Category Archives: Media Coverage

Update Offered About Opportunity to Boost My ‘Cool Factor’

Today, I can finally share an update about the long-awaited opportunity my three sons believe will increase my “cool factor” exponentially among young adults under 30.

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In my weekly recap Nov. 15, I shared exciting news. I had been informed that a film crew from Los Angeles would be visiting my St. Louis-area home soon to interview me as part of a documentary project. At the time, I could not divulge many details, but I did tell my readers two things about the opportunity:  The findings I share inside my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo, would be the focus of the interview; and my appearance in the documentary would increase my “cool factor” exponentially among those in the young adult/under-30 crowd, according to my three sons, who ranged in age from 17 to 24 at the time.

Almost six months later, I’ve been informed of a plot twist: the interview will still take place, but it will be in a slightly different medium. Instead of airing on one of the highest-traffic online news websites, it will air as a segment on a news magazine program broadcast on one of the largest U.S.-based premium cable and satellite television networks. I don’t know whether or not it will appear on both media, but will share more firmed-up details as soon as they become available. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months.

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Former Blogger Offers Sarcastic ‘Thank You’ to Sullivan

After reading today about Andrew Sullivan informing his readers about his decision “to stop blogging in the near future,” I feel obligated to offer him a belated “thank you” for the sarcastic honor he conferred upon me a few years back. Why? Because I can relate to Sullivan on at least one level.

McCarty Hewitt Nomination 4-01-2010

You see, a few months after my blog had climbed to #82 on the February 2010 list of Top 100 Conservative Blogs, I gave up blogging full-time. Perhaps, it was the stress of living in a non-stop news cycle, but I decided to focus my time and attention on writing books — and I’ve finished three books since then. But I digress.

Anyway, Sullivan named me a Hewitt Award Nominee in April 2010. Though I never heard who, if anyone, won the award that year, I felt as if I had landed in great company after looking at the 2009 list of nominees for the award — and, of course, I wrote and published a post under the headline, “I Gladly Accept This Nomination.” The text of that post, which is no longer online, appears below:

Earlier today, after reading a post Pamela Geller published at Atlas Shrugs, I published a piece under the headline, Is State Dept Playing April Fools Joke on Israel? The difference between our posts?  I videotaped my computer screen as I went through the motions and clicks on the State Department web site to show proof that, at least for a while on April Fool’s Day, the page dedicated to information about Israel was gone.

Within a few hours, Andrew Sullivan had caught wind of my post and honored me as a Hewitt Award nominee in a post published at his The Atlantic blog, The Daily Dish.

What is the Hewitt Award?  According to this Sullivan post, it is “named after the absurd partisan fanatic, Hugh Hewitt (and) is given for the most egregious attempts to label Barack Obama as un-American, alien, treasonous, and far out of the mainstream of American life and politics.”

Who else has been nominated?  The following individuals were finalists for the Hewitt Award 2009:

• John J. Pitney Jr., National Review Online
• G. Gordon Liddy, Radio America
• Carol Platt Liebau, Townhall.com
• John L. Perry, Newsmax
• Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

Who won?  Rush Limbaugh with 50 percent of the 4,500+ votes.

I think I’m in good company; therefore, I gladly accept this nomination, Mr. Sullivan.

As mentioned above, I never found out if anyone won the 2010 version of The Hugh Hewitt Award or if anyone else was even nominated. So who knows? I might have won the whole shooting match!

Just in case I did win, I want to thank Sullivan. Before he disappears altogether.  Thanks, Andy.

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MEDIA ALERT: I’ll Be On America’s Forum Wednesday

I’ll appear as a guest on the NewsmaxTV‘s America’s Forum, Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. Eastern to discuss the latest “Green-on-Blue” attack in Afghanistan and how it relates to my four-year investigation of the federal government’s use of so-called “credibility assessment” technologies, including the polygraph.

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Specifically, I’ll discuss the flawed vetting process that cost Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, his life as the highest-ranking American military officer killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, and I’ll discuss how that process has failed for years to be effective in screening out bad guys and preventing them from being able to work alongside our troops in Afghanistan.

FYI:  You can watch Newsmax TV live here or you can tune into DIRECTV 349 or DISH 223, iTunes and other outlets.

To learn more about the flawed vetting process and alternatives to it, click here or order a copy of my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo.

UPDATE 8/06/2014 at 8:59 a.m. Central:  Below is video of my appearance on America’s Forum with J.D. Hayworth.

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