Robert Stacy McCain

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Robert Stacy McCain
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Born (1959-10-06) October 6, 1959 (age 63)
EducationJacksonville State University
Occupation(s)Journalist, columnist, editor, blogger, author, political activist
Notable credit(s)The Washington Times, Donkey Cons,

Robert Stacy McCain (born October 6, 1959) is an American conservative journalist, writer, and blogger. McCain is a former assistant national editor and reporter for The Washington Times and co-author (with Lynn Vincent) of the 2006 book Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party. He is proprietor of the blog, The Other McCain.

Early life[edit]

Robert Stacy McCain was born on October 6, 1959.[1]


The Washington Times[edit]

McCain joined the staff of The Washington Times in November 1997. In addition to his regular duties as an editor, McCain also contributed numerous by-lined news and feature articles to The Washington Times. He frequently reported on controversial issues in the "culture war," including stories related to sexuality, education, and history. His writing about communism included feature stories about Joseph McCarthy, The Black Book of Communism, and the obituary of former U.S. Communist Party leader Gus Hall. McCain's reporting on controversies surrounding sexuality included features about Alfred Kinsey, the Jesse Dirkhising murder case, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Judith Levine's controversial 2002 book, Harmful to Minors.[2]

In 2003, McCain was named editor of the "Culture, Etc." page of The Washington Times, which appears on Page A2 of the newspaper Monday through Friday. Over the years, McCain interviewed many prominent authors and personalities.

In 2006, McCain co-wrote Donkey Cons with Lynn Vincent (ISBN 978-1-59555-024-8), and created a blog to promote the book.[3]

McCain also contributed freelance articles, reviews and commentary pieces to a number of publications including The American Spectator,[4] Reason,[5] The American Conservative,[6] Ripon Forum,[7] and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.[8]

2008 - present[edit]

In January 2008, McCain announced he would resign from The Washington Times in order to concentrate on a book project[9] and began blogging about the 2008 presidential race as "The Other McCain." In March 2010, McCain returned to the Times as a freelance writer, covering a New York congressional race with a candidate with connections to the Tea Party.

On March 13, 2013, McCain was named the editor-in-chief at[10]

In February 2017, McCain was permanently banned from Twitter for "participating in targeted abuse."[11]


The Southern Poverty Law Center reported in 2000 that McCain was once a member of the League of the South.[12][13] Writer Barrett Brown accuses McCain of failing to disclose conflicts of interest, writing in his book Hot, Fat and Clouded, that McCain is "a member of the sons of Confederate Veterans, for instance, an organization which the reader may recall from a few seconds ago, when McCain was covering it in the context of an objective news article regarding a controversial dispute between the organization of which he's a member and a fellow whom he and the organization both strongly opposed -- and who belonged to a certain race with whom McCain has elsewhere expressed great interest."[14]

Brown also accuses McCain of writing under the pseudonym "Burke C. Dabney" for the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance.[15]

Personal life[edit]

McCain lives on the Atlantic Seaboard with his wife. They have six children, whom they homeschooled. He is a Baptist, and has remarked, "I am a poor excuse for a Christian, but I really do have a deep faith in God".[16]

McCain frequently derides now-deceased U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain as "Crazy Cousin John". The distant kinship is based on a common ancestor in South Carolina listed in the 1790 Census.[17]


  1. ^ Fincher: 300 Years in the USA. A.W. Fincher. 2003. p. 537.
  2. ^ "Robert Stacy McCain: Selected Essays". Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved August 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime and Corruption in the Democratic Party". Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Robert Stacy McCain". Archived from the original on May 7, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2007.
  5. ^ "Robert Stacy McCain".
  6. ^ The American Conservative
  7. ^ Final GMA for Ripon Archived May 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "MONKEYS IN THE CLASSROOM: September 2006". Chronicles Magazine.
  9. ^ McCain Says Farewell – FishbowlDC Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ ViralRead Signs Robert Stacy McCain as Editor in Chief Archived March 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Kantrowitz, Alex (February 24, 2016). "Twitter Suspension Of Anti-Feminist Writer Sparks Conservative Ire". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  12. ^ "League of the South Considers 'Black Spring Break' in Biloxi a Call to Arms". Southern Poverty Law Center. September 15, 2000. Archived from the original on February 27, 2016.
  13. ^ Heidi Beirich (January 17, 2008). "The house cleaning continues at the Washington Times". Southern Poverty Law Center.
  14. ^ Brown, Barrett (May 1, 2010). Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures Of America's Chattering Class. Sterling & Ross, Cambridge House Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0982139141.
  15. ^ Brown, Barrett (May 1, 2010). Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures Of America's Chattering Class. Sterling & Ross, Cambridge House Press. p. 206. ISBN 978-0982139141.
  16. ^ "Interview with RS McCain of The Other McCain". Jumping in Pools (a group blog). March 30, 2010.
  17. ^ McCain, Robert Stacy (August 9, 2010). "VIDEO: John McCain Admits What Everybody Always Knew: He's a Liar". The Other McCain. Retrieved September 26, 2010.

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