The Left's Long War on Conservative Free Speech by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 In the competition of ideas, you can't win the game if you're not on the playing field. That's why Silicon Valley bigwigs' stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn't just rankle. It reeks. Equal access... Read More
One of our longtime commenters, Andy Hefty, writes with news that another fellow commenter and loyal reader, Doug Wright, is battling advanced COPD. Doug is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and devoted conservative activist. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and leave well wishes in comments below!
David Hogberg of Investor's Business Daily has done a terrific job covering blogger Aaron Walker's ongoing battle against speech-squelching Speedway bomber and online harasser Brett Kimberlin. Hogberg reports on the latest developments with links to documents: Back on May 29th, Brett Kimberlin won a peace order hearing in Maryland District Court against Aaron Walker, claiming... Read More
Scroll down for update... At RightOnline in Las Vegas this weekend, those of us in the "Just A Blogger" club hammered away at the MSM journalistic elites and their self-serving double standards. Fantastic keynote speaker Sarah Palin mocked the inhabitants of MakeUpCrap-istan who disparage investigative bloggers while manufacturing the news themselves to fit their agendas.... Read More
A free speech win this morning...perfectly timed for the Right Online conference, where thousands of bloggers and activists (self included) are gathering to celebrate and defend our 1st amendment rights. Still a long fight ahead on many fronts, but this is terrific news (via the Court of Maryland case search database): Nolle Prosequi means "do... Read More
Conservatives have seized a major role this election season in Twitter's battlespace. Our impact is driving progs and White House new media strategists nuts. I launched Twitchy.com, the Right's premiere Twitter curation and aggregation website just three months ago and our team of indefatigable editors is already making a significant impact on political meme-gathering, narrative-shaping,... Read More
I've turned the lights back on here at MichelleMalkin.com after "going dark" to help raise awareness about attacks on blogger free speech. Every phone call, e-mail, tweet, and letter you wrote yesterday to elected officials, state and federal government attorneys, and media outlets about SWAT-tings/convicted bomber and lying vexatious litigant Brett Kimberlin/his funders/his online cabal... Read More
My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs. In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called by Ace of Spades, this blog is going dark. (UPDATE: See Ace's manifesto today here. Read Mandy Nagy's here.) But far from... Read More
When I asked Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club for help with a website/infrastructure to support the blogger targets of convicted bomber/online terrorist Brett Kimberlin two weeks ago, he didn't hesitate or waver. He stepped up to the plate because he believes in free speech and new media. I knew and respected him from... Read More
Remember what I wrote on Wednesday and what more than 150 blogs and thousands of Twitter activists united behind on Friday? This is literally a matter of life and death, freedom vs. terrorism. We side with life and freedom. The massive blogburst about convicted bomber and online terrorist ringleader Brett Kimberlin ended on Friday, but... Read More
Hi: I had no idea that foul Brett Kimberlin was still around, causing trouble. Your posted info was quite a shock. That guy should still either be locked up, or he should have been pushed into a dark corner to slink away and stay hidden in the dark. I lived in the county N. of... Read More
Update May 25 midnight: As I noted on Wednesday, blogs and Twitter users are uniting today for Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin. This post will remain the lead story all day so that newcomers to this ongoing story can get the basics. The list of bloggers below who have stepped forward to write about Kimberlin... Read More
I told my 11-year-old daughter about "Julia." She had one word: "Creepy." I'm doing my job right. Notice, by the way, how "progressive" women are awfully quiet about the patriarchal hegemony symbolized by Obama's faceless, dependent Julia. Cue the crickets: Chirp, chirp, chirp. *** Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be "Julia" by... Read More
Those of us in the blogosphere who were around during the CBS News/Rathergate scandal remember how the narrative arc went: *CBS perpetuated journalistic fraud. *Conservative bloggers and alternative media called out Dan Rather and his con artist producer Mary Mapes for their malpractice. *CBS denied and delayed addressing the hoax. *The mainstream media tried to... Read More
Wanted to share an exciting announcement with you all and encourage you to join and support our new web venture, TWITCHY.COM. We've been working furiously on the project since last fall and are now LIVE. Press release is reprinted below. Meet our awesome staff from across the country here. If you are a newbie to... Read More
I said last week after Andrew Breitbart's sudden death that "his legacy online and in the conservative movement is built to last." To put a super-sized exclamation point on it, be sure to visit the re-launched Breitbart.com empire. All of the Big sites are now under one gorgeous umbrella, and the feature piece is Breitbart's... Read More
I just confirmed with someone close to him that social media entrepreneur and conservative warrior Andrew Breitbart has passed away. I'm stunned. He was kinetic, brash, relentless, full of fight, the bane of the Left, and a mentor to the next generation of right-wing activists and citizen journalists. Please keep his family in your prayers.... Read More
Hey, readers. You may have noticed the link at the bottom of our posts to the MichelleMalkin.com newsletter recently. Our fabulous newsletter editor, Sarah Desprat, collects the best of my posts and Doug's posts from the blog -- plus a round-up of the best newsworthy links from across the web, PLUS my best tweets and... Read More
It's always useful to have more confirmation of the gobsmackingly obvious. The Daily Caller provides a deeper glimpse into the Soros-backed Media Matters/Democrat propaganda machine. Before we get to that, recall that I posted an e-mail last week showing how the Soros monkeys coordinated with Capitol Hill “allies” on Keystone XL. I've also noted how... Read More
Longtime readers are familiar with the great work of one of our tech team leaders, Ed Burns. He is the man behind the awesome MichelleMalkin.com iPhone/iPad and Android Apps, which have earned rave reviews from users. Ed is now working full time at BlogRescue.com and is welcoming all inquiries for blog-related projects. Services here. Ed's... Read More
There is perhaps no greater image of irony tonight than that of anti-capitalist, anti-corporate, anti-materialist extremists of the Occupy Wall Street movement paying tribute to Steve Jobs -- the co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., who passed away this evening. While the Kamp Alinsky Kids ditch school to moan about their massive... Read More
A creative genius. American original. Entrepreneur extraordinaire. His vision transcended politics. His success showcased the power of the free market and individual initiative. R.I.P. From Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to... Read More
Whoa. Fresh reports that a second U.S. jihadi was killed in the drone attack that allegedly took out al Qaeda spiritual guru Anwar al-Awlaki. His name will be very familiar to longtime blog readers. It's Samir Khan: A young American who edited al Qaeda's English-language magazine, and had urged Muslims to mount deadly attacks on... Read More
Andrew Lawton, a Canadian conservative blogger and radio host on whose show I've had the pleasure and honor to appear, suffered a life-threatening medical emergency last December. Today, he courageously discloses the full story behind his health scare: He had attempted to take his life through an intentional drug overdose. Family and faith lifted him... Read More
I've been so preoccupied with family matters that I've neglected to tell you that our tech wizard Ed Burns of BlogRescue has written a super-cool iPhone/iPad app for the blog. You can now get it at the App Store. Click here for more info and be sure to tell your Apple-using friends and family. ***... Read More
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The Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves. In Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the city government has proposed smacking bloggers -- our generation's pamphleteers -- with a $300 business tax. Yes, they are now requiring a license for Internet activists and hobbyists to exercise their free speech. Via Philly... Read More
A few weeks ago, many of you helped out as beta testers for the michellemalkin.com Android app. My website tech guru Ed Burns informs me that our free blog app is now up and running. Just go to the Android Market on your phone and search for "Michelle Malkin." If you have a smartphone with... Read More
The U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously rejected the Obama FCC's bid to expand its regulatory powers over the Internet this afternoon. As Clarice Feldman headlined the ruling succinctly: "Nyet to 'Net Neutrality.'" Your refresher course via ReasonTV (more background here): Adam Bitely's right. The speech redistributors may have lost this battle, but they won't give... Read More
I had the pleasure last year of attending the 2009 Sammies Awards ceremony in Chicago held by the Sam Adams Alliance. The awards honor the country's finest in citizen leadership and political activism -- and I met some amazing grass-roots leaders, entrepreneurs, creative artists and whistleblowers. The group has just announced the 2010 winners, including... Read More
My friends at The Jawa Report, the counterterrorism blog that has done heroic work unmasking jihadi operatives online and on YouTube, have an exclusive report on the whistleblower who turned in "Jihad Jane." Read the whole thing here -- and be sure to send thanks and praise to the vigilant bloggers and watchdogs looking out... Read More
Note from MM: The following message about the acquisition of Hot Air, the group blog I founded in 2006, is cross-posted at Hot Air this morning. What a great week it was for Hot Air. And what a great future lies ahead for Allahpundit, Ed Morrissey, and the new Salem team! My thanks to Salem's... Read More
Last month, Big Hollywood’s Patrick Courrielche broke news on how the NEA was rustling up artists to help "serve" the White House political agenda. Big Government's Mike Flynn and John Nolte have a follow-up here. (Updated: Courrielche has posted audio from the call contradicting the NEA's spin here.) And the Washington Times -- which reported... Read More
I'm in Nashville today for the inaugural Smart Girl Politics summit. These ladies were instrumental in the Tea Party movement and are organizing limited government activists across the country at the local and state level. It's an incredible story -- and you'll never hear/read about it in the Washington Post Style section or on The... Read More
Sorry for the light bloggging. Back on a plane to Colorado. Had a fantastic time at AFP's Right Online. You can watch my Hot Air colleague Ed Morrissey's speech here and my remarks here. The energy at the conference was infectious. More later after I get home! Talk amongst yourselves.
Longtime readers will remember the wonderful 2,996 Project honoring the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The project is gearing up for this year's event and needs your help. Katie Favazza is helping spread the word. Please click here to sign up, participate, and spread the word.
Longtime readers are familiar with my friends at The Jawa Report, the indispensable anti-jihad blog that has busted countless traitors and terror enablers on the web. The Jawa Report founder and editor-in-chief, who blogs pseudonymously as Rusty Shackleford, received yet another a Muslim death threat by online anti-Semites who have threatened him before. I got... Read More
US journalist Roxana Saberi turns 32 today in an Iranian prison. After an hour-long trial, she was sentenced to eight years behind bars for "espionage." She was initially told she was arrested for buying bootleg wine, and then because she was working as a journalist without a license. She's now on day five of a... Read More
Unhinged CNN reporter Susan Roesgen is on "vacation" after scrapping with Tea Party protesters last week, but her bosses are still hard at work trying to stifle Tea Party voices of dissent. As many of you know, CNN forced the takedown of behind-the-scenes video shot by Andrew Marcus of Founding Bloggers and posted to YouTube.... Read More
I'm in Chicago tonight for the "Sammies" awards -- presented by the Sam Adams Alliance. They do fabulous work on open government, transparency and blogivism. Full list of award winners here. Congrats to all! What are you up to this weekend?
This would be funny if it were not so pathetic. Newspaper publishers want Google to adjust its search engine rankings to give preferential treatment to Old Media. The industry is in trouble and it's looking for any help it can get -- and anyone to blame: Major media companies are increasingly lobbying Google to elevate... Read More
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of blogger Bill Faith. He died of a heart attack and had been in ill health. Bill ran the blog Small Town Veteran and founded/contributed to Old War Dogs. I linked to his work many times over the years. He was also a valuable commenter here... Read More
Scroll for updates and links to the lame and lamer liberal responses to this post... Before we fully launch into the action-packed first week of 2009, I want to provide you with a year-end wrap-up of original blog reporting on this site and across the conservative blogosphere. Why? Well, over the weekend, a few bloggers... Read More
Every time I read about a new Hank Paulson save-the-economy initiative (there's a new one every day!), I think of Dory the fish from "Finding Nemo." Except when Dory sings "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming," I picture Paulson at his desk warbling "Just keep flailing, flailing, haw, haw, haw, haw, haw, haw!" Anyhoo, the latest... Read More
A group of dissident Cuban bloggers has been planning a gathering for December 6. Fidel Castro and his thugs are not happy. Over the past few weeks, Michael Moore's dream paradise has been slowly tightening its vice grip to silence the bloggers. Over the 48 hours, two bloggers have been summoned by police. Ernesto Hernández... Read More
Bill Kristol writes that blogger Dean Barnett has passed away. He battled cystic fibrosis while maintaining a tireless blogging/writing schedule. Dean was brilliant, hilarious, and gracious -- one of the OG's of the blogosphere, a trenchant essayist, and a talented radio host to boot. He will be missed. Dean Barnett's home on the web: Soxblog.
Gravitas. The media's in a tizzy over Colin Powell's Meet the Press endorsement of Barack Obama this morning. It's not a surprise to anyone who's paid attention to his pro-Obama murmurings over the last four months. How will people outside the Beltway bubble respond? Yawn. Here's the vid: Powell's embrace of Barack Obama is a... Read More
I'm scheduled to appear on Fox at around 10:15am-ish Eastern. They want me to recap the anti-Palin astroturfing investigation by the Jawas. The latest from Rusty Shackleford is here. Ray Robison weighs in here and here. Ace of Spades: "I think they're lying." Jay Tea at Wizbang: "Some enquiring minds don't want to know." ***... Read More
Scroll down for updates...Response from Ethan Winner Follow the disappearing YouTube account... The blogosphere is doing the job the MSM thinks no one else can do. A collaborative investigative effort by our friends at The Jawa Report to expose an apparently astroturfed, anti-Sarah Palin smear campaign seems to have caused late-night panic in Barack Obama-linked... Read More