Matt Cunningham

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    OC's Scariest People 2013

    Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Jim Righeimer, Others Sue Costa Mesa Police Union, Others Over DUI Sting Fiasco

    We obviously don't agree with Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on most anything, especially his efforts to scald the city's public employees raw. But Riggy's harassment at the hands of a private dick employed by the law firm that represented the Costa Mesa Police Association (the cops' union) disguste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Anaheim's Latino "Leaders" Continue to Try and Hide Their Role in Creating Curt Pringle's Empire

    Exposing the bowdlerizing of local history by politicians and the lords of OC has been this infernal rag raison d'etre since its founding, and while we've seen some whoppers over the years (discredited blogger Matt Cunningham denying that he ever outed sex-abuse victims despite the fact he did, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The Laughable Racial Double Standards of Kris Murray, Anaheim Council-Pendeja

    Anaheim councilwoman Kris Murray is one of those hilarious Republicans who insist we live in a color-blind society, who rail at people who bring up race as Aztlanistas and political opportunists--and who turn around and do the same thing when politically convenient and decry any criticism as racism. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    [UPDATED: Cunningham Already Censoring!] Save Anaheim, OC Weekly's Best Blog for 2012, Inspiring Scorched-Earth Campaign From the Curt Pringle Machine

    Updated, with new information on the bottom...ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 16, 6:30 A.M.: Well, this fucking rocks: the very week where we named Save Anaheim the best blog in Orange County for our annual Best Of issue, the minions of former Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle wage an all-out war on its author, Jason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Steve Lodge, Anaheim Council Candidate/Brutal Cop, Fails to Get OC GOP Endorsement Despite Being GOP Establishment Choice

    Can it be that the Republican Party of Orange County is finally allowing brain matter to enter their skulls?Last night, the Central Committee announced their endorsements--this following a meeting a couple of weeks back in which candidates did a song-and-dance before them about why they were the tru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Tom Fuentes' Funeral a Parade of Pedophile Protectors and Apologists

    We at the Weekly had enough respect for former GOP chairman Tom Fuentes to not invade his funeral yesterday and cause a scene--but we're beholden to the truth, so damn straight we're going to blast his funeral for the parade of pedophile apologists and protectors that it was.The main attraction, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Funny Anonymous Pedo-Apologist OC Catholic Rant of the Day!

    ​Every couple of months, I get a non-sequitor gloat from a local Catholic who's always too cowardly to sign their name--best guess is Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, but could easily be notorious outer of sex-abuse victims Matt Cunningham. This yellow belly won't even send me an email--inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2011

    Does the Diocese of Orange Want to Buy Out the Crystal Cathedral?

    Save me, Brownie!​If there's one thing people should know about the Catholic Diocese of Orange, it's that the crazier the rumor, the more likely it's true. Men of the cloth abusing boys and girls? Of course! Bishops covering up said abuse? That's religion! Siccing attack dogs on abuse victims? Dam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    UPDATED: Matt Cunningham, Hypocrite, Slammed From Right

    Robbing taxpayers with dubious PR work​Updated at 4:45 p.m.: Cunningham responded in the comments section to this post. There was no explanation for his hypocrisy for over-billing taxpayers or his shameless shilling for OC GOP boss Scott Baugh. All he had to say was that I'm not a real journalist. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    [UPDATED]: Parishioners at St. Norbert Church in Orange Angry That Presbyterian Minister Allowed to Celebrate Mass--But What About John Urell?

    Urell the pedo-protector​UPDATED: 4: 25 P.M.: The St. Norbert priest who allowed the Presbyterian to concelebrate Mass, Agustin Escobar, has been placed on leave. The swiftness in which the Diocese of Orange acted to remove Escobar while letting pedo-priests officiate over Mass for years after an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Beats Van Tran, Just Like We Told You She Would

    ​It's a week after the 2010 elections, but State Senator Van Tran has finally conceded defeat against incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. I'll have a much-more detailed analysis later, but I do want to take this opportunity to say:WE TOLD YOU SO. For months, in interview after interview, in c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    How John Urell, Pedo-Priest Protector Extraordinaire, Allowed a Pedo-Priest to Teach Kiddies in Laguna Niguel

    Urell: Still clueless after all these years...​The years change, the Catholic Church grows and weathers controversies, yet one truth remains in Orange County: John Urell is the most disgusting Catholic in Orange County history. Worse than Serra. Worse than Brownie. Worse than even the king of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Orange Coast Magazine Pulls All Punches in Article on OC Diocese's Most-Prominent Sex-Abuse Survivor

    Orange Coast story...​I'm glad that Joelle Casteix--sex-abuse survivor from the Diocese of Orange's grubby employees and its most-prominent critic--is getting more and more attention, even if Orange Coast's profile of her in this month's issue is a blatant rip-off of my two-year-old Casteix profil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Orange Councilmember Jon Dumitru Caught Lying to Reporter While Slurring Longtime Resident

    ​I don't know much about Orange councilmember Jon Dumitru other than he's running for mayor this year, he's pals with Red County blogger Matt Cunningham, and that he likes to go on KFI-AM 640 to proclaim how his support of resolutions against the city's day laborers and in support of SB1070 aren't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    OC GOP Hack Ghostwrote for Hugh Hewitt to the Tune of Thousands of County Dollars

    ​What happens when a hack writes for a hack? Thousands of computer screens groan in digital agony under the dead weight of the product--and thousands of dollars of county money get wasted by pals.The feisty Friends for Fullerton's Future Blog has been embarrassing Orange County's preeminent Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Is The OC Registrar of Voters Run By A Snail?

    ​"The OC Registrar's office used to be a joke in terms of tabulating and reporting election results--the slowest in the state. Neal Kelley has done more to change that during his brief tenure . . . "

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Notorious Pedo-Priest Protector Apologist Matt Cunnigham Billed County for Work with OC Diocese

    Hewitt: Does he check county contracts for ways to shower money toward his pals?​For the past couple of weeks, the Friends for Fullerton's Future blog has been documenting with devastating effectiveness how Matt Cunningham--founder of OC Blog, longtime Republican activist, a supposed lover of smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Are Tod Brown and William Levada Besties?

    Brownie and Levada already know how to sport the cassock...​One lesson I've learned in years of covering the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal is that the more ludicrous the rumor or scenario, the more likely it's true. Bishops moving pedophile priests around to evade the law? True! Priests taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    Another Local Boy Done Pedo-Priest Apologist Good: Cardinal William Levada

    Levada: Brownie's pal in the Vatican...​As the world just barely begins to realize that the Catholic Church is infested from the bottom to the top with pedophile apologists, one name has come to the forefront besides Pope Benedict XVI: Cardinal William Levada.He's the Prefect of the Congregation o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Socialist Femi-Commie Loretta Sanchez Opens Her Elitist Liberal Purse

    Politico, which is a good, important publication, caught up with our Santa Ana/Garden Grove/Fullerton/Anaheim U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez to find out what's in her purse.Red County's Matt Cunningham zinged the piece, saying the Democrat "must have left her 'Handy Guide To Increasing Fed ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    OC Blogosphere Good At Twittering, Name-Calling

    ​We were impressed to see Red County find a use for Twitter that we don't feel even a little guilty about wasting time with: a feed for updates about the Assembly District 72 race. You know, the election to replace The Big Dripper, "Open Mic" Mike "Spanky" Duvall (There's a raging controversy here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    John Campbell Gets Caught Using a Twitter Ghostwriter

    We usually glaze over any posts on Irvine councilwoman Beth Krom written by The Liberal OC, because the woman can do no wrong in their eyes. But that didn't stop editor Chris Prevatt from helping to out Representative John Campbell's Twitter writer: the king of Orange County sock-puppetry, Matt "Jub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    This Week In OC Republican-On-Republican Homo Action

    Larry CraigThe game of hot potato being played by California republicans in response to the  state's budget crisis and recently defeated ballot measures is turning into quite a spectator sport. Actually, "hot potato" isn't quite right. More like... "smear the queer"? Or... "12-year-olds calling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Mission Viejo Council Votes To Let Voters Vote On Right To Vote

    Good headline, right? Last night, the Mission Viejo City Council sent the long-gestating "Right To Vote" initiative -- which is backed by roughly the same people who back the Lance MacLean recall campaign -- to a city-wide election. The initiative would mandate that all major zone-change proposals i ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    See the "Supe Snoop" Footage for Yourself

    Surely by now you've heard about the latest scandal to rock the Orange County Sheriff's Department: "Supe Snoop." If you haven't heard about it, you owe it to yourself to read R. Scott Moxley's cover story on Sheriff Sandra Hutchens this week. The footage above that opens over the shoulder of coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    John and Ken Go After Red County Blog (Again)

    *Originally posted on March 13; moved up by Gustavo 'cause the conversation is HOT!The hosts of KFI-AM 640 The John and Ken Show are ripping Orange County's right-tilted Red County blog once again. (You can listen here.) What set off the anti-tax crusaders--whose recent live Tax Revolt 2009 broadcas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Matt Cunningham out as boss at OC's premier GOP blog?

    Yesterday, Orange Juice blog reported that Red County, the powerful center-right political blog, is now listing a new editor in chief: Chris Emami.True enough. The site does list Emami as the boss in a section titled "meet the editor." But Matt Cunningham, the founder of the Orange County edition o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    SanTana Sports and Don Papi Pulido's Preferred Pelotas

    Don Papi Pulido in his other preferred sport: maintaining his kingdomArt Pedroza at Orange Juice! had quite the scoop last week in reporting that First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen recently allocated $170,000 to the building of a clay tennis court at Cabrillo Park in SanTana. Pedroza opined out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    State Park Scare Tactics 2

    The Southern California Association of Governments has issued a warning that the California Coastal Commission's veto of the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension could spell doom for our air quality. Or at least our air quality credits. It's hard to imagine how a road which would increase cars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Return of Urell, or Johnny B. Bad

    Hey, kids! Your favorite pedophile-tolerating, victim-ignoring, down-breaking Monsignor is back! Well, he may not be YOUR favorite. He's certainly Matt Cunningham's favorite. The Diocese of Orange announced this week that Msgr. John Urell is expected to return as pastor of St. Norbert Church in Ora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Jubal's Lack of Humility

    One of my favorite college experiences happened at Orange Coast in the late 1990s, when my Bible as Lit professor told us there was no way Moses wrote the Pentateuch as tradition maintained for millenia because of Deuteronomy 34:10. The passage stated, "No prophet ever again arose" like Moses, a bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Criminal Miscalculations

    California's New Math: The LA Times reports today that state prison officials miscalculated the sentences for not 25 or 50 or 100 but for 33,000 current inmates. According to judges, officials have been applying the "wrong formula." Writes reporter Michael Rothfeld, "The sentencing errors range from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    OC Blog Spins for Urell (And Spins and Spins...)

    Bear with us, gentle readers--this is a long post... Though the Weekly anointed Orange Juice as the county's best blog, even the Juicers would admit that the king of the county blogosphere is OC Blog, started and administrated by Jubal, the nom de plume of political consultant and longtime local Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Register UCI Panic!

    OC Gym Crook Arrested in LA: Police arrested Ronald James Navarrette Jr. of Mission Viejo Friday in El Segundo for breaking into men's lockers at the Spectrum Athletic Club not far from LAX. Gym employees had been on the lookout for the 45-year-old crook they knew from surveillance video taken at ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    You Can't Make This Shit Up

    I don't know why--probably just to make sure I'm not missing any important updates on the latest south county exit poll nobody cares about or to get my daily fix of aerial photographs of toll road construction--but I tend to visit OC Blog every day. Actually the real reason I go there is they occasi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker is back!

    Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    What is Really Happening in the Bus Strike?

    Chris Prevatt at has an interesting post today on the bus-driver strike. Prevatt slams Matt Cunningham at the conservative OCblog and the Register's Steven Greenhut for allegedly misrepresenting the facts of the strike. Writes Prevatt, "At a minimum, [Greenhut's] claims are framed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Saving them from WW2 Japan wasn't enough

    Matt Cunningham's Red County/OC Blog has an interesting post today on legislation backed by Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim) that would require present-day U.S. taxpayers to pay reparations to World War II residents of Guam. It's not that our citizens or soldiers have ever done anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Punishing Prevatt, Flailing Fleischman

    Chris Prevatt is a local blogger, an employee of the County Health Care Agency, and a man without a computer. The County took Prevatt's computer as part of an investigation as to whether he used county time to post a blog entry on TheLiberalOC. The post in question displayed a photoshopped image of ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 26, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Where Everybody Knows My Name: Take that, Gustavo!

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Toll Road Rage

    Hey, Porter! New firm cashes in on bad toll-road PR

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006

    Jubollocks, Part II

    I need to clarify one point in Will Swaim's previous post about Matt Cunningham finally coming out of the Jubal closet, and Cunningham's disingenuous defense of the uses he was making of his secret identity. It's easy to confuse which version of Cunningham is which sometimes (it could have been even ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2006


    'And this one time . . . my balls itched. I washed them with Jim Beam and a paper towel.'

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Who Is 'Jubal'?

    Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net