From PJTV, Roger L. Simon interviews French PJ Media Correspondent Michel Gurfinkiel about the latest from France. The perpetrator is now dead, but some important questions remain for France. Is mass immigration turning into a problem? How can we overcome the paralysis of political correctness? And lastly, what can we do about the threat of radical Islam? Find out in this exclusive interview.
This is the first of two interviews I did with Victor Davis Hanson at his farm in Selma, California. The one concerns the coming election. In the second – more wide ranging – Victor talks of his childhood on a California farm and how he came to be the conservative intellectual and scholar he is today. You also get a look at the farm.
Streaming live now. Speakers include Jon Voight, Ed Koch, Shelby Steele, Alan Dershowitz, and many more. (Also: David Steinberg liveblogs on the Tatler.)
In this episode of Poliwood, Roger and Lionel sit down again with the acclaimed producer Paul Junger Witt, the man behind such TV hits as Soap, Benson and The Golden Girls, to name just a few. It’s a follow-up to their earlier interview with Witt, when they discussed his production of Roger’s screenplay for the new film, A Better Life.
This time around, the focus is on Witt’s television career. How did a show about four elderly women become such a hit with younger viewers? And how has the television landscape changed in the past 20-30 years?
“We all have a fear of being old and alone, and here were these four women who were anything but alone…And these women could deliver!”
– Paul Witt, Executive Producer of “The Golden Girls.”
In the latest Poliwood, taken from PJTV, Lionel and I interviewed Matt Atchity, the editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes, easily the most influential film criticism aggregator on the web and one of the most influential film sites in general. We find out how they make their decisions and discuss the general issue of the escalating importance of online film crit. On a personal note, A Better Life (story by Roger L. Simon) is now at 80% fresh tomatoes.
The man who wrote those words – the witty and courageous Egyptian blogger “Sandmonkey” – is currently in hiding in his native city of Cairo, moving from one friend’s apartment to another, as supporters of Hosni Mubarak pursue him and other democracy demonstrators.
I had been trying to reach “Sandmonkey” – who has written for PJ Media – ever since the demonstrations broke out, because I suspected he would be in the thick of things. But as most know, the Internet was cut in Egypt until Wednesday.
When I finally got through to him late Wednesday night Pacific time, I discovered that, boy, were my suppositions ever correct. “Sandmonkey” was indeed in the thick of things and his on-the-ground observations that I recorded in this Skype audio interview were in many ways surprising and contradicted what we are hearing in our media.
Some of things that you will hear in more detail in the interview are reassuring, but others decidedly not. On the reassuring side, “Sandmonkey” says the the Muslim Brotherhood is not a heavy presence at the demonstrations and that for the last four years they have been in a weakened position in Egypt, the least powerful of five Islamic organizations (although the most violent).
Also heartening is that he says that there are no leaders for the movement, not Mahmoud ElBaradei or anybody else.
Unfortunately, however, it doesn’t sound much like an Egyptian version of the Tea Party. Mubarak isn’t going away and it’s getting more bloodthirsty by the day. “Sandmonkey” sounded bleak. He said that only America can help at this point by fully backing the demonstrators against Mubarak. “Does America stand for its ideals or does it stand for its interests?” he asked.
On that score, he doesn’t like Obama. But guess what? He liked George Bush!
Have a listen. We’ll be back in contact with “Sandmonkey” soon.
Some surprising — even startling — results from our first PJTV survey of likely voters and their attitudes toward the tea party movement.
You could overdo the parallels, but it's always seemed to me that Oliver's opinions are paper-thin and expedient. He’s in the enfant terrible business, but, in his sixties now, he’s a long way from an enfant, and the act is not wearing well.
Not surprisingly, Eric Holder had it all wrong when he said we don’t have the courage to talk about race. It’s the reverse. We don’t have the courage to not talk about it.
Roger L. Simon reads the Daily Caller's allegations regarding the use of the JournoList to simultaneously bottle-up the Rev. Wright controversy and smear conservatives as racist in April of 2008, and blanching at the groupthink quips, "One thing hasn’t changed since my lefty days pre-9/11. I still admire the immortal words of Groucho Marx: 'I’d never join a club that would have me as a member!'"
Andrew Alexander writes about the WaPo’s lack of coverage of the New Black Panther case and fails to even mention PJ Media, where DOJ whistleblower J. Christian Adams has written most of his comments about his former employer.
Inside: Congressman Frank Wolf's (R-VA) letter to Inspector General of the Department of Justice Glenn Fine, exclusively available at PJM now prior to its formal release. (Click here to watch Rep. Wolf on PJTV.)
President Obama was elected on a lie, a big one enabled by the mainstream media, which ultimately exhausted his credit with the American people by the day he took office.
Today marks America's birthday, but as the recent travails of Justice Department whistleblower J. Christian Adams illustrates, it's not an entirely happy event.
The DOJ responds to Adams with a blatant lie, claiming Adams is "disgruntled" after being "unhappy with his position." Adams was actually given a promotion on April 28. (Read the piece that the DOJ responded to here.)
No one could have anticipated his never-to-be-forgotten June of 2010, a month that would give even the strongest of us a migraine for life.
I suspect that in the small hours of the morning he fantasizes he were anywhere but 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
It was a tense game between the Lakers and Celtics tonight, but ultimately not nearly as tense as the post-game scene on the streets of downtown L.A.
The disconnect between the president and the American people seemed palpable watching Obama phone it in on Tuesday night.
Is this the end for fuddy-duddy, leftist women's libs? As highlighted by the CA races, center-right women are breaking glass ceilings everywhere. Also: just as we did in Massachusetts, PJM has commissioned CrossTarget to do a poll of the two key CA elections. Look for the results here and on PJTV in the coming days.
Roger interviews Karl Rove at the Republican Jewish Coalition event in Beverly Hills, and comes away optimistic. (Update: Don't miss Roger's interview with Rove, now online on PJTV.)