like that which guarantees a job in media for political conservatives; you have to create your own.

One way to do that is to become active in your college’s radio station and parlay that experience into an entry level job at a local radio or TV station. Better, NewsMax should provide training to political conservatives seeking careers in cable media.

Or the new Thales College in North Carolina could feature a journalism degree program.

Other than that, good luck–and don’t let potential employers know that you like Susan Ferrechio or Mollie Hemingway.

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