As the saying goes, by their enemies you shall know him. A Daily Kos blogger calls this week’s interviewee “a lying hack.” Media Matters called his work “sad, self-serving.” A Center for American Progress flack implied that he was against senior citizens. You can tell when folks on our side are effective because they get under skin of the liberals.
Flynn is the Political Editor for Breitbart.com and constant critic of the media’s partisanship. At the 2012 Republican National Convention he told The Washington Times, "Close observers of the media have seen their devolution into an active partisan interest group. They are not in Tampa to report the events of the convention. They are in Tampa to frame the GOP message for the general public and find disparate items that can be twisted together to paint an explicitly negative impression.”
For over 20 years Flynn worked for policy and legislative organizations, including the American Legislative Exchange Council, Reason Foundation and Illinois General Assembly. He has testified before Congress and to over two dozen state legislatures. He also frequently appears on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, ABC World News Tonight and C-SPAN.
Not too long ago I saw Flynn and his wife, Holly, at the “Breitbart Embassy” in Washington D.C. (By the way, I have nothing but respect for a man who has the good sense to marry up, as he did with the lovely Holly.) At the gathering I was reminded of the fantastic group of people that Andrew Breitbart partnered with over the years. There is no doubt that Flynn is carrying on Breitbart’s legacy of exposing liberals and their cohorts in the media.
Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.
1. If there were a television channel that showed only one movie over and over, what movie should it be?
There should be a David Lean channel, playing Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Bridge on the River Kwai in perpetual loop. All are true testaments to the strength and vitality of individuals against the collective. The individual may be flawed, but it is the greatest force in nature and history.
2. What’s one of your favorite movie quotes?
Two, oddly related:
"Nothing is written." -- Lawrence of Arabia; and
"To smoke, and have coffee-and if you do it together it's fantastic" -- Wings of Desire
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