The end of the Fairness Doctrine and rise of reality TV have ushered in a frightening era of news coverage. Our press must do much better.
His legacy is one of death and destruction, yet liberals and conservatives alike revere him as a hero to this day.
Just before the presidential election, a handful of conservative writers grappled with the extremism blooming within their party. Was it too little too late or better late than never? The author presents another question that is far more important now.
The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars.
"I wrote a posting -- I guess they're called," says neophyte blogger and newly discharged National Review columnist Christopher Buckley, describing the first step in a process that began with his confession that he was breaking with the GOP to vote for Barack Obama and ended with his resignation from the conservative magazine his father founded.
His famous father is now gone, but Christopher Buckley, son of the late conservative icon William F. Buckley, still apologizes to his "pup" directly for -- as Matt Drudge would say, "SHOCK!" -- deciding to vote for Barack Obama in this year's presidential election.