Saturday, August 21, 2004

Unfit for Comment: Thomas Phillips and Swift Boat Liars for Bu$h 

The television "news" broadcast media's inability to investigate and report almost anything that doesn't involve celebrity courtroom gah-gah or "official" statements released from the American Enterprise Institute and the Pentagon is really no surprise any more.

Alas. Peeling back the top layer on a common onion would become a remarkable feat for most of these people. They simply can not do it without bursting into tears and fleeing from the room as if attacked by a swarm of greenhead flies.

Who else, besides big time Republican fundraiser types in Texas, are behind the Swift Boat grifters for Bu$h? Well, how 'bout this 100% Arbusto 43 team player? Thomas Phillips. The above the fray swine whose company actually - owns? - bankrolled? - the publication of "Unfit for Command". Maybe that human somnabulism Wolf Blitzer will ring up the Claremont Institute and embark on a famous comment gathering quest. I can hardly wait.

Phillips is the owner of three of the Conservative Movement’s most influential enterprises: Human Events, the Conservative Book Club, and Regnery Publishing [Publisher of "Unfit for Command"]
Thomas Phillips, Chairman. Phillips is Chairman of Phillips International, Inc. and of Eagle Publishing, the leading conservative publishing house which publishes the Evans Novak Political Report. Phillips is "a member of The Republican National Committee's Team 100. He is also Chairman of the Chairman's Council of the Republican Party of Orange County, and he serves on the Board of Directors of The Claremont Institute." link

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Thomas L. Phillips: [Phillips Publishing International - owner of Regnery Publishing]
Thomas L. Phillips is president and chief executive officer of Phillips Publishing International, Inc. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College and graduated with a master of arts from American University. Phillips is the owner of three of the Conservative Movement’s most influential enterprises: Human Events, the Conservative Book Club, and Regnery Publishing. He started Phillips Publishing in 1974 after employment with a Washington, D.C., publishing firm and two large national advertising agencies. Phillips Publishing International, the largest newsletter publishing firm in the United States, publishes newsletters, magazines, books, directories, and electronic information services. For two consecutive years, Phillips Publishing was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the top 500 fast growing private companies in America.

Mr. Phillips is chairman of the board of visitors of the Institute on Political Journalism and a member of the board of visitors of the University of Maryland College of Journalism. He serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Metropolitan Washington and the advisory board of the National Journalism Center. He is also a board member of the Institute of World Politics, the Claremont Institute, and the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he serves as chairman of the Phillips Foundation.
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Claremont clarified. Theocratic fascism fundies funding so called "libertarians"?
With $3 million funneled through seven pro-business, anti-abortion and Republican political action fronts, Ahmanson and company captured a startling 25 of the GOP's 39 legislative seats for their candidates. Their push ushered two important movement cadres into power: Tom McClintock, a veteran activist and former director of economic and regulatory affairs of the Ahmanson-funded libertarian think tank Claremont Institute; and Ray Haynes, an unknown lawyer from another Ahmanson-funded group, the Western Center for Law and Justice, which once filed a brief defending a local school district for banning Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Avenging angel of the religious right - Quirky millionaire Howard Ahmanson Jr. is on a mission from God to stop gay marriage, fight evolution, defeat "liberal" churches -- and reelect George W. Bush. ~ By Max Blumenthal Movement Cadres


Previously: Old Time Smears Are Not Forgotten

Alfred S. Regnery, Trustee. Alfred Regnery is publisher of The American Spectator. He is also President of Regnery Publishing, Inc. a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, Inc. since 1993. link

[clarification note: Marji Ross is the current president (and publisher) of Regnery Publishing. Not Alfred Regnery. Who gave up the title in the year - 2000 - I think.]

I'm sure Wolf "Bunker Boy" Blitzer would announce, "I'm afraid I don't see the connection, can you expalin it to me?" At which point I would have to drown him in a large pot of boiling onion soup.

BTW: How come Regnery doesn't list David Brock's books in it's catalog anymore? Sheesh. Maybe Daryn Kagan can get to the bottom of that one.


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