I do not listen to OC's own third-rate conservative pundit, Hugh Hewitt, because he just became too predictable: Scalia great and Dubya great, Obama and Obama horrible. But every couple of months, I check out his website to see what he's bloviating about just in case I need column fodder.And that's ... More >>
If Richard Nixon had not gone to that great pen of paranoia in the sky already, he would be at his library and birthplace in Yorba Linda more than just in spirit today to celebrate his 99th birthday.Hugh Hewitt, who originally came out west to help get the presidential library off the ground, wil ... More >>
Small but deadly to land developers.Readers of the Weekly before there was a Weekly may recall the California gnatcatcher, a cute little bird who managed to stop development in its tracks in Orange County in the early 1990s, cause Donald Bren to forever be saddled with a menacing Mr. Burns squint ... More >>
My God, I think this might be the first time I've ever agreed with Barbara Coe on ANYTHING: she, like I, thinks local conservative yakmouth, Hugh Hewitt is a gas bag!Coe is incensed that Hewitt--in one of the few times I've agreed with him--recently trashed Tom Tancredo, the former Colorado congr ... More >>
"It's a disaster . . . He's the anti-Lincoln . . . This thin-skinned president."--Orange County Republican celebrity Hugh Hewitt happily commenting tonight on Hannity's Fox News show about President Barack Obama's decision today to sack outspoken General Stanley McChrystal. Because Hewitt would n ... More >>
Baby Hewie: Despite my constant ridiculing of him, brother is hella influential among conservatives...I know lists are notoriously arbitrary and are usually created with the sole purpose of causing controversy, but there must be some local meaning in a recent article by the UK's conservative Dail ... More >>
Hewitt: Is he truly stupid, or just acts like it to make cash? Shockingly, it's the latter, according to sources...Unsurprisingly, the Right is blaming President Barack Obama for the Christmas Day terrorist attack of an airliner flying from Amsterdam to Detroit. Our local yakmouth Hugh Hewitt was ... More >>
I haven't paid much attention to Hugh Hewitt as of recent, mostly because all he seems to talk about is Obamacare, and that's not exactly the sexiest of subjects. But I did tune in yesterday, at the very end of the show, and he was playing one of my favorite songs: Lulu's "To Sir with Love" (don't a ... More >>
While the FCC CSI tries to determine whether Gustavo actually heard right-wing radio pundit and morality cop Hugh Hewitt of Irvine say "tit" on the air, Washington Times columnist Andrew Breitbart is warning that "uninvited Democratic activists" have waged a "digital war" on ol' Hughcifer.Hugh Hew ... More >>
The great tragedy of our local conservative yakmouth-gone-big Hugh Hewitt is that there is intellect in him. Yeah, he always seems to walk lockstep with wackos (see: Nixon, Romney, Palin), but the guy is well-read, fund-raises often for good non-political causes and isn't ultimately noxious. Silly, ... More >>
Got my dinner ruined yesterday when local blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt called me--or, rather, his recorded voice. He was urging me to vote yes on Proposition 8. Given the Baby Hughie curse, it gives me hope that this sexual Know Nothing initiative might go down. On his blog, Hewitt seems to be admittin ... More >>
Longtime media watchers know there are fewer pundits on Earth more blatantly hypocritical than Hugh Hewitt. He's the guy who has made a career of railing against the mainstream media even as he climbed its ladder--from KCET-TV Channel 28's Life and Times to OC Metro to talk radio (sorry, Hewie: bein ... More >>
It's one thing for Orange County blabbermouth Hugh "Baby Hewie/Hughcifer" Hewitt to get monitored by myself and Clockwork Coker, but it's quite the feat that Baby Hewie made it into the pages of the Southern Poverty Law Center's fall issue of its award-winning Intelligence Report. In its round-up of ... More >>
Sarah Palin invigorated the conservative base with her surprisingly poised speech to GOP delegates last night, kicking new life into what had been a ho-hum convention previously “highlighed” by the Dead Man Talking triad (George W. Bush, Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman). Clockwork's favorite sce ... More >>
Hugh Hewitt came out west from the Reagan White House to oversee construction of the Richard Nixon Library and, later, represent The Irvine Co. and other coastal developers in court as they sought to build whatever they desired on their land, “environmental extremism” like the Endangered Species ... More >>
To tell you the truth, I haven't regularly watched Keith Olbermann since his days as a sportscaster on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KCBS-TV Channel 2--and even as an elementary school wab, I found him annoying. I hear his MSNBC show The Countdown is pretty entertaining--but again, I find him irritating so ... More >>
Although we're no fans of local talk show host Hugh Hewitt, we couldn't help but to feel a twinge of sympathy for the man, who's also a professor of law at Chapman University. The latest edition of the school's Chapman Magaine has a mini-profile on Hewie, whom you can listen to every weekday at 3pm ... More >>
Throughout his radio show yesterday, Hugh Hewitt kept emphasizing that true conservatives despised John McCain, that true conservatives must vote for Mitt Romney. He repeatedly cited the examples of Rush Limbaugh and James Dobson, who insisted they'd never vote for McCain. To stick to one's principl ... More >>
Heard about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's claim that his father marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s? The Boston Phoenix rips apart that claim nicely, then Hugh Hewitt tries to provide cover for his book boy--but it's just not enough.
Orange County's most prominent talk-show host (take a seat, Joe Escalante) frequently proclaims himself independent of the Republican Party, but everyone knows that's a damn lie. Hugh Hewitt's latest example, however, is particularly egregious not only because he spins for the GOP, but he also skewe ... More >>
Meet Shine Like Stars, an Irvine-based Christian-rock band that jams the Divine fantastic at Irvine Presbyterian Church, specifically in its Veritas form of service. They're playing this Wednesday at San Clemente Presbyterian Church in anticipation of a small Pacific Coast tour. Good for them, serio ... More >>
When it came to this election, Hugh Hewitt, our favorite unintentional radio comedian, fought a long, hard battle against reality. One expects no less from him. He took extraordinary measures to blind and deafen himself, even engaged in a little body-snatching from the Democratic political graveya ... More >>
As Gustavo's recent post on Hugh Hewitt suggests, even Republican diehards are beginning to surrender. That raises an important question: how will conspiracy theorists explain the stolen election that wasn't? Many on the left had warned that the GOP had everything wired--from electronic voting machi ... More >>
Despite accusing the MSM ad nauseum of bias local yakker Hugh Hewitt makes no qualms about his politics: Republican (with a large -R). Yet the lead-in music for Hewitt's radio show today featured a clip of the quintessential Democrat, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Hewitt spliced it with a Dubya speech, i ... More >>
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Your favorite TV Time Tracker figured one of those knuckleheads at The Blotter would have already, uh, blottered this, but in case you missed it: Orange County's very own right-wing whackmaster Hugh Hewitt was on The Colbert Report the other night--and he wasn't even being punked like some other rec ... More >>
How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>
The relentlessly reasonable Kevin Drum of the relentlessly tepid Washington Monthly asks a question many have asked before about increasingly unpopular unintentional radio comedian Hugh Hewitt: "Could Hugh possibly be any more pathetic?" The answer, of course, is Yes (this is Hugh Hewitt we're talk ... More >>
Bad news for our favorite unintentional radio comedian, Hugh Hewitt. According to the latest Arbitrends, the audience for the lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter is shrinking right along with Bush and Cheney's approval ratings. Pre ... More >>
Who at the Los Angeles Times got the idea of allowing moron extraordinaire Joel Stein to pen an anti-war column? We've always loathed Stein, a man whom some enjoy for his inane banter and those of us with a shred of intellect feel is the Times worst editorial decision since putting sports stories on ... More >>
Uber-blogger/radio host Hugh Hewitt doesn't like a lot of things: liberals, liberal journalists, liberal movies, liberal societal mores--and now, liberal oldies. Hewitt tells readers on Jan. 3 that KRTH-FM 101.1's Top 300 Songs of All Time countdown over the New Year's weekend was the "Worst Top 300 ... More >>
On a date!
But Hugh Hewitt hews to the red state hues
An Iraq invasion retrospective!
Why did the Metro kill Hugh Hewitt's piece on Larry Agran?
Orange County, California: 2001
OCs highest-profile Republican is a liberal in his own back yard
The Times crosses over to the dark side
And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!
GOP mouthpiece Hugh Hewitt approves Register opinions