John L. Perry of NewsMax, Democrat?

by the Left Coast Rebel

I am suspect and suspicious of everything that I see and read today. Case in point the last post that I did, the Mr. John L. Perry of Newsmax; something seemed a little ‘fishy’ to me, (to borrow a White House term). Cliff over at Another Black Conservative left me a little note on Perry, that he had extensive Democrat ties. Really, I thought, this guy that just wrote up the Military Intervention article?

So the first place that I headed over to was the horse ‘o the mouth itself, as the say – NewsMax.com. From the author’s page at the site –

  • John L. Perry, an award-winning newspaper editor and writer, who served on White House staffs of two presidents, contributes a regular column to NewsMax.com.

  • Perry also has had a distinguished career in public policy. He served President Lyndon B. Johnson as deputy under secretary of commerce and was a White House speech writer and race-relations trouble-shooter for President Johnson.

  • In the Jimmy Carter administration, he was executive assistant to the under secretary of Housing and Urban Development and was interim director of public information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Perry served as press aide to Gov. LeRoy Collins of Florida and executive assistant to the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

  • Perry was also assistant to the president of the National Association of Broadcasters, a member of the top-management team and director of public relations for the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., and an academic fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Hardly the résumé of a fire-breathing right-winger. Will update as I come across more information on this guy……


The Right Guy said…

I am friends with Carl Limbacher, who used to write for NewsMax. I'll have to ask him about this. As far as him being a democrat, I guess they need fair and balanced. May be it's like the Daily Beast having John Batchelor.

Andrew33 said…

I am saying way way way too much but newsmax is a local publication here. I may know someone there. It's possible they point me in the right direction on things sometimes (more local than national but some of both… maybe.) I know they give their reporters plenty of latitude and cannot speak to the political leanings of Perry, but I may be able to find out if 1. He is a communist, and 2. Do his political leanings color his writing or does he honestly try to be objective.

Andrew33 said…

I don't care what party a writer is affiliated with. I care whether their politcal leanings color their journalism. I try to be objective, and I want to see objectivity from other journalists. On my blog, when I insert opinions, I post them as green text or in a comment. Kook does the same in blue text. That is a lesson the so called media has forgotten and needs to remember.

The Right Guy said…

As for my own blog, it is purely my opinion. If I wanted to report news, it would be twice as boring. Of course I try to be objective to an extent as long I do not violate my own morals and beliefs. I do give people on both sides of the isle a hard time, but it seems the left gets the brunt over time.

That being said, it comes down to what you believe is right, what you believe is wrong and where the facts fall in that. Neither side can hide from that.

Transplanted Lawyer said…

Seems to me that the question is not whether Perry is a conservative or a liberal, a Democrat or a Republican. Perry's article was packed with ill-concealed longing for the military to instigate a bloodless coup to depose President Obama. He tried to cloak his advocacy as "reporting" but it's patently obvious that he thought it would be a good thing and he was looking forward to the day it happened. If that isn't outright treason, it's at least sedition.

Obama should be removed from power, I'll agree with that (even though your blogroll irritatingly labels me as a "liberal"). But Obama's removal should take place in 2012, after a lawful election. Whoever is in power at any given moment, we are still a nation governed by laws, not by partisans. That was true before Obama took office, it will be the most effective and principled means to prevent Obama from overstepping his power while he's in office, and it needs to stay true for the time after Obama leaves office.

Newsmax should never have allowed that post to go up on its site in the first place, although I do give them partial credit for eventually taking it down.

Andrew33 said…

TRG, you are absolutely right, about your own blog. My point was a question of honesty where facts are concerned. Do you alter the facts to substantiate your opinions? While I have only been to your blog a few times, I don't believe you to be the type to do that. I too, believe it to be open season on both sides and yet find that the left is always more corrupt and more dishonest than the right. My "conservative" friends used to get very angry with me when I criticized Bush. Now they have generally come around to the viewpoint that I was right both in my criticism of Bush and that Obama would in fact be 4 more years of the worst of Bush.

The Right Guy said…

Alter facts? I'll leave that to Sean Hannity. Actually, he doesn't alter them, but ignores many of them. What it comes down to is what do you believe. For me, the GOP, in concept, has aligned with 45-75% of what I believe in terms of what their candidates say they believe. With Obama, it's less than 5% and dems in general, less that 25%.

Still, while I am not looking for absolute purity, I think that the GOP has taken a too pragmatic approach that has diluted both its brand and its ideology. The dems on the other hand haven't been nearly as pragmatic and bipartisan. This should be a lesson to us.

Who is more corrupt? Who is more dishonest? Look at what we are dealing with. At best, a politician can be an honest an ethical salesman. It just goes down from there. I don't think that either party holds the title of worst, it's just a matter of who's been caught, and who hasn't.

That being said, I like different points of view. If you've ever listened to Curtis and Kuby when it was on WABC in NY, even though Ron Kuby is a way left, he's brilliant and a nice guy, and I respect him. While I might agree with Curtis Sliwa more often, Curtis is a stunad and cafone, though it made interesting radio…

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