Update way below: Jamie Kirchick replied on Twitter saying this article is false without saying what about it is false. Okay, so sue me. Let’s throw down.
Kirchick took the bait of me calling him a faggot & turned it into a pull quote. Doesn’t he know that the term faggot doesn’t mean what he thinks it means on the Internet? Like using the word “nigger,” “faggot” is intended to strip away all niceties of conversation. It’s a way of using the violation of the taboo to build intimacy & cohesion. This goes doubly for all the supposed anti-Semitism of the message boards.
Or did he just make up profiling the alt right? I’ve enjoyed all the emails coming in about Kirchick. Send more at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and thank you so very much for correcting my spelling errors. This website is a labor of love but should you want to send me money to up my game, please donate here.
A new National Review article by neoconservative writer Jamie Kirchick slimes the alt right political movement as “white supremacists” and “thugs” without disclosing his own corrupt history of pushing the policies of foreign governments and their lobbyists.
In an interview with cuckservative (and serial liar) Matt K. Lewis of the Daily Caller Kirchick admits that he travels most outside of the country and he and Lewis joked about how they ought to go on a listening tour. Kirchick even compared the current political system to that of the dystopian Hunger Games before getting off a dig at Breitbart News which he said would disgust its namesake. How Kirchick could have known that Andrew would be cross with the site, barring some ability to commune with the dead, I do not know and he did not say. I worked for Andrew Breitbart and remember him saying both positive and negative things about Donald Trump four years ago.
Kirchick knows of what he speaks when it comes to foreigners, though. Indeed Kirchick seems to have met Breitbart in 2008 on a junket to Azerbaijan of all places.
Kirchick, of course, has spent a lot of time with foreign elites thanks to his lobbyist friends and role at the neoconservative-backed Foreign Policy Initiative.
Daniel Wright over at Shadow Proof had a 2014 piece titled “Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories on Serbia” that gives some sense of how Kirchick does the bidding of foreign governments in the American press.
It’s worth quoting here:
According to documents registered under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the firm 30 Point Strategies employed Noam Neusner to lobby journalists and others on behalf of the governments of Serbia and Turkey in 2011.
One of the journalists Neusner contacted multiple times, according to the records, was Jamie Kirchick then at US State Department backed Radio Free Europe and as well as other publications. Neusner submitted that he contacted Kirchick at least three times that year citing the contacts under “potential story.”
Kirchick would go on to write some strange stories on Serbia including one that seemed to have little purpose other than to trumpet the virtues of the US’ relationship with Serbia. Others would attack American politicians for taking a different line than that approved by Neusner’s client in Belgrade.
Did a story from a Serbian lobbyist end up on US government news website?
One story that ultimately ended up at The Atlantic was “From Serbia to Cape Cod”. The July 2011 story comes after Neusner first lists his contact with Kirchick in May of that year. The story details the positive contribution Serbian immigrants are making, that they serve as a “heartening reminder of the opportunity that America still represents to people all over the world.”
According to sources the story was originally slated for the Wall Street Journal but finally ended up at The Atlantic. When contacted by Firedoglake an editor at The Atlantic said they would not have expected Kirchick to have disclosed conversations with lobbyists unless he was given compensation for the story. Whether Kirchick received any compensation for the story is unknown.
So no harm, no foul? In the worst case scenario Kirchick helped bolster Serbia’s image with a feel good news story and gave Neusner a clip he could add to a presentation sheet to tell his client how good a job he was doing. A story promoted by the Serbian government ending up on a US government backed news organizations website like Radio Free Europe is a little disconcerting, but otherwise business as usual in DC.
But then other stories started coming down the pipeline on Serbia that were not so benign. Kirchick began attacking the opponents of the then liberal government in Serbia that employed Neusner who faced an electoral threat from the Serbian conservatives.
Wright makes a compelling case that Kirchick was doing the bidding of the Serbian government’s lobbyist friends here in the U.S.
So which other lobbyists have Kirchick talked to according to the Foreign Agent Registration Act records? You can have a look for yourself but several countries come up: Israel, Georgia, and Japan.
In 2011, neoconservative lobbyist (and founder of the Washington Free Beacon) Michael Goldfarb arranged an interview for Kirchick and emailed him regarding Georgia-Israel relations. Kirchick wrote a very sympathetic story about Georgia-Israel relations in Tablet Magazine.
In 2012 Goldfarb arranged another interview for Jamie Kirchick regarding Georgia. Goldfarb also arranged a meeting with Eli Lake, Daniel Halper, Josh Rogin, Jamie Kirchick, Hannah Thoburn, and Chris Socha, and William Kristol with Georgia’s National Security Adivser, Giga Bokeria. Lake later got into trouble for having his drinking tab paid by Goldfarb. It’s unclear if Kirchick was ever paid by Goldfarb directly but in October 2012 Kirchick wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal attacking a supposedly pro-Putin politician. He had spoken with Goldfarb in August and September about the upcoming Georgian elections.
These reported lobbyists are not the only lobbyists that may or may not be disclosed by the way. These are just the ones that report a conversation to push a point of view. Kirchick worked for the Foundation for Defense of Democracy which is funded by pro-Israel donors Bernard Marcus (Home Depot), Sheldon Adelson (Sands casino), and Paul Singer (hedge funds).
Kirchik is good at getting attention for his friends and their influence operation.
Kirchick orchestrated the resignation of former RT personality Liz Wahl once Russia invaded Crimea.
He also somewhat histrionically got into a fight with RT over the Russian government’s alleged poor of homosexuals. Unsurprisingly the video was picked up by Goldfarb’s Washington Free Beacon.
Hypocrichick: Kirchick blasts propagandists at Russia Today, while taking pay to propagandize for rulers of Georgia http://t.co/ASA6ItacBZ
— Scott Long (@scottlong1980) March 19, 2014
In my experiences with Kirchick he seems to do whatever his paymasters want.
It’s worth asking then what do his paymasters want with an article in National Review attacking the alt right movement. I emailed him to ask if he got paid and how much but haven’t heard back. Pay to play and say and selling out are Kirchick’s stock and trade.
I found him to be rather insufferable and always working some sort of angle. Naturally he looked upon me as an ant when I worked at the Wall Street Journal editorial board. I had nothing to give him and so I was irrelevant.
What does the alt right really want? Allow me to venture a guess based upon observation and experience of actually take them and their movement seriously.
The alt right wants the same thing that Georgia, Israel, and Japan want– to be a country with an immigration policy that serves its interests, not those of other nations.
It’s kind of hard to hate on “white supremacists” — few though they may be — when you’re supporting Georgian, Israel, and Japanese supremacist interests.
Fortunately it seems that the public is starting to realize Kirchick’s dishonest streak. He’s frankly kind of a malicious, conniving faggot who sees a Nazi under every bed, a fascist in every appeal to nationalism, and a racist in the most inane of newsletters.
The leaked email pitch for James Kirchick's hatchet job on the Frontline Club is rather revealing. https://t.co/TEhxle2zV7
— Jasper Jackson (@JaspJackson) March 29, 2016
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the very Jewish Rosie Gray of cat pornography fame and the very Jewish Jamie Kirchick wrote hit pieces on the alt right in the last few months. In my dealings with the alt right they seem to tend a little too much to the Jewish conspiracy theories side of things and yet sometimes a real conspiracy does exist. Whether it is tribal or familial or professional matters but is beyond the scope of this article.
Of course it isn’t anti-Semitic to want the same things that Israel has — an ethno state with a strong border — it is complimentary, a recognition that the world’s only Jewish state might have some policies worth emulating.
Kirchick would rather smear them than understand them and how the tribalism or ethnic solidarity that they exhibit is a reaction to the globalism that Kirchick has pushed. If Black Lives Matter expect to see whites think their lives matter too.
— (((Jamie Kirchick))) (@jkirchick) March 31, 2016
In fact when I attended the National Policy Institute’s event in March at the Ronald Reagan building I met patent attorneys, a comedian, scientists, computer programmers, entrepreneurs, military officers, congressional staffers, and contrary to what Kirchick claims, quite a number of attractive women.
The alt right isn’t your grandfather’s anti-semitism or the troglodyte uttering of a backwoods inbreeding but the rise of a new political movement that is deeply skeptical of much of the Enlightenment posturing claims that undergird our society.
The alt right believes that men and women are different, that race is a biological fact, and that occasionally Jews like Jamie might have other interests than American ones first in their mind. Your guess is as good as mine how accurate that final charge actually is.
Most of this Chuck Johnson expose of me is incorrect, except the part about my being a "malicious, conniving faggot" https://t.co/VB4RQRDPJX
— (((Jamie Kirchick))) (@jkirchick) April 2, 2016
What’s incorrect, Jamie? I’m happy to issue a correction or a retraction, provided you can supply the evidence. If not, why don’t you sue me so we can go to court and I can get deposition? Oh how fun that would be.
I’m not in the habit of seeing conspiracies where there are really affinities between friends, between kinsmen. I’m anti-conspiracy theory typically.
Nevertheless every so often a genuine conspiracy presents itself. In the post-Journolist world of Michelle Fields these conspiracies often times appear in the naked sunlight of Twitter.
In 2013 I exposed how the Wall Street Journal editorial page published an article by Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 20-something neoconservative employee of a think tank. Despite becoming the very pretty face of a military incursion in Syria, she had faked her Ph.D. and had been paid by the Syrian rebels– two facts that the Journal hadn’t disclosed.
When I asked then-Journal editor Bari Weiss–a friend of Jamie Kirchick’s– about it I was called a conspiracy theorist. Uh huh. O’Bagy was fired, the story was picked up in the usual establishment rags, and by some measures I stopped U.S. (official) involvement in the Syria engagement. Now she works for John McCain.
There’s the usual chatter on the listservs and on the Twitter that I’m anti-Semitic, blah, blah, blah, blah. Where do I sign my loyalty oath? Will this suffice? “I am not nor have I ever been an [insert political charge here]?” Will that do? Or shall we do the one drop rule thing?
This false charge is one of those charges that is designed to wound rather than clarify so let me shed some light on my views and experiences.
My best friend is Israeli, several of my employees are Jewish, I’m (probably) part Jewish thanks to 23andme, my mother lived in Israel, worked on a kibbutz and went to Tel Aviv University. I’d love to tell you all that my grandfather did for the Israelis in the 1970s but that’s still classified and I don’t know all of it.
I worked for Alan Dershowitz and at one point thought very seriously that I was going to marry a Jewish girlfriend before I realize she was insane and uh.. bat for the other team. My Jewish friends are often surprised at how much Hebrew and Yiddish I know. I’ve been to AIPAC twice and the Republican Jewish Coalition and assorted neoconservative think tank events and seminars. In the dark arts I’ve helped the Israeli side of things more times than I can count against mutual enemies. My award-winning article about a pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas professor at my alma mater led to the shuttering of a Middle East studies department.
I love Israel and Israelis but Israel is a sovereign nation with her own concerns; she isn’t the 51st state and there’s more than one way to be pro-Israel. I’m pro-Israel because it is an apartheid state where the world’s high IQ people predominate and rightly rule. I support Israel for the same reason I would have supported apartheid South Africa because I think, net, net, apartheid rule by the higher IQ was better for all parties.
According to the 10,000 Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, the frequency of Jews with IQs above 130 is 24 for every 1000. For Northern European whites it is 6 individuals for every 1000 with IQ above 130.
My IQ is above 145-154. I confess to not really knowing what to do with it. I don’t like being smart most of the time. I’d prefer I weren’t, frankly. I’d rather be happy (or hot) but hey, we all have our crosses to bear, n’est-ce pas?
The existence of a place where they may all go should the world turn against them is beneficiary to those of us who are not at least officially Jews. If there might be some place where IQ is preserved in our dysgenic state let it be Israel (at least!) if it not be America.
Of course the usual media cretins have slithered out to attack me.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) April 2, 2016
Oh, Dave Weigel of the Washington Post, honey. Must we talk about your history of mental illness again? And how you wished death on your sources?
I’m a very good chess player (and poker player) but I am not on the caliber of Bobby Fischer.