HWX podcast, with John Nolte of Squeaky Clean


If it’s Bastille Day, this must be the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. Because nothing says anarcho-socialist revolution than John Hinderaker of Power Line and me, Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas.

Today’s podcast includes scintillating commentary on the weather in Minnesota, Obama’s Bain Capital smears, and speculation on the VP sweepstakes.

We’re also joined by the great John Nolte of He’s the editor-at-large, covering all things media, entertainment, and politics related at the Breitbart empire. We discuss how things have evolved at since the tragic loss of Andrew. Then we talk about some of the recent initiatives and stories they’ve been covering, including the continuing vetting of Barack Obama, the battle to keep Politico and Buzzfeed honest, and the media’s ignoring of Obama’s continued use of lies and exaggeration regarding Romney’s record at Bain Capital. And no conversation with John Nolte would be complete without talking about the movies and some of the releases this summer that bare watching. In particular, John’s been hearing some great things about Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” to be released next week. It’s always fun to talk to John and you can see his work at and follow him on Twitter at @JohnNC

Later, a long overdue Loon of the Week is presented to the longest serving Congressman in history, 86 –year-old John Dingell. Finally, This Week in Gatekeeping, with another disturbing mishap from the media, this time out of Durango Colorado.

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Thanks for listening and Ricochet members, comments/feedback/psychiatric analysis are always welcome in the comment section.

  1. Chris Johnson

    (grumblegrumblenoDirectLinkgrumble)  :-

  2. Brian Ward
    CJRun: (grumblegrumblenoDirectLinkgrumble)  :- · 1 hour ago

    Henh?  Direct link to what?

  3. Hint: click on the title of the episode in the sidebar on the front page to get the direct link. 

  4. Tom Lindholtz

    Hey! What’s my picture doing up there?

  5. elprez

    This is the best-sounding Ricochet podcast I’ve heard.

    The audio quality was excellent. Both men must have had good microphones. The content was pretty good, too, and I love hearing the old “This Week in Baseball” music during the “This Week in Gatekeeping” segment.

  6. David Carroll

    I think Washington Post reporter Michelle Boorstein should have been awarded the Loon of the Week.  She wrote the Washington Post article excoriating a local Catholic church for requiring Sunday school teachers to affirm their belief in the church doctrine.

    So many loons, so little time.

  7. Cunctator

    Please please please keep the music level down when you’re talking, I could barely hear what you were saying at the end of the podcast (at around the one hour mark).  Also, please shorten the audio effects, a bit too AM radio-ish (eg gate).  Enjoyed the podcast thanks!

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