Talk:The American Spectator

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KevinOKeeffe (talk) 12:15, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Does anyone know if there's any connection between the American Spectator and Britain's The Spectator? They're both conservative political magazines and the mastheads shown in the illustrations for the two articles are near-identical. -JdSf

There is no connection other than the name (and some contributors in common).68.84.128.134 14:26, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Well there's also the striking similarity of the logos. 86.163.2.108 (talk) 20:38, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Patrick Howley Agent Provocateur at OWS[edit]

So what? firedoglake.com, along with three of the periodicals cited as criticizing Howley's report of the "protest against American imperialism" at the National Air and Space Museum (The Guardian, The Economist, and The Atlantic Monthly) are all known for their own leftward editorial slant when reporting on political developments (that's a masterpiece of understatement in the case of firedoglake.com). In fact, I added reference to that fact to make this article more NPOV; the only real alternative would have been to either radically redact or eliminate reference to the Howley article altogether, as it presents criticism of The American Spectator without the necessary context of the political stance of the periodicals making the criticism. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a political pamphlet. If squabbles between two political wings of journalism are to be presented in a Wikipedia article, they ought to be presented as such, not as disinterested criticism of the American Spectator article from the standpoint of commentators in magazines not themselves actively engaged reporting from an opposed political slant. And if my changes are reverted, I am prepared to follow Wikipedia's institutional procedures to prevent Wikipedia from being used as a political soapbox for a single political viewpoint.loupgarous (talk) 05:53, 17 January 2013 (UTC)