March 26, 2012, - 3:38 pm

Trayvon Martin VIDEO: Natl Review’s Rich Lowry Praises Al Sharpton, Panthers; Calls for Zimmerman Prosecution

By Debbie Schlussel

I hesitated regarding posting the video, below, of this past weekend’s “McLaughlin Group.”  The video, at the time I write this has only 440 views on Youtube, and no one watches that show, starring uber-liberal Eleanor Clift, Jew-hater Pat Buchanan, and pro-Muslim creep Rich Lowry.  In fact, by posting this, I’ll multiply the viewership geometrically, as this site has several thousand times more traffic per day than does the McLaughlin Group site (and definitely several thousand times more readers than the show has viewers).  Still, I felt it was important for you to see how Rich Lowry praised “Al Sharpton and that whole crew,” a/k/a the Black Panthers for building a fictional, one-sided race-baiting media story about Trayvon Martin.  I thought you should also see how this faux-“conservative,” despite knowing that Martin broke George Zimmerman’s nose and gashed his head, called for him to be prosecuted. The segment begins at 11:29 into the video and the Lowry segments are from 16:17-16:50 (attacking Zimmerman and calling for him to be prosecuted), 19:04-19:18 (praising Sharpton and the Black Panthers), and 22:09 (saying that Zimmerman didn’t act in self-defense and other stupidity).

Lowry’s not a conservative.  Just an a-hole.  I’ve known that for years (starting with when he removed my NRO article about Al-Qaeda supporter Suhail Khan working in the Bush White House–admitting that everything I wrote about Khan and his Al-Qaeda fundraiser dad, Mahboob, was true, but that it’s a “smear” (Rich is so dumb he doesn’t know a smear is false by definition) and saying that I would be banned by NRO at Khan’s and the Bush White House’s request).  Now, you know for yourself what a cretinous fraud Lowry is.


Fraud Rich Lowry Rides the “Racism!” Train

William F. Buckley is turning over in his grave regarding the liberal fraud that took over his once-great magazine and turned it to crap.

[By the way, the Black liberal chick in the video, Michelle Bernard, was for years parading as a conservative and her BS was funded by the Independent Women’s Forum, a faux-conservative group. Then, she went to MSNBC and made the transformation into what she really is: an unabashed, self-righteous liberal.]

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37 Responses

I agree everything you wrote here. Rich Lowry pushed for the government bailout of the banks in 2008 and he’s been as much of a fraud on capitalism as on anything else.

And under his stewardship, he ran a once great conservative publication straight into the ground. Are there any intelligent conservatives left?

Apart from you, I would say that’s a very good question indeed.

NormanF on March 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    How about Mark Levin?

    FrankG on March 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm


      NormanF on March 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Andrew McCarthy is another big NR contributor who adamantly refuses to discuss Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan, despite having written a book about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration. Got to wonder why Mark Steyn still posts there, as well.

adam on March 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Debbie’s written to me about Andrew McCarthy and he ripped off her work and that of others, to whom he doesn’t give credit. He hasn’t an original thought. That’s why she thinks little of NRO these days, especially after her run-in with Lowry a while back as she noted on her submitted article on Suhail Khan. She can’t really be blamed for the standards or rather the lack of them that’s quite apparent at NRO.

    NormanF on March 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The McLaughlin group has always been pro-Arab. They have had entire programs devoted to “forward-thinking” Arab economic ‘advancement’. Although from time to time half-hearted supporters of Israel have been on their panel, they are infrequent and outnumbered.

During the early days of the Cold War, conservatives had principles. Can anyone imagine Whittaker Chambers deciding that Communists weren’t really bad after all? The NR knew who our enemies were, and acted accordingly.

But the ‘conservative’ publications like NR, Weekly Standard and Commentary have currently failed one litmus test after another, Nothing good will come out of this establishment. Today reminds me a little of the late 40s, when people like Lionel Trilling and Louis Hartz decreed that liberalism was the only vital intellectual tradition in American. Conservatives were scattered and in disarray. But lo and behold, within a short period of time, Joe McCarthy shook things up for a while, and during that era, NR was founded. The revitalization of conservatism emerged from outside the then-conservative establishment.

That was one of the reasons there was so much criticism of McCarthy from other so-called conservatives at the time — they claimed that they were the real anti-communists, and that McCarthy was an interloper, a bull in a China shop.

Just like then, a real conservative movement, if it emerges now, will have to develop from outside the current bureaucratic establishment.

Little Al on March 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Problem is that during the Cold War, Conservatives looked @ Jihadis as religious allies against Atheistic Communism, and that has yet to change, since a lot of their learning curves are flat.

That brings up the interesting question about Israel. However, during the Cold War, the biggest enemies of Israel were countries w/ pro-Soviet regimes, like Nasser’s Egypt, Assad’s Syria, Arafat’s PLO, Saddam’s Iraq and Gadaffi’s Libya. Hence, it was possible for Conservatives to be both pro-Israel and pro-Islamic. However, after the Cold War, it became more difficult, and so too many, if not most Conservatives, went to where the cash was – the various sheikhs like Alwadeed bin Talal and so on.

The era when the GOP was automatically the right party on security is long gone. By at least 20 years.

Infidel on March 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It is amazing how much garbage passes itself off as conservative these days. There are many David Brocks and Arianna Huffingtons out there who are willing to take you for a ride before jumping definitively to the other side. From what Ann Coulter has said lately, I suspect that she is the next one who will be jumping ship for a soft landing in “Leftist World”. She will milk the shock value of her apparent transformation to the hilt, like Brock and Huffington did in their day, before sinking into obscurity. If her antics before did not rouse suspicion beforehand, her slobbering adoration of Governor Chris Christie(Liberal Republican)should have. The main point is that conservatives are often to quick to over look some very gross flaws and embrace people who claim to be conservative. This overly welcoming attitude to those who have flash and dash has predictable consequences.

Worry01 on March 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You said it Worry! The last 2 years have been important to watch to find out who is a fraud on the Conservative side and who is not. I don’t even read anything by this Rich Lowry guy anymore.

    I think when Ann Coulter went on Joy Behar a few years back (or she may have ben sitting in for that old Lizard Larry King) she even made fun of Rich Lowry and said he was hardly a Conservative. Now she may re-think about dating him since she seems to be easing on down his road. She can keep him!

    Yes, we have learned about Andrew McCarthy here and I jalso just found out the seemy and disgusting past of the other “faux” Conservative Andrew Sullivan…he who likes to put ads in the Village Voice looking or orgies and I think he is HIV positive. No wonder why he loves to chill with the Liberals these days!

    These faux Conservatives make me sick. They sh** all over themselves as the world watches when they are perverted and disgusting like Sullivan and that mental-cased Brock. I hope the WORST things happen to that scummy beast because he is just lower than whale sh**. All the Liberals love him but he is CrAzY and out of his mind and very mean saying he wants to fire ugly people because they disgust him. As if he is a looker.

    Sometimes in life, when your family is going through a horrible tragedy and loss the masks all come off and you see people for who they are. Well, take note because these last two years have shined the unkind light on the so-called Conservatives and if you were paying attention you know who is real and who is NOT.

    That’s why I never doubt DS. I may not like it when she tells us who is scum but I just wait and I can ALWAYS see there is truth in what she says. Just wait and she WILL be proven true. I don’t doubt her easily at all! The track record speaks for itself!

    Skunky on March 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Bravo Debbie! Now that was spot on!

As the facts slowly emerge in the Zimmerman case we see quite a different story from what is being presented by the Race Merchants™ and their accomplices in the media and Hollywood. We can add Lowry’s name to that list now too.

ex mossad on March 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Santorum said something stupid too. Both the left and right are calling for the lynching of Zimmerman without any evidence or investigation.

FrenchKiss on March 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I’m ashamed to say I actually watched the show this weekend.
I don’t do it regularly, I just happened to be flipping channels and started watching.
The guests were falling all over themselves to try and prove that they weren’t racists.
And throwing Zimmerman under the bus before hardly any facts were known was their way of showing the world they love the black race.

The most disgusting part was when the liberal black chick said that this may be this generations Emmit Till moment.
Till was dragged from his Uncles house at night, beaten, strangled and throw in a river.
There is no comparison.
Till’s only “crime” was whistling at a white woman.
This really cheapened the tragedy of the Till murder and to use his death to try and score some cheap political points was foul and disgusting in the utmost.

smg45acp on March 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm

With Zimmerman being part Hispanic…I’m waiting for the Wise Latina to make a comment from her spot on the bench…..(Identity Politics is so much fun to watch…less fun to live in the presence of)

Not Ovenready on March 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm

If Zimmerman really WAS Jewish, I don’t doubt for a moment they would still have thrown him under the bus!

We’ve become a nation of morons and its sad people can’t think for themselves. The mindless groupthink is the most nauseating aspect of this sordid affair.

NormanF on March 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    “We’ve become a nation of morons and its sad people can’t think for themselves. The mindless groupthink is the most nauseating aspect of this sordid affair.”

    Exactly and well said Norman, you see when I was in high school I took a course where you had to use critical thinking and logic and I distinctly remember my teacher of that course told all of us in the classroom, “years from now when you’re in the real world, you’ll have to use alot of critical thinking”, I didn’t know what the woman meant back then, because when I was a teenager, I was like some folks in this country who was completely lazy, uninformed, apathetic and enjoyed life. It was not a few years after I graduated from college (a little over a decade ago) that I became interested in politics and used ALOT of critical thinking, thinking for myself, using logic and knowing all the facts and truth, etc.

    And I am so glad that I didn’t rush to judgement on this story and condemned Mr. Zimmerman’s actions, I wanted to hear from all sides NOT just one side. But that doesn’t stop demagogues like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panther Party to use the race-card and try to divide the country, and BTW the Black Panther Party ought to be arrested and investigated for inciting violence & wanting to pay anyone $10,000 to physically harm Geroge Zimmerman!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on March 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

right after a front page hit piece about McCarthy you would find a three paragraph article on page 23 about another scientist defecting to the will be tried in the left wing media just like the duke boy who you remember were threatened by negro criminals.any one who kept up with crime would have known that the rape charge was bogus because white people don’t rape negroes.this will be more of the same b.s.

BRUCE on March 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

little tray was 6’3”

BRUCE on March 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Very interesting, Bruce. More info the press withholds. Where did you find that little fact?

    Joel Harrell-Confederate Son on March 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

White conservatives, like white liberals, these past couple decades seem possessed of a morbid fear of being called “racist,” and hence have their careers put in jeopardy. And their main tactic in response to the charge is to turn it against liberals — oh, the irony! — denouncing something called “liberal racism.” In this counter-narrative, racism is a horrible sin, but it’s only liberals who are guilty of it. This declaration, at once evasive and historically ignorant, is now a staple of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Jonah Goldberg, the late Andrew Breitbart and his disciples, and virtually anyone who writes for Town Hall.

The best response to the charge of racism is simply to ignore it, or better still, to declare one’s self a race realist — to declare that whites, like any race, have a right to defend themselves. But don’t expect that from Rich Lowry or Michelle Bernard. Even Pat Buchanan, who usually gets it very right on race, parses his words ever so nicely on TV so as not to be shunted to the margins; his MSNBC canning only reinforces the fear.

Seek on March 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Does anyone watch that stupid crapfest The Mc-Laugh-in Group? That liberal hag Elenor Cliff alone would make anyone turn the channel. She reminds me of that dunce Baba Wawa on The Spew. Add in the Jew-hater Pat Pukehanan(who that other fake conservative Sean Vannity likes to put on his show so much.)Put all of these people together and you have the second most annoying group of talking heads on tv. The run a close second to The View in not being watched in my house. I agree with you Debbie. Rich Lowery is nothing more than fake conservative buttkisser. Giving praise to the cretinous Al(TB) Sharpton while saying that Zimmerman should be jailed is just pathetic. Lowery should just go and join that lunatic David Brock over at Media Matter. That way he doesn’t have to fake it anymore.

Ken b on March 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

This is sad phenomenon that has infected the entire conservative movement – conservatives have been branded by pop culture (read: progressive media) as being “racist”, so conservatives are running scared from being branded as such and little or no thoughtful discussion can take place on any issue that even remotely involves race, religion or gender. The term “fiscal conservative – social liberal” was the beginning of the end.

DS_ROCKS! on March 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

There are some reports that the dead thug’s mother has already trademarked everything having to do with Trayvon Martin (or whatever his name is.) So, when the Miami Heat wears all the hoodies, they have to pay royalties to his mother.

His mother has turned into the latest race hustler. Long after the evidence is all out, and Zimmerman is shown to be the real victim, Sharpton, Jesse, and Trayvon’s Mom will be touring around stirring up crowds. All the while, darlings of the Justice Department, the Black Panthers, have put a contract on Zimmerman’s head. How is that a case for civil rights investigation, hey, Eric?

BethesdaDog on March 27, 2012 at 2:06 am

These self-proclaimed experts, geniuses – ie paid talking heads – who didn’t see what happened, don’t have facts beyond what the media gave them after of course ” Black media” made this an issue – these talking heads just proved in that video whatever they say as experts about anything else in the world means NOTHING because the lot of them are full of sheite.

Bill Co2 on March 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

This kid’s death would be a quickly forgotten news item, if a home-boy shot him dead. Black on Black crime does not interest Black Panthers, Sharpton and other race card activists’s.

Steve Epps on March 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

What would the blacks have done if the KKK had put a bounty on OJ Simpson’s head before his trial had begun? Do you think there might have been some repercussions? Nothing says “justice has been served” as animals running down the street carrying flat screen tv’s.

MIKE on March 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

I recently had an email back and forth with none other than John Podhoretz (editor of Commentary for those who didn’t already know). The fellow is both rabidly anti-intellectual and stupid. At least he knew this on some level, as he panicked when I asked if I could divulge our email exchange.

That’s what conservatism looks like today: anti-intellectual and stupid. These clowns are just self-aggrandizing political operatives, which explains how suddenly they could switch parties.

skzion on March 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This is fascinating. Are you at liberty to divulge any details? Podhoretz the Younger enjoys pumping himself up as a truly great mind, especially after he took over at Commentary at the start of 2009.

    Seek on March 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm


    Are you at libery to at least say what topic(s) you discussed? Given that Commentaty Magazine has defended the notion of their being a “Palestinian” (Fakestinian as you have rightly called it in the past) state in the Israeli territories of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza as part of a peace treaty for at least for the last few years, did you discuss that issue? I know that if I were him and I were to try to defend that position in my email exchanges with you, I’d also be ashamed of having our correspondence being made public.

    JeffE on March 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      *Commentary Magazine*

      JeffE on March 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Trayvon Martin’s mother has filed copyrights to his likeness, phrases, etc. I guess the mourning period is over. Now, it’s money time!

This is all going to backfire horribly for the Dems. How long before the Obama campaign is desperately calling for Sharpton and Co. to call off dogs. Right now, Obama has allied himself firmly with the openly murderous Black Panthers. That’s not a great election strategy when you’re trying to win back soccer moms in suburban Philly.

Where are the Hispanic leaders? Will they sell Zimmerman down the river in order to help The One’s reelection?

Oh, and Rich Lowery and Mitt Romney are right there cheering for Zimmerman to be lynched.

adam on March 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Another reason I’m not voting For Etchy Sketchy Romney in November.

More peas in a pod.

NormanF on March 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I do not watch this show.

But I will watch next week to see Eleanor B-lift, the black liberal chick and anybody else who shows up to eat their MF words on Trayvon Goon not being the aggressor.

I may even have a second cup of coffee while watching it….

Panhandle on March 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Dear Ms. Schussel, thank you–I had forgotten that, I had forgotten about The M Group, . . . and why.

It’s so puzzling, . . . certainly, I’m not “in the loop”, but, when is anyone going to mention how that, that “child” “little kid” and so forth, was 6’2″, depicted himself on his fb page as half-clad and flippin’ off the world, and that, he was on disciplinary suspension from school, for clocking a bus-driver–not a nice guy? And, a current picture of Trayvon being on the net, why do they hold up four-year-old stuff?

PhillipGaley on March 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Remember the Dylan lament for Medgar Evers and his killer? “Only a pawn in their game”. Treyvon was no Medgar Evers, and Zimmerman was not lying in wait for him with gun drawn.
Both actors are guilty, one for provocation, one for physical retaliation against the provocation which earned him a bullet.
The game players are you and me for watching the media whores play out this scenario to their own advantage.
Anyone keeping score?

Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on March 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Come to think of it, Dylan is a Zimmerman.

    Seek on March 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I haven’t watched the “McLaughlin Group” in a long time. So far here I have watched only those segments that Debbie has referred to concerning Rich Lowry’s comments and once again Debbie is spot on. I might watch the whole thing later on to see if I have any further comment. Other than that, I see no reason for me to resume watching the show.

Thank you Debbie for reporting on this story both here and in your previous post yesterday. Once again you report things that other media outlets don’t want us to know about.

JeffE on March 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #h tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and 5000 dollars to a person name sandman at the US embassy in manila. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. Her husband carlos b. morales also submitted fake documents (land titles and bank statements) to obtain a tourist visa. Her son carlo iii also used such and helped 2 other people to obtain a US tourist visa.

ronb on March 30, 2012 at 6:45 am

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