A Live Pre-Debate Roundtable
17 Oct 2012 3:42 am John Hawkins
Thanks to Duane Lester for inviting me to participate in a pre-debate round table which you can see here.
Introducing My New Website: PicaQuote.com
17 Sep 2012 12:49 am John Hawkins
What do you get when you mix quotes and pictures? You get PicaQuote.com. If you’re looking for some great images to put up on your Facebook page or you just enjoy quotes, you’ll want to bookmark the website.
You’ll also want to follow the Twitter account and like the Facebook page.
There will be whole new sets of PicaQuotes added every day. Check the page out today, like the Facebook page, and follow the Twitter account. You won’t be sorry!
Under the Weather
20 Aug 2012 10:39 am John Hawkins
I’m under the weather and won’t be posting today. I anticipate being back tomorrow.
HuffPost Live Segment: 4 Liberals Vs. Me On PBS & The Budget
17 Aug 2012 9:26 am John Hawkins
I did a 20 minute segment yesterday on HuffPoLive. I was on with two liberal guests and two liberals talking PBS — and a little bit about the budget. You can watch it all here.
Talking Paul Ryan And Small Government On The Very First Live Panel On HuffPoLive
13 Aug 2012 8:45 pm John Hawkins
The Huffington Post debuted HuffPo Live today at 10 AM. It’s an online, streaming web TV news product that’s going to feature 12 hours of live programming per day. They’re putting a lot of money and resources into this project and supposedly, they have a 100 staffers working on it. I’ve done a couple of recorded segments with them during the lead-in to today’s grand opening, but today, took the cake.
The network opened with Arianna Huffington talking it up and then, they had the very first live panel, which consisted …
An Interview With, Well, Me…..John Hawkins, in Case You Didn’t Know Who “Me” Was Referring to in This Post by Me
13 Jun 2012 12:03 pm John Hawkins
Eric Morris over at Misfit Politics has done a short interview with me. Here’s an excerpt.
4) The economy and spending are the biggest issues our nation currently face. However, what issue is personally most important to you and why?
Spending is the most important issue to me personally because at the moment, the country is on track to default and it’s possible I won’t be rich by the time it happens. That’s a big deal because I don’t think there’s going to be a big demand for bloggers in the …
Taking Easter Monday Off
9 Apr 2012 2:07 am John Hawkins
I’m taking Easter Monday off. Tomorrow, I’ll be back with a Herman Cain interview. Until then, enjoy the other bloggers and columnists. Hope you had a wonderful Easter week-end!
Filling In At Hot Air This Week
2 Apr 2012 12:01 am John Hawkins
This week, Ed Morrissey in on vacation and I am one of the bloggers filling in for him at Hot Air. Tragically, I am not allowed to cross-post; so there will be original Hawkins stories there this week that you won’t see anywhere else. Make sure to check it out.
Last Night, I Became The First Ever “King Con” On Current TV
16 Mar 2012 5:19 am John Hawkins
I don’t get Current TV, but apparently Cenk Uygur is now on there and he chose me as the first ever “King Con” award for my Five Things Children Know That Liberals Have Forgotten column at Townhall.
After hearing Cenk was on Current TV, my first thought that was that they’re becoming the B team for MSNBC. That’s good news for Chris Matthews because if he ever loses those pictures of his having sex with a network VP’s wife and they finally fire him for his awful ratings, he’ll have a …
I’m Going To Be Current TV’s “King Con” Tonight. Is That Good?
15 Mar 2012 6:34 pm John Hawkins
Tonight at 7/6c, we crown @JohnHawkinsRWN “King Con” for his @townhallcom column on “5 Things Children Know That Liberals Have Forgotten.”
— TYT on Current TV (@TYTonCurrent) March 15, 2012
I’m guessing they didn’t like my Five Things Children Know That Liberals Have Forgotten column and are going to rip on it, but who knows? Maybe they thought it was genius and it totally converted them to conservatism. It’s Current TV, so it’s like speculating about what goes on in Atlantis. People have heard of it, but no one knows how to …
Truth in Advertising
10 Jan 2012 6:45 pm Michael Fell
Have you seen this TV commercial advertising an electric car? It starts by showing virtually every appliance, utility and tool used by average, everyday people being powered by an internal combustion engine that’s pumping massive amounts of black smoke into the atmosphere. Impressive efforts are made to tie all visual references to the petroleum industry, including showing an office water cooler that looks remarkably like the gas pump found at your local filling station.
Never mind that the EPA’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules, aka the CAFE standards, have largely made …
Making It In The Political Blogosphere: The World’s Top Political Bloggers Share The Secrets To Success
5 Dec 2011 8:42 am John Hawkins
A while back, I was interviewed for a book called Making it in the Political Blogosphere.
The book was just released last month and it features interviews with “twenty of the world’s top political bloggers” including Jim Hoft, Arianna Huffington, Lew Rockwell, Matthew Yglesias, Nick Gillespie, and Kevin Drum.
It’s an excellent book for anyone who wants to blog because not only do you get advice from people who’ve already had some success, you’re getting it from all across the ideological spectrum. Since we’re talking about how to get a blog …
The Hollywood Left: America’s Shame
24 Oct 2011 3:40 pm Kristen Walker
The Occupy movement continues to stumble across the country, prompting MTV reality show buzz and, according to high-ranking NYC police officials, a 154% increase in city-wide shootings thanks to the protest’s draw on law enforcement resources.
It has also attracted various celebrity visitors and endorsements, from the dubious: Roseanne Barr – to the obvious: Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon – to the uber-famous: Kanye West, Radiohead.
A particularly fawning AP piece about the radical folk singer Pete Seeger and his grandson, who visited the Wall St. protest Friday night, is an instructive example …
Welcome To The Right Wing News Reboot
4 Oct 2011 5:00 am John Hawkins
RWN has been around since 2001 and the page has had a lot of different design and staff changes over the years, but the general style really hasn’t changed all that much. The page, like most blogs, has always straddled that line between news and opinion. The style is as old as the blogosphere: You find a story, you excerpt it, and you add some commentary. That style works, which is why it has been around for so long and will continue to be around at RWN.
However, as I noted …
A Right Wing News Reboot Tomorrow
3 Oct 2011 1:20 am John Hawkins
Today is going to be a little bit slow because I’m preparing Right Wing News for a reboot tomorrow. The look of the page is going to change and more importantly, the content is going to be significantly upgraded. Make sure to tune in for it because it is going to. blow. your. mind!
Welcome The Looking Spoon To The RWN Family
12 Sep 2011 10:00 am John Hawkins
Today, I’d like to announced that there’s a new blog coming into the Right Wing News family. I’ve partnered up with Jared McAndersen, who’s an extremely talented graphic artist, to relaunch The Looking Spoon as an all graphics blog.
If you’re looking for a place to get some of the funniest conservative pics, graphics, and cartoons, you won’t do any better than The Looking Spoon.
Read it, enjoy it, and bookmark it. It’s a website you’re going to want to go back to again and again.
Filling In For Jaz McKay From 3:00-6:00 PM EST On KNZR
17 Aug 2011 2:55 pm John Hawkins
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My New Website: Trending Right
25 Apr 2011 1:06 am John Hawkins
In the modern era, the struggle isn’t to find information, it’s to sort through the absolutely massive glut of information that we’re being bombarded with on a daily basis.
In order to help make that easier for people, Doug Ross and I got together to create Trending Right.
Trending Right shows the most linked conservative stories on Twitter EACH HOUR.
So, if you want to know what’s hot on the Right, RIGHT NOW, then you need Trending Right.
Look at it, bookmark it, love it!
Four Questions For Valley Girl, Uh I Mean Pundit, Meghan McCain About Michele Bachmann’s Speech
29 Jan 2011 8:42 pm Susannah Fleetwood
Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union Address. Then afterward, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan gave the official GOP response to the president’s SOTU address, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gave the unofficial Tea Party response. Most in the political world expected fireworks from Ms. Bachmann’s response, but, in the end, her speech proved to be highly unprovocative. In fact, many Republican pundits, like Redstate’s Erick Erickson, wrote that they were pleasantly surprised at how well Congresswoman Bachmann came across. As Da Tech Guy pointed …
Pushing Conservatives: The Guy In The Basement…. JoeDanMedia
23 Dec 2010 12:36 am The Shunned Pundit
His unique and powerful music videos have been featured on Breitbart TV, Michelle Malkin, The Tammy Bruce Show and countless others, but… who is this conservative caped crusader?
In the summer of 2009, after nearly 20 years away from music altogether, and after dusting himself off from a series of personal tragedies, a ‘small town guy’ returned to the studio and created ‘for personal use’—a YouTube account called JoeDanMedia. And a year and a half later, a case is being quietly, but strongly made that Joe Dan Gorman is among …