Exclusive: Tucker Carlson Ignores Private Letter About Daily Caller Right-Wing Anti-Semtic Purge
Blacklists Eric Breindel protoge, refusing to hire him as the Jesse Waters for his show or blogger/investigative reporter because Daily Caller co-owner Neil Patel fired him for denoncing Christian Right anti-Semitsm. Contravenes NewsCorp non-discrimination rules and New York City, NYS and federal law. Rupert's spokesman Howard Rubenstein previously, with Rupert's backing because I worked for Eric, recommended me for a job with Roger Ailes as "a talent" to hire.
Tucker Carlson is now the Archie Bunker of Fox News Channel.
December 19, 2016
Hi. How do you like my new stationery?
Congressional investigations have been launched based on less hard evidence of wrongdoing then what Weyrich stated in this letter. Why was the matter of somebody’s employment by a conservative think tank and government contractor of great interest to people in the White House? What did they do with the information they were seeking. Who exactly were these people?
Why was I being targeted based on an article that did NOT even mention my criticism of Weyrich or his associations with the Bush Administration? It was a Week in Review story by the religion correspondent on the Deicide charge, nothing that Paul Weyrich and Charlie Ward had recently re-hashed it. Jay Lefkowitz, a key apologist for Christian Right anti-Semitism, convinced Karl Rove that the controversy was a political liability and he needed to shut me up.
On a Tuesday night, London told the Forward he would not fire me. On Wednesday Tim Goeglein called London and threatened him with the loss of government contracts. He fired me the next day. Within hours or less he called Weyrich, who didn’t even know his name, to tell him I was fired. Weyrich said I hope this has nothing to do with me. London told him, of course not. I was fired for using a stuffed chimp in a television debate to mock David Horowitz when he was defending Weyrich.
The chimp took the fall for Karl Rove.
Goeglein, per a little-noticed TNR story, also complained to Hudson about Marshall Wittmann when he criticized the Bush Administration on his consertativereform.org website for Hudson. He left Hudson and the website was deleted. Goeglein also complained to Karl Zinsmeister about me and he purged me.
Goeglein, was an aide to Gary Bauer; I recently discovered mostly inadvertently that Bauer had contemporaneous knowledge of all the phone calls. A few years later, Goeglein got fired by the Bush White House for plagiarism. He went to work for Focus on the Family; I assume but don’t know for sure that Bauer got him his job.
Anyway, since “they” don’t let you choose your own hair style it occurred to me that “they” might not be letting your own mail and that if I sent this letter to FNC it would be intercepted as some kind of interview request. So I am sending it to what I assume is your home address instead.
Now that I am no longer at the Daily Caller and barred by Neil Patel from ever writing for them again I am wondering if you are interested in having me on your show the next time I break news [for other publications you can have me on your show, particularly when it involves media stuff.]
Also, later this week I am joining the NABJ; paying the membership dues with money from my pieces for the Observer. So that might be something to discuss. I want to make the point that it is insidious to define people by their skin color. In 2016, with a black man finishing his second term as president, a black man as executive editor of the New York Times and another black man just recently leaving his post as managing editor of the Washington Post and a black woman named HuffPost editor, what exactly does it mean to be “a black journalist?”
It clearly means something else than when the organization was founded some 40 years ago. Does it mean you write with particularly nuance and sophisticated on race? I do that. Like with this piece on Ben Carson, which noted conservatives can be just as condescending and patronizing towards blacks for political purposes as liberals often are.
Does it mean you have been the victim of workplace discrimination? I was the victim of workplace discrimination; I got fired by Hudson for being Jewish. I doubt WL was ever fired from any job for being black.
Does it mean you find race stories that non-blacks overlook? Well, I wrote about a race discrimination lawsuit against the Capitol Police. But WL and Kevin Merida missed that.
Does it mean you have extensive knowledge about race? Well, Betsy quoted me around 2013 saying thanks to all my father’s black patients--everybody from maids to accounts to a civil rights leader--I know a broader section of the black community than Wesley Lowery. The first time we ever spoke on the phone he bitched me out about that comment.
As for the Daily Caller, whatever happened, happened. As Lloyd Grove told in 2014 about something unrelated, you can’t undo the past.
But here are some facts you should know. I am not inviting you to a pity party. \\ It’s just impossible to discuss things accurately without spelling out the things that I have avoided saying.
The same for Lloyd Grove. He found it odd that I called the other week on a Friday around 7PM worried that CNN was going to blacklist me for exposing Brian Stelter as a liar. If he knew how vicious the whole Weyrich thing was and how to this day conservatives are still blacklisting me I doubt he would have found my concerns curious.
You said to me when we met you disappeared for a while what happened? I said well, I had some difficulties (an Eric word) and changed the subject.
Well, as a direct result of being fired and Michael Horowitz lying to my parents and frightening them to cover up for Hudson, the White House and Weyrich--but particularly the White House since his cousin Jay Lefkowitz--incited Karl Rove to get me fired, after I came back to NY in 2006 I started to suffer from major depressive order and wrote only a handful of articles until 2013.
Fortunately this article is not on Google. People in this country are incredibly ignorant about mental disorders. They don’t understand that they are the result of chemical balances just like many physical ailments. Clinton’s spokesman here reacted like I had done some kind of hit piece on him. All I did was note he was taking medicine for a conditions that many open heart surgery patients later suffer. I asked Lloyd Grove to specifically say the psychiatrist who told me about Clinton was treating me for depression only; to pre-empt more CPUSA style lies about being mentally imbalanced or unhinged to justify Hudson firing me. Herb London told the press I was fired for “bizarre behavior” by using the chimp to debate David Horowitz; the CPUSA, I later discovered, used the exact same terminology about Whittaker Chambers after he broke ranks.
BLOGGER'S MEDICATION CLAIM Bill Clinton has been out of office for nearly five years, and still the conservatives won't get off the former President's case. Washington blogger Evan Gahr, who runs the chimpstein.
com Web site, yesterday wrote that "a psychiatrist colleague of Clinton's physician" revealed to him that Clinton is "taking antidepressants.
" The 59-year-old Clinton underwent open-heart surgery in September 2004, and Manhattan psychiatrist Peter Shapiro, who does not treat Clinton, told me that 20% to 30% of heart-surgery patients - compared with 5% to 15% of the general population - suffer post-operative depression. Yesterday Clinton's spokesman, Jay Carson, denied that his boss is taking antidepressants. From Tel Aviv, where the former President is on a well-publicized visit to Israel with his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Carson E-mailed: "This is totally untrue, but this kind of fabrication is probably to be expected from a guy who has made his living attacking President Clinton and was fired from his last job for, among other things, playing with stuffed animals during a serious TV interview.
" Carson is "lying about me, and he's probably lying about Clinton," Gahr retorted. "When you work for a known liar, you probably shouldn't question others' credibility.
" Gahr, who in 2001 was fired from his job as a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, conceded that he once brandished a stuffed chimp during a debate on Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes.
" But he said he was fired at the behest of the Bush White House for criticizing the Christian right. Gahr told Lowdown his source was Frank T. Miller, a Manhattan psychiatrist who treats Gahr for depression. Gahr said Miller - who confirmed his patient's account to me, but declined further comment - made the claim about Clinton's antidepressant use during Gahr's visit last Friday morning at Miller's Fifth Ave. office.
Anyway, right after this article things got really bad for me. In 2006 and 2007, I wrote absolutely nothing for publication--incapacitated by classic depression, exacerbated by horrible pain that Michael Horowitz had lied to my parents about me and frightened them.
Lied is the key word; not typical Washington spin or bullshit. But outright lying.
Our conversation in 2004 went something like this.
Evan Gahr: I know you’re lying. You told Nat Hentoff off the record that Hudson was wrong to fire me. You told David Saperstein that you disagreed with me about Weyrich but Hudson was wrong to fire me for criticizing him. But you told my father that I was not fired for criticizing
Weyrich; I was fired for going crazy and was now a danger to myself and others.
Weyrich; I was fired for going crazy and was now a danger to myself and others.
Michael Horowitz: I have no comment
Evan Gahr: I didn’t ask for comment. I know you are lying.
Anyway, between 2008 and 2008 I wrote sporadically. The stuff I wrote was great--like this item for Page Six that Richard Johnson put under his name.
By PageSix.com Staff
June 2, 2008 | 8:07am
PROFESSIONAL angry person Keith Olbermann favors tax-and-spend liberals, but he didn’t pay his own taxes. OlbermannWatch.com reports that New York state has issued a tax warrant or judgment against the MSNBC host for $2,269.50 in back taxes owed by his personal corporation, Olbermann Broadcasting Empire Inc. Asked about the delinquency the other night by journalist Evan Gahr, the otherwise loquacious Olbermann uttered nary a word as he scurried into Trump Palace, where he bought condo apartment 40B last year, according to public records. “This was a bookkeeping disagreement between Keith’s accountants and the state which was resolved months ago,” an MSNBC spokesman told Page Six. Gahr was surprised to see Olbermann on foot. “Is the belt-tightening so severe at NBC that the peacock network can’t afford a car to take Olbermann home?” he wondered. “If so, there’s a bright side for Olbermann: Nobody can call him a limousine liberal.”
But then despite pounding out a slam bam success (like a 2010 hit piece on Elena Kagan for Jolkovsky that ended up on Druge) I would got crippled by depression and pain again and write nothing for months and months. I didn’t write a single campaign story in 2012; only wrote two articles for publication. One about Choose Life licence plates; another about the sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against FRC.
Things started to slowly turn around for me in 2013. I broke the story of the WaPo lawsuit in an opinion piece for the Daily Caller; Betsy dubbed me the phone enthusiast because of the way I called people promoting the story. And one good thing led to another. And you offered me a job and column.
I don’t think you realize how my Washington Gadfly column was a daily fart in the face of conservative orthodoxy that you abhor. Particularly with the chimp emblem.
I get the impression you viewed it as simply “Evan Gahr” doing the same kind of stuff he did for Eric, the Weekly Standard, American Spectator and all the way back to my Hillary funding PLO front groups story for Insight that connected me with Eric.
It was all that--but also a rebuke to lots of conservatives around town determined to make me a non-person. And a reminder, per Marty’ fear, that even though I disappeared for a long time they did not destroy my life and career.
I didn’t tell you about all the ongoing blacklists. Or even write about them. Jolkovsky wants me to write exclusive stories for him now. He is one of the few conservatives not blacklisting me.
I sent Brent Bozell my Observer story on Gabe Sherman that you really liked. He told me to never send him anything again. And then when I loudly objected he proceeded to tell Tim Graham to never use anything I write again. That’s right. The head of the Media Research Center does not want to report that Phil Griffin committed perjury in 2014 because the guy who broke the story called Weyrich “a demented anti-Semite” in 2001.
Even though in 2002, Weyrich went to the Holocaust Museum with me, without any public pressure and refusing my request to get press coverage, to show he regretted the pain he caused Jews with his remarks and me getting fired.
Jack Fowler has permanently barred me from their conferences. But, hey, what would you expect from NR considering that Jay Nordlinger told me when I pressed him on Weyrich’s remarks and my dismissal, “Shut the fuck up, you big bully. I would have fired you also.”
Accuracy in Media in 2013 published two of my great hit pieces. And commissioned a third about a class action lawsuit against the Washington Post--egregious stuff, they were cooking circulation figures. Then the editor Roger Aronoff, either figured out himself or was told by somebody who complained about me, that “Evan Gahr” was the thought criminal who denounced Weyrich and also got purged by AEI. Aronoff worked on Ben Wattenberg’s show.
I gave the editor the piece exactly was we discussed. He refused to publish it or even pay me. And he turned down about 10 subsequent submissions.
So basically conservatives are still defending Weyrich for calling the Jews Christ Killers 14 years and counting after he apologized for it. This is reminiscent of CPUSA members defending Stalin even after Khrushchev condemned his crimes.
Anyway, let me know what is up with my media stories--the amount of lying by reporters about Trump is astounding-- and about me joining NABJ. I am also interested in discussing on your show any scoops I do for Jolkovsky.