Sunday, November 29, 2015

Meet the Reporter Giving the Liberal Media a Migraine


For nearly three months, freelance reporter Evan Gahr has been covering a high-profile lawsuit that almost no one has heard of.
"Normally conservatives would jump at the opportunity to humiliate Ed Schultz," Gahr said in an interview with the Washington Examiner media desk. He doesn't know why right-leaning news websites outside of the Daily Caller, where his work currently publishes, won't pay attention to his stories.
Gahr learned about the lawsuit against Schultz, a far-left MSNBC host, in 2014. He began pursuing it in February for the Caller, where he posts developments every few days as a guest writer.
The lawsuit concerns a former business partner of Schultz, Michael Queen, who alleges that it was his original idea to get Schultz on TV and that the two had a deal that would grant Queen a stake in the show, should there ever be one.
The lawsuit goes back to 2011 and has been covered here and there by other media news websites but has otherwise fallen by the wayside. Gahr is the only one writing about it now, uncovering details like big-name witnesses (MSNBC President Phil Griffin) and the jury selection process (Schultz's attorney doesn't want anyone on the jury who has read Gahr's reporting).
Along the way, Gahr also found out that in 1995, Schultz's first wife, Maureen Zimmerman, had filed a restraining order against Schultz.
Gahr, who once worked as a press critic for the New York Post, regularly tries to contact Schultz and Griffin, the MSNBC president. He never hears back, but he says he's "definitely looking forward to doing an ambush interview" with Schultz.
Schultz did not respond to a request for comment for this story.
Ambush interviews are one of Gahr's favorite methods to catch high-profile media personalities off guard. But they're only "ambush" interviews by way of his questions being entirely unexpected. He doesn't show up in private neighborhoods or catch his subjects when they're at dinner at a restaurant.
He calls them on the phone or shows up at a public event.
In mid-April, Gahr approached Al Sharpton after one of the MSNBC hosts nonprofit National Action Network conventions. Gahr asked Sharpton for his thoughts on the lawsuit against Schultz.
Sharpton would only say that he doesn't speak for Schultz.
Gahr makes regular calls to Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron and Post media reporters Paul Farhi and Erik Wemple to inquire about a racial discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper that was filed in 2013 (another story Gahr broke that has received little attention). They all either hang up on Gahr or don't answer at all.
Gahr takes particular exception with left-leaning Post columnists Eugene Robinson and Jonathan 
Around the same time he confronted Sharpton, Gahr approached Robinson about the Post lawsuit, asking him when he would write about it. Robinson wouldn't commit to writing anything on the issue and to date, hasn't.
"I find it interesting that people from the Washington Post like Eugene Robinson and Jonathan Capehart can go on MSNBC every night and accuse whites and conservatives and police of being racist but they ignore outright racist behavior by their own employers," Gahr said.
Gahr, who splits his time between New York and Washington, is not an impartial journalist.
He has made up his mind that Schultz cheated his former business partner. He has decided that the Post is guilty of racial discrimination, because, as the lawsuit claims, several former black employees believe the newspaper "forc[ed] out African American and older employees in a systematic effort to replace them with young, less experienced white individuals at cheaper wages."
Gahr,  describes himself as "a reporter with a conservative bent." What colors his reporting, though, isn't really his ideology. It's an admitted "perverse thrill" in embarrassing his subjects.
"I find it interesting that people who have good public images are really cowards and bullies," he said. "And plus it's just fun to embarrass them."
Gahr isn't a "people person." He says so himself. He doesn't like many photos of himself to be online.
"The only pictures online of me are from 1996, 2000 and 2004," he said. "Plus, I am not wearing glasses [in them] like I do every day."
The freelance work on Schultz's lawsuit has impressed the Caller's editors. Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and Executive Editor Vince Coglianese are in talks to offer him some type of regular role, though it's unclear right now what that role is.
Carlson described Gahr to the Washington Examiner as "fearless" and "one of the most relentless diggers I know."
Gahr said he wants to write critically of all political and media types, both liberal and conservative, if he thinks they deserve it. "I feel very congruent with the Daily Caller because it's one of the few conservative places that has no orthodoxy," he said (though the Caller does have a policy against writing negative stories related to Fox News, where Carlson is a weekend host).
For now, Gahr also writes on his personal blog, "The Washington Gadfly," a reference to the way he was described in Lloyd Grove's gossip column at the New York Daily News back in 2005.
When he starts writing regularly for the Daily Caller, he said his work won't deviate from what he does now. "Just exposing blowhards and bullies of all political varieties," he said.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ed Schultz Lawsuit--Exclusive

Monday, April 13, 2015

Papermate Pens


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

I have nothing of value to say right now

Why does everybody these days think their every opinion is so unique and every little experience so instructive they need to instantly share it with the whole world?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blacks Accuse Washington Post of Racial Purge--Exclusive

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ed Schultz Court Hearing/Trial Date/Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Betsy Rothstein scoop


Anybody who want to ask Schultz about this directly can contact me for his personal email.

I only represent myself. I don't represent anybody for whom I write.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ed Schultz Begged Roger Ailes for Show

- The Daily Caller - -
Ed Shultz Once Begged To Be On Fox News
Posted By Betsy Rothstein On 9:57 PM 02/10/2015 In | No Comments
    By The Mirror guest writer Evan Gahr. 
    Ratings-addled MSNBC host Ed Schultz loves to trash Fox News and Roger Ailes.
    How courageous.
    But when Schultz was just an obscure radio guy seeking fame and fortune on TV he sang a different tune.
    His business partner asked Ailes, to please, pretty please, give Ed his own Fox News show.
    “Ed Schultz would like to bring his considerable talents to FOX News Channel preferably in Washington,” Michael Queen wrote Ailes on April 22, 2008. “He would be great in Washington and great on Fox News Channel.”
    The letter, obtained exclusively by this reporter, concluded, “Some network is sure to sign this former All American quarterback either as a commentator or show host, why not FOX?”
    MSNBC had no comment on the matter. When reached by email, Diana Rocco, director of media relations, wanted more details: “Thanks for reaching out.  Could you please let me know a little bit more about what you are writing and the angle for your piece?”
    After she received more information, she went silent.
    Here is the back story: In 2008, Queen and Schultz allegedly entered a partnership to get the behemoth broadcaster his own TV show. Queen claims Schultz emailed him that “Any TV deal will obviously involve you.”
    Besides Fox, Queen hawked Schultz to CNN, NBC and MSNBC president Phil Griffin.
    Griffin demurred but then approached Schultz directly and signed him. The “Ed Show” launched on April 1, 2009.
    All Queen got in return from the friend of the working man was the $11,500 he paid out of pocket to tape a pilot.
    In 2011, Queen filed a federal lawsuit against Schultz for reneging on his promise to pay him 25 percent of whatever he got for a TV show.
    The entreaty to Fox was mentioned in passing in by the Hollywood Reporter, but missed entirely by former HuffPost scribe Jack Mirkinson and the very self-impressed Politico.
    Schultz denied all the claims. In 2012, Washington, DC Federal District Court Judge Beryll Howell ruled for Schultz.
    But an appeals court last April reversed Howell and allowed the case to proceed.
    The Ailes epistle was discovered after this reporter trolled through hundreds of pages of filings.
    Queen wrote Ailes under a pseudonym because he is an engineer for the NBC News Washington bureau. The name Jeffrey Landa, identified as the “Agent for Ed Schultz,” appears at the bottom of the letter. Landa, who is defending Schultz against Queen, said neither man saw the letter until after the lawsuit was filed. He pleaded ignorance about whether Schultz had advance or contemporaneous knowledge of Queen’s pitch to Ailes.
    The lawsuit dates back almost four years but he never asked his client? “I don’t know means I don’t know,” Landa growled.
    Queen and his lawyer did not respond to requests for comment. An email sent to a 2008 address for Schultz contained in court filings was not returned.
    Just three years after the letter was written, Schultz, now safely ensconced at MSNBC, trashed Ailes on the air for running a “political machine” not “a news organization.”
    Gee, that is an original argument. Whoever heard that before?
    But left-wing troglodytes who also think FNC is a political machine should take note: when Schultz was vying for fame and fortune he was eager to be a cog in the Fox machinery.

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