Hugh Hewitt

  • Columns

    January 2, 2014

    Should Mexicans Pronounce Their Last Names Correctly?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why won't Mexican men meet a gabacha's family?

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager Rip Off "¡Ask a Mexican!" with "Ask a Jew" Event!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    As Ducks Die in OC, Are Gnatcatchers Next?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Barbara Coe Trashes Hugh Hewitt, Says Barack Obama Owns Him!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Shocker: OC GOPer Slams Obama on . . . Fox!

    ​"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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Has the Era of the Nationally Influential OC Conservative Eclipsed?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Hugh Hewitt Blames Obama for Detroit Near-Disaster, but Whither Dubya?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: Shut the Hell Up, Hugh Hewitt!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    But Who'll Save the Wee Hugh Hewitt?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Amazingly, Hugh Hewitt Only Classy Local Conservative Pundit for Obama Inauguration

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt Makes Robocalls for Prop. 8

    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 >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Enough with the Elitism Charges, Baby Hewie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt Gets Tracked by Southern Poverty Law Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    No. 1 on the Palin/Hewitt/Colbert Threat Down: (Polar) Bears!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Hewitt's Hughpocrisy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Hugh Hewitt Worst Person in the World!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    What do Lindsay Lohan and Hugh Hewitt Have in Common?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Baby Hewie Reveals Himself as a Party Hack (Big Surpise Edition)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2007

    Why Does Hugh Hewitt Spin for a Liar?

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Hugh Hewitt is an Idiot (Part One Billion)

    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 >>

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    July 14, 2007
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    June 4, 2007

    Hugh Hewitt and His Conflict-of-Interest Conflicts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Hughcifer Unhinged

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Who Stole the Election from the Stealers?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Hugh Hewitt Urging Republicans to Vote--By Playing JFK?!

    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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    August 31, 2006
  • Columns

    July 27, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    July 19 - July 25

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    Hugh's on First?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    The Incredible Bravery of Hugh Hewitt

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2006

    "Could Hugh possibly be any more pathetic?"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2006

    Hughcifer Descending

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2006

    Hugh Hewitt Kicks Ass--But We Still Think He's an Ass

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2006

    We Agree with Hugh Hewitt--But He's Still an Ass

    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 >>

  • Columns

    September 1, 2005
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    January 20, 2005

    This Inauguration Doesnt Auger Well

    But Hugh Hewitt hews to the red state hues

  • Columns

    September 9, 2004
  • Features

    November 20, 2003

    Where Have All the Blowhards Gone?

    An Iraq invasion retrospective!

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Press Clips

    Why did the Metro kill Hugh Hewitt's piece on Larry Agran?

  • News

    July 18, 2002
  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    Diary of a mad county

    Orange County, California: 2001

  • Columns

    November 22, 2001
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    January 4, 2001
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    April 27, 2000
  • News

    April 20, 2000

    The New Hugh

    OCs highest-profile Republican is a liberal in his own back yard

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    The GOPs Paper of Choice

    The Times crosses over to the dark side

  • Columns

    September 17, 1998

    Let Jerry Speak!

    And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!

  • Columns

    June 12, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997

    The Voice of Unreason

    GOP mouthpiece Hugh Hewitt approves Register opinions

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