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International leftist network exposed!

The latest product of the fertile mind of David Horowitz is finally available for public use!  It’s Discover the Network, and no, it’s not a cable channel that shows mammals doing the nasty.  It’s “A Guide to the Political Left"-- that’s right, a comprehensive introduction to some of the world’s leading traitors, terrorists, and useful idiots!!

And be sure to check out the “individuals” page, kids!  Because before today, you could plausibly say that you just weren’t aware of the connections between:

Bruce Springsteen and Mohammed Atta;
Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Roger Ebert;
Martin Sheen and Ramzi Yousef;
Khalid Sheik Mohammed and Sean Penn;
Susan Sarandon and Zacarias Moussaoui;
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Rob Reiner; and, of course,
Barbra Streisand and the Ayatollah Khomeini

--but now you can’t use that excuse any longer!

So, kids, join the global war against the American entertainment industry and its alliance with Islamist religious fundamentalists whose beliefs about women, sexuality, and secularists only appear to be similar to those of Christian religious fundamentalists but are really allied with the decadent Fifth Columnists who introduced soul-sucking concepts like “the weekend” and “the minimum wage” into American life!  Remember, everyone can fight in this war-- even Sean Hannity and Jonah Goldberg!  Enlist today!

(Hat tip to Pete Simon.)

UPDATE:  Apparently Alex of Buck Hill was on the case yesterday, while I was still noodling around with my computer troubles.  But he’s got one important detail wrong:  Danny Glover is not connected to Mohammed Atta.  Danny Glover is connected to Fidel Castro.  Just FYI. 

Posted by on 02/16 at 11:35 AM
  1. Mr. Horowitz seems to have fallen for a right-wing urban legend regarding Earth Island Institute, saying: “EII has also received grant money from the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and the Heinz Family Foundation, on whose board of directors sits Teresa Heinz Kerry.”

    We’ve never received a cent from the Heinz Family Foundation. HJ Heinz pays one of our projects a fee for use of the dolphin-safe label on their tuna cans, but their foundation has never given us a cent either.

    I have to say I’m a little miffed that they feature a whole page on my predecessor in my job, but not one word about me. I guess I need to send in a head shot and updated bio. Should I mention the fact that I was strongly influenced in my left leaning by a mid-1970s reading of The Free World Colossus?

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/16  at  01:07 PM
  2. Is there some way of adding profiles and connections to the site? It says something about registering, but then it crashed my browser (twice). I’d like to add connections, leftist co-conspirators, wild conjecture… you know, more of the same.

    Anyway, as I wrote last night, my favorite part is Horowitz’s ominous use of the term “shadow party”—as in, when I worked for a huge, high-profile non-profit over the summer, I was, actually, working for a mafia-linked big labor-controlled wing of the Democratic Shadow Party.

    Posted by Alex  on  02/16  at  01:27 PM
  3. Horowitz was just here at University of Colorado--of course--and was quoted as saying that professors make $150,000 a year and work six to nine hours a week, eight months a year. 

    And if we liberals like anal sex so much, why in the hell would we be allied to Al Qaeda?

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  01:32 PM
  4. David’s got some funny ideas about professors’ working conditions, you know.  The poor man will go to his grave seething with these weird resentments.  But I hope no one told him that Penn State faculty also get free massages every Friday.  As for the anal sex (also every Friday!), well, we liberals don’t agree with Al-Qaeda on everything.  We just prefer Osama bin Laden to George Bush in general, and that’s good enough for Al-Qaeda’s “big tent” philosophy!

    Chris, I believe Discover the Network is taking applications and head shots.  But they really need one of you and Teresa Heinz Kerry, preferably the one where she’s handing you that enormous check.

    And Alex, thanks for the link to your blog-- I’ve posted an update to this thing.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  01:40 PM
  5. Random thoughts:

    I’m always amazed whenever Horowitz pops up in conversation or print. If you know the guy’s history at all, you know that he’s a wildly obsessive crank. Quite amusing when left to his own devices, but just the type of person you can see working for a totalitarian (in the technically accepted sense, not Condi’s sense) regime.

    I love how they picked a shirtless picture of Ted Kennedy on a yacht. That’s right up there with the kid who got a picture of the head cheerleader picking her nose in high school. I grew out of pot shots like that when I was, I don’t know, 16.

    Michael, you are obviously not representin’ - all your tireless crusading for the vast left wing conspiracy to brainwash our children with the satanic homosexual agenda, and you STILL haven’t managed to get Penn State on Horowitz’s list of academic institutions? For shame.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  02:14 PM
  6. Somehow I’m not worried when I looked at the book excerpt to find out, for the very first time, that Betty Castor was still president of my university in 2002, that the AAUP condemned us in 20026 (hurray for time machines!), and somehow the report in Academe on us was published after the general meeting in some 18,000 years.  Whoodathunkit?

    Posted by Sherman Dorn  on  02/16  at  02:38 PM
  7. You forget that every terrorist is a terrorist until proven a terrorist.

    Actors are just the first to taste the fire of the American Inquisition…

    Posted by Ryan  on  02/16  at  02:39 PM
  8. I like how Horowitz characterizes Amy Goodman as a “red diaper” baby millionaire.

    Posted by Roxanne  on  02/16  at  02:50 PM
  9. But the real scandal is that the name of Michael Berube does not make the list.

    Maybe Horrorwitless fell for the “My week at the GOP convention” and the “My week at the Focus on the Family re-education camp” posts.

    Satire doesn’t come easily to these folks.

    Posted by Bulworth  on  02/16  at  03:03 PM
  10. I have a suggestion.

    Every lefty blogger and commenter should write to this site, demanding to be listed as a traitor.

    I mean, honestly, Michael, aren’t you just a little upset that you’re not on this?

    Posted by Linnet  on  02/16  at  03:14 PM
  11. But the real scandal is that the name of Michael Berube does not make the list.

    Horowitz must have been stymied by the accents grave. Curse you, B???rub???, and your stealthy Old Europe typography!

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/16  at  03:15 PM
  12. I know, I know, I should have my own head shot in there, sandwiched right between Michael Moore and Medea Benjamin.  What do I have to do to get some respect?  Hey, I know-- maybe I’ll write an essay in which I liken the 9/11 dead to “little Mengeles.”

    Brian, that should suffice to get Penn State onto The List, don’t you think?  In the meantime, do you know if there’s any way the PSU faculty can get two massages a week?  I’ve got a sore upper back from all this blogging.

    And as for the shirtless Ted Kennedy pic, well, the folks at FrontPage have earned the right-- every one of ‘em has a set of washboard abs and runs the 10K in under 45 minutes.

    Posted by Michael  on  02/16  at  03:20 PM
  13. Fertile mind or febrile mind?  And yeah, you should be miffed that you haven’t made the list yet.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  03:20 PM
  14. Pshaw. How can they claim to offer a comprehensive list of America-hating celebrities and not include Chris Rock? Somebody’s asleep at the switch.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  03:23 PM
  15. How can they claim to offer a comprehensive list of America-hating celebrities and not include Chris Rock?

    Or that Garofalo lady that’s on the radio now.

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/16  at  03:52 PM
  16. Well, we should be sympathetic with the Horrorwitz group’s not having listed every member of the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy on its Discovery site yet. It takes time to identify all of us. What’s more, it’s hard work. It’s really hard.

    But if my name’s not up by Friday I’m gonna complain.

    Posted by Bulworth  on  02/16  at  04:07 PM
  17. Ah, so that’s why fertility rates are up in red states - paranoid Republicans must be hot. Really, where do they have the time and energy for all that sweet loving (much less the evil-liberal list making) after daily 50-minute cardio sessions, followed by the ab-burning routine, and topped off with 40-minutes of multi-joint weightlifting?

    As for the faculty massages, well, it is Strategic Plan time. See if you can piggyback it to some University-wide goals (yeah...improve satisfaction and retention...that’s the ticket).

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  04:13 PM
  18. In februari a test version of the site was accidently online for a few days, as followthenetwork.org (mirror). At that time Bin Laden was listed as a “funder” of the political left.

    Oh, he still is.

    Posted by David Sneek  on  02/16  at  04:48 PM
  19. Really, what do we have to do to get on that list? Most of us would consider inclusion a credential or a badge of ability. Oh to be on Nixon’s hit list. Personally, I want rumors to abound about me, Springsteen, West, and that French sounding guy Berube. (At my university we’ve got the massages on Thursday and we like to think every day is anal sex day. Something to shoot for at Penn State.)

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  05:19 PM
  20. I felt icky registering on the site, but I just had to look.  Boy, they really have a lot of work to do!  Michael Hardt and Fred Jameson were the only ones I know personally.  And why the inclusion of Edward Said?  Afraid he’s going to come back from the dead?  I wish!  Maybe he could bring Foucault with him. 

    Seriously, the fact that he included photos was scary.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  06:50 PM
  21. D-Ho really, really needs to get a life.  I do like how the picture of Marian Edelman makes her look like Kim Jong Il, though…

    http://discoverthenetwork.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1531

    Posted by Brad R.  on  02/16  at  08:45 PM
  22. Oh man, their profile of Howard Dean is just filled with Dowdifications and absurd assertions.  My favorite:

    To avoid offending the Islamic world, Dean insisted that Muslim troops should be among those involved in maintaining peace in post-war Iraq.

    Uuuuuh, if I’m not mistaken, haven’t we been asking friendly Muslim countries to help contribute forces for security?  And aren’t the Iraqi soldiers we’re trying to train, you know, Muslims?

    Posted by Brad R.  on  02/16  at  08:50 PM
  23. OK, last one, I promise:

    Yet while condemning the Patriot Act’s alleged “big government” attributes, Dean himself is the very embodiment of a big-government, tax-and-spend politician. He advocated reversing President Bush’s tax cuts, which he characterized as benefiting primarily “the top 2 percent” of earners. “People know the Bush tax cuts were hooey,” he said.

    What an evil bastard!  How dare he tell the truth!

    Posted by Brad R.  on  02/16  at  08:53 PM
  24. The article on Rachel Corrie is insulting. 

    If there is a hell, these people will be burning in it.

    Posted by Anthony Smith  on  02/16  at  10:00 PM
  25. It was good of you to read the Rachel Corrie entry, Anthony.  That thing is simply vile.  I have the funny feeling that David assigns these things to his underlings as a test of their loyalty:  if they display an ounce or a gram of humanity, they’re fired.

    Posted by Michael  on  02/16  at  10:39 PM
  26. I really enjoyed the way they profile on Rachel Corrie brought in the demolition of a United Kingdom murderer’s house. Really relevant. I don’t know the circumstances, but I’m quite sure that the British intent wasn’t to make the murderer’s family homeless. The UK has, well, social services. And laws about property. I’m guessing that one would discover, with a bit of research, that the house was abandoned. The point of demolition in Palestine is that the family of the criminal is still living in it, and is destitute without having been convicted of any wrongdoing. Collective punishment, and all that. Very few of these people would be pleased to return to their appartment building to discover it had been leveled by the police because that nice couple on the third floor knocked over a bank this afternoon.

    In any case, where the hell is Marx? Lenin? Stalin? Bukharin? Mao? Kim? I mean, if you’re going to go with dead leftists, you’re not quite at the top tier, here. Maybe because it’s hard to do Six Degrees of Dennis Kucinich with Lavrenti Beria?

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  11:31 PM
  27. "Ah, so that’s why fertility rates are up in red states - paranoid Republicans must be hot.”

    Brian, you’re only half right.  Yes, they’re hot, but please also note, they don’t butt-fuck, which has an enormous positive effect on fertility.

    Posted by  on  02/16  at  11:44 PM
  28. </i>

    Just thought I’d take care of the formatting there.

    Maybe because it’s hard to do Six Degrees of Dennis Kucinich with Lavrenti Beria?

    Seven’s easy. Kucinich -> Michael Moore -> Gar Smith -> Me -> Clark Clifford -> Truman -> Stalin -> Beria

    I only met Clifford once, but that’s enough for Horowitz.

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/17  at  12:10 AM
  29. oh, well.</i>

    maybe that’ll work.

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/17  at  12:11 AM
  30. Is there really nothing we can do about this?  Dr. Berube, do you think the Ohio state move to ratify the Academic Bill of Rights is a sign that we are all doomed?  I’m feeling rather hopeless about all of this.

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  01:03 AM
  31. Gee whiz.  I got here by Googling ‘anal sex.’ What a let down.

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  09:12 AM
  32. Sorry about that, Barry-- but remember, only one more day ‘til Friday!

    And Anthony, hopelessness seems just about right.  The good people of Ohio clearly don’t deserve the terrific universities they’ve got.  So if I were a university president at, say, Ohio State, U Cincinnati, Miami U, Case Western, Antioch, Kenyon, etc., I’d seriously consider packing up the campus and moving to Pennsylvania or Michigan.  If the Browns can leave, the Buckeyes can leave.

    Posted by Michael  on  02/17  at  09:27 AM
  33. Roland,

    Ah, but they DO!  It’s so common in the red states that lawmakers spend tons of time putting laws on the books to prevent it.  I suspect that red-state lawmakers want to make sure that police, frisking, and cavity searches are involved in the process.  Then, they can preserve the sanctity of homosexual couplings by making sure that they continue under close police supervision and protection, of course.

    Oh, the birth-rate.  That is mostly due to immigration.  While the red-state blue-bloods are busy doing “Deliverance” tableaus, the low/no taxation and limited regulation allow sweatshops to set up and lure lots o folks over the border.  Huge demographic shifts occurring in Red America.

    And try to not be so vulgur…

    Posted by DocMara  on  02/17  at  10:05 AM
  34. Mike’s not grave, he’s acute!

    Posted by Jeremy Osner  on  02/17  at  10:15 AM
  35. From the NYTimes, about “Jeff” Red State Guckert-Gannon, the right-wing’s answer to Dan Rather:

    How this happened is a mystery that has yet to be solved. “Jeff” has now quit Talon News not because he and it have been exposed as fakes but because of other embarrassing blogosphere revelations linking him to sites like hotmilitarystud.com and to an apparently promising career as an X-rated $200-per-hour “escort.”

    No sir, those red-states are hot and heavy with gay prostitutes-cum-theocon-media “reporters.”

    Don’t take my word--read it all at http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/20rich.html?th=&pagewanted=all&position

    Posted by DocMara  on  02/17  at  12:01 PM
  36. Where’s Bobby Kennedy? or John Kennedy, for that matter. Where’s Truman? Where’s Roosevelt? Yalta, Yalta, Yalta. Okay, so there’s no Soviet empire any more. Who gets the credit for that? No Democrats, for sure. And yeah, okay, they’re dead. But so is Arafat, isn’t he? Or did I just dream that?

    Before we laugh ourselves silly, though, let me point out that Horowitz is on Bill O’Reilly’s pushing this same pile of steaming merde and will continue to be.  And not just Horowitz. O’Reilly has gone after the Ford Foundation as an ultra leftist group with a different guest.

    Maybe a little outrage is appropriate here. God knows the right has certainly learned the strategic value of rage. Can’t we? I know it can be exhausting keeping that going 24/7; I frankly don’t know how they do it. But Horowitz has the gift of turning me into the Hulk. Why fight it? Why not use it? To hell with urbane irony. Let’s just get shit-faced with rage. And in the process stuff Mr. Horowitz down the throats of some of those big, fat, rightwing Chesire cats - Glenn Reynolds, Powerline, and maybe even Peter Beinert?

    Seriously, kids. How do we fight this? I’m not a fan of going after speech, even stuff this bad, by suing for slander. More and more I’m thinking, it needs to be done. I still think Kerry should sue the Swiftboat guys who clearly slandered him. John Dean wrote a column suggesting why it would be a slam dunk. And there something amusing about the notion of a class action suit with the likes of Soros, Ebert, and La Streisand. No?

    Posted by Leah A  on  02/17  at  12:16 PM
  37. Via this post by Atrios,

    here’s another place where our ”liberal indoctrination camps” (aka universities) are exposed. I hope one day to receive a complaint like this:

    Description of Complaint (please be as detailed as possible, including quotes from your professor where applicable):
    4.) This complaint applies to the discriminating nature of grading of my English teacher. She knows I’m an advancer of conservative ideas b/c I where a “W” t-shirt to class on sometimes. Ever since the 1st day of class when I wore my “W” shirt she has treated me cold and been discriminating in grading my essays. On the last one, I wrote about how family values in the books weve read aren’t good. I know the paper was pretty much great because I spell checked it and proofred it twice. I got an D- just because the professor hates families and thinks its okay to be gay.

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  12:39 PM
  38. Actually that English teacher does sound rather discriminating.  I figure, hey, if an essay’s been spell checked and proofred, that’s at least a C right there.  And I say this as someone who hates families and thinks its okay to be gay too.

    Posted by Michael  on  02/17  at  12:54 PM
  39. Barbara Streisand Connects To Stalin!

    Barbara Streisand -
    connected via the Network to…
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -
    who bought high-tech weapons from a conspiracy headed by…
    Oliver North -
    who worked for…
    Ronald Reagan -
    close political ally of…
    Margaret Thatcher -
    formerly education secretary under…
    Ted Heath -
    a Conservative member of parliament during the premiership of…
    Winston Churchill -
    who arranged massive shipments of aid to…
    Stalin.

    I thank you.

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  01:03 PM
  40. I think they missed the obvious point that all these people are connected to <a href=http://tinyurl.com/ru0p> Kevin Bacon.</a>

    Seems like you coukld take down the whole liberal she-bang if something is done about Bacon.

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  02:28 PM
  41. Holy crap !

    “The beginning of the Weathermen’s violent track-record can be traced back to a 1969 trip the group made to Havana, Cuba, where its members planned their strategy for an assault on America. At this time in Havana, camps set up by Soviet KGB Colonel Vadim Kotchergine were educating Westerners both in Marxist philosophy and urban warfare. Upon their return to the U.S., the Weathermen unleashed what they called the “Days of Rage” riots in Chicago, using their guerilla-style tactics to viciously attack police officers and civilians alike, in the process destroying massive amounts of property with handmade explosives – all in the name of their anti-war, anti-American message.”

    These guys were like anti Supermen! How did you guys survive it? (I was a little kid back then). Were they susceptible to kryptonite?

    Posted by  on  02/17  at  02:39 PM
  42. Horowitz has inspired me:

    <http://redstateson.blogspot.com/2005/02/make-your-own-enemies-list.html>

    Ongoing . . .

    Posted by Dennis Perrin  on  02/17  at  04:18 PM
  43. A day later, I see Horowitz’s comments page seems to be functioning again. I sent him a link to a bio I prepared just for him; I exhort y’all to do likewise. We are Spartacus!

    Posted by Chris Clarke  on  02/18  at  09:06 PM
  44. I liked radical egalitarians. Does that mean big tipper? But the following is not funny:

    Other concerns are certain to be raised that we will not regard as legitimate but rather as veiled expressions of distress over the factual information revealed on the site. A cry of such distress has already greeted a perfectly reasonable database called Campus Watch, provided by the Middle East Forum. This site records and analyzes the views of leftwing academics concerning terrorism in the Islamic world, views that can fairly be described as apologetic and even sympathetic to the radical Islamist cause. Critics of Campus Watch, many of them with views identical to those reviewed on the site, have claimed that the very enterprise of posting such critical reviews is “McCarthyism” and an Internet “witch-hunt.” Such responses reflect an anti-intellectual attitude that seeks to embargo the political debate before it takes place.

    Posted by  on  02/20  at  07:02 PM
  45. Discover the Network is silly, they forgot the Bush-Bin Laden links!

    Posted by Collin Baber  on  02/26  at  02:09 AM
  46. Chris, I believe Discover the Network is taking applications and head shots.  But they really need one of you and Teresa Heinz Kerry, preferably the one where she’s handing you that enormous check.

    And Alex, thanks for the link to your blog-- I’ve posted an update to this thing.

    Posted by Sweeterex  on  11/12  at  07:31 AM
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