NewsReal Blog Book Club: What ACORN-Slayer Matthew Vadum Has Been Reading Lately


Matthew Vadum is one of NRB’s most longstanding contributors. Here’s what he’s been reading lately:
The Tragedy of American Compassion
Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses
The Warm Bucket Brigade: [...]

Massa the Martyr?


Writing below, Matthew Vadum generously accepts embattled Rep. Eric Massa’s claim that he was forced to retire from Congress due to his opposition to ObamaCare. While this is indeed Massa’s current self-serving explanation, I for one don’t find it credible, not least because it has shifted several times now: He had initially claimed that he [...]

Here’s my anecdote: DNC’s ’seminar caller’ campaign was an embarrassing disaster


(credit: ThePeoplesCube.com)
I think kids these days call this sort of thing an “epic fail.”
On Friday, Matthew Vadum and I told you about “On the Air,” a new astroturfing project from Obama Organizing for America, the activist wing of the DNC. Volunteers were supposed to go to the “On the Air” website, then follow instructions on [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: February 11, 2010


I am generally a forgiving soul. If treated half-decently by my opponents I am prepared to overlook many of their indecencies because I understand they come from a place of self-righteous zeal that often overwhelms their better judgment and inspires them to be nasty and dishonest in their service of their political agendas. After all, [...]

Salon.com, Columbia Journalism Review Agree: Max Blumenthal is a Liar


A writer some accuse of inciting the left-wing blogosphere with such vicious lies that he almost torpedoed “The Path to 9/11,” a TV movie that explored Bill Clinton’s failure to take Al Qaeda seriously, has been slapped down by the liberal Columbia Journalism Review.
The writer is Max Blumenthal, a soulless ultra-leftist propagandist who labors under the [...]

Case Closed on Howard Zinn’s “The People Speak”


NewsReal featured a total of eight responses to Marxist historian Howard Zinn’s documentary “The People Speak.” Here are the links to all of them in case you missed any:

Matthew Vadum: Zinn’s Ahistorical Anti-American Movie Cheers On Community Organizers
Jeanette Pryor: Mindszenty Speaks to Damon: The Other People Must Act
Chris Rowan: The People’s History Channel
Rhonda Robinson: [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 30, 2009


In the Sixties, Cloward and Piven had practically invented the strategy of exploiting black rage to advance the cause of “social justice.” Their formula even bore their names: the Cloward-Piven strategy.On August 11, 1965, the black district of Watts in Los Angeles exploded in violence when police used batons to subdue a man suspected of [...]