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Rich Lowry Confident in National Review Defense Against Defamation Suit

“We will sweep to victory,” National Review Editor Rich Lowry said with a laugh Friday night when asked about the impending defamation lawsuit against his magazine.

FishbowlDC caught up with Lowry  on the suit at the Omni Shoreham hotel, where National Review‘s annual “Institute” summit took place this weekend. The event hosts conservatives in media and politics to discuss the status and future of the Republican Party.

The suit was filed by Dr. Michael Mann, a professor at Penn State, against National Review and one of its writers, Mark Steyn, last July for a column Steyn wrote which was critical of Mann. In the column, Steyn alleges Mann attempted to cover up data damaging to the science behind global warming. Steyn also compared Mann to Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach convicted of child molestation.

Late last year, the conservative magazine’s publisher Jack Fowler began soliciting donations to battle the suit via NR‘s website. “As many of you know, National Review is not a non-profit — we are just not profitable,” he wrote. “A lawsuit is not something we can fund with money we don’t have.” The goal was to raise $150,000. By the end of December, the site reported that it raised $129,000.

“I think it’s a completely bogus lawsuit,” Lowry told FBDC… Read more

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Scarborough Faces Fire From Conservatives

No one can argue that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has been among the sharpest critics on the shortcomings of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But he isn’t the only conservative member of the media to make this case. And yet, it’s Scarborough’s relentless criticism that has put him on the receiving end of a firing squad from fellow conservatives.

In short, they think he went too far…

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Quotes of the Day

“Sunrise at ‘Keswick Hall’ Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va.” — Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua.

Dangerous times…

“Dammit, I think I accidentally killed my pumpkin vines. Was trimming them but might’ve cut the main vine. Hope not.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Bizarre hurricane plant fallout

“I think the hurricane was full of seeds. All kinds of unusual sprouting in the balcony boxes this morning. #greenshoots” — The Atantic‘s online Politics Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.

Henneberger scolded for enjoying Nat Review story

“Was just reprimanded for laughing out loud while reading Mark Steyn‘s National Review cover story on free speech: ‘Stop laughing at conservative jokes!’ (Child of mine, is it not a free country? And it is a good piece…)” — Left-leaning former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger.

TV reporter makes urgent declaration about rain

“I love the rain! …….There, I said it.” — WaPo Opinion Columnist Jonathan Capehart.

NJ scribe leaves for Iraq

“Setting off on a 3-week reporting trip to #Iraq. Charlie’s tail was down as I left; she could sense something was up.I miss Annie already.” — NJ‘s Yochi Dreazen.

A meaningful walk through MLK memorial

“Saw the MLK memorial today w/ my dad, who marched w/ him thru hostile streets in Chicago in ’65. And my son, who grows up in a better world.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball.

Is the cupcake craze finally crashing?

“Dear girl on Metro wearing what I presume is an ironic? shirt featuring a cupcake with a thought-bubbled, “?*#!” I don’t get it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“I am never allowing Cinnamon Toast Crunch in my house again. Devil in a cardboard box.” — MetroWeekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Managed to grill the salmon in between summer DC thunderstorms. Now it’s pouring again #justintime” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz. Don’t take this the wrong way Howie, but we actually prefer you self-pimping your show to mindless chatter about your salmon grilling abilities.

Morning Reading List, 11.25.08

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