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Right wing media January 8, 2017

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Here’s a question, anyone frequent right wing websites regularly? I don’t, the closest I come is looking at links on Real Clear Politics in the US, and occasionally odd stuff in relation to neo-monarchists and people like that. But what of, dare I say, more sensible and considered websites? Any suggestions?

I do listen to a fair bit of British and US and Australian stuff from public broadcasters that encompasses a wide range of opinions, but those are always perhaps a little more official.

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1. CL - January 8, 2017

http://www.johnbatchelorshow.com/

“The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.”
https://audioboom.com/channel/johnbatchelor

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2. An Sionnach Fionn - January 8, 2017

I usually catch Morning Joe on MSNBC, which leans small “c” conservative in terms of hosts and guests. It’s been fun watching the presenters jumping from Trump friends/apologists to Trump opponents/haters and back again to Trump friends/apologists now that he is president-elect. Otherwise Politico, Spectator, Spiked(sorta rightist?), few others. Mostly American or British. Our own right-wing media are too close for comfort so it’s hard to be detached or dispassionate about what they are saying.

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Aengus Millen - January 9, 2017

I suppose in terms of a rightwing media source it might be a good recommendation but Joe Scarborough is one of the most odious men in American media

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3. Starkadder - January 8, 2017

Sometimes I have a look at the “Spectator” or the “Economist” websites if they have a good article worth reading.

” Our own right-wing media are too close for comfort so it’s hard to be detached or dispassionate about what they are saying.”

The thing is, a lot of these media would actually deny Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are enacting right-wing policies. Stuff like the policies that caused the trolley crisis are not seen as right-wing at all, but existing in a weird centrist bubble. And things like “the Sunday Independent” would (in ignorance of political science) lump People Before Profit in with Farage and Trump as
“populists” who “don’t belong here”.

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4. botheredbarney - January 8, 2017

I visit New Criterion, a cultural magazine on the right (which in the USA generally goes under the name Conservative). I find myself tending to agree with its continuing critique of the visual arts and art museum exhibition policies, while suffering cringe at its support for small government attitudes to welfare and social housing.
New English Review is a British site (with frequent essays by conservative Americans) which espouses traditionalist educational and literary tastes, but has a heavy leaning to government nonintervention in the free market, and is blatantly pro-Israel and anti-Muslim. I also visit spiked-online, which is run by British marxist and ex-marxist intellectuals and strongly opposes no-platform and pc restriction policies on university campuses. I judge spiked-online to be contrarian and libertarian (but collective rather than individualist – definitely not in favour of Ayn Rand’s individualist ‘objectivism’), with some leanings towards sympathy for Britain’s underclass.
I buy Sunday Business Post occasionally as its economics and business investigators scrutinise Irish business and financial practices well. SBP is economically to the right while trying to deflect attention from this fundamental stance by printing opinion articles advocating liberalisation of laws on marriage, abortion and doctor-assisted suicide.

I tend to visit some of the mentioned online publications to broaden my knowledge of cultural trends. I often wonder why those who consider themselves on the left cannot produce online and hard copy periodicals that match right-leaning periodicals for broad reader appeal.

Here is a link to Arts & Letters Daily. It has a heterodox sidebar link to various publications. http://www.aldaily.com/

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5. The Broken Elbow - January 8, 2017

real clear politics is an establishment media outfit. whether it could be classed as right-wing is debatable. here are a couple of sites that can really guide you around that particular lunatic asylum: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/, http://www.publiceye.org/lnk_antidem.html

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6. oliverbohs - January 8, 2017

Er, must admit to liking David McWilliams’ articles. Okay he’s a bit of a spoofer (Punk Economics indeed) but for instance months back he pointed out the missed opportunity due to low interest rates to borrow on the long term in order to increase the housing stock.(He articulates it better than me obviously). Is not above union bashing regrettably but that sort of talk greases the wheels when he’s looking for consultancy roles I reckon. So for the occasional idea worth debating he can be good; certainly compared to Irish MSM. In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king

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