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All of the content fails to provide sourcing showing that these "personalities" are connected to PJ Media. Unclear what the nature of a relationship a "personality" has with this company. This is really blatant PROMO

Glenn Reynolds
Glenn Reynolds

Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee, is best known for Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political weblogs.

Roger Simon
Roger L. Simon

Roger L. Simon, a cofounder of PJ Media, served as its CEO of until his resignation in February 2013. Simon remains with PJ as a co-host of Poliwood and a blogger. He is the author of numerous books, including the Moses Wine series of detective novels, and six screenplays, including Enemies: A Love Story. He served as president of the West Coast branch of PEN and as a member of the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America. Simon was on the faculty of the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute. He is an alumnus Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama.[citation needed]

Andrew Klavan[edit]

Klavan is an author and screenwriter of "tough-guy" mysteries and psychological thrillers. Two of Klavan's books have been adapted into motion pictures: True Crime (1999) and Don't Say A Word (2001). He has been nominated for the Edgar Award four times and has won twice.[1] Playwright and novelist Laurence Klavan is his brother.[2]

Ed Driscoll

Ed Driscoll is an editor at PJ Media. Driscoll has contributed to National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, Tech Central Station (now Ideas in and "dead tree" publications ranging from PC World to Guitar World. He has been blogging since early 2002.[3]

Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a military historian, columnist, political essayist and former classics professor, notable as a scholar of ancient warfare. In addition to his work for Pajamas Media Hanson has been a commentator on modern warfare and contemporary politics for National Review and other media outlets. He was for many years a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007.[4]

Michael Ledeen

Michael Ledeen is specialist on foreign policy. His research focuses on state sponsors of terrorism, Iran, the Middle East, Europe (Italy), U.S.-China relations, intelligence, and Africa (Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe) and is a leading neoconservative.[5] He is a former consultant to the United States National Security Council, the United States Department of State, and the United States Department of Defense. He has also served as a special adviser to the United States Secretary of State. He held the Freedom Scholar chair at the American Enterprise Institute where he was a scholar for twenty years and now holds the similarly named chair at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a contributing editor to National Review, contributes to the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appears on Fox News and on a variety of radio talk shows. He has been on PBS's NewsHour and CNN's Larry King Live, among others.[6]

Ronald Radosh

Ronald Radosh is a writer, professor, historian, former Marxist, and neoconservative. He is known for his work on the Cold War espionage case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and his advocacy of the state of Israel. Radosh co-authored the book A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel with his wife, Allis.[7]

Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum is a journalist and author. He graduated from Yale University in 1968 and won a Carnegie Fellowship to attend Yale's graduate program in English Literature, though he dropped out after taking one course. He wrote for The Village Voice for several years, leaving in 1975 after which he wrote for Esquire, Harper's, High Times, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine and Slate. Rosenbaum spent more than ten years doing research on Adolf Hitler including travels to Vienna, Munich, London, Paris, and Jerusalem, interviewing leading historians, philosophers, biographers, theologians and psychologists. Some of those interviewed by Rosenbaum included Daniel Goldhagen, David Irving, Rudolph Binion, Claude Lanzmann, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Alan Bullock, Christopher Browning, George Steiner, and Yehuda Bauer. The result was his 1998 book, Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil.

Claudia Rosett

Claudia Rosett is journalist-in-residence at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a policy institute based in Washington, D.C.[8][9] A former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, she writes a weekly column for Forbes, blogs for PJ Media, and makes guest appearances on television and radio.[10]

Michael Totten

Totten blogs for PJ Media. Totten describes himself as an "independent journalist". He travels extensively around the Middle East and other trouble spots around the world.[11] Totten's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,[12] City Journal, the New York Daily News,[13] The Jerusalem Post, the Daily Star of Lebanon, Reason magazine, Commentary,[14] LA Weekly, Front Page, Tech Central Station, and the Australian edition of Newsweek. Totten's first book, The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel, reports his experiences in the Middle East, primarily Lebanon.

Bill Whittle

Bill Whittle was the host of Afterburner with Bill Whittle, a PJTV program. He is a pilot, photographer, blogger, and video editor from Los Angeles, California. He is a former National Review Online contributor and has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, The Dennis Miller Show, Sun TV, and national radio programs. His first book, Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War, was published in 2004. Since 2009, Whittle has been a featured speaker at universities and a number of Republican and Tea Party events throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of Declaration Entertainment, an independent film studio, and a narrator for Encounter Books.


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  2. ^ Biography. By M. Wallace. Retrieved July 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ 2007 National Humanities Medal winners at the National Endowment for the Humanities' website
  5. ^ "Flirting with Fascism", John Laughland, The American Conservative, June 30, 2003.
  6. ^ "Foundation for Defense of Democracies". Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Q&A with Ronald and Allis Radosh". C-SPAN. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  8. ^ Rosett's biography at the FDD website
  9. ^ The third lens: multi-ontology sense ... – Google Books. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ Claudia Rosett In the Media at the FDD website
  11. ^ The Explosive Caucasus, Michael J. Totten, August 2008
  12. ^ Book review by Michael Totten of Mirror of the Arab World: Lebanon in Conflict by Sandra Mackey, The New York Times, March 30, 2008
  13. ^ "Frontline Lessons from the Iraq Surge", Michael Totten, New York Daily News, August 29, 2007
  14. ^ "The Worst since 9/11", Michael J. Totten, Commentary, August 22, 2007

- Jytdog (talk) 15:28, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Simon seems like he merits some language. Unlike the others there are already sources in the article backing up his connection to the company. Reynolds looks borderline. I agree with you on the rest. (talk) 06:06, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Note that the above comment is almost certainly from banned user User:Lesbianadvocate editing from an IP address. -- EllenMcGill (talk) 18:35, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Restoring Removed Sections[edit]

Nearly the entire article has been deleted by some IP "", who is suspected to be the banned User:Lesbianadvocate, without much justification.

The "Personalities" removed by User:Jytdog, I agree with, but most of the sections removed by the IP was legitimate. All they were doing was listing the sections of the website, and you don't need secondary sources for those. For example, on the Huffington Post article, there is a part explaining:

"In approximately June 2007 the site launched its first local version, HuffPost Chicago.[20] In June 2009 HuffPost New York[21] was launched, followed shortly by HuffPost Denver[22] which launched on September 15, 2009 [23] and HuffPost Los Angeles[24] launched on December 2, 2009,[25] In 2011 three new regional editions were launched: HuffPost San Francisco on July 12,[26] HuffPost Detroit,[27] on November 17,[28] and HuffPost Miami, in November.[29] "HuffPost Hawaii" was launched in collaboration with the online investigative reporting and public affairs news service Honolulu Civil Beat on September 4, 2013.[30]"

All of the sources cited were primary sources. You don't need secondary sources for simple stuff like listing sections of the website. I will be restoring the history section and the PJTV section, as that is a significant part of their operation. I have kept the "" section removed, as it is redundant, and the "PJM Political" section, as that is outdated and doesn't need a section.

Marquis de Faux (talk) 02:40, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for starting a discussion here. i understand what you are saying but this dif re-introduced a lot of bad content (badly sourced or unsourced, and NEWS/PROMO stuff) and organization jumble. I would not disagree with rebuilding the article, but based on much better sourcing and aiming at encyclopedic (not promotional) coverage of PJ Media. It is really, really sad to me to see a company that aspires to provide better journalism, so blatantly abuse Wikipedia for promotion; they created an unreliable, embarrassingly bad article. Jytdog (talk) 07:39, 23 April 2016 (UTC)